Failing to raise Venture Capital ?

Failing to raise Venture Capital ?

As entrepreneurs we know the odds of raising a professional VC round are extremely low. If you didn’t know that, let me tell you… The odds of raising a professional VC round are extremely low! Forbes  recently suggested it was about 1-2% of companies that pitch...
The Idea Development Model

The Idea Development Model

As a lifelong entrepreneur I am blessed (and perhaps in some cases plagued) with a constant flow of ideas. Problems I want to fix. Products I think need to be created. Services that need to be offered and on and on. When the idea hits me I’m often super inspired and...
Thanksgiving – Startup lessons.

Thanksgiving – Startup lessons.

I have some awesome Thanksgiving memories. Most of my greatest memories relate back to time with family, including family members (ie. Grandparents) that have since passed. For me, Thanksgiving is one of those holidays that pulls all of my sense together. When I think...
5 Travel Tips to Boost your Business

5 Travel Tips to Boost your Business

It’s the holiday season, and for thousands of us that also means travel. Whether you are heading across the state in a car, across the country on a plane or even making a hop over the ocean to be with friends and family, chances are high you’ll be away from the...
The Featured Startup Profile: SkillPop

The Featured Startup Profile: SkillPop

SkillPop. I love this business. With a strong, valuable marketplace model where buyers and sellers find mutual value, SkillPop is gaining momentum quickly in Charlotte, and now, the Raleigh-Durham area. I recently had a cup of coffee with SkillPop’s Founder and CEO...