Take a Cue from Venture Capitalists: Your Firm Needs a Brain Trust Trinity

How to give your firm the three distinct personality traits that spell outrageous success.

By Sandi Smith, CPA
Accountant’s Accelerator

I was reading Chip Conley’s book, The Rebel Rules: Daring to be Yourself in Business. Despite its title, the book doles out fairly standard business advice, except for a handful of tiny tidbits of sheer brilliance. One is the list of items that investors are looking for when considering providing startup money to new businesses.

Sandi Smith

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Even if you’re never going to seek venture capital money to help to fund your practice, Chip’s advice makes a great question to consider for your firm, especially if yours is a small or sole-owned firm.