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What Does It Mean to Get a Good Opportunity?

On August 24, 2016, Posted by , In Startup Ideas,Startup Timing, With Comments Off on What Does It Mean to Get a Good Opportunity?

The Roman philosopher Seneca said, “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” It’s another way of saying we make our own luck. What surprises me is how many people prepare and prepare and prepare….and wait and wait…for the “right” opportunity. They wouldn’t recognize a good opportunity if it slapped…

19 Startup Lessons from 19 Years Working with Startups

On May 15, 2016, Posted by , In Startup Ideas,Startup Operations, By , With Comments Off on 19 Startup Lessons from 19 Years Working with Startups

Today marks the 19th anniversary of my company, StartupBiz.com. That’s a lot of chapters…a lot of lessons. Figured I would share a few. It’s Friday, I’m celebrating with a glass of wine and reminiscing. Grab a glass and join me. (Thank you, BTW, to all my friends, colleagues and connections…

Starting a Business Anyway – Paradoxical Commandments of Startups

On April 6, 2016, Posted by , In Startup Ideas,Startup Timing, By , With Comments Off on Starting a Business Anyway – Paradoxical Commandments of Startups

There are always more reasons not to start a business than to start one. Start a business anyway. ————————————– Your co-founders will not be perfect and will give you pause to believe in them. Believe in your co-founders anyway. ————————————— People will say your idea will never work. Make your…

Is Your Idea Any Good for a Business?

On October 14, 2015, Posted by , In Startup Ideas, By , With Comments Off on Is Your Idea Any Good for a Business?

Last night I had the opportunity to facilitate an Ideation Bootcamp for the newFort Lauderdale-Boca Chapter of the Founder Institute. I am proud to be a graduate of the Seattle chapter and led the effort to organize a chapter in Tampa-St. Pete in 2012 (with moderate success). The highlight of…

Who Wants to Disrupt a $20B Industry?

On October 6, 2015, Posted by , In Startup Ideas, By , With Comments Off on Who Wants to Disrupt a $20B Industry?

Every year about 43 million Americans move and spend more than $20B. Chances are you have moved and know what a hassle it can be. Unlike most industries that have been made more efficient and accountable to consumers because of the internet and mobile devices, the moving and storage industry…