It’s a humid, sticky yet not too hot September Tuesday morning in Boca Raton, Florida around 9:30 am and I stop for a Grande Mocha at Starbucks. I am headed to my new coworking/tech incubator space Eglavator, at 791 Park of Commerce Blvd Suite 300, Boca Raton, FL, 33487. On this Tuesday after 9/11/21, 20 years later, I have a hard time getting the attack event out of my mind. There are a couple of things that are bothering me, of course, 9/11 being the biggest thing, but there are other related things in my head.
The Starbucks was empty…
Are you considering building a tech startup?
Are you thinking about building out a Saas platform?
Is your dream to create a recurring monthly service offering that is online and provides great monthly value? (What entrepreneur is not thinking of creating this kind of service these days?)
Is your problem, you are just not a coder?
Here are multiple successful scenarios in building a tech startup, that I have witnessed:
More and more I am hearing about people doing this thing we call Email Bankruptcy. That’s when you delete your entire GMAIL box and start over from scratch, kind of like Chapter 11.
Myself, I am sitting on around 42k+ Gmail emails, with 14k unopened in my Gmail. In fact, I checked with 2 other friends who have similar numbers.
I have about 7 email addresses that I use, which I forward to my Gmail account, so there are reasons why it is constantly overflowing. Some of these are business emails for my companies. So, it is what it is…
What is the money train?
It’s this emotional response we always take in regards to incoming money.
I have this image in my mind of a moving train into the future we can not stop.
I had to come up with a name for what I was thinking about, and I was close to going with the Fighting The Gravy Train, but that makes no sense.
Just when I feel I don’t have anything new to write about something comes to mind; something that bothers me; gives me an idea for a short article like this.
I invented a name…
During the summer of 2013, a year most of us can’t remember, or don’t want to remember, mainly because that year is not really known for anything, I decided to run my first “Tech Startup Pitch Event” in Boca Raton, Florida
The event, which would be called StartupPOP, was a chance for local tech startups to stand up and pitch to an investor panel, in front of a crowd of 50–100 other founders, investors, mentors, and interested parties. The benefits for startups, beyond raising capital, were tremendous, as they received critical feedback about their products or services. …
We all joke about ADHD, whenever we find ourselves distracted or getting off task. This is a very serious mental ailment that affects probably a lot of people you know or yourself. And to make matters worse than ever we are in a new world order of technology which tweets, posts, Fitbit's, likes, dings, bings, rings, sings, and reminds us all the livelong day of things to distract us! What this amounts to is a world, where if you have a distraction issue to start, it’s like the gambling addict has been brought to the casino just by owning a…
This blog article explores the difference between 4 types of local searches for a service offering using Google Search. This includes a generic keyword search, a “near me” search, a “local” and a “hyper-local” search. Understand each of these types of searches helps in preparing web content to get found.
The article also helps our SEO Turbo Booster customers understand how and why they need SEO Turbo Booster to generate landing pages. We create specific pages per each “locality” for search engines. This is important for Google search because page authority is correlated with a set of keywords per page…
As of May 27, 2021 our startup, which we refer to as SEO Turbo Booster, has been bootstrapped and not received capital from an investor, or at least a person or angel investor.
We’ve come close to getting investors since our founding about 3 years ago, but every time we get close, some divine providence occurs where we don’t need to get that investor.
That’s not to say we have not invested thousands of dollars or our time and energy. What I will cover here today gets into the nitty-gritty of bootstrap strategies (whether I intended for them) or not.
This is a short and sweet Medium post about the FANGs, and how they kill innovation.
What Are The FANGs?
The FANGs are Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, Google.
Years ago, I heard a presentation on how all new industries go down the same growth path. They start out as many competitors in every trend whether it was the Internet, car companies, cigar companies, electric vehicles, dating business. Eventually the growing trended businesses consolidate and kill off the remaining competitors, especially when the market is not fragmented. The Internet presents itself as the least fragmented market that ever existing.
Wow, not sure how that will end... Siblings in a startup? It just doesn't sound like it ends well for anybody. I know siblings start bars and restaurants together, but something in a tech startups just sounds like a bad emotional scar to heal. Just my thoughts.