Friday, January 29, 2016

Sales & Operations Must Be Tied at the Hip

Posted By: George Deeb - 1/29/2016

A common mistake I see with clients is with their organizational structure, often running their businesses with separated departmenta...



A common mistake I see with clients is with their organizational structure, often running their businesses with separated departmental silos.  As an example, which I will focus on this post, they think it is the sales department's job to sell accounts, and the operations department's job to service accounts, with a clear hand-off once the sale is closed, and very little collaboration between the two. That is a big mistake which I will address below. 

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

It's Impossible to Maximize Growth and Profitability At the Same Time

Posted By: George Deeb - 1/20/2016

It is mathematically impossible to try to maximize growth and profitability at exactly the same time. The math just doesn’t work. The ma...



It is mathematically impossible to try to maximize growth and profitability at exactly the same time. The math just doesn’t work. The many companies trying to do both could benefit from a reality check. Consider the following.

Read the rest of this post in Entrepreneur, which I guest authored this week.

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Thursday, January 7, 2016

For Startup Success, You Need Strategy and Execution

Posted By: George Deeb - 1/07/2016

The right recipe for startup success requires an equal mix of: a good strategy or idea, powered by a experienced management team that kn...



The right recipe for startup success requires an equal mix of: a good strategy or idea, powered by a experienced management team that knows how to execute the plan. If you typically have only one of the key ingredients, your startup won’t succeed. And, in terms of ranking these two critical elements, as I have said before, I would rather bet on an A+ team executing a B+ idea, than a B+ team executing an A+ idea. Building startups is really hard, and the team makes the entire difference. Let’s bring this story to life, and look at two different startup clients that I have worked with at Red Rocket. In these two examples, they were both being powered by first-time CEO’s with limited prior startup experience and they both had equally good ideas in comparable enterprise facing markets.

Read the rest of this post in Forbes, which I guest authored this week.

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