What Is The One Personality Trait Stops You From Working With Someone?

By Brett Fox | August 7, 2017

What Is The One Personality Trait That Prevents You From Working With Someone? By Brett Fox “I don’t understand why your cash position is going down,” I said to the CEO “James”. We were going through our bi-weekly review of his company. The revenue was growing, and the company should have been cash flow positive.…

When Should You Be Fired If You’re The CEO?

By Brett Fox | July 30, 2017

My wife was working at a start-up about 10 years ago, and the company was doing really, really well. Revenue and customers were growing exponentially. The CEO was a brilliant and charismatic leader. The management team was strong. It looked like everyone involved was going to win. Then, for some inexplicable reason, the Board fired…

What Is The Best Way To Get Introduced To Potential Investors?

By Brett Fox | July 30, 2017

What Is The Best Way To Get Introduced To Potential Investors? By Brett Fox I’m sorry, but it’s very rare that investors are going to come to you. You can try sitting back and waiting, but I certainly wouldn’t advise that approach. I can only tell you what I did which was the old fashioned…

What Is The One And Only Key To Being A Great CEO?

By Brett Fox | July 26, 2017

I’ve come to a conclusion in the past few weeks.   It’s a stunner. At least to me it is. What’s my conclusion you ask? [Do you want to grow your business? Maybe I can help. Click here.] I’ve concluded that I’m a horrible manager. Maybe even the worst manager ever. Okay. Maybe horrible is too…

What Key Performance Goals Should You Set?

By Brett Fox | July 23, 2017

What Key Performance Goals Should I Set? By Brett Fox Congratulations. You’ve just started your company. You and your team are excited and ready to go. You have a grand vision for disrupting your industry and becoming a big success. When you close your eyes, you can see your future company thriving.   There’s just…

What Should Startup CEOs Know About Accounting?

By Brett Fox | July 23, 2017

What Should Startup CEOs Know About Accounting? By Brett Fox I was having dinner with Bill. Bill is someone I worked for years ago. Bill was asking me about how things were going at my company. He asked me, “Are you signing every check?” I told him I was. “That’s good!” Bill is seriously old…

Should You Or A Potential Investor Open The Price Negotiation?

By Brett Fox | July 16, 2017

Should You Or A Potential Investor Open Price Negotiation? By Brett Fox There are too many people that think raising money is like an episode of Shark Tank. You say, “I’m raising $XM at a valuation of $YM” just like they do on Shark Tank. Not only does providing a valuation makes you look like…

What Should You Do While Your Team Builds Your First Product?

By Brett Fox | July 16, 2017

What Should You Do While Your Team Builds Your First Product? By Brett Fox The first CEO job I ever interviewed for, the recruiter said to me, “As CEO you recruit, recruit, recruit, and you sell, sell, sell.” I didn’t get the job. Then, I started my own company and became CEO. And what did…

Should You Take A Vacation As A Startup CEO?

By Brett Fox | July 9, 2017

Should You Take A Vacation As A Startup CEO? By Brett Fox We closed our funding in early April, and we had a previously scheduled vacation to Hawaii in June. So, what did I do? I took the vacation of course. And I had a really nice time. My wife and daughter had a nice…

What Are The Best Books For CEOs To Read?

By Brett Fox | July 9, 2017

I know you’re busy as founding CEO of your company, but make time to read. The reading will likely pay off for you big time. I like using Audible as a way to improve my productivity. I can listen to a book while driving. Or I can listen to a book while going for a…