Turns at Albuquerque: How I Measure My Career

This is going to be BIG.

I love thinking about career paths and how people get from A to B. It''s my favorite thing to teach as well--and I''ll be giving a class at Startup Institute this Tuesday night about it. They''re a career accelerator, which is a pretty neat concept--doing what YC and Techstars do for startups, but for your career. Anyway, 2015 marks a couple of big career anniversaries for me. Twenty years ago, I got my first job.

How A Prenuptial Agreement Can Protect Your Business


If you are not clear on the policies and procedures of this act, it is recommended that if you live in Albuquerque to contact an Albuquerque family lawyer to help you in drafting your prenuptial agreement. If you are considering a prenuptial agreement in New Mexico, schedule a free consultation with an attorney practicing family law in Albuquerque before you say “I do”.


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Episode 77: Transitioning from Check-by-Check to Profitability with Keith Fear

Mike Michalowicz

Additionally, he owns World Balloon in Albuquerque, the company that introduced balloon rides to Albuquerque 41 years ago, Pueblo Balloons in Taos, New Mexico which flies in the spectacular Rio Grande Gorge daily, and finally Verde Valley Balloons in beautiful Cottonwood Arizona, south of Sedona. Also Available On. Show Summary. Welcome to Episode 77 of the Profit First Podcast!

This Week’s Trip to Santa Fe

Feld Thoughts

While I’m there I’m going to do a handful of entrepreneurial events that have been arranged by a variety of folks but really spearheaded by Doruk Aytulu as described in his post Brad Feld is Coming to Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and Los Alamos. Following is the schedule: - Wednesday March 31st @ 5:30pm: Beers with Brad in Albuquerque at Blackbird Buvette. Amy and I love Santa Fe.

To Infinity and Beyond: How Entrepreneurism is Making Space Tourism Viable


In 1994 the American Society of Civil Engineers convened with business people in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to discuss the technical and financial feasibility of space tourism, then still a hypothetical concept. by Joe Carlen, author of “ A Brief History of Entrepreneurship: The Pioneers, Profiteers, and Racketeers Who Shaped Our World “ Going back to the dawn of civilization, many entrepreneurs have sought their fortunes through adventures of exploration.

Hope to Meet Up On the Road

Duct Tape Marketing

I’ll round out the year with events in San Diego, Phoenix and Albuquerque as well as playing a part in the annual HEMP Retreat with Brene Brown. Hope to Meet Up On the Road written by John Jantsch read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing Well, summer is definitely over and that means fall conference season is in full bloom.

5 Ways Building a Brand Makes Your Small Business Stand Out

Up and Running

For instance, instead of building a brand that appeals to women age 24 to 48 in the southwest United States, you’re building a brand for Liz Applewood, age 32, a manager at a retail clothing store in Albuquerque. . There are so many things you have to consider when starting your own business. . What should your business name be? . How should you launch your product or services? . How should you structure your pricing? .

5 Simple Guidelines to Achieve The Right Marketing Mix

Up and Running

For example, I remember a local shoes manufacturer in Albuquerque who set targets of 50 thousand units per month for a newly announced product. Ask any marketer to explain his trade and he will say that it is all about placing the right product in the right place, at the right price and at the right time. Simple, eh? Well, it’s not as easy as it sounds.

Green Chile Burgers: A Recipe For Success


We begin our journey back to Albuquerque. By Bruce Hodes, CEO of CMI Teamwork Chicago and author of “ Front Line Heroes “. The New Mexican light is sharply bright with deep dark shadows at three in the afternoon on this June day. After a moderate hike in the foot hills of Sandilla Mountain I was famished. So was my niece Linda and her friend Denise. “I I have heard of a good burger place with green Chile burgers but not I’m sure where it is”, Denise said.

Chile 100

I’m Speaking at IBM’s Smart Camp on May 18, 2011


I just got back from a conference put on by one of the Austin Technology Incubators funders, the Economic Development Agency, held in Albuquerque. I speak on many panels and serve as a judge at many competitions, and I wish I had time to write more about them. I was on a panel and served as a discussion moderator at one of the round tables they held. I’ll be writing about that one in the next week or so.

Can Document Management Restore Consumers’ Trust In Enterprises?


Carlene Patterson, an eFileCabinet customer and owner of Ascension Financial Group in Albuquerque, NM, claims her document management system saves her “over $4,000 a year.” By Jesse Wood, CEO of eFileCabinet. Have you ever looked at a work project gone wrong and wondered, how did this happen, who made this change, or how did this slip through the cracks? If you’re like most knowledge workers, the answer is a resounding “yes.”.

Why Old-School Communication Skills Are The Competitive Edge New Grads Need


Your client in Albuquerque is always moody. by Geoffrey Tumlin, author of “ Stop Talking, Start Communicating: Counterintuitive Secrets to Success in Business and in Life “ You’ve just graduated from college and are (justifiably) proud of your accomplishment. But as you head into the workforce, don’t expect your new credentials or your great GPA to do the heavy lifting for you. They don’t matter nearly as much as your ability to articulate, influence, persuade, and connect.

Don’t Settle When You Decide Where to Settle

Austin Startup

The leadership centers of the microcomputer world shifted from Albuquerque to the San Fernando Valley (LA), the Bay Area, and Seattle. Many of you have probably read by now that I am returning from Austin to my roots in Atlanta. This will not be a personal essay about that move, which is motivated by family and opportunity, but it does give me reason to address the decision process about where to locate your startup.

Texas Startup Manifesto 2.0

Austin Startup

In short, the first wave of internet companies were widely distributed and brought people online (AOL in Virginia, Microsoft in Albuquerque and Seattle, Dell in Austin, etc.) Texas is the most promising technology market in the United States.

Texas 90

2011 Valuation Survey of North American Angel Groups


Albuquerque. During the summer of 2010, I developed a workshop, A New ACEF Valuation Workshop for Angels and Entrepreneurs. To provide some reference points, I surveyed thirteen angels groups in North American to determine their recent experience in negotiating the pre-money valuation of pre-revenue companies. See the 2010 data reported here: Current Pre-money Valuations of Pre-revenue Companies.

Do Things that Don't Scale


Microsoft cant have seemed very impressive when it was just a couple guys in Albuquerque writing Basic interpreters for a market of a few thousand hobbyists (as they were then called), but in retrospect that was the optimal path to dominating microcomputer software. Want to start a startup? Get funded by Y Combinator. July 2013 One of the most common types of advice we give at Y Combinator is to do things that dont scale.