In a blog post last summer, I wrote about how to know when to go all in as an entrepreneur. One of those criteria is “Family“. I listed that one first, because ultimately, you can make more money, you can get another job, you can start another … Keep reading >>>
Mailchimp started out as an email design firm to make email newsletters look better. They became the greatest email marketing service provider in the galaxy by making the entire email marketing process so beautiful a sales guy could do it. But they don’t stand still and haven’t stood still on … Keep reading >>>
Atlanta Tech Blogs has just reached a fun vanity metric: 20,000 organic twitter followers. Yay. Lots of digital marketing lessons have been learned over the past 3 years about how to gain a solid social media following without spending any money (hint: content, content, and more content). But … Keep reading >>>
When I use the phrase “content marketing”, most people I’m talking to nod their heads and agree that it’s a necessity for any business, especially a startup or a small business without a huge marketing budget. But when we dig deeper, I find that many people still lack a good … Keep reading >>>
This clip from Apollo 13 exemplifies what I believe is the absolute most fun about startups: solving problems. Software or services…or baklava. Whatever you’re starting, you’re starting it to solve someone’s problem, even if the problem is not having the best dessert at your fingertips.
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There simply is no substitute for doing. If you’re building software that automates some process, do that process manually first. If you’re building a machine that does a task, you must do that task first. Manually. If you are creating, packaging, and shipping a product over and over and over, … Keep reading >>>
Much like every conversation about technology over the last 10 years involved the term “mobile”, today’s conversations almost always include the Internet of Things (IoT). At a recent breakfast, we, too, got deep into this topic. But we found ourselves taking a step back from the details of where some … Keep reading >>>
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 >>>
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.