Clate Mask

Clate Mask

Guest Writer / 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.

Pivots

When Pivoting Becomes a Pitfall

Whatever your problem was, a pivot done badly has big potential for making it worse.
Growth Strategies

Preparing for the Next Stage of Growth

What to do when your business hits a plateau.
Bootstrapping

4 Ways to Surviving the Bootstrapping Years

Bootstrapping makes you tough and forces your company to prove itself day in and day out.
Role Models

Dotting the I's: Why Intuit QuickBooks Is a Role Model for Serving Small Business

Everyone looking to serve the small business market can study Intuit's three key principles for success.
Growth Strategies

The 7 Deadly Sins of Growth Companies

Know the things that can inhibit your growth and be smart about overcoming them.
Lead Generation

How to Attract The Interest You Want in Your Business

Learn the five laws of business attraction to bring in leads and eventually convert them into paying customers.
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?
Small Business Growth

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.
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.
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.
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.
Project Grow

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

When all three work together, you can experience the pure joy of entrepreneurship.
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 p...
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