KeithSpeers

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7 Questions to Help You Determine the Best Business Strategy to Scale Your Business | Inc.com

I was working with Thomas, a successful owner of a mobile bottling company in California. The topic of our conversation was how to best determine the winning strategy to scale his company. He was in a capital intensive business with lots of labor requirements and tight margins. Yet he had some real …

Can you really handle entrepreneurial life? Check these five signs

1. It’s all you think about.<p>From the moment you wake up in the morning to the moment you rest your racing head on the pillow each night, you’re consumed by your potential business. Constantly brainstorming product ideas, features and marketing strategies (prior to even having a company) doesn’t …

How to Quit Your Cushy Corporate Job to Start Your Own Business | Inc.com

I never understood what could motivate someone to leave a comfortable job to pursue entrepreneurship until I did it myself.<p>Before I started Gravity Media, I was the director of international business for DirecTV. My job was to drive growth for its World Direct platform, which had 65 international …

4 Signs You Should Hire That Job Candidate For Your Startup

It’s an awesome feeling when your startup is one people clamor to work for. Note these traits to see whether your applicant makes the cut.<p>Whether or not we’re hiring, we receive a multitude of inquiries from job seekers looking to work at our education technology startup. We get so many emails that …

Wanted: A Startup CEO. Requirements: Delusional and Unable to Work for Others | Inc.com

<i>Answer by Jonathan Brill, Start-up sales junkie, 9 acquisitions and counting, on Quora,</i><p><b>Wanted: A Start-up CEO</b><p>Here's what we're looking for:<p><b>You can't be willing to work for anybody else.</b><p>Working for someone else is 10x easier than running your own company. If there's any chance you can do this and be …

5 crucial questions that will help you choose your VC dream team

When you’re out saving the world, it sometimes helps to imagine that you’re a superhero. The startup world is bright and exciting — full of “Pow!” …

3 Scams That Will Ruin Your Startup | Inc.com

It's pretty messed up when you think about it. Here you are, a struggling entrepreneur trying to create something new. You're working ridiculous hours, not getting paid much, and are constantly stressed. As if things couldn't get any harder, all of a sudden a startup vulture attacks you.<p>I use the …

Investing

30-Year-Old Who Sold His Startup For $170 Million Just Wrote 1,284 Slides On How To Win Life

Clocking in at an insane 1,284 slides, the presentation includes such gems as:<p>"Important people like opening FedEx packages."<p>And:<p>"Let your inner child come out daily and silly dance."<p>Valleywag's Nitasha Tiku posted and mocked the slidedeck Wednesday and we've spotted some problems with it, too, but …

33 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

And it doesn't come with a manual.<p>Luckily, there's a multitude of excellent books from founders, VCs, and CEOs who have been through it all.<p>Here's a collection of some of the best books on management, leadership, and entrepreneurship for anyone from seasoned entrepreneurs to those just starting out.<p>…

Self-improvement

The 10 Coolest Office Spaces Of 2014

From Yelp to Soundcloud, take a look at the most colorful, whimsical, and productivity-boosting office designs we saw this year.<p>Fluorescent-lit cubicles are so last century. The latest in corporate office design is about creating more than just a place for employees to sit and stare at their …

14 Tips To Make 2015 Your Most Productive Year Yet

We talk to the most productive people all year, here are their best productivity tips for 2015.<p>In case you haven’t noticed, we’re a little obsessed with productivity.<p>To make your quest for a more productive self this year something you can really work towards, we asked some of the most productive …

4 Tech Trends That Will Define 2015, Selected By Frog

The death of the pedometer, 3-D printers in the kitchen, and wearable fitness AIs: here’s how four Frog designers see 2015 playing out.<p><i>Update</i>: Frog Design has just unveiled their complete list of Tech Trends for 2015. Make sure to check it out for 11 other trends Frog thinks will hit big this …