7 Steps to Prepare Your Company for an Acquisition

7 Steps to Prepare Your Company for an Acquisition

When an entrepreneur decides it’s time to sell her company, it’s hard to know where to begin. With so many legal and financial steps to follow, it can be an overwhelming task to manage and follow through.

When going through the 2013 acquisition of my company, Sonicbids, I learned some important do's and don’ts that matter when going through the acquisition process.

The 5 Questions Entrepreneurs Must Ask When Choosing Board Members

The 5 Questions Entrepreneurs Must Ask When Choosing Board Members

After 13 years of running my own company and being active on several boards, as both an advisor and board member, I have learned a lot about the importance of surrounding yourself with the right set of advisors. Selecting your board is a critical activity that will shape the course of your business. You want to have similar beliefs and values, a common goal and vision but enough differences to balance each other out.

Why Music Majors Make Some Of The Best Entrepreneurs

Why Music Majors Make Some Of The Best Entrepreneurs

I spent a good part of my early entrepreneurial life running away from the fact that I had a music degree and not a business degree. Looking back, I convinced myself that a creative background somehow put me at a disadvantage, believing that not having a traditional business degree made me appear to be a weaker business person, a tamer negotiator, and a lesser strategist.

What Fatherhood Can Teach Entrepreneurs

What Fatherhood Can Teach Entrepreneurs

I became a successful startup founder before I became a father, but in many ways, I wish it was the other way around. My wife and I recently welcomed our newborn twin daughters, Lydia and Zoë, and I admit that, just like there’s no substitute to learning the entrepreneurial ropes than by just diving in, the same can be said about fatherhood. (Though, having done both, I will attest that newborns are much tougher than startup VCs.)