Tag: business

Seth Godin on making your small business indispensable. This is a sort-of synopsis in less than 8 minutes of Seth Godin’s longer piece. TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

Seth Godin Medicine Ball Session. 54 minutes. I just discovered Seth Godin. Interesting stuff about entrepreneurship and the advantages for all of us now, and more, by a guy who knows a lot and shares it. TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

10 secrets of becoming a successful entrepreneur. These are common sense ideas—good advice—but I suppose if they’re “secrets” they sound more exciting. TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

DIY minimal business cards on the go. Using this idea beats having to ask if anyone has a pencil. TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

Two-bit Guru | Giving money to friends | Photo of a Christmas card with a $100 bill sticking out of it.

Four months before Christmas one year, a friend complained that his small business wasn’t doing as well as he’d like. I commiserated, and once we’d opened up the topic of ain’t-times-tough, it became a regular theme. Since things were bad for him, I couldn’t very well say they were good for me, although they were. […]

Here it is, heavy upon us again, the season of giving and getting. It has come too fast, as it does every year, even though every year we seem to start a little bit earlier. The joy of the season is heavily dependent on retail sales, for without sufficient household spending the economy may suffer […]

The Eighth Startup Accelerator unconference took place in Madison, WI, at the University of Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery this past Saturday. The Startup Accelerator offers free events, with lunch included, for entrepreneurs and entrepreneur-hopefuls to exchange ideas with each other and with folks who have expertise in a variety of areas. In a typical unconference, […]

Last Saturday at the 7th Startup Accelerator unconference for entrepreneurs in Appleton, Wisconsin, the mystery of this new-to-me adventure was somewhat revealed. There were breakout sessions on business structures, on protecting intellectual property, on the traditional model of Great Idea to Talented People to Business Plan to Nirvana (megabucks from a source that has many […]

If the phrases “startup accelerator,” “barcamp,” and “foobar” (not to be confused with “fubar”) have little meaning to you, you’re in good company here because until a month or so ago these words were mysteries to me, too. They mostly still are. They all have to do with a group of people getting together for […]