Earlier this week, BIP Capital released its 2nd annual “State of Startups in the Southeast” report. You can download the 2018 report here and the 2017 report here. This report takes a unique look at the environment for startups raising capital in the SEC states of Florida, Georgia, Alabama, … Keep reading >>>
If you are unfortunate enough to contract pneumonia, the first thing you’ll get is a heavy dose of broad spectrum antibiotics for the first few days. Although there are more than 100 strains of infectious pneumonia agents identified, only a few are responsible for the majority of the cases of … Keep reading >>>
Twenty seven years ago, a group of Theta Chi fraternity brothers from my Alma Mater, Presbyterian College, decided to go golfing for a weekend in Waynesville, NC. There were six of them, all in their twenties. That tradition continues today. Last weekend, we celebrated the 27th event. That’s a long … 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 >>>