Stever Robbins

Stever Robbins is a venture coach, helping entrepreneurs and early-stage companies develop the attitudes, skills and capabilities needed to succeed. He brings to bear skills as an entrepreneur, teacher and technologist in helping others create successful ventures.

Growth Strategies

Offer Employee Perks While Still Getting Results

Want to offer flex time, casual dress or other nonpaid incentives? Keep a casual culture productive using results-based communication.
Entrepreneurs

What's a Good Use of a Leader's Time?

Don't sweat the small stuff. Instead, focus on building your organization.
Growth Strategies

Using Assessment Tests to Your Advantage

Employee assessment tools can be valuable, but only if you apply the results to your workplace.
Starting a Business

Making Projections

How to put together numbers for your business plan
Growth Strategies

Encourage Employees to Think Like Owners

Incentives and bonuses can inspire employees to invest their energy in your business.
Leadership

The Difference Between Managing and Leading

Understanding people will help you make the shift from managing to leading a business.
Starting a Business

How to Set Starting Salaries

Determining the salaries of your company's founders will impact both funding and friendship.
Starting a Business

Down and Dirty Market Research

You can learn a lot by visiting your competitors.
Starting a Business

Starting Your First Business

Wondering where to begin? Here's a step-by-step formula for success.
Starting a Business

Pitching Your Idea to a Heavyweight

How to interest a large company in your idea--and why you might not want to
Starting a Business

Presenting Your Business Plan Online

Learn how to publish, track and protect your business plan on the Internet.
Starting a Business

Nonprofit vs. Traditional Business Plans

If you're changing the structure of your company, then your business plan should change, too.
Starting a Business

Asking Friends and Family for Financing

Heed our warnings before you play this dangerous game.
Starting a Business

Finding Market Research Sources

Your business plan isn't complete until you conduct market research. But where can you find the data you need?
Sources of Start-Up Capital
Starting a Business

Sources of Start-Up Capital

Don't forget about the not-so-obvious sources in your quest for cash.