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working from costa rica

Getting Outside & Playing Nice with Others

These past two months have been productive, distracting, adventurous, calm, and many other contradictions all at once. In April, I spent three amazing weeks traveling across Costa Rica. I came back just in time to attend April’s Entretherapy, then got very sick which coupled with wanderlust, killed my productivity for a week. Less than two […]

A Conversation Among Entrepreneurs…

Every Thursday morning I am a part of a peer-mentoring group that gathers and shares what we’re struggling with, what we’ve accomplished, and what we’re working on in our businesses. I’ve been attending this group for almost 2 years now…A lot of startups have come through and most are gone. It was today that an interesting […]

CAKEpdx Entretherapy

A little history about CAKE and how you can help

Prepare yourself for a story… In December of 2011, Graham Talley (Co-Founder of Float On) and I (Derek Wyatt) were chatting in a coffee shop about the lack of small business resources available for people who just had an idea and didn’t know what to do next… mainly our friends. Having backgrounds in business & […]

networking is not working

Networking is Not Working and What You Can Do About It

I’ve never been a fan of traditional, hand shake, business card swapping networking events. At the earliest stages of my career, I was more concerned about doing quality work instead of having a quantity of work. This method didn’t boast well for my bank account. However, the value that my clients received, made them clients […]

Programming and Metaprogramming

When Hard Work Pays Off…

If you’re someone who is driven by instant gratification, entrepreneurship might not be the best career path for you. Sometimes it takes countless hours with seemingly no end in sight to accomplish major tasks that will propel your business into the next level. As long as you’re moving forward, there is a reward waiting for […]