Tag: entrepreneur

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

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. […]

Two-bit Guru | Barcamp7 Followup | Photo of post-it drawings from BarCamp

There were lots of highlights for me at Milwaukee Barcamp 7, beside my own sessions on Meditation and Communication. The Green Hour was fun and informative, and ditto for a session on Minecraft (trying to keep my knowledge somewhere in range of my Grandkids’), the 3D scanner and printing systems were cool, and Charlie’s bee […]

In my last post we visited the world of a hypothetical couch potato and made him/her into a hypothetical entrepreneur. Stories like these comprise a facet of the American Dream, that says anybody can come up with a gimmick and make a fortune, and indeed sometimes it does happen. Even though I invented our couch […]

Startup Accelerator number 10 is coming up this Saturday, March 3, from 9 am to who-knows-when (usually winds down around 4-5 pm although some folks stick around to chat after). At Sector67, 2100 Winnebago Street, Madison, WI 53704. It’s an unconference for entrepreneurs, budding entrepreneurs, and anyone who just wants to see what it’s all […]

Startup Accelerator number 9 is coming up this Saturday, January 21, from 9 am to who-knows-when (usually winds down around 4-5 pm although some folks stick around to chat after). At Bucketworks, 706 S 5th St, Milwaukee, WI 53204. It’s an unconference for entrepreneurs, budding entrepreneurs, and anyone who just wants to see what it’s […]

Let’s say you’ve gotten the best idea of your whole lifetime and you just have to share it with somebody. You grab the nearest Being by the lapels, even though he is a head taller and a fair amount wider than you. In your excitement and enthusiasm you fail to notice that this particular gorilla […]

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, […]