Expert Advice

Raising Growth Capital? Use A Banker

Smart companies are adapting as the growth capital market has evolved

Jules Pieri’s One Rule for Making Big Decisions

For Jules Pieri, the process of making a tough decision requires one essential step: the firm and deliberate conviction to abandon all regrets about the potential consequences of that decision.

Three Ways the Suburbs are Meeting the Needs of Growing Technology Companies

Boston’s Innovation District and neighboring Kendall Square are traditionally thought of as hubs for technology companies and startups, and for good reason.

Women In Tech: Advice and Inspiration from Leaders in Boston Tech and Venture

It’s time we show off the rockstar women in Boston that have been making waves in our ecosystem for years. It’s time to shine a light on the women that are in line to lead the way as the next influencers in Boston – gender aside.

Checklist for an Irresistible Employment Brand

It’s a candidate’s market, and once again, tech companies are increasingly finding themselves in highly competitive situations when it comes to attracting and retaining top talent.

Going global early – a risk or winning strategy?

For most start-ups it has traditionally been considered too risky and difficult to broaden beyond the domestic market in the early years.

Why Do Companies Invest in Business Development and Partnerships?

The “Wrong” Way and the “Right” Way to do Biz Dev

PR 101: Tactics and Strategies for a First Time Founder

When thinking through your new startup’s PR plan, it is important to first identify a strategy for long term success...

What is the Difference Between a Corporate Board and an Advisory Board?

There is a lot of confusion amongst new entrepreneurs on the subject of advisory boards versus corporate boards of directors.

The Essence of Branding

How to build a powerful customer experience around a single, simple idea.

How to Find Out What People Are Really Thinking

We know---and research supports---that diverse points of view lead to better financial and business outcomes. But how does one cut through reticence to prompt the real answers?

How to Think about Branding During a Merger or Acquisition

Mergers and acquisitions are hard. They are complicated... Yet there is one element that is often overlooked or at least under-looked: Branding.

VC Partner Sweet Spot: The Always-Sometimes-Never Rules for Pitching the Right Investor

For entrepreneurs setting out to raise a round of VC financing, with some diligent research, it’s reasonably straightforward to put together a list of target firms to pitch.

Scaling Globally while in Startup Mode

There comes a time – typically early on – where most viable startups face a critical decision: where, when and how to expand internationally.

5 Personality Traits Of Successful Startup Employees

Seeking the thrill and excitement of a new or evolving career in a fast-growing company, young professionals are flocking to work in startup roles. But, startup life isn’t suited for everyone.

Big Results on Small Marketing Budgets

You launch your business, put out a magazine ad in a trade publication or local television, and wait for the money to roll in. Nothing happens.

What’s Your Story? Pitch Deck Flow

For most entrepreneurs, it’s not easy or intuitive to put the investor version of the story together.

5 Critical Reasons Your Business Should Start a Blog

Nowadays, content marketing is essential for businesses to generate new leads, expand their branding, and grow their business. And a blog is crucial for driving a lot of the efforts behind content marketing.

7 Websites To Inspire Glorious UX Design

Much to the dismay of entrepreneurs and web developers everywhere, Field of Dreams wisdom doesn’t apply to the world of digital products.

The Truth About VC Value-Add

With better access to relevant, actionable insights and ideas, more founders will build better companies, more investors will experience successful exits, and the tech world as a whole will be much better off as a result.

Pitch Deck Fundamentals - What You Need to Include

Building an effective pitch deck is not impossible if you know what to include: here's how to do it.

 

4 Secrets to Job Search Success

The countdown is on. T-minus four weeks until graduation.

Bringing Product Management Into Your Company

In the early days at most startups (unless a VC accidentally dumped $5m on you before you were ready), a handful of people are sitting together in a small cramped space.

Does The Tech Stack Still Matter For M&A?

When should you consider the technology stack in your exit strategy?

One Page That Matters

The executive summary or "one-pager" is an essential document for start-ups looking to work with investors. Christopher Mirabile provides this overview explaining how to do one.

4 Dirty Secrets VCs Won’t Admit

Because you don’t often hear these realities admitted out loud, consider these a few “dirty secrets” of VC.

Hardware by the Numbers (Part 4: Retail + Exits)

This is part 4 of a series on what building a scalable hardware business looks like. Written by @BenEinstein.

Building Brand Love: Is your brand making me badass?

I know you want me to like your posts, to share your posts, to comment on your posts. To retweet your content. To open and click on your emails. In the words of the great Seth Godin, you want me to be a sneezer. But, you can’t always get what you want.

A Founder's Guide to M&A

As a Founder of a venture backed company, eventually the question of whether and how to seek liquidity for your shareholders will come into question.

Hardware by the Numbers (Part 3: Logistics + Marketing)

This is part 3 of a series on what building a scalable hardware business looks like.