Strategic Planning: Positioning Your Startup for the Long Run w/ Glenn McMahon


Scaling a business requires more than simply passion and love. It requires strategic planning and business development
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Most startup founders share a potent passion and an infectious enthusiasm for whatever their project is about. It’s that drive that propels them and their business forward.

But at a certain point, running a business requires more than simply passion and love. It requires strategic planning and business development—and that’s when today’s guest usually enters the picture.

Glenn McMahon, Managing Director at Portage Point Partners, joins the show to share how he helps founders scale their business and prepare for early funding rounds.

We discuss:

  • The benefits of having a “thought partner”
  • The importance of evolving and expanding your offering
  • Being patient and selective when choosing investment partners
  • Why you shouldn’t be afraid to ask for help

This discussion with Glenn McMahon comes from our show Startup Success. Reach out to Glenn on LinkedIn or visit portagepointpartners.com.

If you want to hear more episodes like this one, check out Startup Success and other podcasts by Burkland.