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 […]Read more "Dinner date with an investor…the real demo day!😩"
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 […]Read more "Real and Imaginary Obstacles Block Your Path"
Our Education System Sets up for Workforce Shitty Success In high school, we were taught how to fit into the mold of society. We were taught to go after a certain career and we were encouraged to pick a path in life. We learned that we should be seeking to become doctors, lawyers, teachers, or […]Read more "Our Education System Sets You up for shitty success?"
So you have to close up shop…. I remember when I was closing my store, and did a google search while holding a Red Bull in one hand and fighting back tears, and ignoring emails from my asshole investor, and I could’t find anything. Why was that the case? Statistics tell us that 50% of […]Read more "How to Save Yourself When You are Losing Your Business"
We Have All Met the Dream Crushers I don’t know why some people believe that it is their right to be a dream crusher. I don’t know if they think they are being helpful, or if they think that they are being realistic. Maybe the dream crushers out there don’t want to see you spend […]Read more "We Have All Met the Dream Crushers"
Ramen Noodle Creativity Remember when you were in college and the only thing you had in your cupboard was Ramen noodles? Remember when you would have to think of new recipes to make the boring noodles into a gourmet cuisine? You had to get creative to not get bored of the bland taste. You learned […]Read more "Ramen Noodle Creativity"
Don’t let empty pockets stop you! I think we can all relate to the concept of being poor. Some of us have been poorer than others, but there has been at least one time in our adult likes where we weren’t sure where our next meals would come from. We have all been in the […]Read more "You CAN Start a Business While Broke…"