Tag Archives: business development

What It Takes to Be a Business Founder vs. CEO | AllBusiness.com

A few years ago, I was in a meeting with my mentor and coach and he said to me, “Do you want to be a really good communication professional or a really good business grower?”

I was reminded of this conversation recently when a friend asked for my advice on growing his PR firm. He told me he spends the good majority of his days with clients, doing the work.

He said he loves it and it’s the reason he started the business, but he never has time to do any business development. I said, “Do you want to be a really good communication professional or a really good business grower?” It was very meta of me … and he chose the latter.

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6 Startups That Are Helping to Save the Oceans While Still Making Money | Entrepeneur

oceanBrands around the world are increasingly embracing sustainability — and not just for reputation management as it was in the past. A McKinsey survey revealed how many companies are applying sustainability principles to improve their operations and boost productivity and growth.

Most of these companies contribute to sustainability efforts by cutting energy consumption, developing green products and educating their employees. But a few choose sustainability as the basis for their existence right from the start. Below are seven ways in which startups are making money even as they save the oceans.

Built In LA’s 50 Startups to Watch in 2018 | Built in LA

Built In LA's 50 Startups to Watch in 2018

In 2017, Southern California tech raised nearly $7 billion, launching startups across industries and attracting top talent and funding support from local investors. As Los Angeles and Orange Counties have become the established homes to some of the most innovative startups in the world, the expectations for 2018 are high.

With an eye for fresh funding, top talent and innovative technology, Built In LA has carefully selected 50 young companies — all less than five years old — that we believe will make a significant impact on tech over the next 12 months.

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Using Great Storytelling To Grow Your Business | Fast Company

Every two months, I pull together a community of innovators. We meet somewhere in New York City, usually a boardroom overlooking a park or cityscape. But last month we all found our way into an acting studio operated by The TAI Group to learn about storytelling.

The members of this group certainly already know something about the topic. They are senior executives at some of the largest corporations, partners in some of the most prestigious consulting and private equity firms, and several cutting-edge entrepreneurs. But the more you know, the more you realize there is to learn, and this group wanted to learn more about how to use effective storytelling to drive change in and grow their organizations.

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Thiel’s Deals: The Best of What’s Around*…and Other Stuff

A new issues of Paul Thiel’s occasional blog is now available.

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Thiel’s Deals | Paul Thiel

Thiel’s Deals is a compilation of transactional and capital raising leads from throughout Southern California. Are you or your clients looking for funding? Trying to put capital to work? Have a personnel need? Want to let others know of a recent success?

The rules are simple: Send us a disguised note on what you need. Be sure to include enough detail to make it interesting and useful to our network of more than 1,200 professionals. When someone contacts us with an interest in your post, we connect him or her with you. The referral network stays intact, but you have access to a broad audience of attorneys, insurance professionals, accountants, consultants and other professional advisors.

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Thiel’s Deals: The Best of What’s Around*…and Other Stuff | Paul Thiel

A newsletter of deal flow and human capital opportunities in the California counties of Orange, San Diego, Riverside and San Bernardino.

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New Thiel’s Deals! | Paul Thiel

A new edition of Thiel’s Deals is out detailing “deal flow and human capital opportunities in the California counties of Orange, San Diego, Riverside and San Bernardino.”

It’s always informative. Click here to check it out.

New Thiel’s Deals! | Paul Thiel

A new edition of Thiel’s Deals is out detailing “deal flow and human capital opportunities in the California counties of Orange, San Diego, Riverside and San Bernardino.”

It’s always informative. Click here to check it out.