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.'

Which Selling Technique Will Best Benefit Your Business?
Startup Basics

Which Selling Technique Will Best Benefit Your Business?

Product selling, solution selling, and insight selling: Do you know the differences?
5 Sales Pitfalls That Could Hurt You Long-Term
Boosting Sales

5 Sales Pitfalls That Could Hurt You Long-Term

Chasing near-term revenues at the expense of a good business "fit" could be your downfall.
Big Companies That Embrace Intrapreneurship Will Thrive
Innovation

Big Companies That Embrace Intrapreneurship Will Thrive

Without innovation, enterprises get too "comfortable" with past successes, and eventually go out of business.
Look Closely at These 4 M's Before Investing in a Startup
Venture Capital

Look Closely at These 4 M's Before Investing in a Startup

Nobody knows better than venture investors the challenges facing a new company. Take a hard look at the prospects for success before placing your bet.
Startup Success Equals Strategy Plus Execution
Team-building

Startup Success Equals Strategy Plus Execution

A good idea with a great team is a better bet than a stellar idea executed by a mediocre team.
The Right CEO When You Launch Might Be the Wrong CEO When the Company Is Growing
Leadership Strategy

The Right CEO When You Launch Might Be the Wrong CEO When the Company Is Growing

The skills and proclivities needed when a company is launched and when it hits its stride are so different few people can manage both roles well.
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.
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.