What Critical Thing Do You Not Realize As A Founder?

By Brett Fox | October 21, 2018

What Critical Thing Do You Not Realize As A Founder? By Brett Fox I was at a lunch meeting with the head of the venture capital fund that was sponsoring me as Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR). I said to Mike, “I know if we get funded, we will succeed.” Mike looked at me and said, Read More …

What’s The One Preventable Mistake You’re Likely To Make Starting Out?

By Brett Fox | October 17, 2018

What’s The One Preventable Mistake You’re Likely To Make Starting Out? By Brett Fox There’s a mistake that you are likely to make when you are building your business. I can just about guarantee it. I made this exact mistake when I was starting my company, and it hurt us. I’ll explain what this mistake Read More …

What Are The Tricks To Being A Great CEO?

By Brett Fox | October 16, 2018

What Are The Tricks To Being A Great CEO? By Brett Fox I was telling Blossom yesterday that when I was starting my career I thought anyone that was a Vice President of company must be really smart. And you must be unbelievably smart if you were the CEO. I held CEOs up on a Read More …

How Can I Make Sure My Startup Doesn’t Go Out of Business?

By Brett Fox | October 15, 2018

How Can I Make Sure My Startup Doesn’t Go Out Of Business? By Brett Fox You’ll hear this phrase over and over again if you start spending time with Venture Capitalists. What’s the phrase?   “Startups are very fragile.”   I used to discount that idea when I was younger, cockier, and stupider. I knew Read More …

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 …