Danielle O'Rourke

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How to Evaluate Private Equity Firms

There are thousands of private equity firms. As a business owner, how do you know which one is the best partner for your business? How do you avoid …

Daily Newsletters

By Danielle O’Rourke – June 23, 2017<p>I cannot believe it has been another week. This week flew by. Before your start your weekend, here is today’s …

TAM & PAM

By Danielle O’Rourke – June 16, 2017<p>Happy Friday everyone! I’m off to Asheville, NC for the weekend.<p>But first, the newsletter…<p>Topic of the Week: TAM …

Somethin's Cookin'

By Danielle O’Rourke – June 8, 2017<p>ROND Newsletter Signup – share with a colleague<p>And now to the newsletter…<p>Topic of the Week: Somethin’s Cookin’<p>For …

"Difficult to Work With"

By Danielle O’Rourke – June 2, 2017<p>I wanted to share a bizarre and hilarious email that one of my husband’s friends received from a prospective job …

M&A Resource: Macabacus

By Danielle O’Rourke – May 26, 2017<p>Happy Memorial Day weekend everyone! Since I’m sure only 10% of you are checking emails today, I’ll keep it …

Everyday Cyber Security

By Danielle O’Rourke – May 18, 2017<p>I know. I know. I failed to get a newsletter out last week. I’d like to say it will be the last time this happens, …

Business Valuation Calculator

The business valuation calculator provides a rough estimate of the valuation range that a professional buyer would place on a business. We’ve also …

Private Equity Insider

Economic Doom and Gloom?

By Danielle O’Rourke – May 4, 2017<p>If you just recently signed up, you can view our past newsletters here.<p>Share the ROND Newsletter with a colleague: …

Stock Markets

How Private Equity Firms Increase Business Growth

While we don’t have a magic fairy wand to drive growth in a business, private equity firms do have an arsenal of tactics that they deploy to help …

Business Strategy

How to improve strategic planning

It can be a frustrating exercise, but there are ways to increase its value.<p><b>In conference rooms everywhere,</b> corporate planners are in the midst of the …

Management

Elon Musk's new plan to save humanity from AI

Elon Musk has a new plan to protect humanity from artificial intelligence -- if you can't beat 'em, join 'em.<p>In October 2014, Musk ignited a global discussion on the perils of artificial intelligence. Humans might be doomed if we make machines that are smarter than us, Musk warned. He called …

Artificial Intelligence

Zombie Thought Leaders

By Danielle O’Rourke – April 21, 2017<p>Diversity must be top of mind for many of you. I received a record amount of feedback on the diversity …

When Diversity Doesn't Matter

By Danielle O’Rourke – April 13, 2017<p>I’ve been blown away by the level of engagement from you all. Folks are passing this along to colleagues, …

PE Insider Series: What Makes an Attractive Private Equity Investment

At ROND, we see the private equity world a bit differently. We believe our industry needs more transparency and business owners deserve more …

Venture Capital

The Art of Positioning

By Danielle O’Rourke – April 5, 2017<p>I appreciate everyone’s feedback on the first newsletter. Thankfully, it was overwhelmingly positive. You all …

Are You Proving Your Value Proposition?

By Danielle O’Rourke – March 29, 2017<p>Welcome to the first official ROND newsletter! We had nearly 200 folks sign up in the first week, with more …

Marketing

Grow Your Business by Proving Your Value Proposition

I once asked an entrepreneur a very simple question. <i>How do you know that your customers are receiving value?</i> He looked at me confused and said, <i>“If</i> …

Bill Gates vs. the Robots

Sure, they’ll kill jobs. Like Microsoft Excel, they’ll also create new ones.<p>Bill Gates, meet Ned Ludd. Ned, meet Bill.<p>Ludd was the 18th-century folk hero of anti-industrialists. As the possibly apocryphal story goes, in the 1770s he busted up a few stocking frames—knitting machines used to make …

Bill Gates

The Private Equity Process: An Entrepreneur's Epic Adventure

Who doesn’t love an epic adventure story? Whether it’s the Lord of the Rings or Frozen <i>(admit it, you love that movie)</i>, watching a person overcome the …

Nashville's Investor Ecosystem: Angel Groups to Private Equity

The Nashville Investor Ecosystem<p>Nashville, TN is home to over 30 venture capital and private equity firms. Given Nashville’s rich history in …

Venture Capital

Is a Private Equity Firm the Right Move for Your Company?

As an entrepreneur, you spend years nurturing and growing your business – it’s your baby. You’ve seen it through the stumbles and the falls and you …

5 Habits of Successful People Before 8 a.m.

Setting a positive, productive tone for the day is all about giving yourself time to get your wits together. Prepare for your entry into the work arena, if you want to win there.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The difference between successful people and everyone else …

Success

What Nobody Tells You About Taking VC Money

You don't need venture capitalists to make it; all you need is an entrepreneurial spirit and a strong grasp of your goals.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>With worldwide venture capital activity for 2016 down by 24 percent -- and total deal funding down from $141 billion …

Venture Capital

Is Snapchat's IPO the Good Kind of Crazy?

Let's say this up front: Buying shares in Snapchat's IPO next week is an act of lunacy.<p>It's nuts to buy stock of a company with just a two-year track …

K2 Global’s $183 million VC fund aims to decentralize Sand Hill Road

K2 Global is announcing a $183 million venture capital fund targeted at early stage startups with global aspirations. The fund is closing significantly larger than the $58 million the firm initially raised. With a decentralized team and no Sand Hill Road office, K2 Global aims to bring Valley …

Navigating the Different Types of Investors

How do you sort through a myriad of investors to find the right choice for your business? Whether a startup or established business, narrowing down …

Introducing Private Equity Insider: A Private Equity Blog for Entrepreneurs

Private Equity Insider Launch<p>Welcome to the launch of ROND’s private equity insider blog. If I had my way, this launch would take place at a swanky …