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  • Jeff Sinelli

    The Mistake: Anytime you start franchises, you’ll have your share of slick businessmen approaching you waving a lot of money. [In our case,] the...

  • Jeff Tangney

    The Mistake: The mistake I made at my last company was thinking that an IPO was really this endpoint, this light at the end of a tunnel. The reality...

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    Naval veteran Marc Scheipe joins Vector Solutions

    Vector Solutions, a leader in e-learning and performance support, is proud to announce naval veteran Marc Scheipe will lead its public sector business unit and... Read More


  • Kimbal Musk

    The Mistake: I convinced myself that my business couldn’t scale. Back in the 90s, I was working in the internet business with my brother. I wasn’t...

  • Collin Holmes

    The Mistake: Not doing enough pre-launch research on our initial target customer, which was small businesses. When I came up with the idea for...

  • Koel Thomae

    The Mistake: Rob and I were complete strangers going into business together. We never wrote a business plan, we never really talked about strategy....

  • Matthew Youngblood

    The Mistake: I’ve done a lot of work in the spirits and adult alcoholic beverages industry throughout my career. And in the early days of my career,...

  • Jim Patterson

    The Mistake: Trying to build too big, too fast. Earlier in my career, a lot of times we would conceive of something really cool. Then we would go off...

  • Drew Westervelt

    The Mistake: One of the mistakes I’ve made was not being a leader. Instead of making my own decisions, I was looking at what other brands in the...

  • Seth Goldman

    The Mistake: For Honest Tea the mistake was pretty clearly our decision to become a part owner of a bottling plant. We’d been building the Honest...