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George Deeb

George Deeb

Guest Writer / 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.'

Growth Strategies

You Cannot Cut Your Way to Growth

To grow or not to grow - that is the question.
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.
Business Moving Forward

Document Your Processes Before They Walk Out the Door

Documenting your business processes as you go is mission critical from day one.
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.
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.
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.
Competition

When to Take Off the Gloves with Competitors

Draw the line that you should never cross: You just don't lie in business.
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?
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.
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?
Sales Strategies

How to Provide Multiple 'Wins' Throughout the Customer Lifecycle

Pitching, selling, fulfilling: What should you do at each stage?
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.
Inspiring Your Team

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.
Sales Strategies

Which Selling Technique Will Best Benefit Your Business?

Product selling, solution selling, and insight selling: Do you know the differences?
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.