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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 […]

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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 & […]

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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 […]

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There is No Secret Recipe

With the influx of business information out there, why are businesses still failing? Perhaps it’s taking shortcuts, missing steps, or failing to have the proper knowledge? These are good people with good ideas, and yet they still can’t make it happen. In business school we are essentially taught how to be good employees. We are […]

Lessons Learned From My First Time at Startup Weekend

I’ve always been an admirer of the Startup Weekend events in my area, but have never attended. I would actively follow tweets during the events and read press coverage from the days following. As a fan of the Lean Startup principles, Startup Weekend was a great way to see theories go through the validation process […]