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Thoughts on Networked Businesses

Posted by Admin Admin on Wednesday, May 2, 2012, In : Entrepreneurship 
I have had some experience in trying to build networked businesses.  I have learned many lessons the hard way.   Growing quickly sounds better to investors than to the sponsors and revenue sources who you will depend upon to build your business.  As a result, though VC's tend to love these types of networked businesses - the VC math of generating a high internal rate of return on their investments is not perfectly aligned with the go-it-slow / measured approach of major sponsors. 

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John Fees John Fees is an entrepreneur, strategic marketing executive and business leader in the fields of affinity, collegiate and partnership marketing. During the course of his career, John has founded and led successful companies specializing in strategic marketing and media, affinity, partnership marketing and financial services. Currently, he serves as the co-founder & managing director of NGI Group. NGI Group is a large shareholder in portfolio companies including GradGuard, MassDrive & MyLifeProtected.