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Big Data, Dashboards, and Exits

The confluence of Big Data and high quality, low cost software-as- service (SaaS) programs and applications for virtually every business purpose has made the path clearer than ever as to what entrepreneurs and executives must do to build real equity value in their companies. It looks like this: First, utilizing great tools like John Warrilow’s Sellability Score or Dave Lavinsky’s …

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Sports Metric of the Week: Thursday Night NFL Point Differentials

You might recall that in 2014 there were many complaints that Thursday Night NFL games were not competitive enough, with a huge point differential between the winning and losing teams. In fact, during the first five weeks of the 2014/2015 season, the point differential averaged a massive 29 points.By the end of Week 8, the average for the 2014/2015 season …

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Sports Metric of the Week: World Series Championships

The winner of Game 1 of the World Series title has a HUGE likelihood of winning it all. As you can see below, Game 1 winners have won 70 of the 110 World Series titles overall or 63.6%. Recently, the results have been even more convincing. In the last 18 World Series, the winner of Game 1, has won the …

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Here’s Why NOT to Trust Your Business Gut

According to statistics from BizBuySell, less than 1 out of 5 of businesses marketed for sale are able to find a buyer and to consummate a successful transaction. Even this depressing statistic vastly under-estimates how few companies are able to attain a successful exit, as the great majority of the over 6 million U.S. business owners are never able to even consider listing their …

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Why Business Intelligence is So Hard [And What to do About It]

Written by Jay Turo on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 Over the past few weeks, I have written about the amazing growth and financial progress of Business Intelligence (BI) companies like Domo, Birst, and Looker and how their rise to prominence and value signifies a shift in how we think about the best way to manage and value an enterprise. I …

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H.A.P.P.Y Business Intelligence

The power of business intelligence tools and technologies (BI) to provide managers and leaders accurate, real time visibility to the performance of all aspects of their companies – marketing, sales, operational financial – along with “automated” insight as to how to improve them has made BI one of the highest ROI arenas of business management in the world today. This …

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Breaking Through Data Overwhelm (3 Easy Steps)

Written by Jay Turo on Wednesday, August 12, 2015  Over the past few weeks, I have had the good fortune to speak to many executives and entrepreneurs about how the “Humans” in their companies grapple with data and information technology to improve critical work processes and business results. These processes include “New School” ones like formulating, launching, and managing multi-channel …

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11 Metrics that Really Matter

In this post, I’m going to present 11 metrics that matter in different markets. “Big Picture” Metrics versus “Underlying” Metrics Each of these metrics are what I call “big picture” metrics rather than “underlying” metrics. These big picture metrics are what ultimately judge performance from an outside perspective. But it’s the underlying metrics that truly impact success. Let me explain. …

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Conversion Hacking

I just watched a great video on “Conversion Hacking” from Vishen Lakhiani of MindValley. “Conversion Hacks” are simply ways to increase your conversions. Importantly, as Vishen points at at the beginning, small conversion increases can have a major and positive effect on profits. For example, he explains that a 28% boost in sales doubled profits. And how do you get …

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Six Ways to Win Big with Trade Show Booths

While I’ve been running businesses and attending trade shows for over 15 years, I’ve never once had my own trade show booth. Until recently, when we decided to run a booth at the Traffic & Conversion Summit. Below are my six biggest takeaways from this experience and things you should keep in mind when considering exhibiting at an event or …