Why You Should Fire Your Worst Client

Why You Should Fire Your Business Worst ClientBy Carol Tice

Every small business has them: The problem child. The screamer. Mr. or Ms. Picky. The scope-creep king. The late payer.

Maybe your client never returns your calls, or, on the flip side, needs to instant-message you at all hours. Their flaws may differ, but the bottom line is the same: They’re your worst client. Continue reading “Why You Should Fire Your Worst Client” »

Marc Andreessen: Building Startups Is Like Baking A Cake In 3 Minutes

Marc AndreessenAt age 22, Marc Andreessen cofounded Netscape, the browser company that turned the Internet into a mainstream phenomenon.

But what happens when your company takes off that fast? Andreessen talked about his early Netscape days at Y Combinator’s Startup School event at Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif. Saturday. Netscape at its peak was hiring perhaps 100 people per week or more. “The problem with with true hyper-growth… It’s the problem like baking a cake in three minutes. You’re in the kitchen and you have sugar, flour, egg on the ceiling. What the hell are you doing?” Continue reading “Marc Andreessen: Building Startups Is Like Baking A Cake In 3 Minutes” »

Shocking Ways Companies Get Kids Hooked On Brands

trick or treatKim Bhasin

It’s a huge feat for companies to land lifelong customers.

According to an SIS International Research survey, 53% of adults and 56% of teens buy brands they used while growing up.

 

So it’s no wonder companies devote billions of dollars to capture young consumers. Continue reading “Shocking Ways Companies Get Kids Hooked On Brands” »