Entrepreneur and Venture Investor
Adam Callinan is a founding partner of
, a Los Angeles based early-stage venture capital firm at the intersection of technology and entertainment. As an entrepreneur, Callinan spent nearly a decade building small businesses in and around technology, medical devices and consumer products, which most recently includes an exit in 2013. Callinan lives in Manhattan Beach with his wife Katie and remains active as a founder of
These time sucks can steal hours out of your day that should be spent working or building your business.
If you aren't quite shipping high enough volumes to demand use of a third party, you'll need to work at setting up an in-house system.
Starting a Business
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Starting a Business
This three-step process won't land you on the covers of national magazines, but that's not the point.
The busier you get, the less time you have to spend on unproductive meetings because, well, you're busy working on revenue-generating activities.
Did you meet someone who could potentially boost your business? Don't screw it up with these mistakes.
This is a core competency that is paramount to you and your company's success. It is why investors have a much more difficult time investing in first-time CEOs.
Honesty is obviously important in a relationship, and that extends to what goes on at the office. And hey, it make actually help your business grow.
How do you find that trustworthy company and how do you protect yourself from the laundry list of potential problems?
There are those people that can't seem to wait for anything, and on the surface, seem to get an insane amount done. But there's a hidden strategy below the surface.
A living glob of stress won't lead your company to that next needed milestone. Do everyone a favor and go away for a little while.
Several core agreements need to take place before work can begin.
When you start a business and are in need of help, it's easy to run to the nearest emotionally charged people in your life to help out. Well, don't.
You would think that scoring a cameo or placing your product on the news would move the needle. You'd be wrong.
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