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Paper & Cake
By     |    Feb 11, 2011
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Paper & Cake

When you are thinking of a new idea for a business, it can be easy to go with the default: a franchise, a restaurant, things that are proven and have an existing customer base. There is nothing wrong with this…it’s smart! However, it’s inspiring to see people continuing to create new business ideas and products, things you never even realized you needed until you saw them. I think the business […]

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By     |    Feb 2, 2011
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On the Interwebs: Video o’ Austin Sugarworks

So flattered to be part of the first video for the new Upstarts video on Texas Enterprise! Read the full article, which includes some great resources for would-be bootstrappers, on their site. video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player

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By     |    Jan 25, 2011
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Part 1 of a 3-Part Series: Sassy Gets Flustered in NYC

I have to say, it’s a bit humbling to be given an umbrella by a pitying and insistent homeless man when one is on a business trip in New York City. “I can tell you really need this!” the kind man said, gesturing to his own warm set of woolen hats, forcing the already-opened awning into my hand one more time before smiling graciously, but a bit incredulously, at my […]

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By     |    Oct 25, 2010
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The First Month as an Entrepreneur – My “Martha” Calendar

If you’ve read Martha Stewart Living magazine, you know that one of the most prominently placed items that appears in the publication is Martha’s own monthly calendar. I read through it every month, even though I don’t even so much as glance at the Letter from the Editor or the Table of Contents. Frankly, it’s really interesting to see some of the ways she spends her time. And impressive that […]

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By     |    Oct 21, 2010
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(Business Startup) Masterpiece Theater

The Bootstrapper’s Bible, Total Leadership, anything by Edward De Bono…I’ve got stacks and stacks of books, next to my bed, under my bed…the cruel joke on entrepreneurs is even though they might be in the best position of their life to read, and use, information in classics like these, they have no time to do so. So what’s a time-strapped would-be-Richard-Branson to do? Perhaps it’s time to dust off the […]

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By     |    Sep 20, 2010
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Sweet Music for the New Biz

I’ve decided that I need a music playlist for the hours, days and months I’ll be pouring into my new business and to double as fun background music for events I’m at. (My booth will be rocking!)What I’m looking for are songs that have the words “sugar” or “sweet” in them (honey won’t cut it, but other words might), preferably as a key part of the song or as the […]

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By     |    Sep 17, 2010
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Creating a Wealth of Experience to Pull From…via Mentors

So, here’s the thing about this little company I’m starting. I’ve, uh, never started a company before. (Throat clearing sound.) And certainly not a food company. (A hard cough.) And, I need to cultivate business wisdom and experience as fast as possible, because in less than two weeks, I will be my own boss. (Yeeeeeeeessss!) Here’s the rub, though. It’s quite possible I will also be my own worst employee, as […]

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By     |    Sep 8, 2010
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The Happiness Project Works It Out – August Recap

It’s been a while since I’ve blogged, but I was holding onto a secret that I wasn’t quite ready to share. But, as of yesterday, the secret is no more. I’m leaving my steady job during a huge economic downturn…to start my own small business venture full-time! So, why am I not throwing up yet? I have to admit, the combination of excitement and freak-out I’m feeling at this moment […]

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By     |    Feb 16, 2010
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Inspiration to “Snap Out of It!”

I read a fantastic piece on Slate a few weeks ago about a poem Michelangelo had written while he was painting the Sistine Chapel. As the writer of the piece, Robert Pinsky, explains, what’s amazing about the poem is the deep amount of self-doubt and complaint about the “work” part of the work of art he was doing (albeit understandably…read his words below and you get a definite feeling of […]

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Potter Envy
By     |    Jul 16, 2009
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Potter Envy

As a member of a Weasley-esque family of redheads, it is only natural for me to be totally enamored with the Harry Potter series. I really got into the books (yeah, I know, me and four billion others) but I think what I enjoyed most about them wasn’t their amazing, jaw-dropping imaginativeness, but rather the detail. Details that are mentioned in the first few books that become important in the […]

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