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.'

Don't Try to Maximize Growth and Profitability at the Same Time. It's Impossible.
Small Business - Big Impact

Don't Try to Maximize Growth and Profitability at the Same Time. It's Impossible.

Be smart, understand the basic math and pick which route is best for your business.
How to Evolve From Selling 'Widgets' to 'Wisdom'
Sales Strategies

How to Evolve From Selling 'Widgets' to 'Wisdom'

You decide which is more valuable to the client, things or actionable data insights from those things.
When to Take Off the Gloves with Competitors
Competition

When to Take Off the Gloves with Competitors

Draw the line that you should never cross: You just don't lie in business.
The 10 Things You Need to Know When Responding to RFPs
RFP

The 10 Things You Need to Know When Responding to RFPs

First off, are you sure you're even seeing all the relevant RFPs out there?
Why You Need to Keep Thinking About Your Business Every Single Day
Continuous Learning

Why You Need to Keep Thinking About Your Business Every Single Day

Clearly, 'you don't know what you don't know' until you change your ways.
Are Millennials Wreaking Havoc on Employers? Or Vice Versa?
Millennials

Are Millennials Wreaking Havoc on Employers? Or Vice Versa?

They regularly leave jobs and want their managers to be their friends. What's an employer to do?
How to Provide Multiple 'Wins' Throughout the Customer Lifecycle
Sales Strategies

How to Provide Multiple 'Wins' Throughout the Customer Lifecycle

Pitching, selling, fulfilling: What should you do at each stage?
Stop Sugar-Coating Your True Opinion
Managing Employees

Stop Sugar-Coating Your True Opinion

Neither the company nor you are going to move forward if you don't say what you really think.
A Startup's Biggest Pitfall Is Not Finding the Right Salesperson
Ready To Launch

A Startup's Biggest Pitfall Is Not Finding the Right Salesperson

Without revenues, your company is a goner. That's why you should consider taking on three finalists to compete for the job.
Which Selling Technique Will Best Benefit Your Business?
Ready To Launch

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
Ready To Launch

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
Ready To Launch

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.