Starting a business is hard. Its even harder if you’ve never done it before. Here are a few things to think about if you are considering becoming a full-time entrepreneur: It takes time – Assume it is going to take some time to get things going. It is fun to read about companies like… Read More


Working on sales in a startup can be a challenging process. Specifically, I think sales is harder in product based companies because sometimes the product hasn’t been finished yet or it is changing rapidly. At times it can be a game of hurry up and wait, meaning you make a sale only to be told… Read More


Starting a company is an exercise in persistence and resourcefulness. How do you surround yourself and keep great employees? How do you keep your company adequately financed? What do you do when something goes wrong? All these challenges are part of building a business and great entrepreneurs find ways to handle these issues. At the center… Read More


If you read about tech companies in media and blogs, you cant help but notice all the multi-million dollar funding rounds that are celebrated on a daily basis. I know as a founder that hasnt had a million dollar round, its hard to look at your work so far and say, why not me? Why… Read More


I spoke on a panel earlier this month about the startup community and the jobs that were being created. I really enjoyed the event and hope to be part of many more discussions on Louisville and it’s business community. After reflecting, I thought I would share some more thoughts on the subject. Hopefully my perspective is useful for those involved… Read More


As we enter the new year, I thought it would be fun to revisit my post last January to see how accurate some of my predictions about 2011 were. Right to it: 1. Anything Mobile – “Everything is moving towards the mobile personal computing device” I think this one was valid. With 6.8 million mobile… Read More


Sometimes writing  a blog post can be a learning experience in its own. If you have something you are wondering about, writing a post can be a way to clarify and publish your research. It leads to a lot of new discoveries and helps sort out ideas. Lately I’ve been thinking about what it would… Read More


I’ve been thinking about some different ways you can look at the internet to create business opportunities.  This is a  way to look at products and how they can solve problems on the web.  There are many great business models in technology, but these are a few that I’ve seen some good success with. Unstructured… Read More


I have been really busy the last few months raising  a convertible debt round for my company. It has been exhausting, and I’m looking forward to closing the $300K round soon. In this process my blog has been neglected. I decided I could at least be posting some of my answers on Quora.  Interestingly enough,… Read More


I recently returned from a trip to Atlanta. On my way out of town, I stopped and had lunch with a guy named Matt Cobb. I had been introduced to Matt through Steve Huey, a friend and mentor here in Louisville. As we met and conversed over lunch, we talked about our current  and past… Read More