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Thursday, July 31, 2014 Larry Kim - Founder & CTO, WordStream
To say that getting a business off the ground is hard work would be an understatement. Whether you’re still drafting your first business plan or recently opened your store, starting and running a business can be an exhilarating – and terrifying – experience.
Lessons Learned
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Jules Pieri - Founder & CEO,The Grommet
When I worked for Meg Whitman at Keds, in a quasi cool-hunter role, I took it upon myself to teach her how I spotted trends.  At the time I was skilled at combining real world observations and traditional media sources to find “white space” we should attack with brand innovations.
Lessons Learned
Thursday, July 17, 2014 Matt Douglas - Founder and CEO, Punchbowl.com
Like most people, I send dozens of emails a day. Pretty much anything that I work on can be dealt with using email. But is that always the right choice?
Opinions
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 Michelle Heath - Founder & CEO, Growth Street Marketing
One of the biggest mistakes I see companies make is deciding that their brand position is set in stone. Done. Final. Never to be changed again.
Expert Advice
Thursday, June 12, 2014 Michael Capuucci - CEO & Founding Partner, Baked & Branded
The founders here at Baked & Branded stumbled, again, upon a TED video that we had watched years ago that has influenced, tremendously, the ways in which we view brand positioning for our clients, and ourselves.
Expert Advice, Opinions
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 Kate Morgan, CEO & Founder, Boston Human Capital Partners
I recently had an opportunity to meet with a founder of a fairly new startup in Boston.  Though quite young with no previous experience as an entrepreneur, the founder had secured...
Entrepreneurship
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Matt Douglas - Founder and CEO, Punchbowl.com
Dharmesh Shah recently wrote a blog post about the lessons of entrepreneurship that he wants to teach his son called “12 Things I Want to Teach my Toddler about Work.”  It was a neat post which offered his typically pithy insights, with the twist that it was directed at his three-year-old son.
Lessons Learned
Thursday, April 10, 2014 Ben Jabbawy - Founder & CEO, Privy
One of the things I picked up at Oasys, and has now continued with Privy, is the need to surround yourself with a team that challenges you and elevates your game, big time. In an early stage company, each hire needs to carry the weight of 3-4 full time hire responsibilities in order to move the company forward. 
Lessons Learned
Friday, April 4, 2014 Scott Signore - CEO, Matter Communications
In a world that embraces creative content, one of the best ways to leverage the many smart and savvy resources in an agency like Matter is to hold a brainstorm. Inviting a group to discuss new and exciting ways to bring a message, product or platform to key audiences always yields valuable results.
Opinions
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 Kate Morgan, CEO & Founder, Boston Human Capital Partners
As a follow-up to my conversation with David Skok on How Not To Get Fired as an Executive, I felt compelled to reach out to Mike Volpe to see what makes him so successful...
Expert Advice