3 Responsibilities of Startup CEO

by: Dan Martell     Published on: 17 August 2015

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What does a CEO do? What should their day look like? In this video, I dive into 3 main responsibilities of a CEO and what should a startup CEO focus on.+ Join me on FB: Connect w/ me live: Tweet me: Instagram awesomeness: you an entrepreneur? Get free weekly video training here: I started my first company ( at 17 I had no clue what I was supposed to be doing.I didn’t know if I should be coding or selling?As the “CEO” what should I be focusing my time on?In lieu of knowing the answer, I just built stuff.It’s definitely the reason that company (and the next one) failed.It wasn’t until 10 years later after reading 100’s of business books and getting great advice from mentors and advisors that I crystallized what my role was.I learned it came down to 3 key responsibilities.That’s what I share in today's video.If you can become great at these 3 areas you’ll become an extremely successful startup CEO.Miss one and you’ll just make it so much harder on yourself.One of them is so simple, yet I feel like most people forget that it’s the basis of any great business.Can you guess which one I’m talking about?Leave your answer as a comment below. I read and reply to each one of them.Don’t wait 10 years to learn this… once you do, you’ll have a CLEAR plan for each an every day.It’s truly a remarkable thing.With gratitude,– DanDon't forget to share this amazing entrepreneurial advice with your friends, so they can be inspired too: DAN MARTELL=====================“You can only keep what you give away.” That’s the mantra that’s shaped Dan Martell from a struggling 20-something business owner in the Canadian Maritimes (which is waaay out east) to a successful startup founder who’s raised more than $3 million in venture funding and exited not one... not two... but three tech businesses:, Spheric, and Flowtown.You can only keep what you give away. That philosophy has led Dan to invest in 33+ early stage startups such as Udemy, Intercom, Unbounce, and Foodspotting. It’s also helped him shape the future of Hootsuite as an advisor to the social media tour de force. An activator, a tech geek, an adrenaline junkie and, yes, a romantic (ask his wife Renee), Dan has recently turned his attention to teaching startups a fundamental, little-discussed lesson that directly impacts their growth: how to scale. You’ll find not only incredible insights in every moment of every talk Dan gives - but also highly actionable takeaways that will propel your business forward. Because Dan gives freely of all that he knows. After all, you can only keep what you give away.Get free training videos, invites to private events, and cutting edge business strategies: