Press Release: Dave Labowitz appears on The Entrepreneur MBA Podcast

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The Entrepreneur MBA Podcast PRESS RELEASE August 8, 2021 Angel and VC Funding For Small Businesses: What Will They Look For? Featuring Dave Labowitz on The Entrepreneur MBA Podcast Listen to the Podcast or read the summary by clicking here: Angel and VC Funding For Small Businesses Summary:  Early-stage startup business owners typically have a dream or an idea that …

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Should you give a struggling employee a second chance?

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A common challenge for leaders is whether or not to give an underperforming or struggling employee a second chance. Maybe it’s someone who’s been with your company or team for a long time, someone who used to be a high performer who no longer is, or someone you just really like as a person. Unfortunately, they’ve messed up. They’ve either …

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7 factors to consider before starting any digital marketing campaign

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A majority of consumers are online. About 59 percent of the global population are internet users. Digital marketing is no longer a choice but a must for businesses that need to reach an enormous audience efficiently and cost-effectively. However, running a digital marketing campaign is like navigating through the wilderness. If you don’t know what you’re doing, you’re definitely going to …

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Are you a solopreneur with zero gross margin?

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I get a lot of calls from solopreneur service providers (think lawyers, accountants, consultants) who are struggling in their businesses. They’re working almost around the clock, fighting fatigue and burnout, and despite all that effort, making less money than they feel they should. They’re frustrated. They took the leap into entrepreneurship because they wanted more freedom to set their schedule, …

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How to act like a VC-backed startup (#12: Should it be you running your business?)

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“Should it be you running your business?” is the final part of a twelve-part series. It’s a deep look behind the scenes of the “business playbook” that makes VC-backed companies successful and how to apply these lessons to your business. If you’re looking for the introduction to the series and first article, please click here. If you’re looking for other …

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How to act like a VC-backed startup (#11: Encourage leadership at all levels)

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“Encourage leadership at all levels” is the eleventh part of a twelve-part series. It’s a deep look behind the scenes of the “business playbook” that makes VC-backed companies successful and how to apply these lessons to your business. If you’re looking for the introduction to the series and first article, please click here. If you’re looking for other articles in …

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How to act like a VC-backed startup (#10: Engage in your local startup ecosystem)

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“Engage in your local startup ecosystem” is the tenth part of a twelve-part series. It’s a deep look behind the scenes of the “business playbook” that makes VC-backed companies successful and how to apply these lessons to your business. If you’re looking for the introduction to the series and first article, please click here. If you’re looking for other articles …

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How to act like a VC-backed startup (#9: Create copious documentation)

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“Create copious documentation” is the ninth part of a twelve-part series. It’s a deep look behind the scenes of the “business playbook” that makes VC-backed companies successful and how to apply these lessons to your business. If you’re looking for the introduction to the series and first article, please click here. If you’re looking for other articles in the series, …

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How to act like a VC-backed startup (#8: Build career paths for your team)

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“Build career paths for your team” is the eighth part of a twelve-part series. It’s a deep look behind the scenes of the “business playbook” that makes VC-backed companies successful and how to apply these lessons to your business. If you’re looking for the introduction to the series and first article, please click here. If you’re looking for other articles …

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How to act like a VC-backed startup (#7: Build scalability into your business)

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Build scalability into your business is the seventh part of a twelve-part series. It’s a deep look behind the scenes of the “business playbook” that makes VC-backed companies successful and how to apply these lessons to your business.  If you’re looking for the introduction to the series and first article, please click here. If you’re looking for other articles in …