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The Lessons from the Trenches Desk

  1. Beyond the Series B: When to quit, when to sell, and when to double down

    It’s the question nearly every entrepreneur faces, whether their business is doing great, failing, or somewhere in between...

    By Sarah Lacy , written on

    From the Lessons from the Trenches desk

  2. Scaling your startup with Soul

    The Co-Founders of SoulCycle share how they took their business plan scrawled out on a napkin and scaled it into a spinning phenomenon that is sweeping the nation—one stationary bike at a time.

    By Sarah Lacy , written on

    From the Lessons from the Trenches desk

  3. “I was working so hard, I was so exhausted and I was so invisible”

    Caitlin Freeman on becoming a pastry chef, an entrepreneur, a stay at home mom, and now an entrepreneur again.

    By Sarah Lacy , written on

    From the Lessons from the Trenches desk

  4. "The Wrong Kind of Money"

    Elon Musk, Fred Wilson, Brian Chesky, Kevin Systrom, Aaron Levie, Sophia Amorusa, Michelle Zatlyn, Julie Hanna, and Susan Lyne discuss the money you *shouldn't* take.

    By Sarah Lacy , written on

    From the Lessons from the Trenches desk

  5. How Stitch Fix built an IPO-worthy ecommerce company in an Amazon world

    After several seasons of drought, the IPO market for consumer tech may be finally seeing signs of life.

    By Kevin Kelleher , written on

    From the Lessons from the Trenches desk

  6. Sheila Marcelo: Timing Isn't Everything

    Sheila Marcelo, Co-Founder and CEO of Care.com talks about the winding road she took - from a small coconut farm in the Philippines to becoming one of a handful women CEOs leading a publicly traded company.

    By Sarah Lacy , written on

    From the Lessons from the Trenches desk

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    From the Lessons from the Trenches desk

  8. Erin Levine’s five empowering little words: “I’ll see you in court”

    Recently, I came across a startup that’s focused on a yet-undisrupted opportunity: Divorce.

    By Sarah Lacy , written on

    From the Lessons from the Trenches desk

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