I NEED A PLAYBOOK!
With the accelerating rate of disruption out there these days, it makes you wonder if all of us will be self-employed one day. Access to technology is already empowering many of us to “hang up the shingle” and go into business for ourselves. With the explosion of new service providers, you can outsource almost every […]
JUST A LITTLE BIT FURTHER!
Most successful startup founders will tell you that it’s going to take a lot of tenacity to succeed. They will all generally tell you that persistence is the better part of valor when it comes to winning. We agree. It takes a great degree of resolve and patience to see the results you are looking […]
IT’S A TWO WAY STREET
One of the hardest thing for any Type-A business owner to do successfully is to delegate. Some believe, “If you want it done right, you have to do it yourself!” They say, “Nobody can do it like I can do it.” And this may be correct, but sooner or later you must delegate. There’s just […]
It’s really hard to give folks a good deal. This is especially true when your price matches a point that is not known for high quality. We ran into this perceived value challenge when we started Barefoot Wine. Our concept was to produce a product that delivered the value common at the $10 price point […]
We were interviewed on the Secret Entourage Academy by host, Pejman Ghadimi. To watch the interview, please visit Secret Entourage Academy. The interview begins at 1:49.
BUILD OUT OR BLOW OUT?
Expansion, growth, or build-out phase, whatever you call it, it is the most perilous time for your business. This is ironic because the perception from outsiders is that your business must be doing well because it is expanding! But it’s the expansion itself that can collapse your business. Before you entered the build-out phase, your […]
CEO Tools 2.0, A System to Think, Manage, and Lead Like a CEO was released earlier this month. The famous tool box for CEO’s by Kraig Kramer’s has been brilliantly updated by Jim Canfield, an expert at identifying, simplifying, and communicating the tactics and strategies CEO’s rely on to make the best decisions possible. The […]
We were interviewed on “As Told By Nomads” by host, Tayo Rockson. To listen to the interview, please visit As Told By Nomads
SHORTCUT YOUR STARTUP
For years, we’ve been hearing from the business media about scaling fast, burn rates, and failing fast. Everything is fast, fast, fast! But the Department of Commerce puts the failure rate of new ventures at 90% within the first 5 years! Now, that is failing fast! But, is that the outcome startups are really looking […]
In interviews and podcasts, we are often asked to boil down what we call the Barefoot Spirit to three words that would capture the essence of our business philosophy — three words that thread across everything we advocate, everything we write, and everything we speak about. It’s a tough order! With the new year upon […]
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