Never Mind the Valley: Here's Nashville

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But we'll kick things off with Nashville. The home of country music," Nashville is known for its large music and tourist industry (although the area's largest employer is actually the health-care sector).

Social Entrepreneur Brings Rowing to Nashville

The Entrepreneurial Mind

The Entrepreneurial Mind : Eric Gehrke – Nashville Rowing TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious. The post Social Entrepreneur Brings Rowing to Nashville appeared first on Dr Jeff Cornwall

Tennessee Innovation, Gonzeaux #6 – Persistence Personifies Nashville

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Nashville,, Tennessee — Saturday May 12, Gonzeaux #6. Nashville is throwing the recession out of town. The innovation story here has more do do with persistence of effort and entrepreneur’s who simply don’t stop until they make something happen — persistence personifies Nashville innovation — two cases in point: 1. Mercury Intermedia : When you think of Nashville, the first thought is country music right?

Food Truck Owner ‘Shakes’ Up Nashville Food Truck Market

The Entrepreneurial Mind

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My Conversation with Sid Chambless of Nashville Capital Network

The Entrepreneurial Mind

Tweet Facebook LinkedIn Tumblr Stumble Digg Delicious The post My Conversation with Sid Chambless of Nashville Capital Network appeared first on Dr Jeff Cornwall The Entrepreneurial Mind : Sid Chambless.

[US] [Event] Launch Tennessee’s Southland Conference To Highlight South’s Top 50 Startup Companies

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Launch Tennessee , a public-private partnership that supports the creation and development of high-growth companies in Tennessee, will draw attention on the top 50 early-stage companies in the South during Southland , its new conference highlighting the best in technology and Southern culture in Nashville on June 12-13. Events & Happenings competition conference Entrepreneurship Launch Tennessee Nashville Southland startup Tennessee

Manufacturing: The STEM cells of the enterprise

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I am always invigorated when I spend time with Plex executives and customers as I did at its PowerPlex event in Nashville last week. There was a blue collar excitement to the event. Accounting had an industrial engineering flavor with. Cloud Computing, SaaS Industry Commentary

WSJ Ranks Austin as the Nation’s Hottest Big City Labor Market

SiliconHills

Austin beat out number two, Nashville, on the list. The Wall Street Journal has ranked Austin as the hottest big city labor market in the country. The Wall Street Journal ranked Austin, which has an unemployment rate of 2.7 percent, as its top spot because of big expansion projects announced in the area, particularly Apple’s […]. The post WSJ Ranks Austin as the Nation’s Hottest Big City Labor Market appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

The Gift from the Flood of 2010

The Entrepreneurial Mind

Economic crises, fundamental changes in the market and, as we have witnessed here in Nashville this past week, natural disasters can lead to business failures. Tags: Flood of 2010 Nashville flood There is a pervasive myth that 80 percent to 90 percent of small businesses fail within the first five years. Actually, studies by the Small Business Administration have found that 51 percent of small businesses survive five years and beyond.

A Pleasant Cup of Coffee

The Entrepreneurial Mind

I went to his website and discovered that he is the Democratic candidate from District 56, which covers part of Nashville. Tags: Public Policy, Economics and Entrepreneurship District 56 Matt Kenigson Nashville Tennesse House This morning I had a delightful conversation over coffee. I must admit that I almost did not accept the invitation. It all started with a call from Matt Kenigson. He mentioned in his voice mail that he was running for the Tennessee House of Representatives.

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Get Back to Bootstrapping Roots to Speed your Business' Recovery

The Entrepreneurial Mind

A Nashville-based group called Better Bootstrap meets monthly to share ideas and best practices. Tags: Bootstrapping Tennessean Columns Better Bootstrap bootstrapping Cash flow Nashville flood Now that the floodwaters have receded, the process of rebuilding small businesses affected by the flood of 2010 is beginning to unfold.

WSJ Ranks Austin as the Nation’s Hottest Big City Labor Market

SiliconHills

Austin beat out number two, Nashville, on the list. The Wall Street Journal has ranked Austin as the hottest big city labor market in the country. The Wall Street Journal ranked Austin, which has an unemployment rate of 2.7 percent, as its top spot because of big expansion projects announced in the area, particularly Apple’s [.]. Austin

What is Convertible Equity?

The Entrepreneurial Mind

Chris Sloan — past chairman of the Nashville Tech council and one of Nashville’s preeminent tech / startup lawyers — joins me as co-host on a new show called Breaking Business, where we explore the convergence of entrepreneurship and the law. Breaking Business : Pilot.

Six Tips For Startups Outside Of Traditional VC Hubs

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Conferences like 36|86 Entrepreneurship Festival in Nashville, Tenn., Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco or Health:Further in Nashville. Chris Sloan is a shareholder at Baker Donelson based in the firm’s Nashville office. by Chris Sloan of Baker Donelson. For m­any years, conventional wisdom held that a promising startup needed to be located in a traditional venture capital hub like Silicon Valley, San Francisco or New York to be successful.

Fresh Peaches Propel Growth

The Entrepreneurial Mind

You can find The Peach Truck on corners across Nashville, on tour in various states, or in packages delivered right to your porch. Stephen Rose talks about The Peach Truck, a company that cultivates a personal experience with Fresh Georgia Peaches and shares the stories of those who care for them. TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious. The post Fresh Peaches Propel Growth appeared first on Dr Jeff Cornwall

This Entrepreneur’s Path to Success Included U2 and Alan Jackson

The Entrepreneurial Mind

A Nashville entrepreneur’s story that includes U2, technology and success. The Entrepreneurial Mind : Scott Scovill. Tweet Facebook LinkedIn Tumblr Stumble Digg Delicious The post This Entrepreneur’s Path to Success Included U2 and Alan Jackson appeared first on Dr Jeff Cornwall

The Top 4 Cities To Start A Business In This Year

YoungUpstarts

Nashville. The brilliant thing about Nashville is that it’s in the state of Tennessee. In addition to this, Nashville is known to have great funding options for startups. Starting a successful business can be a lot of hard work. You have to think about so many factors that can determine whether you sink or swim. At the top of that list will be the location of your business. Did you know that the city you start your company in can influence your success?

CALLING ALL SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS!

The Entrepreneurial Mind

The Nashville Social Enterprise Alliance Business For Good Competition provides potential and serial social entrepreneurs with a unique forum for submitting novel ideas to solve various social problems. Over $50,000 in prizes will be awarded , including seed funding, incubation space, website/branding services, legal and technical assistance, and admission to Nashville’s Entrepreneur Center social enterprise accelerator program.

Emma is Soliciting Nominations for its 14th Annual Grant Program

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Emma, a digital marketing platform based in Nashville, announced Tuesday that it is now accepting nominations for its 14th annual Emma 25 honorees. The program, Emma 25, grants select nonprofit organizations Emma email marketing services for a lifetime. The free accounts let nonprofit organizations distribute email to up to 5,000 contacts per month. To date, […]. The post Emma is Soliciting Nominations for its 14th Annual Grant Program appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Carvana Launches into Austin and San Antonio

SiliconHills

Nationwide, it’s in eight markets including Atlanta, Birmingham, Charlotte and Nashville. Carvana, a startup that lets people buy used cars online for next day delivery, launched this month in Austin and San Antonio. Carvana is also in Houston and Dallas. With Carvana, you can buy a car entirely online – from financing, to trade-in to […] The post Carvana Launches into Austin and San Antonio appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin San Antonio

A Journey from Liquidator to Technology Entrepreneur

The Entrepreneurial Mind

Talking with Peter Marcum uncovers a secret history of Nashville’s tech business. The Entrepreneurial Mind : Peter Marcum. Highlights include buying much of the Enron equipment in liquidation and building a fiber network across the country and Europe AND overseeing at one time the largest Ebay business in the country. Tweet Facebook LinkedIn Tumblr Stumble Digg Delicious The post A Journey from Liquidator to Technology Entrepreneur appeared first on Dr Jeff Cornwall

Austin-based Milestone Brands Acquires American Born Moonshine

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The company announced Wednesday its acquisition of American Born Moonshine from Windy Hill Spirits, based in Nashville. One of Austin’s newest spirit companies, Milestone Brands is on a buying spree. Milestone recently acquired Dulce Vida Tequila. The financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Chad Auler, co-founder of Deep Eddy Vodka,and Eric Dopkins, former […] The post Austin-based Milestone Brands Acquires American Born Moonshine appeared first on SiliconHills.

Finding Global Markets for App

The Entrepreneurial Mind

Aloompa is an app development business located in Nashville, Tennessee that specializes primarily in apps for music festivals. i] Tyler Seymour and Caleb Jones, personal communication, May 23, 2014; Jamie McGee, “Pivot Point: Entrepreneurs find greater success with the unexpected,” Nashville Business Journal, March 1, 2013, www.bizjournals.com/nashville/print-edition/2013/03/01/pivot-point-entrepreneurs-find.html?page=all. ENTREPRENEURIAL PROFILE : Aloompa.

BeHome247 Strikes Partnership with Kaba to Make Products for the Vacation Rental Market

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The companies made the announcement at HomeAway’s RezFest 2014 in Nashville, the […] The post BeHome247 Strikes Partnership with Kaba to Make Products for the Vacation Rental Market appeared first on SiliconHills. BeHome247, an Austin-based maker of automated controls for the home, has struck a partnership with Kaba Oracode, a maker of keyless door locks.

Startups & Legal Concerns- How Businesses Can Be Prepared For The Worst

The Startup Magazine

If a customer gets injured due to a premises accident or defective product, they can hire a Nashville lawyer for a severe injury claim to seek compensation for their injuries.

Why Free Enterprise Matters

The Entrepreneurial Mind

One of my colleagues, Jose Gonzalez, was co-founder of Conexion Americas here in Nashville before he joined our faculty. The video below reinforces why for generations people have come to the U.S. -- to find economic freedom and the opportunity to prosper. This video captures why we must fight so hard to protect our liberty and our free enterprise system. Public Policy, Economics and Entrepreneurship Conexion Americas Jose Gonzalez

Co-working Space Helps Cut Overhead

The Entrepreneurial Mind

A new co-working space, called CoLab, recently opened on Fourth Avenue in downtown Nashville. When opening CoLab Orlando, I immediately thought it was a good fit for Nashville because it's an entrepreneurial town -- the creativity of an up-and-coming town on the cutting edge," Hussey said. Kailey Hussey, a recent graduate of Belmont University and John Hussey's daughter, is heading up CoLab in Nashville.

Giving Thanks for Small Business

The Entrepreneurial Mind

Cecilia Academy in Nashville. As my quote of the week, I offer the words of our daughter, Maggie Kuyper, who teaches English and coaches volleyball at St. She reflected at her blog on all of the many wonderful small businesses that make up our downtown in Franklin, Tennessee. So thanks to all the people and families who spend their time building and running these awesome small businesses! You can read the entire post at her blog Life, Literature, and the Pursuit of Happiness.

Three Questions To Prevent Your Technology Project From Being Poorly Managed

YoungUpstarts

Together they have built b:ok into one of Nashville’s leading technology companies, providing digital media development and comprehensive IT services. by Julie May, CEO of bytes of knowledge (b:ok). Most IT projects require a variety of skill sets, from design and software development, to hosting and project management. It’s difficult to find someone who is an expert in two or more of these skills areas.

The Best Places to Start a Business in 2015

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Nashville, Tennessee. Connie Britton and Hayden Panettierre, stars of the popular television show Nashville. Nashville has been on the map for a while now, primarily thanks to its famous country music scene. The city of Nashville also has a variety of business resources, including incubators like NBIC right through minority resource centers. You’ve no doubt heard what they say in real estate: location, location, location.

Female Founder Interview: Debra Sunderland – Conscious Leadership Coaching

The Startup Magazine

Debra has grown Sunderland Coaching into an 9 professional team with offices in Chicago and Nashville. Here’s more from The Startup Magazine Female Founder Series. We interviewed Ms. Debra Sunderland, CEO and Founder of Sunderland Coaching, LLC.

Process Makes Perfect When Completing An IT Project On Time And In Budget

YoungUpstarts

Together they have built b:ok into one of Nashville’s leading technology companies, providing digital media development and comprehensive IT services. by Julie May, CEO of bytes of knowledge (b:ok) Wouldn’t it be nice if all of your IT projects ran with assembly line-like precision and maximum efficiency? In theory, every IT firm has a “system built for that,” but how often does that system actually fulfill its promise?

Four Questions To Ask Your Potential IT Partner To Ensure Effective Communication

YoungUpstarts

Together they have built b:ok into one of Nashville’s leading technology companies, providing digital media development and comprehensive IT services. by Julie May, CEO of bytes of knowledge (b:ok). Without effective communication between you and your IT firm, your next technology project is in danger of running over budget and past deadline, wasting your valuable time and money on an undesired outcome.

Learning Business Hands-on

The Entrepreneurial Mind

It will be held here in Nashville from July 17-23. Two of my friends are helping to organize a summer camp for high school students to learn more about business through a week of experiential learning. I will be participating as one of their guest instructors.

Ask the Experts: Three Questions About Retail Cash Flow And Inventory

YoungUpstarts

Eventually, John found a local third-party logistics provider near his home in Nashville that allowed for a more personal approach. by Allison Lilly of Kabbage, Inc. . The retail sector is undergoing tremendous change, with a growing volume of sales shifting to online stores. But for owners of all types of retail businesses, issues related to cash flow and inventory remain a primary concern.

How to Add Affiliate Marketing to Your Content

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Previously, he was the Internet Marketing Manager at Legacy Learning Systems in Nashville, Tennessee. Previously, he was the Internet Marketing Manager at Legacy Learning Systems in Nashville, Tennessee. How to Add Affiliate Marketing to Your Content written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Marketing Podcast with Matt McWilliams.

7+ Ways To Make Your Commercial Property More Attractive To Clients

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It doesn’t matter whether your commercial property is located in San Francisco or the middle of Nashville. There is no denying that real estate is one of the best things to invest your money. Whether you buy and sell properties, or buy and lease them out to others, if you do it right, you can virtually guarantee a healthy return on your investment. Commercial property, in particular, is a good way of growing your money.

Live From the Startup Bus – A bit freaked out (Post #1)

Up and Running

Here’s the bus schedule: Sunday – Departs Chicago for Nashville, TN. Monday – Nashville to Shreveport, LA. StartupBus 2013 is just days away. Instead of packing up, I’m pacing the 50,000 square feet halls of 1871 in Chicago , still a bit scared, still totally freaked out - about living on a bus with complete strangers. Starting up a company from scratch, in three days, while on the bus may be the easy part of this experience.

David Hooper, Author Of The “Six Figure Musician” Explains How Musicians, Writers, Entertainers And Creatives Can Make A Living In A World Where Everything Is Free

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com by Yaro Starak

David, born in Nashville, has been involved in the music industry on some level for his entire life. David, born in Nashville, has been involved in the music industry on some level for his entire life. What We Covered During The Interview Here''s what we talked about during the interview - David talks about his background growing up in Nashville and what his original aspirations as a musician were. Download the Text Transcript in PDF (Coming Soon).

The Art of Work with Author Jeff Goins [Free Webinar]

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About author Jeff Goins: Jeff Goins is a full-time writer who lives just outside of Nashville, Tennessee, with his wife, son, and border collie. Should you start your own business, or stick to your day job? Is your passion all that’s required to succeed? Join author and speaker, Jeff Goins, on Thursday, June 4 at 12:30pm EST for a free webinar based on his new book, The Art of Work: A Proven Path to Discovering What You Were Meant to Do.

[INTERVIEW] Eldon Mascoll, Toronto Entrepreneur, Founder Of Freedom Park Media Group

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Mascoll went on to work at MTV Networks, where he served as an on-air promotions producer and played a key role in rebranding The Nashville Network to “The New TNN” (now Spike TV). Since the 90s, Toronto-based entrepreneur Eldon Mascoll has been making his mark in the media industry, working in areas that include television production, film, marketing and advertising.

How To Properly Plan For Technology Projects

YoungUpstarts

Together they have built b:ok into one of Nashville’s leading technology companies, providing digital media development and comprehensive IT services. by Julie May, CEO of bytes of knowledge (b:ok). Too often, IT firms focus on creating a solution before understanding the problem.

Why Everyone Wants To Be Agile

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He is the founder and CEO of TechnologyAdvice , a Nashville, Tenn.-based by Rob Bellenfant, founder and CEO of TechnologyAdvice. If you keep up with the news on project management and business strategy, you’ve probably come across the buzzword “agile” more than a few times.

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