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Don’t forget the small stuff

Whoa, remember me? Its been a long time since I blogged. No excuse for the unexplained absence… other than graduation from college (after nine years of in and out!), consulting on a friend’s new business, a wonderful new girl in my life, and excessive growth at Charisma Arts. We have a television show coming out [...]

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Favorite Movie Entrepreneurs

While painting the family room over this holiday weekend Suzanne mentioned that Gone With the Wind was about to begin and suggested we watch. As it is one of my favorite movies and we are 34 days from our 1930′s themed wedding, I agreed. During the film, Rhett Butler (Clark Gable) asked Scarlett O’Hara (Vivien [...]

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Startup attitude: Act like a winner

• Confidence • Boldness • Strut These are contagious qualities. Your customers will pick up on it. Your team will rise to it. Your competition will notice it. When you start acting like you belong, you do belong. One of the ways that entrepreneurs can gather this confident bold strut is to practice and hang [...]

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Top 10 Reasons to join the StartupNation Community

Here we go! Today’s Top 10 List. The top 10 reasons to create a profile & join the StartupNation community … 10 You’ll be hangin’ with really smart people who’ll help you with that idea for starting up & growing your dream business 9 If you join & create a profile by June 1 you’ll [...]

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Cool Company of the Day: VocationVacations.com

Alright, those of you who want to start up a business but have no experience doing the actual kind of work that that business entails… this one’s for you: Vocation Vacations. They’re based in Oregon but serve up job stints all across the country (and beyond) at the kinds of businesses people typically only dream [...]

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Cool Company of the Day: ManageYourCellar.com

We love red wine – a lot. It’s partly the flavor, partly the infinite variety and nuances of taste, partly knowing the work and thinking that goes into that taste, partly the history and concept of it, and partly it’s that it’s supposedly healthy for you in good measure. But remembering your favorites, storing the [...]

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Scissor-runners are cut out to start a small business

My bride-to-be Suzanne coined a phrase at a congratulatory dinner we were having last evening at our favorite Italian restaurant “joint”. She called herself a scissor-runner. There’s no question about it. She’s bright, intelligent, beautiful and does not like rules. It’s not that she especially wants to make her own rules, she just doesn’t like [...]

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Inspiration

My mom died exactly 4 years ago today. She is the sweetest lady I have ever known. Now, after four years, I can think about her and not remember so much the 4-year cancer battle or the way her body failed her those last months. I remember her vibrant, smiling, lovely countenance. My mom, the [...]

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Cool Company of the day: Airforce Nutrisoda

Staying on the beverage theme…, I was passing through the Minneapolis/St. Paul airport friday of last week and was thirsting for a soda. So, I walked into the magazine/snack store. My eyes were instantly drawn to a cool array of slender cans in the open cooler. They were cans of "Nutrisoda," sold by Air Force. [...]

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The absolute number one best business to start

Full service car wash. You see, you probably thought I’d wimp out and not really name one. I mean come on, how can you pick just one business that’s the best for everyone. Isn’t it conventional wisdom that we all have unique personalities & gifts & styles? But I’ve decided. There is just no question [...]

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