from Inc: “9 Things I Learned In 9 Years as a CEO – Part 1”

Posted by Paul Helmick

I’m a Technology CEO and Experienced Entrepreneur. I love helping people use technology to grow their business. 

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This is a great article – and Vertical Response is an incredible Inc 500 success story. Be sure to check out the full story for great insights on his first five points.
Nine years ago I set out to help small businesses grow by providing an easy-to-use email marketing tool that was completely affordable. Now VerticalResponse is profitable, over 85,000 customers strong and growing, and what a ride it’s been! In celebration of VR’s success, I decided to write about 9 things I’ve learned leading a growing business that might help you ease over your own bumps, or flatten them! I’ll start with the first five things in this post:

1. Hire a GREAT Lawyer 

2. Don’t Hire Ahead of the Curve 

3. Get a GREAT Accountant 

4. QUICK Decision Making 

5. Get Rid of Bad Employees…FAST 


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