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Fun and Focused: Choosing a Quarterly Theme

Is everyone in your organization on the same page?  What seems like a straight-forward question gets to the heart of a complex and critical challenge for leaders: creating and maintaining a culture of alignment. The problem appears to be widespread. […]

Align CEO Doug Walner on the Scaling Up Business Podcast

Last week, Align Technologies CEO Doug Walner joined business coach Bill Gallagher to discuss his past experience scaling and selling companies and current work helping others scale using Align. Doug brings his unique perspective and 20+ years experience in growing […]

Learning Marketing as a CEO

Recently on this blog, we wrote about how difficult it is for a CEO to master all the disparate skills they’re expected to know. Seth Birnhaum, CEO and cofounder of EverQuote agreed, “When I initially became a CEO,” he said, […]

Jack of All Trades, Master of All: The Well-Rounded CEO

In the ultra-competitive world of scaling businesses, the success of a company is often determined by the strength of its CEO. The job continuously presents new challenges, and, in order to go from good to great, CEOs must constantly evolve […]

How Finding The Right Software Helped MaxHome Scale Up

The Chief Happiness Officer at MaxHome in New Orleans is a little down these days. As in bored. The home renovation company, whose mission statement is “to make everybody happy,” has, judging from annual sales, made everybody happy. Certainly customers […]

3 Major Misconceptions About Business Growth

Scaling up your company can be daunting and it doesn’t help that everyone in a five-foot radius wants to give you advice, insights, and “nuggets of wisdom”.  The trouble is, even well-intentioned advice can be dangerous if it isn’t fact-checked. […]

Women in Business Series Part 2: Interview with a Managing Director

Photos used with permission of Meredith Schultenover. Women in Business: Meredith Schultenover This week as part of our Women in Business series, we interviewed Meredith Schultenover, the Managing Director of Kraft Enterprise Systems LLC.  Kraft is the trusted business partner for fast […]