In building successful businesses, I find that creating a new and innovative product or service is usually the easy part. The hard part is providing the leadership required to align and motivate all the constituents and players – from engineers to investors, vendors, and ultimately customers. Great entrepreneurs are not just idea people and then […]
AlleyWatch, in partnership with Marketing Architects, celebrates the movers and shakers in the NYC E-Commerce Community through NYC E-Commerce Influencers – an annual list of the New York City-based business professionals driving the growth of the next-gen commerce ecosystem in New York.
The latest venture capital, seed, pre-seed, and angel deals for NYC startups for 8/21/2019 featuring funding details for Fund That Flip, Redshare, and much more.
With such high stakes and low standards, it’s not hard to imagine many startup Founder/CEOs are sitting around wondering “Shouldn’t someone else more qualified be better at this job?” The answer is “Yes” — and yet you should probably be the one doing it anyway. “There has to be someone more qualified, right?” If we’re […]
For a few, delegating comes easily, maybe too easy. For others who are perfectionists, letting go of even the most trivial task is almost impossible. If you are in this second category, you probably don’t like the references behind your back that you are a “control freak” or a “micro-manager.” London business school professor John […]
In order to be successful in brand marketing, every customer interaction must count and brands now see the best rate of return when engaging consumers through personalized, mobile messages. Attentive is the two-way, messaging platform that is expertly designed to help brands optimize mobile messaging. Attentive uses real-time behavioral data so brands can send the […]
The latest venture capital, seed, pre-seed, and angel deals for NYC startups for 8/20/2019 featuring funding details for Simon Data, Huron, and much more.
I was asked during a recent interview, “You say to make every meeting optional. That’s provocative, but is it practical? How would that work? Does anyone do that?” In my research into meeting practices at high-performing organizations, I found they had a lot in common. Some practices showed up everywhere, like using a clear process to run meetings and taking […]
One thing we all have to learn in business is how to work with and lead people that are not like you, and don’t think like you. In my experience as a business advisor, that’s probably the biggest hurdle to success encountered by every new business owner. Your biggest challenge may be members of your own […]
The average person spends over four hours on their device. In the past year, there have been several calls to action to reduce the addictive effects of technology, including Senator Josh Hawley’s bill proposing to ban the addictive features of social media like “autoplay” and “infinite scrolling”. Pattern is offering an alternative solution by creating […]
The latest venture capital, seed, pre-seed, and angel deals for NYC startups for 8/19/2019 featuring funding details for Happify, Sense Education, and much more.