All posts by: Chris McGraw

I love entrepreneurs. The passion for their company, the new and exciting possibilities, their love of their business, the pitching, the scaling, “new company” smell. I love it all. I could not ask for a better job but to work...
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Do you have a compelling case for why your product is superior to that of your competitors? How do you make your business stand out? And how do you make sure your business is sustainable? These are the questions that...
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So you have a great business idea, and you’re confident that it’s going to be truly revolutionary. Your incredible innovation could make you the next Mark Zuckerberg or Jeff Bezos! You’re just lacking one thing: funding. Or business expertise. Or...
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Startup founders, throughout their fund-raising and early marketing activities, often hear the dreaded word “no.” Hearing “no” is not only demoralizing, it can be debilitating to morale. How can you get this company going, if you keep hearing “no?” Not...
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I see you. Putting in extra hours, burning the candle at both ends. Working hard and giving 1000% but still feeling like you’re falling behind. You are not alone. Here at Pitch Deck Fire, we were on the verge of...
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When I think about my company and how to be successful as we move into the new year, no one thing comes to mind more than increasing sales. But with so many differing techniques to increase sales it’s kind of hard to...
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Achieving Long-Term Competitive Advantage through Continuous Process Optimization Competing on Product and Process From a strategic positioning standpoint, it’s easy to look at a competitor’s end product and try to compete with them, but it’s also missing a big part...
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As a business owner, I have a strong urge to do things right — to serve my clients’ needs, to make sure that projects run smoothly. Serving clients include building a connection with the community and helping tell startup stories...
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 I was giving a free 15 minute pitch consultation to a client the other day, when I saw something suspiciously conventional looking. The client’s deck… it looked so familiar… Yep – I’ve seen that before. It was the Google Pitch...
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Let me guess: You’re trying to do everything yourself. It’s a defining feature of the early-stage entrepreneur. If you’re an entrepreneur, you probably thrive with little structure and a flexible schedule. You just get shit done everyday, all day, right?...
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