What Is Your Startup Culture? 5 Keys to a Winning Workplace

  Previously Published on LinkedIn By Ed McLaughlin and Wyn Lydecker How can you create a productive and satisfying workplace for yourself and your employees when there are goals to achieve, investors to please, and pressure to perform? Can you encourage a mentality where everyone can’t wait to get to work and wants to do [...]

By | September 29th, 2015|

How Do Major Tech CEOs Deal with Email?

Tim Cook, CEO of Apple Inc. By Ed McLaughlin and Wyn Lydecker Have you ever wondered how many emails CEOs get and how they manage them? Apple’s Tim Cook says he receives 700 to 800 daily and that he reads each one and answers the majority. “I’m a workaholic,” Cook revealed in an ABC News [...]

By | September 25th, 2015|

When Is the Right Time to Fund Your Startup?

Previously  Published on LinkedIn By Ed McLaughlin and Wyn Lydecker Amit Shah is a young entrepreneur who founded AIT International Corp. when he was a sophomore in high school. He started the business with $0.00 and grew it into a thriving company. When he was a junior in college, he received a letter of intent [...]

By | September 22nd, 2015|

Cover the Bases to Ensure Your Startup Success

Previously Published on LinkedIn By Ed McLaughlin and Wyn Lydecker How much do you need to know before starting up? You may never launch your business if you get caught up trying to answer every single question that pops up. On the other hand, launching your business without answering essential questions can put you on [...]

By | September 15th, 2015|

The Ten Commandments of Startup Profit

“The Ten Commandments of Startup Profit” are core profit principles that get at the nub of how to build a sustainable business- one that is scalable and results in profit, growth, and social impact. These are the tried and true principles that we factored into every business decision we made for my company, USI, that [...]

By | September 10th, 2015|

Will Unicorns Start Dying?

Previously published on LinkedIn By Ed McLaughlin and Wyn Lydecker There are now 131 unicorns – startups that have over a billion dollar valuation. Some of them have become household names: Airbnb, Uber, Pinterest, Snapchat, and Spotify, for example. Privately held startups with such lofty valuations used to be so unusual that investor Aileen Lee [...]

By | September 8th, 2015|

5 Keys to Scaling Your Startup

Previously Published on LinkedIn By Ed McLaughlin and Wyn Lydecker You’ve launched your business. Congratulations! Now, how will you scale it? Scaling can be your biggest risk and your greatest opportunity. If you are setting out to raise funding, your investors will ask you how you plan to scale. If you are using your own [...]

By | September 1st, 2015|