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…

Our Education System Sets You up for shitty success?

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…

How to Save Yourself When You are Losing Your Business

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…

We Have All Met the Dream Crushers

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…

Ramen Noodle Creativity

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…

You CAN Start a Business While Broke…

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…

How to use Instagram to Validate your idea.

Use Instagram to Validate your idea You may have a great business idea, but one of the worst mistakes that you can do when starting a business is moving forward 100 miles an hour without checking to see if people even want the service that you are trying to offer them. It’s called validating the market….

You Don’t Need Permission to Follow Your Dreams

You Don’t Need Permission to Follow Your Dreams We all wish for something better. We all want more out of our lives. Some people want more money, money friends, more free time, a better love life, more education and so on. Even if our lives are going relatively well we seem to always seek for…

Done is Better Than Perfect

This world is not perfect. You are not perfect. Your idea may be great, but it is not perfect. There are flaws in literally every aspect of every industry all around the world. Your business is not perfect. There is no perfect business in the entire world. Every company has room for improvement. When you…

Proper Guidance and Effort Can Help You Prosper

Proper Guidance and Effort Can Help You Prosper Have you ever been getting ready for work and you think, “I just wish I didn’t have to go to work today?” Have you ever pictured yourself quitting your job and doing something different? When you get to work are you counting down the minutes and seconds…

Don’t Let Textbooks Discourage You

Don’t Let Textbooks Discourage You So, you have an awesome business idea? You are ready to get started building your business, but you don’t know how to get started.  You grab a generic “Start your small Business” textbook. You then dive right into the reading material knowing full well that you are going to be…