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Monday, May 9, 2016
First, let me remind you of a distinction between two kinds of work: ongoing work and new initiative work. Ongoing work is the work in the functions, processes, geographies and corporate headquarters that keeps the bills paid and the lights turned on. New initiative work is work around brand new, big, strategic initiatives.
Monday, March 14, 2016

‘Your strategy needs a strategy’

You know this as articulating your firm’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats and then trying to leverage strengths and opportunities and neutralize weaknesses and threats.
Monday, Feb. 1, 2016
So here we want to provide an outlook for 2016 of what middle market companies said their key issues are. I have researched a variety of sources, but will rely mostly on Deloitte’s annual survey of 700 executives in middle market firms. The size of these firms is from about $200 million to $750 million in annual revenue.
Monday, Jan. 4, 2016
It’s January 2016 as we think about this scenario for your firm: By January 2019, you have grown your firm’s valuation three and one half times its current valuation. How could you do this is just three years? One possibility is to use private equity disciplines.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Can you say what your strategy is?

If your firm has crafted its mission statement, can you say it without reading it? Most people in firms that have a mission statement do not know what it is without reading it. Wow. Are mission statem
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
As we said at the end of Part 1, venture capital investing looks for major new start-ups. Usually, a group of venture capitalists form a fund to do this investing. For example, in the 1980s, Sevin-Rosen Funds of Dallas raised a series of $80 million funds.
Monday, March 16, 2015

Keys of gaining capital for startups

This third article of 2015 continues our discussion of the Interstate 20 Corridor becoming the next Austin, Texas, a region enabling the creation of an entrepreneurial ecosystem to support torrents of new business venture creation. It will come in two parts.
Monday, Feb. 2, 2015

Can our homegrown entrepreneurs compete?

I posed a caveat to all of the good things that have happened in our region around entrepreneurship to date: For new ventures the key resource needed is money. Investment will flow to its highest expected returns adjusted for risk.
Monday, Jan. 5, 2015

Can the I-20 Corridor be the next Austin, Texas?

Austin, Texas, a vibrant community of established corporations like Dell and Whole Foods, is also a beehive and incubator of entrepreneurship and new business creation. TeVido, Square Root and Novati

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