PHIL HAYES-ST CLAIR BUILDS BUSINESSES

Phil is a husband, father and veteran. He is also a serial entrepreneur and Senior Vice President, Business Development at inkl

This is his diary from building companies and how he helps others take their idea from zero to one, and beyond. He writes here every week about start-up growth and also makes the Founder To Founder podcast.

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Is A Lack Of Communication Making Your Partner An Entrepreneur’s Widow?

Nothing is worth putting your most important relationship at risk.

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How To Avoid The 4 Big Problems With Prototyping

Wait, there’s a problem?

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How To Respond To: “This Is A Feature, Not A Product”.

Start by understanding that investors say it for 1 of 3 reasons.

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This Is The Least You Can Do When You’re Pitched An Idea

Write a list about why it will fail.

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3 STATEMENTS ARE SECRETLY DERAILING YOUR BUSINESS

Listen closely. You’ll hear them more than you expect.

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One Golden Rule Makes Or Breaks Founder Reputations

Break it and can be GAME OVER.

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It’s Never Been More Important To Ask ‘Why?’ 5 Times

But only if you want to understand what’s going on.

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3 Steps To Communicating Setbacks With Your Team

The key: Resolve angst and uncertainty as quickly as possible.

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One Sleep Decision That Made Me a Better Entrepreneur

When was the last time you turned in at 9pm?

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