Nate Nead

Nate Nead is the CEO & Managing Member of Nead, LLC, a consulting company that provides strategic advisory services across multiple disciplines including finance, marketing and software development. For over a decade Nate had provided strategic guidance on M&A, capital procurement, technology and marketing solutions for some of the most well-known online brands. He and his team advise Fortune 500 and SMB clients alike. The team is based in Seattle, Washington; El Paso, Texas and West Palm Beach, Florida.

Latest Posts From Nate Nead

How to Use Strategic Synergy in Content Marketing

As a startup entrepreneur, one of your biggest priorities is going to be growing the business as quickly as possible. That means reaching new audiences, maximizing client retention, expanding your physical presence, and of course, onboarding new customers regularly.  Oftentimes, the vehicle for this growth and expansion is marketing. But to be successful in the […]

Should Your Startup Stay Remote or Head Back to the Office?

In the past year, millions of businesses have transitioned to working from home. Many of these businesses have had plans to retain this operational model permanently – but a great deal of these changes were intended to be temporary measures to accommodate the pandemic.  Similarly, many new businesses emerging in the modern world begin with […]

The Problems Startup Entrepreneurs Face When Incorporating New Technology

Technology is a practical requirement of every modern business. You’ll use computers throughout the workday to communicate with others, manage projects, and coordinate resources. You’ll rely on cloud computing, email servers, data storage, artificial intelligence and countless other tech services to operate. And over the years, you’ll be responsible for finding and integrating new technologies […]

Should Your Startup Custom Develop a Site From Scratch?

If you want your startup to stand a chance of achieving brand visibility and attracting new customers, you need to have a website. The majority of modern consumers will consult the web before making a purchase or working with a corporate partner; if your website isn’t there, they’re simply going to turn to one of […]

When Will Chatbots Become Better Than Humans?

How often do you have full conversations with chatbots? It might happen more than you think.  These days, millions of businesses are employing chatbots for sales, customer service, and dozens of other functions, giving people the fluidity and directness of conversation without requiring an actual human agent to step in.  Some of the advantages of […]

How to Get Testimonials and Reviews With a Small Customer Base

With even a handful of eloquent, praising testimonials, your business will have a much better chance of capturing new customers – and building initial trust. And if you’re an established brand with a few thousand (or more) loyal customers, it shouldn’t be hard to collect the testimonials you need to accomplish this.  However, if your […]

How Is Growth Hacking Different From Traditional Marketing?

“Growth hacking” has become a favorite term of startup entrepreneurs, angel investors, marketers, and digital gurus everywhere. But at its core, growth hacking doesn’t seem terribly distinguished from a conventional marketing strategy.  Is there something that sets it apart? Or is growth hacking just a glorified term for a certain type of marketing?  Even more […]

Is Technological Progress Slowing Down?

Technology is amazing. And it seems to get even more impressive every year. Every day, there’s some new gadget or breakthrough in the news worth getting excited about. And every year, our collective capabilities as a species seem to be getting broader and further-reaching.  For decades, we’ve seen a veritable explosion in technological development – […]

Will Startup Culture Get Stronger or Weaker From Here?

For the past couple of decades, the United States and countries around the world have felt something akin to startup fever. Millions of young and inexperienced entrepreneurs are excited at the prospect of starting an innovative new business of their own. Millions of savvy and new investors are eager to cash in on the next […]

How Entrepreneurship Became Democratized (and Where It Goes From Here)

Over the past 20 or 30 years, entrepreneurship has become democratized—and that’s a great thing, for the most part. But if we’re to better understand the tenets of entrepreneurial democratization and keep pushing for positive changes, we need to delve deeper into this topic.  What exactly is entrepreneurial democratization? How did it develop? And where […]

What Does the Future of Online Search Look Like?

Online search has evolved so gradually that many people find it hard to track its growth. One day, voice-based search seemed like a dumb gimmick that only heard what you said half the time. The next day, it felt like voice search had been working well for years.  But the fact is, over the 20ish […]

Why Do Most Digital Marketing Strategies Fail?

Digital marketing strategies are arguably the best way to grow a business—especially a tech startup that’s looking to reach a wide audience and scale with online product and service offerings. But the sad truth is that employing a digital marketing strategy is no guarantee of success. It’s hard to determine what percentage of digital marketing […]

The Biggest Ethical Concerns in the Future of AI

Artificial intelligence (AI) is rapidly improving, becoming an embedded feature of almost any type of software platform you can imagine, and serving as the foundation for countless types of digital assistants. It’s used in everything from data analytics and pattern recognition to automation and speech replication.  The potential of this technology has sparked imaginative minds […]

Does Modern Tech Demand an “Information Diet?”

The miracle of modern technology is that it provides us with all the information we ever wanted—and then some. In the span of a few seconds, you can easily learn facts about science, history, and other subjects. You can send a message to people all over the world. And you can gather the latest details […]

What To Do When WordPress Fails

At 19% of overall website CMS market share, WordPress is the proverbial elephant in the room. But, WordPress is not without its warts. As the dominant player in the market, hackers are more likely to create malware and nefarious code insertions on a content management system that is more ubiquitous. Hacking WordPress is a numbers […]