TheUC 050: Thinking Beyond A Business Deal

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A successful business deal focuses on the long term value and not just closing the transaction. The deal is merely the ‘wedding’ for the goal of a lifetime partnership or ‘marriage.’  Too many companies and funds consider closing the business deal to be the big ‘ta da.’  However, the transaction is just the starting point. The business deal is the value being built throughout the partnership. Resources should be invested on ensuring long term value ensues after the deal is sealed.  … [Read more...]

TheUC 049: Is Venture Capital Right for Your Company?

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The Unapologetic Capitalist revisits with Jordan Schindler, CEO of Textile Based Delivery and Nufabrx to check in on the growth and progress since previously profiling the venture. Jordan talks about the evolution of the company from its inaugural Nufabrx product into developing opportunities for licensing the proprietary technology of Textile Based Delivery. The discussion continues to explore the most appropriate avenues from angel investment to venture capital investment as they seeking … [Read more...]

TheUC 048: Are You Ready to Raise Money?

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It is hard to raise money. Yet, building and growing a business often requires capital.  However, simply needing cash doesn't mean you are ready to ask for and incorporate investment into your venture. Being ready to raise money means knowing how much you need, what those dollars are being optimally used for, and how and when those dollars will convert to a meaningful return.  This episode begins the discussion on assessing whether or not you are "venture ready." When to raise … [Read more...]

TheUC 047: Simple Strategies to Create Career Opportunities

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No matter what stage you are in your career, you need to make decisions that create career opportunities. The same strategies and tactics that can be used to create growth and value in your venture can also be applied to increasing your career opportunities. In this episode, the Unapologetic Capitalist discusses making decisions that bring supportive growth and add value to you and create genuine career opportunities. … [Read more...]

TheUC 046: 5 Tactics that Increase Revenue

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Companies of all stages struggle to increase revenue. This discussion lays out an easy, 5 tactic approach that leverages your company’s current customer base and core business to increase revenue. Identify Impediments to change. What’s keeping you from changing to a new unit of business or from achieving higher performance and increase revenue on the key metrics associated with an existing unit of business? In this part of the process, you want to remove the blinders that exist when … [Read more...]

TheUC 045: 2 Simple Strategies to Generate Revenue

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The Unapologetic Capitalist relays 2 simple strategies to plant seeds for quick, low risk and profitable ways to generate revenue in your business. As industries, economies and marketplaces emerge and evolve, businesses can stagnate.  Margins get squeezed, the shine of innovation wears off, and economies of scale can turn to dis-economies.  In an attempt to generate revenues, many companies err in seeking strategies that seduce in the short term, but thwart generating revenues and value for the … [Read more...]

TheUC 044: Is Your Social Media Helping or Hurting Your Business?

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Megalomaniac CEO's overuse their social media so their addicted egos can get the continuous adulations they need from their many manufactured ‘fans.’ Studies show the more time they spend on social media, the more they sink the value of the company they are supposed to lead. Others are so private or fearful of connecting with the users on social media that their scarce presence makes consumers dubious. In times of crisis, these leaders are ineffective because they lack credibility.  Is your … [Read more...]

TheUC 043: Is Media Your Friend or Foe with Special Guest Davidson Goldin of Goldin Solutions

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Can the media be an effective tool in building value in your company? How does media build your company’s brand and personal reputation?  Can the media be used to proactively or even reactively manage your reputation?  Special Guest: Davidson Goldin founder of Goldin Solutions specializing in corporate communications, public affairs and crisis based in Manhattan shares his insights on how to make media your friend and not your foe. Introduction of Show Topic: Can Social Media Be an Effective … [Read more...]

TheUC 042: You, Your Company and Social Media – A Tricky Threesome

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You, your venture, and the social media world is a perplexing threesome.  Where does the CEO as an individual separate from the vision and value of the company on social media? How do you find the balance between the two-way dialogue between your company and your customers that social media provides? How do you balance the promotional branding of your product that you put out there on social media with the unsolicited customer feedback and conversations that comes back into your company? Most … [Read more...]

This Year Resolve to Be A Better Leader

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What is it about the New Year that causes us all to feel obligated to ‘resolve’ to be better that somehow escapes us on the other 364 days of the year?  The reality is that the New Year is just another day that ends in ‘y.’ Yet, somehow the flipping of the calendar to a New Year lights some sort of beacon summoning home the Prodigal Son. So we will all spend a few weeks making quasi-earnest attempts to eat better, exercise more, communicate better, etc. only to fall back into our pathetic abyss … [Read more...]