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Balance is NOT your goal

Balance is NOT your goal

I don’t believe in work-life balance. I don’t believe you should work yourself to exhaustion so you can take time off to spend time with friends/family and enjoy life. I certainly don’t think you should trade your ambitions and dreams of building an amazing business...
Establishing a “Board” Can Make or Break Your Business

Establishing a “Board” Can Make or Break Your Business

During a recent #StartupSession event, I was asked an important question: “When is the right time to form a Board?”. This is a great question for a few reasons: There are legal and practical implications to consider There is a big different in the various types of...
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...