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A Business Turnaround: The Light at the End of the Tunnel

Just read Jeff Hilimire’s latest blog post, in which he recounts old offices, no business plans, and the glory of being young and starting your own gig to just do what you love. That reminded me of one of the most painful times in my business career – ok, … Keep reading >>>

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Who are you mentoring?

In our Men’s Fraternity group this morning, the subject was Mentoring, specifically for men, but the lesson could apply to anyone mentoring or being mentored.  One of the things that Dr. Robert Lewis talked about was that mentors may come and go and may only be for a short season … Keep reading >>>

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A Founder’s Fable: would you fire your biggest customer?

In the continuing spirit of last week’s Founder Fables event, here’s one that came up today in a great meeting with a couple of young aspiring entrepreneurs who took honors at Startup Riot.

In January of 2008, my company began creating a service relationship with a very large telecom/wi-fi … Keep reading >>>

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A Founder's Fable: would you fire your biggest customer?

In the continuing spirit of last week’s Founder Fables event, here’s one that came up today in a great meeting with a couple of young aspiring entrepreneurs who took honors at Startup Riot.

In January of 2008, my company began creating a service relationship with a very large telecom/wi-fi … Keep reading >>>

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Launching CWNP

There are probably a dozen or so lessons in the months from July 2001 through the spring of 2002, but a couple of them really jump out.

Having sold off WirelessCentral.Net, shuttered all the other hideous ideas, and focused completely on creating a WLAN certification for the IT industry, we … Keep reading >>>

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So, uh, what is it that we do here?

Devin and I each put up $250 to incorporate Devcomm Inc. We signed official corporate papers and all that fun stuff to create our Georgia S-Corp.  We still had no idea what we were going to actually do, but we knew it had something to do with “wireless networking”, a … Keep reading >>>

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CWNP: A Historical Perspective

Over the past 13 years, I’ve been asked many times, “what do you do?”, just as many people get asked this every day.  When I answered “I own a small business that trains & certifies network engineers in Wi-Fi”, I’d always get a lot of strange looks, not to mention … Keep reading >>>

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CWNP has been acquired!

Last week, it became real. After starting CWNP (fka ‘DevComm’, fka ‘Planet3 Wireless’) 13 years ago with $250, fighting through the “who are you?” battle, fighting through the 2008-2009 economic disaster, and finally completing the full breadth of enterprise Wi-Fi certifications & training, CWNP was acquired. WOW! What a ride!… Keep reading >>>