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Why There’s Hope for Silicon Valley

Last evening I went to a networking event organized by the StartupNation community members from northern California. I had no idea what to expect. I had spent the day in and out of meetings with hotshot techophiles from Silicon Valley, and had heard more references to "Web-2-dot-0" and "agile" and "offshoring" to make my head [...]

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SouthernRockin’ HarpHowlin’ TwangBangin’ Baby!

How’s that for a brand? Well, if you’re a southern rock, blues, country musician in Nashville it works nicely. Type that phrase into Google and you’ll come up with Stacie Collins’ MySpace page. (While you’re there take a listen to her song “Baby Sister” for an illustration of what SouthernRockin’ HarpHowlin’ TwangBangin’ means. You’ll never [...]

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More on Computer Storage

A funny thing about being a new blogger is that I never know what is going to get people talking. My post on an easy-to-use Raid Array, which is designed to prevent loss of your important data, got lots of responses. A number of people pointed out that a RAID is no substitute for backing [...]

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Come up with a name they’ll remember!

One of the things that sets my business apart from the competition is the name of my business – The Dippy Chick Company. There are a gazillion (well okay… hundreds) of companies out there that manufacture products similar to mine, but they are not very memorable. I am in the seasonings business and I honestly [...]

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You Gotta Know When You’re Throwin’ Grapefruits

Passion is one of the signature traits of a successful entrepreneur, no doubt about it. (or as my father used to enjoy saying … “no boubt adout it!”) It’s the passion for what you’re doing that keeps you “up” and energetic and “going after it” consistently day after day. Pushing yourself to the edge as [...]

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