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What is required to obtain a Board Seat?

What is required to obtain a Board Seat?

Consider getting on a board as if it were a job search The month of May is the Annual Shareholder’s meeting for most public companies on S&P 500, according to Christine Short, a FactSet guest contributor. These Annual Shareholder meetings provide the opportunity...

Unleashing Your Business’ Purpose: A Journey to Greatness

Unleashing Your Business’ Purpose: A Journey to Greatness

Operating from your center leads to a purposeful life. The same applies to a business. To be operating from your center all your life – is highly unlikely. Often, it isn’t until having enough experiences over time that some of us can find our life’s purpose. It...

The Power of Collaboration: Building a Sustainable Business

The Power of Collaboration: Building a Sustainable Business

From the "sandbox" to "it takes a village" Leadership teams that recognize that “it takes a village” to build a sustainable, well-governed business – are increasing the probability to be successful. In my experience, there are three core indicators of a sustainable...

Empowering Resilience: Unlocking Personal and Enterprise Value

Empowering Resilience: Unlocking Personal and Enterprise Value

Managing Oneself and Gosh Darn…. Managing others There is nothing like hindsight and many years of experience to speak to a “soft “aspect of personal and professional success. I would coin it Resilience. Like a three-legged stool, resilience is best found when all...

Strategic Board Formation: Key Steps for Startup Growth

Strategic Board Formation: Key Steps for Startup Growth

Forming a Board of Directors for your startup will help your speed to scale, and help you avoid pitfalls that you might miss A classmate from graduate school called me up years ago and said, “Brenda, I don’t know about you, but suddenly I seem to have all these people...

Beyond the Roadmap: Leveraging Options for Business Growth

Beyond the Roadmap: Leveraging Options for Business Growth

Scenario planning yields options that one day can be exercised.   Anyone who has worked with me knows one of my favorite slogans is “Just Do It,” coined by Nike. Anyone who has worked with me also knows that having options to “Just Do It,” requires a thoughtful...

Pricing is Everything: Scale-up Microeconomics 101

Pricing is Everything: Scale-up Microeconomics 101

Be strategic and don’t make this common Founder mistake (when it comes to pricing) Eight months into the lock down, I finally relented and decided to purchase a larger desk. I did want some features like real wood, lots of drawers and filing space and of the same...

15 Questions That Lead to Revenue Discovery

15 Questions That Lead to Revenue Discovery

If your startup is running out of runway, stop trying to just push through. Take action with this contrarian view by focusing on finding revenue that is hidden in plain sight.  The day started like any other. I woke up early, did my yoga, and brewed my favorite mint...

Startup Steroid: Corporate Governance

Startup Steroid: Corporate Governance

In this interview, our founder, Brenda McCabe, shares her passion for good corporate governance.  Unlike other startup advisors, Brenda‘s work with advisory clients is based on “you don’t know what you don’t know” of corporate governance, enabling founding teams to...