Customer First or Investor First: The Startup Chicken or Egg Conundrum
“Should we pursue customers or focus on raising capital?” This is a common discussion topic in the startup world. Accelerators have a subset of startups that often include companies with small amounts of both already in hand so the question of next step seems to be a real choice in
The Emerging “Integrator” – The 2% Club
Many thanks to Paul Hanson for sharing his experiences and insights. What is an Integrator? Although I have read my share of business and career development books over my 30+ year career, only a few stand out when it comes to self realization and understanding myself and how I can
Is Your Company as Prepared for the Interview as the Candidate?
Over the years, we have interviewed thousands of candidates and one of the things we consistently hear about is how unprepared companies are for the interview. And guess what…it costs them A Players. Below are a few things that you can do to tighten up your interview process. Have a
Off the Record | Mike Jones
Since 1969, Andcor has promoted the growth of Minnesota-based startup, venture, and growth stage companies. We recently started a not so serious interview series with local growth company leaders. Twin Cities Growth Company Leaders…of the record. Brought to you by Andcor. Mike Jones, Co-Founder and CEO of Alchemy 365 and
Off the Record | Justin Cox
Since 1969, Andcor has promoted the growth of Minnesota-based startup, venture, and growth stage companies. We recently started a not so serious interview series with local growth company leaders. Twin Cities Growth Company Leaders…of the record. Brought to you by Andcor. Justin Cox, founder of Arthur Wayne Favorite vacation spot?
Scarcity Driven Innovation – Why Resourcefulness Beats Resources
We’ve all heard the adage “work expands to the time available.” The same goes for a budget on a project; whatever amount you allocate (both time and money) will get used (and then some). Now, add in the fact that the company is having a pretty good year and matters
Get Out, Stay Out
Get Out, Stay Out. Guest Post by Justin Cox, founder of Arthur Wayne. A year ago we decided do something a different. We took 3 months off from what we had been considering “the real world” and rented a camper to go on an epic road trip. Officially we were
Stock Options in a Growth Company
Interested in working for a growth company? Stock options are likely a part of the compensation plan. Here are some key questions to ask during the interview.
Kieran Folliard has another new venture: FOOD BUILDING
Kieran Folliard, serial entrepreneur and master story teller, has another new venture, FOOD BUILDING. Learn about the man and his ventures from this MPR show broadcasted earlier this week.
Dirty Jobs Ted Talk
In the course of interviewing thousands of high performers over the years, there are many common threads of success. One of the most interesting is that nearly everyone had a “dirty” job in their past…a job that wasn’t fun, was below their “pay grade” but somehow after it was over