How Do You Compete Against A Large Company?

By Brett Fox | October 21, 2019

“You’re going up against Texas Instruments, Analog Devices, Linear Technology, National Semiconductor, and Maxim,” the Venture Capitalist, Jim, said to me. “These companies have all been in business for over 20 years. How do expect to compete against them?” [Do you want to grow your business? Maybe I can help. Click here.] Jim’s question was almost…

Why Isn’t Your Great Product Selling?

By Brett Fox | October 16, 2019

You just released what you thought was a killer product to market. Then what happens after you launch the product is nothing. Your killer product isn’t selling, and you can’t figure out why that is. I’ve been where you’ve been, and help you analyze what’s likely wrong and what you should do about it in…

How Should You Keep Employees From Quitting

By Brett Fox | October 15, 2019

I was recently asked the question, “What should I do to keep an employee that has quit from leaving.” I was happy to answer the question because I have a perfect batting average as CEO of keeping employees from quitting. That’s right. 0.00%. [Do you want to grow your business? Maybe I can help. Click…

What Is It Really Like To Be A Startup CEO?

By Brett Fox | October 14, 2019

My heart is beating too fast, and it won’t slow down. It’s 3AM, and I can’t sleep. Again. I get out of bed, and I walk to my office. I am shivering even though the temperature in the house is 72 degrees – nerves. I turn on the computer, and I check my email. [Do…

What Do You Do When Your Product Launch Isn’t Going Well?

By Brett Fox | October 9, 2019

I’ve been involved in hundreds of product launches in my career. Unfortunately, not everything is going to go right when you launch your product or service. The question is should you sit back and do nothing or should you take action? I’ll walk you through the steps we took on recent product launch that I…

Why Your Technical Cofounder Can’t Be Fired

By Brett Fox | October 8, 2019

“Why is Bob with the company?” I asked myself. “He just seems to sit in the corner doing nothing.” Bob was the founder of the startup I had just joined as VP Marketing. Bob was no longer the CEO, but, for some strange reason, he was still with the company, doing what looked to be…

What’s The Right Way You Should Look For Office Space?

By Brett Fox | October 7, 2019

“This place sucks,” I said to Randy, my cofounder. “All the cubicles are scrunched up against each other. The lighting is dismal. I would just be miserable here.” [Do you want to grow your business? Maybe I can help. Click here.] Randy nodded his head in agreement. “Yeah, you’re right,” he said. Then he laughed…

What’s The Worst Thing You Can Hear When You’re Raising Money?

By Brett Fox | October 2, 2019

You will quickly find that raising money is a numbers game.  You have to knock on a lot of doors if you’re going to raise your funding.   You’re going to hear lots of things from the investors you meet.  But there’s one thing you may hear that’s probably the worst thing you can ever…

How Do You Really Feel As A Startup CEO?

By Brett Fox | October 1, 2019

I’d love to sit here telling you that being a CEO was great, and it was great. Truly, truly great. However, I’d be lying if I told you there was only one feeling I had being CEO. There were times I felt immense pride: There are two moments that stand out to me: A. The…

What Does The Role Of A COO Look Like At A Startup?

By Brett Fox | September 30, 2019

Nonexistent. Take it from someone who had a COO co-founder, you don’t need a COO when you’re starting a company. I added a COO as a cofounder to my company. He was talented, had tons of experience and knowledge, and he helped me secure funding. [Do you want to grow your business? Maybe I can help.…