Growth Stages

Finance, Growth Stages

How finance-smart entrepreneurs find financing in a finance-short world

By Dileep Rao – Guest Contributor There will never be enough new business financing to satisfy all the world’s entrepreneurial hopes. Having been to many venture-development conferences, I have found that one theme remains constant – entrepreneurs everywhere, and the venture developers who promote them, seem to constantly complain about […]

Customer service is the key to success for Al’s WiFi
Growth Stages, Marketing, Strategy

Customer service is the key to success for Al’s WiFi

Home is where the heart is, and increasingly the brain, too. Al Garcia’s small business, Al’s WiFi, creates “smart homes” for its clients using a carefully curated set of technologies that improves everyday living. Customers can easily control sound, lighting, temperature, shading, security and more from wherever they are. Technically […]

Growth Stages, Operations, Strategy, Team

How one family business navigates a big transition and sets up for more growth

Running a family business can be the same roller coaster ride as any small business. Yet there are different challenges too, much more personal ones. “With a family owned business, it’s not just the accounts payable, receivables and the bottom line. There’s also emotional capital, family, and that equation is […]

Growth Stages, Marketing, Operations

How she built it: Lessons from the trenches of global beauty brand It’s a 10 Haircare

All big businesses start somewhere. Carolyn Aronson, founder, CEO and proud 100% owner of It’s a 10 Haircare, started her hugely popular brand from nothing about 15 years ago. She watched every penny, wore every hat in the business, and bootstrapped her way to sales. Sound familiar? Aronson’s products have […]