What’s The One Thing Your Employees Will Know Before You Do?

By Brett Fox | August 13, 2018

What’s The One Thing Your Employees Will Know Before You Do? By Bret Fox “What took you so long?” That was one of the questions I got after I let one of my cofounders go. I’d been thinking about letting “Randy” go for a couple of months before I finally pulled the trigger. Then, of Read More …

What Is The Worst Thing You Can Hear As A Startup CEO?

By Brett Fox | August 13, 2018

What Is The Worst Thing You Can Hear As A Startup CEO? By Brett Fox “You have a nice lifestyle business,” the VC at one of the most prominent funds on Sand Hill Road said to me as he was passing on investing. I bristled. We were busting our butts to build a big company. Read More …

What Is The Coolest Thing About Starting Your Company?

By Brett Fox | August 8, 2018

What Is The Coolest Thing About Starting Your Company? By Brett Fox There are many cool things about starting a company. But there’s one thing that tops them all by a huge amount. What is this one thing and why is this one thing so much better than anything else? Watch this short video to Read More …

How Do You Choose Your Board Members?

By Brett Fox | August 7, 2018

How Do You Choose Your Board Members? By Brett Fox “Let’s look at the term sheet,” Marcia, our lawyer, said to me. “It looks pretty good,” she said. “There’s nothing out of the ordinary. The terms are normal. In fact, they are quite generous. “The board composition looks normal too. The investors are proposing a Read More …

What Are The Pros And Cons Of Working With Your Friends?

By Brett Fox | August 6, 2018

What Are The Pros And Cons Of Working With Your Friends? By Brett Fox One of my closest friends was a cofounder of my company. Another friend was a cofounder of the company too. And he recommended we bring on another friend as a founder. The only person who wasn’t a friend before we started Read More …

How Do You Manage Meetings Well?

By Brett Fox | August 1, 2018

How Do You Manage Meetings Well? By Brett Fox Have you ever been to a meeting with 15 people and only two people are contributing?  I have, and, when you think about about all the money wasted it’s maddening. There’s a better way, and I’ll teach you how you can make all your meetings productive Read More …

What Can You Do (Besides Money) To Attract Top Talent?

By Brett Fox | July 29, 2018

What Can You Do (Besides Money) To Attract Top Talent? By Brett Fox I was talking with the CEO of a company I am working with. “Jacob’s” company is growing at leaps and bounds, so our discussion centered around attracting top talent. Jacob asked me, “Should I have to pay at the top of the Read More …

What Are Early Warning Signs That You Need To Fire An Executive?

By Brett Fox | July 29, 2018

What Are Early Warning Signs You Need To Fire An Executive? By Brett Fox I was really excited when “Tom” joined us as VP of Sales. Tom had come highly recommended from two of our board members that had previously worked with Tom. The rest of the board met with Tom and they were all Read More …

What Are Three Skills You Need To Be A Great Leader?

By Brett Fox | July 25, 2018

What Are The Three Skills You Need To Be A Great Leader? By Brett Fox Leadership is surprisingly easy when you use the right skills. What are these skills? I’ll reveal these leadership skills in this short video.   Watch the video above or read the transcript below:   Do you need to be a Read More …

How You Can Get An Investment Based Only On An Idea?

By Brett Fox | July 24, 2018

How You Can Get An Investment Based Only On An Idea By Brett Fox Yes, VCs do invest in ideas, but it’s really, really, really hard to get an investment based on an idea. And I think it’s getting harder now then when I did it. Having said that, I am working with an entrepreneur Read More …