December 2, 2015

Now that the holidays are upon us, this seems to be an appropriate question.  It’s usually stated sarcastically at the end of a long day that includes shopping for gifts for people you are not even sure you want to know anymore.

 

Sarcasm and Black Friday aside, it’s act...

August 7, 2015

When I first heard the term bootstrapping it happened to be raining outside.  A lot.  Turns out to be a good illustration of the concept.  Bootstrapping IS all about picking yourself up by the handles on the sides of your boots – and getting on with it!  And it’s somet...

July 2, 2015

You probably think this post is going to talk about a recent baby encounter in my life and about how being an entrepreneur is kind of like being a child and learning to talk, crawl and walk.  It is, but this is not that kind of post.

 

I’m actually referencing the moving...

May 7, 2015

Starting a new business is hard.  Knowing what to call yourself is only the first part.  Having a great idea, also only a stepping stone.  In starting my own business, I’ve been researching/gathering information  – I’d call it intell, but that implies a higher level sk...

April 2, 2015

One of the first things you learn in Marketing 101 of bschool is the 4Ps.  Product, Placement, Price and Promotion – all the beautiful pieces you need for a great marketing plan.  There used to be 5 Ps, but many business schools stopped teaching it because it was so ob...

January 1, 2015

One of the many things I love about living in New York is the vast amount of conveniences available.  For instance, in the morning as I commute to work, there are 3 fruit stands I can frequent.  There used to be 4 (currently out of business) – and I’ve tried them all....

August 7, 2014

I spent many years working in corporate companies since starting my career.  With the economy, I heard a lot of talk about people leaving or being asked to leave corporate life to pursue other career options.  Many folks were out of work for a long time.  Many of these...

August 8, 2013

There never seems to be enough hours in the day.  I remember when I worked in corporate, I often had a lot of work to do, but I also had periods of relative calm to clean out the ole inbox.  As an entrepreneur who is working to help other entrepreneurs, I am also tryin...

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