George Deeb

George Deeb

Managing Partner at Red Rocket Ventures

George Deeb is the managing partner at Chicago-based Red Rocket Ventures, a startup consulting, financial advisory and executive staffing firm, and author of 101 Startup Lessons -- An Entrepreneur's Handbook. Red Rocket is also a founding member of Ensemble, an all-star powered 'Digital Services Suite.'

The Best Medicine for Your Business: A Fresh Set of Eyes
Growing a Business

The Best Medicine for Your Business: A Fresh Set of Eyes

When you find that your company feels stunted, or a problem seems to have no solution, find some outside help fast.
K-12 Curriculum Needs a Major Overhaul to Develop Entrepreneurship Skills
Education

K-12 Curriculum Needs a Major Overhaul to Develop Entrepreneurship Skills

We need to rethink how we teach children if we are to graduate adults who can fill the available jobs and grow the economy larger.
When Picking a Startup to Join, Think Like an Investor
Working at a Startup

When Picking a Startup to Join, Think Like an Investor

Examine the opportunities skeptically, but when you're convinced you've found a winner, get on board with any job you can.
A Guide to Hiring the Right Type of Salesperson for What You're Selling
Hiring Sales Pros

A Guide to Hiring the Right Type of Salesperson for What You're Selling

Just as a relief pitcher and a starter are different types doing the same job, sales pros come in endless variety.
Age Really Is Just a Number When It Comes to Entrepreneurial Success
Startups

Age Really Is Just a Number When It Comes to Entrepreneurial Success

Years of experience in business is a better indicator than age, young or old, when guessing who will complete the trek to success.
6 Tips for Keeping Your Store Relevant to Online Shoppers
Retail Businesses

6 Tips for Keeping Your Store Relevant to Online Shoppers

If customers are finding what they need in your store just to buy it online, it's time to update your retail strategy.
A High Churn Can Cause Your Business to Crash and Burn
Customer Retention

A High Churn Can Cause Your Business to Crash and Burn

This vital metric can help determine how much your company will grow and can hurt or help your chances of receiving investment money.
Do Pass Go: Business Lessons From Monopoly
Lessons

Do Pass Go: Business Lessons From Monopoly

The game we all grew up playing actually provides great advice for entrepreneurs trying to figure out the startup world.
How to Filter Conflicting Advice From Multiple Mentors
Mentors

How to Filter Conflicting Advice From Multiple Mentors

Getting different entrepreneurs' takes can be invaluable, but also confusing. Figure out what's best for you with these tips.
Does Your Team Have the Right Stuff to Attract Venture Capital?
Venture Capital

Does Your Team Have the Right Stuff to Attract Venture Capital?

These four things may be even more important to investors than a solid business idea.
13 Startup Red Flags to Avoid
Starting a Business

13 Startup Red Flags to Avoid

Companies plagued by any of these problems are likely headed for failure.
Triple Word Score! What Scrabble Can Teach You About Business.
Starting a Business

Triple Word Score! What Scrabble Can Teach You About Business.

Lessons for your startup from everyone's favorite crossword game.
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Is Your Product a 'Vitamin' or 'Painkiller?'
Starting a Business

Is Your Product a 'Vitamin' or 'Painkiller?'

Make sure your product is something that your clients need to have, otherwise your revenue potential will be low.
What Kind of Entrepreneur Are You?
Growth Strategies

What Kind of Entrepreneur Are You?

These four entrepreneur types can help you determine which qualities most drive your entrepreneurial spirit and what that means for your business.
Why Too Many Startups Run Out of Money Too Fast
Marketing

Why Too Many Startups Run Out of Money Too Fast

Many startups run out of money soon after they launch, missing out on success before they even have a fighting chance.