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.'

Building a Hard-Working Team Starts With You
Startup Basics

Building a Hard-Working Team Starts With You

For better or worse, the cornerstone of a startup's culture is going to be the founder.
Focusing Like a Laser Will Increase Your Odds of Success
Strategic Planning

Focusing Like a Laser Will Increase Your Odds of Success

Focus is the only solution when your company's future gets fuzzy.
Leadership 101: Narrow Your Say-Do Gap
Leadership

Leadership 101: Narrow Your Say-Do Gap

When you say you are going to do something, do it.
You Get the Talent That You Pay For
Inspiring Your Team

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
Product Development

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?
Inspiring Your Team

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!
B2b Sales

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'
Sales Strategies

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
Customer Loyalty

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
Innovation

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.