Ethan Sykes

When you ignore your inner voice and listen to others, you end up doing things you don’t agree with or believe in. This breeds resentment, frustration, and eventual disinterest. Everything we do in life is a choice. When we look back, we see many decisions we could have made differently…

Most businesses want a lightweight CRM that won’t break the bank or complicate their business

Lightweight CRM — Relotis — Photo courtesy Windows

72% of businesses want a simple, lightweight CRM, but they avoid it because most CRM systems come with complicated and often overwhelming features they don’t need. After spending years implementing big household name CRM systems, the gist is that most businesses need something simple and minimal.

Unless you’re an enterprise…

The condition in which you are constantly drawing outlines of visible shapes with your eyes. Welcome to my world.

Outline Tracing Disorder

You may be sitting at home, or at work, or driving, but your mind traces every line on the wall nonstop. For me, it’s every 90 degree angle from the wall, door, table, chairs, television….everything that has a 90 degree angle, in some cases a 45 degree angle. My mind…

The ongoing revolution is yet to be understood, and we are not in the thick of it yet.

Whether or not you realize it, there has been a revolution across the western hemisphere, and the world at large. Though slow to those generationally removed from today’s realities, the conventional definition of revolution in itself needs to be revisited.

Photo by Alex Kotliarskyi on Unsplash

“Revolution” is defined as “a forcible overthrow of a government…

Would you rather have new customers than a new investor? That’s the Million Dollar Question a good Investor Asks.

One of my events — Alani Kuye, Phlatbed

I would rather have new customers than new investors. Telling your company story should not always be about gaining investors. You should approach every investment opportunity like you’re pitching a new customer, not an investor. Ask yourself, would Bill Gurley buy my product? Would Aaron Levie use my app? …

Don’t get taken advantage of by investors, add structure from the start

Startup — Business Meeting.

Many founders run into investors who simply take advantage of their naivete on the business side regarding stock allocation, ownership, and company structure. When it comes to building a company, there are many things to take into consideration if you plan on scaling it or raising funds in the future…

Your first $1 million is such a large amount of money because you start with nothing.

Some say that hitting your first million in net worth is harder than hitting subsequent million-dollar milestones, while subsequent millions build on the previous.Having money makes it easier to make more money by having multiple investment options, ability to take risks, and opportunities that reveal themselves.

Maxime Agnelli

The American dream ethos…

Fear Of Missing Out is not what VC’s fear that most. You’ll be surprised, find out below.

Photo by Campaign Creators

You just received an email with a term sheet attached, you’re elated and anxious at the same time. You want to share the news with your team, but you have to read through the term sheet first. You open the term sheet and you see terms like participating preferred, senior…

There is a connection between a messy home and a messy life.

Tikkho Maciel — Credit

Finding clarity in the maze of our stressful work and personal life is an increasingly daunting task. Research has shown that procrastination, stress, and anxiety have their roots in a messy home.

Simply cleaning up your surroundings, eliminating old items you no longer use, and dusting your living space has…

Alani Kuye

Technocrat, Pragmatist, Geek trying to un-geek myself! Founder/CEO

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