Category: Leadership

Startup Tip of the Day - Creating an Innovative Corporate Culture - Reagan Pollack

How to Build Innovation into Every Aspect of Your Company

Happy Thursday Founders 🙌🏽 ✍🏽Here’s your Startup Tip of the Day: Innovation should never be a siloed appendage; it must be a systemic attribute. What the f*ck does that mean? 👀 Founders and managers, listen up.🤫 💡If you don’t breed entrepreneurial thought & action into every area of your company – from the warehouse packaging …

Startup Tip of the Day - How to use Market Feedback to Win - Reagan Pollack

“In the middle of every difficulty, lies opportunity”

Happy Monday Entrepreneurs! Here’s your Startup Tip of the Day: “In the middle of every difficulty, lies opportunity” – Albert Einstein For every action, there is a reaction. So when we “pitch” a prospective buyer, a potential investor, a new employee on working for us, there will always be a risk that you hear a …

Entrepreneur - Founder - Co Founder- Startup - Reagan Pollack

The Easiest Thing to Do is Give Up

Over 4 startups I’ve been a co-founder of, there’s been so many moments where I just wanted to throw in the towel, and give up. From tech glitches that caused months of delays, to running out of cash when you least expect it, to deals that fall through when you’re banking on them closing, I’ve …

How to launch a new product - Reagan Pollack

Ready, Set, Fail.

Did you know that for the first time founder, a product launch represents the ultimate build-up moment to get everything just right. But for the repeat founder, a product launch represents the first of many, many revisions to get it right. Most launches produce lack-luster results. That’s just what to expect so temper your expectations …

The Secret to Being a Great Founder - Reagan Pollack

The Startup Secret No One Wants You To Know

The best founders listen 2-3X more than they talk. Are you listening to your customers, suppliers, investors, and employees? How deeply are you truly listening? Listen without judgement takes patience, and also radical candor. Much of what you hear might not suit your initial assumptions, or be in alignment with your vision, plan or ego. …

The 4 Startup Bottlenecks - Reagan Pollack

The 4 Startup Bottlenecks (and how to break ’em)

Happy Monday everybody. 💡Here’s your Startup Tip of the Day: There are four (4) main areas of bottlenecks within any startup company: A. Operational B. Financial C. Social D. Intellectual 🤝Let’s Talk Social >> You’ve heard the expression, “you are the average of the five people you hang out most with”, right? ☝🏼Well, your startup’s …

Startup Tip of the Day - Good Idea - Founder - Entrepreneur - Reagan Pollack

Why Great Startups Win with Average Ideas

☝🏼What makes an idea a great business is often not the idea. You heard that right. While everyone’s out there hunting for the next Uber, Airbnb, Google or Alibaba, the real entrepreneurs are busy testing new concepts instead of dreaming, writing business plans, and overthinking the crap out of everything. Entrepreneur = Average Idea + …

How Rejection Fuels Growth

I’ve had thousands of buyers turn me down over the past decade. If they all said ‘yes’, I’d have no idea if they bought because they liked the product, the price, the mission statement, my pitch, something else? I’ve been turned down by dozens of investors, but each time I got a ‘no’, I got …

The 3 Types of Founder Roles

If you only listen to one thing from me, listen to this 👇 We must have absolute and total focus on one thing every day when running a startup I can’t stress the importance of this anymore. There are three roles to every business: 1) Working In the Business  2) Working On the Business  3) Working …

Are You Waiting for Passion to Strike?

Most folks want to feel passion in their work, and don’t want to necessarily own or run a big business with thousands of employee headaches, board meetings, earnings calls and compliance requirements. They don’t want the endless hiring, the gut wrenching firing, the page after page HR compliance paperwork, or the “How the hell am …