I used to be a prolific reader. Between physical and digital books as well as audio versions it wasn’t a stretch for me to consume multiple books in a month. I’m not talking about Blinklist-summarized consumption. I mean, reading the books in their entirety. …


Three questions, really? Is that all the questions to ask before starting a business. Well, no. There are a ton of questions to ask before starting a business. However, out of all of those questions there are three that I like people to start with. I have used these same…


I love working young entrepreneurs. They tend to have so much enthusiasm for their ideas. Plus, they tend to teach you as much as you teach them. This week I was fortunate to spend a little bit of time with two young entrepreneurs from Nepal. …


Imagine this scenario. You have a brilliant idea. Media company like Business Insider have named your idea a million dollar idea. You have built your product so well that people from across the globe, let’s say in 45 different countries, have signed up for your service. Investors are calling you…


Writing a business plan is an art form. However, unlike the process of some artists, writing a business plan in a freeform kind of format is never a good idea. It is better to have a process that you follow. That is why I have personally developed my own process…


Making room in my weekly schedule for deep work is a deliberate choice for me. I believe it is important to take time out of your schedule to think about the day, months, and years ahead. This activity allows me to make very deliberate decisions about my life.

This time…


Landing investors for your startup is a lot like trying to move a huge boulder. It can feel almost impossible. Until you start to get some momentum. One key to gaining momentum, or moving that boulder, in the fundraising process is landing your first lead investor.

Lead investors can change everything for your startup

Lead investors play a…


Credit repair is mostly about getting erroneous (such a fancy word) or dated information removed from your credit reports. You can’t get that information removed if you don’t know what is on your credit report in the first place. Of course, there are other steps you can take and I…


Although we tend to work with high-growth startups the mission of SouthFound is to help entrepreneurs from all walks of life “find their voice”. So, we like to mix up the information we share. …


Knowing how to start a business can be confusing. In fact, just this week I have been working with an entrepreneur from Bulgaria. Our work together has identified that there is virtually no one (never say 100% no one) doing exactly what his business model intends to do. There are…

Jonathan Mills Patrick

I’m a former C-level banking exec. and 3x startup founder leading a corporate innovation/product team and have helped companies raise over $500M in funding.

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