How You Can Run Multiple Startups At Once

By Brett Fox | September 28, 2020

“I’m managing three companies,” “Jason” said to me. It was our first conversation, and warning lights started going off. “Tell me about the three companies?” I said. Do you want to grow your business? Maybe I can help.  Click here. Jason said, “The first company is a software company which is doing about $5 million…

You Need To Fire Your Co-Founder

By Brett Fox | September 23, 2020

One of the most painful things you’ll have to do is deal with your co-founder or early stage employee that was doing good work early on, but now is no longer cutting it. What you do next may likely determine the future of your company. In this short video, I’ll give you my take on…

How Much Is Your Company Worth?

By Brett Fox | September 16, 2020

You’ll hear about a lot of ways to value your startup. Discounted cash flow. ,ROI, and 409A valuations are some of the methodologies you’ll find with some simple research. However, there’s one and only one way to determine the value of your startup. And if you guessed none of the above, then, you’re right. I’ll…

Why Your Revenue Doesn’t Impact Your Valuation

By Brett Fox | September 15, 2020

A couple of years ago I was advising an entrepreneur, “Jacques,” who had, what we call, a “roll up strategy.” In other words, he wanted to consolidate an industry by buying several small companies, reducing their overhead, and combining them with his company. [Do you want to grow your business? Maybe I can help. Click…

How Should You Start Your Company As A Solo Founder?

By Brett Fox | September 14, 2020

“Do you remember when we first met?” I said to “Ray,” the solo founder and CEO of a startup that I’ve been advising for over three years. “Yes,” Ray said. It was in that park where we went for a walk where we saw all those deer.” [Do you want to grow your business? Maybe…

What Is The Most Direct Reports You Should Have?

By Brett Fox | September 9, 2020

As your startup grows, understanding your span of control is critical if you’re going to be successful. In other words, having too many direct reports can severely damage your company. But the question is how many direct reports is too many direct reports? I’ll give you my take in this short video.   Read The…

When Should You Hire Your First VP Sales?

By Brett Fox | September 8, 2020

The first person I thought of when I started my company was “Ken.” Ken and I had known each other for years. We’d worked together for years too. Ken was, by a long shot, the best sales executive I’d ever worked with. Ken ran Asia sales for Maxim, and I loved working with him. I…

When Should Your Startup Emerge From Stealth Mode?

By Brett Fox | September 7, 2020

“That seems like a real waste of money,” I said to Adolfo. We had just closed our initial funding of $12 million, and my co-founder and VP Marketing had just suggested that we publicize it. In other words, Adolfo was suggesting we come out of stealth mode. “Why?” Adolfo asked. “It seems to me that…

How Do You Know It’s Time To Hire Your First Employee?

By Brett Fox | September 2, 2020

I’ve been working with James for about one year now. James is the CEO of a really cool company. Over the past year, I’ve had the pleasure of watching James grow his business to a pretty substantial level.  Now, it’s finally time for James to hire his first employee. There’ve been the usual growing pains that any business…

How Can You Tell If You’re A True Leader?

By Brett Fox | September 2, 2020

Leadership is a tricky thing. You can have your team following you, and then you can lose them, forever, in an instant. In this short video, I’ll explain the one thing you’ll need to do if you want your team to follow you. I hope you like it. Read The Video Transcript Below:   It’s…