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Zeke Adkins

Zeke Adkins

Guest Writer / Co-Founder of Luggage Forward

Zeke Adkins is the co-founder of Luggage Forward. Previously he was a member of the worldwide market-development team at Atlas Venture and vice president of Kurtzman Group, a consulting and advisory firm. He also served as executive director of Corporate Governance Summits, a joint venture between Kurtzman Group and Kalorama Partners.

Customer Service

Customers Are Not Always Right. They Are Just Never Wrong.

Follow these steps to resolve most matters when clients' service expectations are not met.
Vendors

The Art of Crafting Successful Vendor Relationships

Partnering with established service providers allows a young company to scale more quickly and focus on developing and refining the core business.
Conflict

Are You Getting Your Money's Worth From Disagreements?

Consider how to truly listen to another colleague. You'll arrive at better discussions, decisions and results.
Competition

Why (and How) You Should Befriend Your Competitors

As a business owner, a large part of your strategy is to outshine competitors but savvy entrepreneurs know that it is also smart to create and maintain relationships with them.
Founders

Friends Forever? Stay Close Even After Co-Founding a Company.

Each partner should contribute to the business based on strengths. Rely on an advisor if needed and prepare for your relationship to evolve.