What Are The Five Numbers You Instantly Need To Know?

By Brett Fox | October 9, 2018

What Are The Five Numbers You Instantly Need To Know? By Brett Fox There are five metrics that you should instantly know if you are on top of your business. If you don’t know where your business is with respect to these five metrics, you’re in deep trouble.   What are these five metrics and Read More …

What Are The Five Fatal Mistakes That Will Kill Your Business?

By Brett Fox | October 8, 2018

What Are The Five Fatal Mistakes That Will Kill Your Business? By Brett Fox Did you know that it took me three founding teams before I was able to get the right team to start my company? It’s true. Team number one failed because my two cofounders quit and stole the intellectual property of the Read More …

What’s A Good Timeframe For Your Company Reaching Profitability?

By Brett Fox | October 8, 2018

What Is A Good Timeframe For Your Company Reaching Profitability? By Brett Fox One of the craziest things I’ve ever heard from an investor (and I’ve heard plenty of crazy things) was, “I hate high margin businesses.” The managing partner of the fund, we’ll call them “Donald Ventures” said this to me at the beginning Read More …

How Do You Overcome Your Biggest Problem?

By Brett Fox | October 3, 2018

How Do You Overcome Your Biggest Problem? By Brett Fox How Do You Overcome Your Biggest Problem?   At some point in your entrepreneurial journey, you’re going to face a problem so difficult that it will look impossible to overcome. I don’t know when you face this big problem, but you will.   How do Read More …

7 Tips For Pitching Your Company To Anyone

By Brett Fox | October 2, 2018

7 Tips For Pitching Your Company To Anyone By Brett Fox I’ll never forget how nervous I was before my presenting to a VC for the first time. I was an EIR (Entrepreneur in Residence) at a VC fund based in San Francisco, and we were going to give a dry-run presentation to Dave and Read More …

What The Worst Leadership Advice You’ll Ever Get?

By Brett Fox | September 30, 2018

What’s The Worst Leadership Advice You’ll Ever Get? “I don’t care who it is, but you need to fire one of the people reporting to you.” This was the advice I received from a CEO I knew when I became General Manager of a division of a company. I asked my CEO friend why. He Read More …

What You Should Worry About When You Ask Your Investor For Help Recruiting Your Team

By Brett Fox | September 26, 2018

What You Should Worry About When You Ask Your Investors For Help Recruiting By Brett Fox Your investors will likely be more than happy to help your build your team. But asking your investors for help does not come without risks. I’ll walk you through how to navigate a trickier situation than you might think Read More …

What Is The Brutal Truth You Need To Know About Being A CEO?

By Brett Fox | September 25, 2018

What Is The Brutal Truth You Need To Know About Being A CEO? By Brett Fox It’s 7:35AM and it’s cold in the office. I turn on the lights because I am the first person in the building. I walk into my office, plug in my computer, and I take a sip of my Starbucks. Read More …

How Should You Tell Your Team Really Bad News?

By Brett Fox | September 24, 2018

How Should You Tell Your Team Really Bad News? By Brett Fox “What happens if we don’t get a term sheet in the next six weeks?” One of my employees asked me during our company meeting. I had just let the team know that everyone in the company was going to minimum wage for the Read More …

How Can You Differentiate Yourself Even In A Commodity Market

By Brett Fox | September 19, 2018

How Can You Differentiate Yourself Even In A Commodity Market? It’s easy to differentiate yourself from your competition when there are a small number of competitors. But what do you do if you have a lot competitors making similar products to yours? I’ll give you some ideas in this short video.   Do You Want Read More …