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About CEO Coach

Everything you need to do business on the web. From funding to finance, setup to staffing, branding to biz-dev, co-hosts Gillian Muessig and Anne Kennedy have between them, more than 50 years of success in nurturing businesses to become global brands. Gillian co-founded Moz and serves on boards on four continents. Anne was a founding board member of Helium.com and guided numerous Internet start-ups, including Zillow. Together, and with occasional guest experts, they break down the art of small business from the ground up.

Latest Show Episodes & Updates

Timing is Everything – and Then Some
Air Date: July 27, 2015

0 Gillian Muessig and Anne Kennedy discuss why start ups succeed: most often its timing. It’s a lot like love. Or anything else in your life that’s great. So let’s examine that. Is timing the key ingredient?



What a Good Night’s Sleep Means to the Performance in Your Business
Air Date: July 20, 2015

0 Gilian Muessig and Anne Kennedy discuss What a Good Night’s Sleep Means to the Performance in Your Business. We’ve all found out how it is to be sleep deprived. What does that do to you and your performance in your business? Turns out . . a lot!



Are Micro-Payments for You?
Air Date: July 13, 2015

0 Micro-payments are yet another pricing model, and one Jakob Nielsen predicted in 1998 would become the economic engine of the Internet. What exactly are micro-payments? Think about iTunes, or buying TV episodes in Amazon. You pay for only what you consume, and you can get a refund after if you didn’t like it. Does […]



Content Marketing for Start-ups
Air Date: July 6, 2015

0 Everyone talks about content marketing; few do it well. Hear advice from Sunil Rajaraman, founder of Scripted on avoid joining continuous hurricane of ineffective literature from businesses with misguided content priorities.



Make Hard Decisions the CIA Way
Air Date: June 29, 2015

0 Anne Kennedy and Gillian Muessig share a five-step process for analyzing complex data from Philip Mudd, former deputy director of the CIA’s counterterrorist center and author of “The HEAD Game: High Efficiency Analytic Decision Making and the art of solving complex problems quickly”.



Choose Your Investors Wisely
Air Date: June 22, 2015

0 We’re talking about how critical it is to choose your investors wisely. Even if you are struggling to raise cash, do not make a Faustian deal that will come back to haunt you! We interviewed Ann-Marie Archer on May 18 about finding key C-level employers, and she had a lot to say about finding […]



Get Sales and Marketing Right Early!
Air Date: June 15, 2015

0 More companies fail because of lack of a salesperson and decent marketing during the first critical months before the money runs out. We know first hand, and we share what happened when we got got good sales people going, and what we learned about the difference between sales and marketing and marketing communications, and […]



Leadership In a Fast Growing Organization with Sarah Bird
Air Date: June 8, 2015

0 Discussion of Leadership In a Fast Growing Organization as Gillian Muessig and Anne Kennedy speak with Moz CEO Sarah Bird. Sarah shares some takeaways for CEOs challenged to scale, develop and support leadership within the company.



Forging Mutually Profitable Revenue Sharing Agreements
Air Date: June 1, 2015

0 Gillian Muessig and Anne Kennedy  explain what comprises revenue sharing agreements that work for both parties. In our January 5 2015 episode we talked about critical pricing models and why this is at the top of the food chain for many marketing and services companies, and what kind of companies would do well to […]



Finding Key C-Level Employees with Ann-Marie Archer
Air Date: May 18, 2015

2 Gillian Muessig and Anne Kennedy talk about finding key employees as companies reach the moment of inflection and kick into high gear / fast growth mode. They welcome Ann-Marie Archer of Archer and Associates, an  executive search firm and specialists in staffing C-levels to discuss finding key C-Level employees.