Clate Mask

Clate Mask

Co-founder and CEO, Infusionsoft
Recognized as a visionary leader in the small-business community, Clate Mask has been educating and inspiring entrepreneurs for more than a decade. As CEO of Infusionsoft, Mask is leading the company on its mission to create and dominate the market of sales and marketing for small businesses.
The 5 Worst Pieces of Advice I Got While Building a $100 Million Company
Startup Advice

The 5 Worst Pieces of Advice I Got While Building a $100 Million Company

Don't get emotionally attached to employees. Automate customer service. Don't take on any debt. Huh?
Challenges Evolve Differently During the 5 Stages of a Growing Small Business
Ready To Launch

Challenges Evolve Differently During the 5 Stages of a Growing Small Business

There is no one-size-fits-all in the world of small business. Definitions need to be clearer in order for a company to weather the storms of expansion.
Catch Me If You Can: How to Get Sales Leads to Chase You
Sales

Catch Me If You Can: How to Get Sales Leads to Chase You

Authority, automation and good listening skills are key in getting prospects to come to you instead of the other way around.
How Strategic Planning Transforms Chaos Into Confidence
Strategic Planning

How Strategic Planning Transforms Chaos Into Confidence

Setting goals, making a plan to achieve them and regularly checking progress is just common sense but the confidence it creates is magical.
Dear Younger Me: 4 Smart Things That Would Have Changed My Small Business Life
Starting a Business

Dear Younger Me: 4 Smart Things That Would Have Changed My Small Business Life

"Never, never, never give up" is a good place to start.
Why Small Business Is Personal -- Not Local
Small Businesses

Why Small Business Is Personal -- Not Local

In this global economy, success has no boundaries or geographical limitations -- no matter how small or large your company.
Passion, Freedom and Impact: The 3 Ingredients of Business Success
Entrepreneur Mindset

Passion, Freedom and Impact: The 3 Ingredients of Business Success

When all three work together, you can experience the pure joy of entrepreneurship.
Surviving to Thriving: Why Entrepreneurs Need to Take a Break
Entrepreneurs

Surviving to Thriving: Why Entrepreneurs Need to Take a Break

While entrepreneurs have helped our economy climb out of the Great Recession with their 'can do' attitude and strong work ethic, they may need to take a break to continue their innovative streak and perseverance.