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.'

You Get the Talent That You Pay For
Hiring

You Get the Talent That You Pay For

Don't think cheap with your talent decisions -- think the best.
A Secret Tactic for Quick Growth: The Roll-up
Growth Strategy

A Secret Tactic for Quick Growth: The Roll-up

Sometimes your company's strategic growth can be achieved most quickly by merging with several others at once. Here, let us walk you through that.
You Can't Expand While Your House Is on Fire
Ready To Launch

You Can't Expand While Your House Is on Fire

Some steps you just don't get to skip, like having a product that works as advertised, at a cost that makes economic sense.
Personality Tests: Helpful Tool or Lazy Shortcut?
Personality Type

Personality Tests: Helpful Tool or Lazy Shortcut?

Just as a map is not the territory, neither is a personality type the person you're hiring. Be a team builder, not a exam proctor.
Sales Not Closing? Know When to Panic!
Marketing Bootcamp

Sales Not Closing? Know When to Panic!

The longer your product's sales cycle, the more important it is to measure progress along the way.
Stop Selling the 'What' and Start Selling the 'Why'
Marketing Bootcamp

Stop Selling the 'What' and Start Selling the 'Why'

What your product can deliver may thrill you and your team, but your customers want to know why it matters to them.
You Cannot Cut Your Way to Growth
Growth Strategies

You Cannot Cut Your Way to Growth

To grow or not to grow - that is the question.
Successful Selling Only Begins With the Sale
Marketing Bootcamp

Successful Selling Only Begins With the Sale

That's just the start of what can become a beautiful relationship, featuring evergreen sales and long-term contracts. Have a plan for getting there.
Document Your Processes Before They Walk Out the Door
document management

Document Your Processes Before They Walk Out the Door

Documenting your business processes as you go is mission critical from day one.
Continue to Innovate Your Products, or Die a Slow Death
Make More Happen

Continue to Innovate Your Products, or Die a Slow Death

Make additional investments in your product and companyto prevent a slow death of your business.
Don't Try to Maximize Growth and Profitability at the Same Time. It's Impossible.
Growth Strategies

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.