I was on an email list for the Eureka! Ranch (owned and operated by Doug Hall, he was a judge on American Inventor). One afternoon, I received an email offering a free afternoon seminar with Doug. There was one catch, we had to agree to be filmed for American Inventor. I quickly replied that I`d like to participate, and I was fortunate to reply in such a speedy manner, because the seminar was filled in a matter of hours.
This seminar is what gave me the courage and confidence that my business idea was a good one, and I should go for it. I can`t help but think that if I had hesitated, my business would have never gotten off the ground.
I met some great entrepreneurs that day, and made some terrific contacts.
As for my 15 minutes of fame, it was more like 2-3 seconds on camera, and that was in a group setting.
Love the idea of an all glass table - base included.
My website should be live in a couple of weeks. I`d be happy to send you a couple pictures. I use mainly aluminum (industrial strength) for my bases and frames. It has an anodized finish, so it works terrifically indoors and out. No maintenance either!
I don`t have a retail showroom, but my office is located in my home in Cincinnati. Our shop is in Dayton. I`m usually in Dayton a couple days a week. I saw your post about the SUN SE Michigan meeting, and am tempted to make the drive. I know, call me crazy, but what a great event!
I have read several of your posts, and listened to your podcast interview. You`ve certainly taken what many consider to be a terrible circumstance (the prospect of losing your job) and turned it into a great opportunity. My neighbor has two children with Celiac, and I`ve sent her a link to your website. She seemed really excited about the cookies. I know her daughters would enjoy them. I`ll have to check with her to see if she`s ordered any.