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7 Steps To Getting Through Difficult Business Challenges

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Imagine this…

Our startup Flowtown was exploding, we’ve got thousands of customers, we’re growing at 30%+ month over month and we decide to raise our next round of funding.

We start meeting with VC’s doing the Sand Hill Road shuffle, and they’re going great.

Then one day as we sit in the parking lot of one of Silicon Valley’s biggest firms, we get an email from someone on our team telling us we should read the cover of the New York Times.

It turns out there’s an expose on how certain Facebook Apps are using users data to sell to advertising networks.

Why did this matter to us?

Well, we relied heavily on Facebook’s data to help our users discover which social networks their customers were spending time on, online.

Due to a handful of nefarious apps, it looked like Facebook might have to shut down their API that allowed our secret sauce to work.

So we did what any founder would do… Read More

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5 Ways To Protect Your Confidence As An Entrepreneur

By | Motivation, Personal, Startups | 9 Comments

Over the years I’ve had some pinch-me-is-this-really-happening kinds of moments.

From spending a week with Richard Branson, to having Mitch Kapor (inventor of Lotus Notes / spreadsheet) invest in my company, Flowtown.

One of those moments happened in 2009 when somehow we got introduced to Gail, the CEO of ConstantContact – the FIRST publicly traded SaaS (Software as a Service) company in the world.

We met at our offices and she started asking questions about the product, how we came up with it, where we were at, etc..

… then she smiled and she said something I’ll never forget. Read More

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“Founder Dinners” a Micro-Doc

By | Community, Life Hacks, Personal | 5 Comments

Want to learn how I got invited to spend a week with Richard Branson?

… or how I ended up meeting Mark Cuban, who eventually invested in my last company?

It all started back in 2004.

After 2 failed companies I decided to give it another shot but this time it would be different… I decided to READ!?!

This was the list I started with.

What you won’t find on that book list is THE book that changed my life. Read More

How to Be Productive by Dan Martell

4 Ways to Design Your Productivity

By | Life Hacks, Personal | 16 Comments

On a scale of 1-10, how productive do you feel in your business?

5?

6 if you’re lucky?

For a topic so extensively discussed, it’s alarming to see how many entrepreneurs still struggle with productivity.

How even with the BEST intentions and most bulletproof “to-do” lists, our days can still be hijacked by busy work and flash fires, instead of the the needle-moving activities that actually bring us closer to our goals.
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How To Get The Most Out Of An Event by Dan Martell

5 Pro Strategies For Getting The Most Out Of An Event

By | Community, Events, Personal | 9 Comments

Conferences, summits, meetups and masterminds.

All things that involve you zipping up a Samsonite, kissing your family goodbye, and investing a few thousand bucks for the chance to connect with your fellow entrepreneur (while perhaps picking up a key insight or two).

And maybe you absolutely thrive at these events.

Or perhaps like so many others you shrink up and do your best to become invisible.

But regardless of where you fall on that spectrum, one thing is absolutely certain.

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