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Mayor Reed, I don't blame you

We interrupt our regularly scheduled #startuplessons programming to set things straight here about #snowjam2014 here in Atlanta.  For those of you who don’t live in the ATL, this is one man’s view of what happened. For those of you who do live in Atlanta, I’m providing a few suggestions for … Keep reading >>>

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Mayor Reed, I don’t blame you

We interrupt our regularly scheduled #startuplessons programming to set things straight here about #snowjam2014 here in Atlanta.  For those of you who don’t live in the ATL, this is one man’s view of what happened. For those of you who do live in Atlanta, I’m providing a few suggestions for … Keep reading >>>

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Startup Lesson 7: Say it out loud: "Most startups fail!"

Over the past few months, I’ve met with a dozen or so entrepreneurs and job seekers/changers.  We generally talk about what they do (or did) up until today and what they want to do tomorrow.  When the conversation turns to what they’d really like to do, some of them are … Keep reading >>>

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Pitch Practice 01-24-2014

Bell Street Burritos couldn’t slow us down. We pitched, we learned, and we networked.  If you’re a startup, you should always be pitching your business, so #practiceyourpitch! Here’s who pitched and what we learned.

  • Matthew James – Mobile Shopping Solutions – app & mobile web site that geo-locates every
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Startup Lesson 6: Never EVER borrow money for a startup

When my wife and I got married in 1993, we both had entry level jobs with very low salaries.  I probably brought the salary curve for the GA State U MBA Class of 1993 way, way down.  We also owed several thousand dollars on my car, several thousand dollars on … Keep reading >>>