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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

What Entrepreneurs Should Do to Stay Focused on Their Business
Air Date: November 17, 2014

0 Anne and Gillian talk with Stone Temple founder and CEO Eric Enge discuss a number of areas all entrepreneurs should be aware and cover if they want to be free to build the business. The first tip is that the company leaders need to be able to focus and should not be worrying about […]



Save the COO – Protect the Wizard
Air Date: November 10, 2014

0 Anne and Gillian discuss a looming and disturbing emerging trend (as reported by Marketplace recently) to edit COO positions out of corporate org charts, even though history shows us ALL successful companies have two at the top — or not far from it — with vastly different management styles. Think Right Brain / Left […]



Forecasting with DryRun
Air Date: November 3, 2014

0 Guest Blaine Bertsch of Dryrun.com explains the critical importance of tracking cash flow, and even more important, projecting future cash flows. Blaine developed DryRun after years of managing his digital design firm to give him what he needed to make informed decisions for his business. Podcast: Play in new window | Download



The Corporate Culture – Sales Connection
Air Date: October 27, 2014

0 Gillian and Anne discuss what you need to know about how your culture affects your sales. Sales success in the age of social media and SEO is different; the tools and toys HAVE changed the game. If you rely on new media for brand communication, the message you spread in your marketing must flow through […]



Content Marketing, Mobile and Links – Whats New in SEO from Pubcon 2014
Air Date: October 20, 2014

0 Anne reports some interesting search marketing takeaways from her visit to PubCon 2014 in Las Vegas, that all entrpereneurs should be aware of, including: Authorship influence down entities up. Content marketing is king, not content — budget as much to market your content as you do to create it. Links remain important, ability to […]



Securities Law Update with John Myer
Air Date: October 13, 2014

1 Before you raise that first round, listen to our guest Seattle securities lawyer John Myer explain how to stay clear of problems in raising capital — crowdfunding, crowdsourcing, and raising capital through accredited investors. Recent changes in the funding ecosystem are requiring new input from regulators, and some of that is not entirely clear […]



Tribal Speak of The Funding World – Part 2
Air Date: October 6, 2014

0 Indeed, the lingo of start-up funding is so extensive that we couldnt fit it into just one episode. Gillian and Anne continue with more real funding world terms every start up CEO needs to know. Voting rights and dilution. Taxes on stock and options, plus taking an 83B election. Plus, options pools, why you […]



Tribal Speak of the Funding World, Part 1
Air Date: September 22, 2014

0 Most industries have their own set of terminology, and the tribal speak  of venture capital and funding has theirs too. Even though you are heads down getting your start up off the ground, if you are looking for money — and who isnt? — you need to know the lingo. Gillian and Anne un-box […]



From the Front: Mergers and Crowdfunding
Air Date: September 15, 2014

0 Guest Alejandro Cremades CEO of Onevest and founder of Rock the Post equity crowd-funding — now merged with OneVest — tells us how to talk to investors, and how to develop effective strategies for raising equity capital. Podcast: Play in new window | Download



How to Prepare for an Analysts Briefing
Air Date: September 8, 2014

1 Guest Rebecca Lieb of Altimeter explains what analysts do and how they can be of benefit to entrepreneurs. Most importantly, she details what every start up needs to know about preparing for that all-important briefing. Podcast: Play in new window | Download