Why you need to be ALPHA, as the CEO.

A few years ago, I had a choice for a gift: What type of puppy I wanted for a pet. I chose a Shitzu. In actuality, I got….a PITBULL. (Side-eye). Other than the common denominators of having a “T” in the name, and both being of the canine persuasion, this was NOTHING similar to what […]

12 tips to grow your company during the Coronavirus pandemic

Coronavirus. It’s here and there’s “talk” of it affecting business, worldwide. Here’s what we know: Mass hysteria solves nothing. As CEO of your company, you can decide on the best tone to adopt to reflect your business. Remaining calm, prepared and decisive may prevent more confusion and deterrence. We’ve put together some tips and strategies […]

HOW DOES THE CORONAVIRUS AFFECT YOUR COMPANY?

To accommodate the influx of questions on the Coronavirus, we’ve put together some tips and strategies to guide your company during this global pandemic. Mass hysteria solves nothing. As CEO of your company, you can decide on the best tone to adopt to reflect your business. Remaining calm, prepared and decisive may prevent more confusion […]

What’s your EXIT STRATEGY?

What’s your exit strategy for your company? Re-phrased: How far do you want to take this business before you tap out as CEO? In my legal practice, when we form and advise companies, we ask what the founder’s EXIT strategy is – at formation AND at growth points throughout the company’s lifecycle. Sounds contradictory, right? […]

Would you HIRE or FIRE yourself as the CEO?

It’s a hard question to ask any CEO: Would you HIRE or FIRE yourself as the CEO? This past week, our team was asked to fire a company’s CEO, Steve*. (Yes. We do get called in to resolve disputes and fire employees, if necessary). Steve’s board of directors had lost faith in his leadership and management […]

Questions to ask your potential partner

We got a lot of questions and comments on our last post: How to choose your business partner. 1. “What do I ask potential partners so that I can KNOW if it’s a right fit?” Well, no one realllllly knows whether it’s going to be a right fit, right away. But, with open, honest communication […]

HOW TO CHOOSE A BUSINESS PARTNER

In this week of Valentine’s day, we wanted to show some love to your business partner. Or – potential one. Partnerships are fantastic for creating greater, faster growth. Two (or more) heads are better than one. But. It. Is. Literally. A. Business. Marriage. Your partner’s mistakes are YOUR mistakes. You share the profits AND the […]

KOBE BRYANT & EMERGENCY BUSINESS PROTOCOLS

Kobe Bryant and Emergency Business Protocols If you’ve  survived January 2020, you also know that we lost Kobe Bryant, basketball star, father, husband, philanthropist. Even if you only remember him from the Los Angeles Lakers or you grew up yelling “KOBE!” everytime you took a shot into a trashcan (or hoop), he was a formidable […]

COI, FOMO & Hidden Costs

It’s 10 days before the new decade, and you’re probably planning or enjoying the holidays in full force. It’s a great time to celebrate your wins and plan for the future, with new products or services or investments for 2020. As such, you’ve probably heard of ROI or Return On Investment. How about your COI? […]

Running a business is like playing a board game

Running and a business is like playing a board game, .But, which game are YOU – the business owner – really playing? Are you playing CHESS? EXECUTING business decisions that ONLY contribute towards your final, exit strategy. Adopting the mentality of thinking X steps ahead to accomplish your goals. Utilizing and acting upon your active […]