Build a 10x Revenue Plan

Entrepreneurs love talking about how they’re going to build the next unicorn startup (billion dollar valuation) or how they’re on a quest to hit $1 million in revenue to join Entrepreneurs’ Organization. While having big goals is important, it’s also important to map out how you’re going to get there. A good, simple exercise is…

Atlanta Startup Village #20

Last night 350+ people descended on the Atlanta Tech Village for the 20th Atlanta Startup Village. The Atlanta Startup Village is the largest monthly gathering of entrepreneurs in the Southeast with five startups presenting for five minutes followed by five minutes of Q & A. Here were last night’s presenters: Hux – Book a house…

3 Little-Used Interviewing Tips Entrepreneurs Need to Know

After yesterday’s post on The Culture-Oriented 7 Step Hiring Process, Ron Hollis provided a great comment highlighting some his lesson’s learned starting, growing, and selling a successful tech company. Entrepreneurs have so many great tools and resources readily available that they don’t find some of the most powerful tactics. Here are three little-used interviewing tips entrepreneurs need to…

Recurring Revenue and Week Over Week Growth

Recurring revenue is incredibly powerful for startups. On the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) front, recurring revenue gets combined with strong gross margins, strong renewal rates (hopefully!), and strong predictability. Only, it’s incredibly difficult to get the engine going. Paul Graham says growth of 5-7% per week is good (see his Growth essay). Let’s look at how a 5% per…