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 >>>
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 >>>
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 >>>
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.
In a lunch conversation yesterday with a startup founder, we had a good long talk about going “all in” from several different perspectives. It’s a very tough decision, one that future founders haven’t experienced yet and past founders often have regret over or glee that they made the decision at … Keep reading >>>
Culture starts at the top. I could stop right there and call it a blog post. Travis Kalanik resigned yesterday as the CEO of Uber, after a number of Uber investors demanded he leave. Here are a few questions that, as a total outsider and customer of Uber, would ask … Keep reading >>>
In a conversation yesterday with a local entrepreneur about a year into his second startup, we both had a story to tell about how we didn’t think there was any way possible to get what we wanted in a certain situation. The two situations were remarkably similar.
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Entrepreneur magazine recently interviewed Reid Hoffman, founder of LinkedIn and early exec at PayPal. One of his lines in this interview rang true for me as we hammer through the issues of launching multiple startups under the same roof at The Combine.
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To Successfully Grow A Business, You
We get asked quite a bit about how The Combine operates, what’s our model, how it works, etc. Our model is different. People compare us to and contrast us with incubators, accelerators, venture capital firms, consulting firms, and fractional C-suite models. We do exhibit some of each of the aforementioned … Keep reading >>>
Yesterday, I was reminded by David Cummings, via his daily blog, that there are some very basic elements to starting up the sales and marketing of any business and specifically a technology startup. I refer to these basic elements as blocking and tackling, or things you simply have to do … Keep reading >>>