Guest Post: How Your Business Can Benefit from a Fractional CFO
In continuing my series about fractional executives, I really wanted to feature a fractional CFO. Anthony Nitsos is a fractional CFO and founder of SaaS Gurus.
And Anthony Nitsos says…
Did you know that most fractional CFOs do not do finance? It’s true. They really do accounting! This means they are focused on collecting the data from various sources, classifying the data in the accounting system, and producing financial reports, KPIs, and metrics. These…
Guest Post: Be Prepared for a Crisis with the 7 Principles of the CEO’s Compass
I, like you, I'm sure, have been having a lot of conversations about being prepared for the next unknown--crisis or pandemic. While I work with organizations in the aftermath and reputation management side, I wanted to share an article with you from fractional CEO, Deb Coviello for a different perspective.
Deb Coviello Says...
When an organization is experiencing a challenging situation, a crisis, or simply the perception of one, getting to the root…
Content Marketing Strategy - Benefits of Being a Likeable Brand
Did you know? 70% of marketers are actively investing in content marketing, making it critical that you develop a good content strategy to compete in your industry.
An effective content marketing strategy will answer specific questions like:
- Who will be reading your content? How many audiences do you need to create content for? Just as your business might have more than one type of customer, your content strategy can cater to more than one type of user.
- What problem will you be solving for …
Guest Post: How to Connect Your Brand with Reverence to Increase Your Social Impact
Continuing my guest post series, here is an article from Eben Greene, President and Vision Keeper of the top change management agency, ShiftUp. You've heard me talk about him before, he helped with the Omicle rebranding and we've partnered on projects.
Eben Greene says...
Like meeting someone for the first time, your initial encounter with a business can leave a lasting impression. That feeling or belief in a company or product branding is powerful. It lays the gro…
Scale Your Business Better: The TRANSFORM Stage
The goal of this stage is to focus on long-term clients and long-term growth. This is all about continuing to improve your client experience and identifying where your next best opportunity lies. The questions you'll ponder will be:
- Will it be a new market, a new vertical, or a new product or service?
- Will you expand your current offerings?
- Will you seek to acquire another company?
- Will you seek to be acquired?
This stage is about making opportunistic, long-range decisions. Your focus i…
Guest Post: When "Astro" Teller, Thought Leadership, and The Challenger Sale Collide...
I don't often feature guest blog posts, but lately, I've been meeting amazingly talented leaders that I've changed my mind. Here is an article that will get you thinking from Valerie Cobb, fractional Chief Revenue Officer and the host of The Revenue Maze Podcast. If you haven't subscribed to it yet, I do recommend you subscribe today. And thanks for the plug Valerie!
And Valerie Cobb says...
What happens when thought leadership, the former chairman and CEO of Google,…
Scale Your Business Better: The GROWTH Stage
The goal of this stage is to be ready to scale and build a much bigger business. In this stage, your focus is on building a scalable infrastructure to improve your selling as well as how you deliver the products and services that you offer--customer experience.
You'll be focused on questions like:
- How can I make this more efficient?
- Is there a way that could be easier for me to do this?
- How can I make fewer sacrifices (money, time, or energy) to complete this task?
Efficiency may sound …
Three Rules For A Successful Marketing Campaign
The majority of new businesses fail in the market. According to some studies, up to 90% of businesses fail within the first year. Of course, this makes sense since, in order for there to be victors in business, the bulk must lose.
This is also one of the most important reasons why the majority of new firms fail. There could be a variety of elements at work here. Some go above their budget and allow costs to spiral out of control. Others hire the wrong personnel, while many others fail miserably w…
Scale Your Business Better: The HUSTLE Stage
A better name for this stage would be “AHHH THERE’S ANOTHER FIRE”. You don’t know what you don’t know about your product, service, or market, yet.
This stage is all about identifying the actual problem that your product or service is intended to solve as well as the actual audience that is willing to pay for it. This is a reactive stage mainly focused on lead generation. All questions that need to be answered will fall into one of two categories:
- Are you creating a solution that fits the mar…
Scale Your Business Better: 3-Stages You Need to Know
What does it mean to scale your business?
How is it different from growing your business?
Is scaling the same for all businesses?
These seemingly common questions have very different answers. Growth and scaling are often talked about as if they were one and the same. But they're not and it's important to know the difference.
Scaling is about increasing revenue without incurring significant costs. The intention is that as revenue grows, expenses only increase incrementally. When an organizatio…