What’s The Best Use Of Your Excess Cash?

By Brett Fox | March 10, 2020

“If you give a startup $1M, they’ll find a way to spend it,” my friend and VC, Dave said to me early on. Then he delivered the punch line. “If you give a startup $10M, they’ll find a way to spend that too!” [Do you want to grow your business? Maybe I can help. Click…

What Should You Never Ask Your Employees To Do?

By Brett Fox | March 9, 2020

“Brett, you should fly to the UK in Business Class,” Tina, our Controller, urged me. “You need to be fresh when you get there.” “Man, it’s tempting, but that’s not something I think I should do…” [Do you want to grow your business? Maybe I can help. Click here.] “Brett, you’re the CEO,” Tina said.…

The One Surefire Way To Make Your Pitch Standout

By Brett Fox | March 4, 2020

There’s a lot of well-meaning information out there about how to craft a great pitch deck. A lot of the information is good, and some of the information falls short. But there’s one thing I haven’t seen addressed. Yet, this one piece of advice could be the difference between success and failure when you’re pitching.…

How Many People Should You Bring To A Pitch Meeting?

By Brett Fox | March 3, 2020

We walked into the big conference room. One side of the room sat a team of six executives from the company that was going to pitch us this Monday afternoon. We sat on the other side of the table with our backs pointing toward a beautiful view of the Bay Bridge. [Do you want to grow…

What’s The One Thing You Shouldn’t Put In Your Pitch Deck?

By Brett Fox | March 2, 2020

I have a lot of pet peeves regarding pitch decks. For example, it drives me crazy when I see founders waste money hiring designers to help them pretty up their decks. What a waste of money. All you need is white background, your company name and logo in the footer of the deck and you’re…

Why Recessions Are Great For Your Startup?

By Brett Fox | February 26, 2020

Contrary to popular opinion, a recession isn’t something to fear as a startup CEO. In fact, a recession can be a startup CEO’s best friend. I’ll explain what you can do to take advantage of bad economic conditions like a recession in this short video. Read The Video Transcript Below:   Is starting your company…

How To Make Your Financial Modeling Accurate

By Brett Fox | February 25, 2020

I’m going to let you in on a secret. The key to developing accurate financial models has nothing to do with your ability to understand financial planning or business plans. The key to accurate financial models rests on your ability to launch your products on schedule. I’ll explain why later. [Do you want to grow…

What’s The Secret To Dealing With Your Unruly Board?

By Brett Fox | February 24, 2020

“I want you to be on the board,” “Ray” said to me. “That way you can help me deal with the two crazies I have (on the board).” [Do you want to grow your business? Maybe I can help. Click here.] I really would have preferred staying behind the scenes advising Ray. I believed in what…

How Should You Use Your Instincts To Make Decisions?

By Brett Fox | February 19, 2020

How many times have you heard someone say, “I have great instincts.” And yet, from your experience, the person makes bad decision after bad decision. The challenge is you have to rely a huge amount on your instincts when you’re building your startup. In this short video, I’ll teach you the right way to use…

Why Your Team’s Salaries Should Be Higher Than Your’s

By Brett Fox | February 18, 2020

“Here’s the offer we’re giving you,” the CEO said to me. Then he told me what the equity and salary would be. “What do you think?” The CEO asked me. [Do you want to grow your business? Maybe I can help. Click here.] “I’ll give it some thought,” I said. “But my initial response is…