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Problem Solvers

Feb 18, 2019

Employers often discourage their team members from having side hustles. That's an insane policy, guaranteed to drive your most ambitious and creative people out of your company. Here's a better idea: Think of flexibility as a retention strategy. On this episode of Problem Solvers, we make the business case for...


Feb 11, 2019

Numbers can be deceptive: Just because you have more customers, locations, or dollars coming in, that doesn’t necessarily mean your brand is growing strong and stable. That’s what Jill Salzman discovered with her company The Founding Moms, a collective of meet-ups and resources for mom entrepreneurs. At first, she...


Feb 4, 2019

After Groupon, founder Andrew Mason launched a quirky audio-guide company. That new startup didn’t thrive--but in the process of developing it, his team discovered a brand-new idea that was way bigger and more exciting. Now it exists: It's called Descript (and fun fact: Problem Solvers is produced using this...


Jan 28, 2019

It’s become a truism of startup life: To grow a company, first go out and get investors. But is that true? Does every company need investment? Not really. That’s what Eric and Sasha of the men’s retailer Buck Mason discovered, after they went out to raise cash and were rejected by every investor they met. It...


Jan 21, 2019

How do you find your first customers? It’s a question first-time founders are often flummoxed by. But Keith Krach has developed a tried-and-true strategy—starting during his days at Ariba (which sold for billions), and extending into his current time as chairman of Docusign. In this special live edition of Problem...