CEO and Founder of Varsity Tutors
Chuck Cohn is the CEO and founder of
Varsity Tutors, a technology platform for private academic tutoring and test prep designed to help students at all levels of education achieve academic excellence.
The Midwest region is home to 150 of the Fortune 500 companies and generates 22 percent of the nation's gross domestic product.
Balancing the long term and the short term requires finesse.
Today's savvy businesses are increasingly connecting with consumers via smartphones and tablets.
Starting a Business
There's never a guarantee that a new product will connect with the marketplace, but properly preparing is vital.
You may believe that the leaders you admire are smarter, luckier or more creative than you, but the attributes that make them wildly successful can be honed over time.
At your business, aim for the type of intimacy offered at a neighborhood coffee shop or bar where everyone knows your name.
A leader can always articulate a vision and comment on current events.
A meaningful rendition can distinguish a company from its competitors, suggest potential directions for future growth and provide team members with a common goal.
To thrive in a competitive market, you must understand and highlight your company's strengths.
If your business is on the verge of explosive growth, make sure it's in a healthy state before undertaking any major initiatives.
Set up processes that build trust, accountability and communication to reap the benefits of having a remote operation.
Don't let sticker shock keep you from building your own development team. Outsourcing is often not the bargain it seems.
If you're wondering how to further your career, think back to your teen years with these pieces of advice.
Growing a Business
What happens when your traditional business 'goes tech'? Suddenly you're more scalable and efficient, but you risk confusing your customers and losing your company's vision. Here is how to make the transition smoother.
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