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What motivates consumers?

What motivates consumers?

Let’s say we’ve got three apps that all gamify customer loyalty programs. These apps are all basically set up around the same theory: customer loyalty programs aren’t being used regularly because they are typically more hassle than they’re worth. So the apps attempt to make loyalty programs easier to implement, [...]

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What is it like to work with Accelerate-IT Financial Ops?

What is it like to work with Accelerate-IT Financial Ops?

Accelerate-IT has been helping companies in the IT industry scale for years now, and one of the most important functions that we perform is helping younger companies understand and manage their financial operations. Managing the financial side of a business, particularly one that is in the midst of rapid growth, [...]

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3 Tips for a Tech CEO in acquisition discussions

3 Tips for a Tech CEO in acquisition discussions

This post was originally featured on Mike Rogers website. Every now and then you may get a larger company asking about buying your smaller company. How do you respond? Do you say I’m not interested? Do you tell them to make an offer? Do you act nonchalant? Do you chase after [...]

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Blogging and Thought Leadership

Blogging and Thought Leadership

There’s one more benefit of blogging I haven’t touched on in my previous posts. While I’ve discussed your business blog’s capacity to convert, its ability to engage your readers and pointed out that businesses that blog are more likely to attract customers, I haven’t yet touched on the concept of [...]

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How do you know when to sell your company?

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February 18, 2016

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How do you know when to sell your company?

This post was originally featured on Mike Rogers website. You’re a CEO of a VC backed tech company. You’re company is going along pretty well.  But what do you do long term? Do you continue your drive to an IPO or do you consider selling? If you consider selling, how do [...]

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The Value of Revenue Growth

The Value of Revenue Growth

This post was originally featured on Mike Rogers website. The single most important factor in determining the valuation of a software company is the revenue growth rate. In real estate what matters is location, location, location.  In software it’s growth, growth, and growth. Software companies are primarily valued based on revenue [...]

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Mike Rogers Joins Accelerate-IT Advisors

Mike Rogers Joins Accelerate-IT Advisors

M&A expert to lead Accelerate-IT Advisors team in Silicon Valley Accelerate-IT Advisors is pleased to announce and welcome Mike Rogers as Managing Director. Rogers will head up its advisory team in Silicon Valley and lead the company’s Startup Acceleration Program in the region. “The appointment of Mike Rogers further strengthens [...]

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Bill Campbell is controversial.

Bill Campbell is controversial.

A former Columbia University football coach, Campbell has been an executive adviser to some of the heaviest hitters of the IT industry, including Steve Jobs, Eric Schmidt and Larry Page. The 72 year old executive has had a hand in such companies as Intuit, Go Corp., Claris Corp. and Apple, [...]

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Crafting the Perfect Call to Action

Crafting the Perfect Call to Action

As I mentioned before, a business blog should, first and foremost, provide value to your readers. You’ll find that if you’re truly listening to your audience, they will pay attention and engage your brand on a very real level. However we cannot ignore the fact that a business blog should [...]

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