Today, BIP Capital, a venture capital firm here in Atlanta, released their first annual report on the state of startup capital and the startup ecosystem in the Southeastern US. The report is based on five years of data gathered and synthesized by the folks at BIP. You can download … Keep reading >>>
Thank you for your strong response and some immediate support for the Pitch Practice community to build a home in El Salvador. There’s no way we could do that on our own, but NewStory has cracked the code on how to build a strong, sustainable home and community for … Keep reading >>>
I’ve been a huge fan of my friends Brett Hagler and Matthew Marshall‘s non-profit startup NewStory since the day Brett shared his vision with me at the Starbucks at Peachtree & Piedmont nearly 3 years ago. I’ve always supported NewStory in whatever way I could, but I’ve never taken … Keep reading >>>
The unfortunate methodology (habit) of many people who blog is to write a blog post and then immediately share it on their social media channels. Now’s when you say, “Uh, ok, so what’s wrong with that?” It’s not wrong. It’s just not complete. The goal of your blog posts – … Keep reading >>>
I hinted around one of my latest projects in the previous post, and now it’s time to reveal the project. This post is the beginning of our beta test of Southern Baklava, a specialty baked goods e-commerce business.
About three years ago, my wife decided to put her baking skills to work to make some extra money. Georgia has a Cottage Food Law that permits home bakers to have their kitchen inspected and sell their creations locally (e.g., only in Georgia). Recently, after a lot of business and … Keep reading >>>