The Entrepreneur Agony Aunt Blog

Keeping it real, making it happen and telling the startup founder's story like it is. Because there are no mistakes that someone else hasn't already made.

Tales from serial tech entrepreneur Vicky Brock's experiences in founding, growing, building teams, raising money, getting to product market fit and failing fabulously!

October 24, 2017

Success as a startup is ultimately about the people and the numbers. Yet so many founders and entrepreneurs don't have a strong grip on the financial basics - here's the essential concepts, metrics and resources to help

October 15, 2017

When you tell a founder to stop taking it so personally it is not just annoying, it's also dangerous. The walls come up and the entrepreneur stops listening. You're blame shifting. And it depletes their precious supply of emotional resilience.

October 8, 2017

Measurement is your business navigation system, an ongoing learning process, not a one-off job, a technology or an afterthought. Just because you "do data" doesn't make you data-driven at board level. Data is complex, data is political, data is nuanced. L...

October 2, 2017

I've been called both wise and a pioneer in the space of 24 hours. I think that translates as old and been around the block a few times, and not necessarily in the right direction. Some mistakes just have to be lived to be learned. But other mistakes were down to g...

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