Evan Carmichael is a firm believer that you can’t get far without passion. Evan Carmichael is a Toronto-based entrepreneur, international speaker, and founder of EvanCarmichael.com, a site he developed out of his passion for helping entrepreneurs succeed. Early in his career, he was a co-owner of a biotech software company that grew to over 300 customers in 30 countries, which he and his partners sold. Evan has delivered more than 100 keynote presentations to entrepreneurs in North America, Europe, and Asia. He has been featured as an entrepreneurial expert for magazines, newspapers, radio, and television and is a recognized small…
Business planning expert Tim Berry offers advice for entrepreneurs seeking investment funding and shares some secrets to his own company’s success.
If a business plan is a company’s road to success, why do so many founders claim they don’t need one?
Author and entrepreneur Eric Ries chats about the lean startup methodology and why “lean” and “cheap” are too very different things.
Former Initiate Systems CEO and President Bill Conroy discusses his best strategies for young companies working toward an acquisition.
Experienced CEO and entrepreneur Michael Schreck discusses what company founders can do to ensure success at the expansion stage.
Serial entrepreneur and author Steve Blank sits down to discuss the evolving models and stages for building a successful technology company.
Thomas Charlton is chairman and CEO of PHD Virtual Technologies. PHD Virtual provides award-winning backup software solutions in virtual IT environments. The company was founded in 2005 and has grown to 2,000 customers of all sizes using its products globally across all industry verticals.
Reflections on Moving Through the Expansion Stage Scott Dorsey, Chris Baggott, and Peter McCormick co-founded ExactTarget in December 2000; by 2003 the company had reached $9 million in annual sales, and in 2004 accepted funding from a venture capital firm. Today, ExactTarget annual sales exceed $150 million and the company now employs more than 750 around the world. The company is headquartered in Indianapolis, IN, with offices in Seattle, San Francisco, London, Sydney, and Melbourne. ExactTarget has been named Indiana’s Information Technology Company of the Year five out of the last six years. Among its many other awards, ExactTarget also has…
Jason Judge is the CEO of SpectorSoft. Read about his experiences leading an expansion stage company during a period of 888-percent growth.