Ash Maurya makes the case that entrepreneurs must start with mindset to drive the skill development that will create traction and success. […]
This newsletter is devoted to practical advice for entrepreneurs on how to build, borrow, and keep trust.
Founder: Sean Murphy’s advice to “zoom in for traction” encouraged me to shift my focus from a region to a single city. This allowed me to generate references that encouraged other prospects to sign up.” […]
Recorded webinar: James Jimenez from MNST Company.com presents “Exit Strategies for Startups” to entrepreneurs at the Lean Culture meetup. […]
While 2020 has been a year of withdrawal, 2021 promises to be a return to a “more normal” mode of operation. Great innovation and creativity often stream from periods of “withdrawal and return.” The break in regular routines can provide new and useful perspectives that are applicable to a range of conditions.
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Work with trusted partners open kimono: disclose relevant financials, plans, and internal processes to increase synergy. Play a long game. […]
To close enterprise deals is a complex undertaking that requires you to orchestrate a mix of conversations and other activities with three kinds of stakeholders: technologists, managers, and executives. […]
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It’s not uncommon for CEOs who are engineers is to hire someone to focus on sales. But unless they know how to sell their product, this is a mistake. CEOs need to learn the basics of how to sell their product so they can manage the sales function. […]
Please copy and download the worksheets. Social Capital Worksheet Building a strong social network is critical to every new business. This is the set of business relationships that have been established with customers, partners, suppliers, and prospects. These business relationships enable access to domain experts, introductions to potential cofounders and [...]
Growth is on everyone’s mind. These four blog posts focus on the ebb and flow of business, the fact that growth is rarely “more of the same” and often requires a change in structure and effective specialization. Sustained growth requires focused execution on the opportunities that are immediately in front [...]
The best way to get leads is through referrals from satisfied customers or others who are in position to vouch for your product or service. […]
The SKMurphy model for enterprise sales uses a project management mindset: define and deliver projects that create value for the customer. Enterprise Sales Requires a Project Management Mindset […]
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There is a natural tendency for technical founders to base their pricing model on an engineering oriented value proposition. Looking at the full impact on business can enable higher prices, which in turn means more profit and faster growth. Wojciech Bulaty of Traffic Parrot describes the mental shift Sean Murphy [...]
Email and text messages may have replaced most postal mail, but a handwritten thank you note conveys a feeling of thoughtfulness, appreciation, and care. […]