Speak up-Even if your voice shakes

My voice still shakes when I speak sometimes and I think it’s important for people to admit that. You don’t have to be perfect to get your point across. Was on a panel last night talking about gender equality and it upsets me badly young girls and women are treated everyday. We have to stop…

Social Media has everyone thinking Entrepreneurship is easy…

It’s not for the faint of heart or for those who’s heart is faint…however that goes. Stop glossing over your mistakes, mountains, heartache, broke days and nights or months or years when this shit has punched you in the gut. You earned your stripes don’t be ashamed and if you are new to it, know…

Beware of the Drunken Noodle

Beware of the Drunken Noodle Starting a business is overwhelming. You think that it might calm down your nerves a little bit if you start talking to other business owners. Oftentimes this might even make things worse. They start giving advice and telling you what you should and shouldn’t do. You also begin to compare…

Stretching the Noodle

Stretching the Noodle Stretching the noodle, what does this mean? Have you ever heard of somebody saying that you should stretch your budget or stretch your brain? This is what “stretching your noodle” means, it means to take that little package of noodles and see how many meals you can make out of that bag…

6 Reasons Why You Should Start a Business in College

6 Reasons Why You Should Start a Business in College You can start a business at any point in your life. I have seen 50 and 60 year old entrepreneurs. However, the most common regret among these individuals is their desire to go back in time and have started when they were young adults and…

What the Heck is your WHY?

  You want to be the “go-to” person where people come to YOU for advice. You want to start a movement. You want to be your own boss. You want to be the biggest brand name in your industry. You want to have a globally recognized slogan and logo. You want to make millions of dollars….

But that check though…A Well Paying Job Can Be An Obstacle too

Sometimes a good paying job can stand in the way of you following your dreams just as much as a bad paying job… I talk a lot  about obstacles and opportunities. I have talked about how everybody has obstacles in the way of their true authentic dreams.  Some of these obstacles can be legitimate things…

Want to be an entrepreneur? Prepare to sleep in your office

And push came to shove big time, we ordered the machine and started ramping up, because hey we were going to be making thousands of pops a day- up from about 200 a day. The machine was supposed to get to us within 4 weeks, then it turned to 4 months, then 6 then 8….

10 Ways to Create Epic Content that engages

You must Create Epic content or your brand will DIE! There is absolutely no doubt that good quality content is the key that opens all doors for a successful content marketing campaign. Everyone knows that good content can open doors for the world to meet your brand, generate leads, reach more people, and position you…

Dinner date with an investor…the real demo day!😩

Why do so many pitch competitions happen on a stage? Honestly the majority of deals don’t happen on a stage but at a dimly lit restaurant, coffee shop, hotel lobby in the middle of SXSW or someone’s conference room. After being in a few of these “Dinner Pitches” I personally think the conversation over dinner/drinks/coffee…

Real and Imaginary Obstacles Block Your Path

Real and Imaginary Obstacles Block Your Path So, you want to start a business? When you are throwing around the idea to get started as an entrepreneur you are extremely excited, but you are also very nervous about all of the obstacles that lay in front of you.  In fact, you might even write a…