How Do You Raise Money In 30 Days Or Less?

By Brett Fox | April 17, 2019

I always recommend that you give yourself six months minimum, preferably one year, to raise money. However, sometimes you’re not so lucky. For example deals can fall through at the last minute, or maybe you had no choice but to wait. Whatever the situation, I’ll tell you what to do in this short video if…

How Strong Technically Does Your VP Marketing Have To Be?

By Brett Fox | April 16, 2019

Years ago, I had someone who worked for me that was really bright, really intuitive. I thought he had a lot of potential, but the problem was he didn’t have a technical degree. So, I gave Matt the least technically challenging product line in the company to run. Matt did a great job. The businesses…

What Do VCs Notice When You Pitch Them?

By Brett Fox | April 15, 2019

The CEO was wearing a polo shirt and he sat down in the middle of our big conference room. There were about 10 of us from the fund in the room with him. The CEO didn’t stand up like the other CEOs I’d see present did. Instead he stayed rooted like a plant to his…

How You Know You Have What It Takes To Succeed As CEO

By Brett Fox | April 10, 2019

You usually have a lot of self doubt when you’re a startup CEO. I certainly did. So wouldn’t it be nice to know if you have what it takes to be a successful startup CEO? I’ll give you my take on what I look for in the people I work with in this short video.…

Can You Fire Your Cofounder For No Reason?

By Brett Fox | April 9, 2019

“I’m thinking I’m going to let “Randy” go,” I told “Raul” who was one of our two investors. Raul nodded, and then he asked me why I was thinking of letting Randy go. “Randy’s having problems working with the rest of the team. I’m going to try and see if I can help…” Raul cut…

What Are Your Responsibilities As CEO?

By Brett Fox | April 8, 2019

“What are you doing?” Tina, our controller, asked me. I was in the front lobby of our office, and I had a scissors in my hands. “I’m cutting the ends of the plants, so they look nice. I want everything to look perfect when the investors get here tomorrow.” Cutting the plants so there were…

How Much Help Should You Really Expect From Your Investors?

By Brett Fox | April 3, 2019

One of the biggest mistakes you can make when you’re raising money is expecting your investors to do too much. In fact, expecting too much can cost you investors if you’re not careful. So what should you really expect from your investors? I’ll give you my take in this short video.   Do You Want…

Why Your Cofounder Shouldn’t Get A Sales Commission

By Brett Fox | April 2, 2019

“That sounds like double-dipping,” I said to “Al”, the CEO of a company I am working with. Al was describing to me his cofounder’s idea of getting paid a commission for using his network to refer customers to Al’s company. I asked, “Isn’t that what we’re paying him for?” “Yes it is,” Al said. “I…

What Are The 5 Rules You Need To Divide Founder Equity?

By Brett Fox | April 1, 2019

“How much equity do you think I should give “Frank?”” That was the question “Sam”, the cofounder of the company asked me last week. He was considering bringing Frank on as a late cofounder to the company. “I’ve drawn up a spreadsheet breaking the equity up between the three of us. Take a look and…

What You Shouldn’t Expect As A Successful Startup CEO?

By Brett Fox | March 27, 2019

You may have dreams of instant success, fame, and celebrity when you think about your expectations as an entrepreneur. The reality is much different. I’ll explain exactly what you should expect if you are a successful entrepreneur in this short video.   Do You Want To Grow Your Business?  Maybe I Can Help.  Click Here.