Category Archives: Growing new Business

Defining Growth Design: The Guide to the Role Most Startups are Missing

In Defining Growth Design: The Guide to the Role Most Startups Are Missing, Angel Steger Dropbox’s current director of growth and design highlights the apparent need for companies to have a growth and development department. Although it is very important to have such a department during the beginning stages of a company, it is also extremely vital throughout the maturity of a company. Creating innovative products and services in the beginning is what creates success and, sustaining this innovation is what keeps a company successful. Read More>>

How to Shape Remarkable Products in the Messy Middle of Building Startups

Behance founder Scott Belsky has lived and studied technology startups from a number of vantage points — as advisor (Uber, Pinterest, sweetgreen), author (Making Ideas Happen), investor (Benchmark), and Adobe’s Chief Product Officer — and observes that the most critical part of a startup’s journey is the least discussed and most misunderstood: the middle. Read more>>

Hypergrowth and The Law of Startup Physics

The leadership at Coinbase, Lyft, Checkr and other high-flying startups are grateful that their coach, Khalid Halim, didn’t skip out on a class called Military Science as an undergrad at UCLA: “I started noticing patterns in startups — which I’ve validated with executives and VCs over the years — that how companies scale and break matches military groupings.” Halim pulls at the strings of the phenomenon to articulate what he calls the law of startup physics.  Read more>>

Why Are Startup Founders So Bad at Changing Their Own Companies?

oct17-13-97091349-Max-OppenheimCompany founders would seem to be a natural fit for change management programs. They are persuaders and visionaries who perceive opportunities and seize them quickly. From airlines to autos, and from TVs to taxis, individual entrepreneurs have upended one industry after another. When channeled successfully, these attributes represent the lifeblood of entrepreneurship and market disruption. Unfortunately, when founders attempt to apply these skills to their own organizations, they usually aren’t as successful: It seems the industry disrupter’s virtues are the organizational change manager’s vices. Read more>>

The Power Of Microfinance: How FINCA Says It Changes The Lives Of Low-Income Entrepreneurs

FINCA Impact Finance is a network of 21 microfinance institutions and banks operating around the world that provide responsible financial services to low-income entrepreneurs. Andrée Simon, the CEO of FINCA, has found her life purpose in helping her organization do what it does. Now their group is trying to build an institution that has the potential to change the lives of individuals, their families, and their communities. The combination of financial sustainability and positive social impact the organization achieves aligns with Simon’s desire to leave something better behind. Read more>>


The success of startups in recent years has always seemed to have some geographic connection to a hotbed of entrepreneurial activity.However, the scene is now changing and the online environment is proving that anyone out there, regardless of his or her location and gender, can live the entrepreneurial dream.One of these new entrepreneurs is Robin Smith. Read More>>