CEO Coach

Everything you need to do business is on the web. From funding to finance, setup to staffing, branding to biz-dev, co-hosts Gillian Muessig and Anne Kennedy have between them, more than 50 years of success in nurturing businesses to become global brands. Gillian co-founded Moz and serves on boards on four continents. Anne was a founding board member of Helium.com and guided numerous Internet start-ups, including Zillow. Together, and with occasional guest experts, they break down the art of small business from the ground up.

Daron Babin

Daron Babin

Daron is known throughout the world as one of the top SEO and SEM experts. He has taught and lectured at conferences and has trained industry-leading organizations around the world since 1997. Daron got his start in television, working as a director for NBC. In 1997 he developed an interest in search marketing when he and a friend built a website. Daron used search engines to find his way around the web and realized early on he needed to get his website to the top of search engine results. He lurked in forums and absorbed all the information he could. He learned with the first SEO experts, including Dogboy and Bob Massa. Today, he is a prominent member of the search marketing community, though he remains a broadcaster at heart. Daron believes education is a huge part of being a top search marketer and entrepreneur. What worked a few months ago might not work today. And anyone who wants to stay relevant has to keep learning. He is probably best known today for his work on WebmasterRadio.FM, the radio program that has hosted many SEO-industry luminaries.

What Do Advisors Do?

Gillian and Anne discuss the defining characteristics of a successful advisory board and how they will benefit your startup. In your early stages you will

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Know Your Leadership Metrics

Gillian and Anne discuss the differences between management and leadership from a metrics perspective. Metrics seem to be all about management. But leadership is setting

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M&A Basics for Startups

Every entrepreneur dreams of selling the company and cashing out. It is almost a trope that founders need to have their exit in mind from

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Impact Investing Update

There is growing evidence that indicates that impact investing supports the conventional bottom line with better returns for investors. In other words, investments in impact

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Why Do Startups Fail?

Flash: the startup failure rate is considerably less than the 90 percent we hear about all the time. Since 2001 the total number of startups

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CEO Tips to Get Going

Gillian and Anne take a full look at an entrepreneur’s CEO journey and lay out strategic and tactical insights to help them plan their company’s

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Best Blog Resources

How important is it to raise your head up from your startup and read blogs regularly? Very important. A breadth of sources gives you a

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Women and VC’s Update

While it’s true that VC funding to women founders has more than doubled in 10 years, the actual amount is paltry. Anne and Gillian discuss

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Cap Table 101

Every startup needs a cap table, even if the only shareholders are the founder and perhaps a partner or two. As you grow, you will

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Term Sheets 101

Term Sheets 101Terms sheets are good news, but they can be intimidating. Gillian and Anne break down what some of the confusing terms and what

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