50 Miles Is Too Many

Feld Thoughts

” So we both signed up for the American River 50 Mile Endurance Run on April 7th in Sacramento. Marathons 50 miler sacramentoSome time last year Katherine McIntyre, my partner Ryan’s wife, asked me if I wanted to do a 50 mile race with her. I think she was expecting me to say no, in which case she could have decided it was a silly idea. But my reaction, without thinking about it, was “sure – that sounds cool.”

Tips To Save Money When Starting A Business

YoungUpstarts

There are other alternatives, For instance, if you live in the Sacramento area, you will find plenty of low cost Sacramento storage units These are not only used for storage – you can actually run your business from there initially to save yourself a fortune. Starting your own business can be a great move, as you can earn a lot of money and enjoy being your own boss.

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SXSW Startups: Fantag

Austin Startup

Fantag is based in Sacramento. Sacramento has a thriving startup ecosystem with the San Francisco Bay Area just an hour and half by car or train to reach investors and partners. With universities like UC Davis and Sacramento State, both with strong entrepreneurship programs, and leading companies like Intel, Oracle, CBS Interactive and Electronic Arts having a presence, there is plenty of talent here.

How Investors Make Better Decisions: The Investment Readiness Level

Steve Blank

— As Selections Committee chair for our Sacramento Angels investor group, I review applications from dozens of startup entrepreneurs looking for investment. Investors sitting through Incubator or Accelerator demo days have three metrics to judge fledgling startups – 1) great looking product demos, 2) compelling PowerPoint slides, and 3) a world-class team. Other than “I’ll know it when I see it”, there’s no formal way for an investor to assess project maturity or quantify risks.

How To Build An Online Business Community That Markets For You

YoungUpstarts

Craig de Borba is the founder of Onpoint Internet Marketing, a Sacramento based SEO company driving more traffic and conversions to local businesses since 2010. by Craig de Borba, founder of Onpoint Internet Marketing. If you’re starting a business and wondering how you can generate momentum, you’ve come to the right place. One of the simplest and strongest methods to beef up the effectiveness of your campaign is building an online business community.

Principles For Low-Budget Marketing Strategies Every Startup Should Know

YoungUpstarts

Even placing a lemonade stand under the inclement sun of Sacramento at 2:00 pm, just after the finish line of a marathon, is understanding a target necessities, for example. by Dishan Jayasinha, founder, CEO and creative head of DG Studio. Like every art, discipline, or professional project, marketing also requires a set of systematic principles.

The Perils of Founder Fighting

Both Sides of the Table

At a young age I watched her open a bakery, which in the early 80′s was ahead of its time in serving croissants, gourmet coffee and high-end, homemade cakes, cheesecakes and french pastries for our small town of Sacramento, California (Carmichael, if you know the area). In my mom’s case she lost a friend permanently that made it awkward in our social interactions in the small Jewish community in Sacramento.

Putting Tom Perkins Comments into Context

Both Sides of the Table

My parents weren’t rich (there were no rich kids in Sacramento) but we had more than most in this country. Tom Perkins is one of the founding members of the venerable venture capitalist firm Kleiner Perkins. He just had his Mitt Romney moment and his name will forever be etched in the collective consciousness of the tech community for this terribly insensitive and tone deaf letter to the Wall Street Journal. The headline of Mr. Perkins letter to the WSJ?

Champing At The Bit: Can You Pay Your Workers In Bitcoin?

YoungUpstarts

Ebbink is Of Counsel in the firm’s Sacramento, Calif. by Rich Meneghello, Adam Bridgers, and Benjamin Ebbink of Fisher Phillips. Don’t be embarrassed if you’ve heard of bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies but don’t quite understand them (or if you haven’t heard of them at all). Created in January 2009, bitcoin is still a relatively new phenomenon that occupies only a very small slice of the worldwide economy. Nonetheless, it’s growing in popularity.

The One Word That Shouldn’t Exist in an Entrepreneur’s Vocabulary

Both Sides of the Table

She was president of the UJA in Sacramento. The one word the best entrepreneurs never accept. I said it. Now let me walk you through a broader story because avoidance of the word in and of itself will seem cliche. Stay with me. When I was little I had a role model for entrepreneurship – my mom. She was a natural leader. From this I saw civic involvement and leadership first hand. She was a nurse but was never graduated from a 4-year college.

How DogVacay Literally Saved my Thanksgiving

Both Sides of the Table

And there are a ton of dog sitters in Sacramento so I’m sure we’ll be able to help.” Without DogVacay my Thanksgiving would have been ruined. That’s a fact. And I’m not an investor. I just had to tell this story. It’s a great one about entrepreneurship, friendship and the collaborative economy that is helping families in need across the world. The Background. Every year my family meets in San Diego for Thanksgiving.

Everyone’s Business: Drinking on the job, Overpaid NBA Players, Offshore Accounts

Up and Running

From a 19 ppg, All-Star season with a finals appearance to this, this guy has reverted back to his Sacramento Kings days. Don’t get so wrapped up in work that you forget to stay up with the current events of the business world! Amid all of the chaos, grab a cup of Joe and take a short reading break.

How Businesses Can Be Sustainable And Profitable

The Startup Magazine

In some cities, such as Sacramento, this is already the case and has been for years. We are at a point in world history in which much of the current growth in the developed world is unsustainable. It is no longer stated that we have to be concerned for the future generations.

The 50 Top Startups at SXSW 2019

Austin Startup

Read interview Alternates: Clovis Technologies , San Francisco, CA Inflect , San Francisco, CA Kilroy Blockchain , Austin, TX Entertainment and Content 3:30 pm Sunday, March 10 Finalists: Acciyo , Los Angeles, CA Fantag , Sacramento, CA?—?

25 Famously Successful People Who Started Off Freelancing

YoungUpstarts

His first major story, written while working for the Territorial Enterprise , was published by the New York Saturday Press , after which papers like the Sacramento Union and San Francisco’s Alta California began to hire him to write travel essays. We all love to hear the stories of the single mom who writes a book in her spare time and sells 10 million copies, or the kid who is discovered walking down the street who becomes an A-list Hollywood star.

Protect Your Parents from Avis Budget: Direct Marketing Scumbags

Both Sides of the Table

I was home visiting my father in Sacramento. This has been a year where people got mad in mass at financial institutions. It’s hard not to when you think about the amount of money that flowed into their coffers and the size of expected bonuses this year – of all years. Frankly, it disgusts me. But I’m not one to take on the big investment banks – I’ll save that for somebody else.

What Rejected Cities Can Learn From Amazon’s Feedback And 15 Tips For Attracting Business Investment To Your Community) 

YoungUpstarts

And, as the Wall Street Journal reported last week, cities that didn’t make the short list — among them Detroit, Cincinnati, and Sacramento — are rushing to make changes based on Amazon’s feedback on where they fell short.

Don’t Take the Little Things for Granted

Both Sides of the Table

Having been born in Philly and having been raised in landlocked Sacramento, CA it was truly an amazing thing to literally hear the ocean waves crash every night from my bedroom as I went to sleep and to see the ocean view every morning as I got ready for work. Yesterday I wrote about the importance of choosing happiness. Today I want to write about a related topic: not taking the little things in life for granted. I promise not to turn this blog into a personal self-help blog!

The Physiological And Emotional Fallout Of My 50 Mile Race

Feld Thoughts

I was alone – I’m sure that contributed to it – had brunch at Mel’s Diner in Sacramento, and then took a car to San Francisco. Two weeks ago I was at about mile 40 of the American River 50 Mile Endurance race. Today I went for my first run in two weeks. Physically, I was ready to go running four days after the race. By 4/11 my legs felt fine.

Pitching America’s mayors

Austin Startup

Startups make their case to mayors & tech leaders At SXSW, seven startups had the opportunity to pitch a group of mayors and tech leaders on their unique approaches to addressing civic challenges. Hosted by the U.S.

15 Entrepreneurs Explain How They Came Up With Their Business Name

Hearpreneur

The name, Saranap dates back over 100 years when a commuter train cut across California, connecting Oakland to Sacramento. Share The idea of exactly what your business is going to be usually comes first. Secondly, most often, is giving a title to your idea. What exactly is going to be the name of your business? Some people turn to their childhood for inspiration or a beloved family pet. It could be a made up word you dream of one night and feel it has the right ring to it.

Understanding VCs – Where Are You on the Flightpath?

Both Sides of the Table

But your airplane that is heading from JFK to SFO and is currently above Denver might get preempted by a regional jet coming from Sacramento to San Francisco and even though you took off first he might still land before you.

Five Questions with: Douglas McGray, Editor-in-Chief of California Sunday Magazine

Hunter Walker

We create a great reading experience for the web, as well as a print edition, which gets delivered with select Sunday editions of the Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, and Sacramento Bee. So I’ve been doing these “Five Questions” interviews recently and, personally, I’ve enjoyed hearing from, and helping to spotlight, different folks from the tech community.

Reflections of America this July 4th

Both Sides of the Table

A few years ago on Passover we were at my cousin Marlene’s house in Sacramento – a child tradition. July 4th. The funniest experience I ever had on July 4th (US Independence Day) was in 1999. That was the year I spent July 4th in Tokyo, where I was living for 6 months. I had been living in Europe since the start of 1995, most recently in London. I have always had a strong affinity for Japanese culture, perhaps because I grew up in Northern California.

2010 Election – How I’ll Vote

Venture Chronicles

As much as I love the intent of this proposition the fact remains that we, the voters, send people to Sacramento to do a job and increasingly we, the voters, are micromanaging the process. That will send a far more pointed message to Sacramento than putting locks (that will end up being circumvented anyways) on the piggy bank. Every 2 years I publish my personal voter guide, here’s the 2010 edition. 12th Congressional District (my district).

Meet the Grand Prize Entrepreneurs of the BEC Boost

Up and Running

” The award money will finance a complete re-design of the VegiMeat packaging—which will now include nutrition facts and professional photographs—and an expansion: Freja’s Foods will introduce two new items to its product line, and it will begin distributing to larger California markets like Sacramento and the South Bay area.

Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Dalla Terra Winery

crowdSPRING Blog

When all was said and done, that box of wine had traveled from California, New Jersey, Tel Aviv, Haifa (Israel), back to Tel Aviv, to Frankfurt, through London, then San Francisco and eventually back to our vineyard near Sacramento. Thanksgiving is just around the corner (next Thursday– it’s early this year). And right after you turn the Thanksgiving corner, you’re staring directly at a bunch of other major holidays. It’s just that time of the year.

What You Need to Know About Google Local Services Ads

Duct Tape Marketing

Sacramento, CA. What You Need to Know About Google Local Services Ads written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Oh, in my truest Bob Dylan voice, the times they are a changing for local marketing and SEO. Local search is one of the last places left for Google to wring a little more ad spend out of small businesses.

The @TWTFelipe Story – A Tale of US Visa Policy Gone Awry (#startupvisa)

Both Sides of the Table

By 2006 he had received proper authorization to move back to the US to join a company in the town I grew up in: Sacramento, California. “Staple green cards to the diplomas of foreign students who graduate from any U.S. university in math or science&# (Thomas Friedman). I’ve been meaning to write this post since September of last year when Brad Feld first wrote about the The Founders Visa Movement. I commented briefly on his blog and made a mental note to write a blog post.

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15 Entrepreneurs Explain What They Love About Being An Entrepreneur

Hearpreneur

Thanks to Anthony Mancuso, Electricians of Sacramento. #2 Share Being in love is great. Being in love with your business, when you’re an entrepreneur, is even better. Waking up each morning knowing you are getting to do exactly what you love is more than most people could ever say about any “job” they have had. Although there are days when tossing in your hat seems like a viable option, remembering how much you love your “job” can quickly snap an entrepreneur out of that mentality.

Startup Grind Turns the Tables on Mark Suster

Both Sides of the Table

She was president of the UJA in Sacramento – the United Jewish Appeal. Then she opened a bakery and a second bakery and then a restaurant – in Sacramento. One of my favorite events last year was attending Startup Grind where I got to interview Clayton Christensen, author of The Innovator’s Dilemma.

When Open Space Isn’t

Venture Chronicles

For several years now the California budget train wreck has put state parks in a precarious swing position of being used by elected officials as a visible example of what we, the people of California, won’t have because Sacramento can’t manage a budget (well they don’t say it this way, they position it as “if you don’t vote for more taxes you won’t have parks in your life”).

20 Great Ways Libraries Are Using Pinterest

YoungUpstarts

Many, like the Sacramento Public Library, are also highlighting local businesses, restaurants, tourist attractions, and events. Pinterest is taking the social media world by storm, and it isn’t just popular with individual users. Businesses, nonprofits, and even libraries are sharing ideas and information through the site as well, connecting with people from around the country and around the globe.

Please go see “Waiting for Superman.” Here’s Why:

Both Sides of the Table

I grew up in Sacramento, CA where nobody that I knew sent their kids to private schools. Yesterday I went to see the film Waiting for Superman. It’s the story of what’s broken with the education system in the US. It’s an important film and the most important topic of our generation if we as a country want to remain competitive in a world that has globalized. It’s a documentary including personal stories of people caught in the system.

The Beginnings of a Roadmap to Fix America’s Badly Broken Political System?

OnlyOnce

I’m so disgusted with the dysfunction in Washington (and Albany…and Sacramento…and…) these days, that I’ve spent more spare cycles than usual thinking about the symptoms, their root causes, and potential solutions. The Beginnings of a Roadmap to Fix America’s Badly Broken Political System? I usually try to keep politics away from this blog, but sometimes I can’t help myself.

Man Bites Dog, Unintended Consequences From Bad Laws

Venture Chronicles

But others say it’s possible the state’s ongoing budget crisis has caused Sacramento to put pressure on counties to tighten their interpretation of the law’s vague language. Gossett is one of many San Mateo County landowners facing the unenviable possibility that just living on his land is about to get more expensive.

Transcript of How to Get the World Talking About Your Brand

Duct Tape Marketing

One of my favorite examples from the book is a restaurant in Sacramento, California called Skip’s Kitchen. So much so that even though there’s a big neon sign out front that says Skip’s Kitchen, people in Sacramento typically call it, “That joker restaurant.” Transcript of How to Get the World Talking About Your Brand written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Back to Podcast. Transcript.

Why Immigration and The Fourth of July are so Entwined

Both Sides of the Table

Louis, then Philadelphia and ultimately to Sacramento, CA. The Fourth of July. The day we celebrate American independence. It’s more about our celebrating what we love about our country than it is about winning a war. Like many who live here I’m proudly American. It is the country that welcomed my forebears when others wouldn’t. My story is different from yours, but the same.

CA Voter Guide

Venture Chronicles

What really bothers me about initiatives like this is that the supporters use the most corrosive kind of political cynicism to enact something that benefits Sacramento insiders who perpetuate the very thing that they say is not working. On June 8 California will hold a primary election that also feature 5 ballot propositions, here’s my take on the initiatives. Prop 13: How I Will Vote: YES. This is actually an amendment to CA’s famed Prop 13 property tax initiative.

Trickle Down

Venture Chronicles

I’ve heard this from friends who are local contractors, the market has been inundated with contractors from the Sacramento and (real) Northern California areas. We have been having the hardwood floors in our house refinished this week and it’s a great lesson in deflationary economics.

Austin and Virginia Beach ranked most business-friendly cities

entrepreMusings

Some of the survey’s key findings include: Texas had three of the top five cities ( Austin , Houston and San Antonio ), while California was home to three of the bottom five ( Los Angeles , San Diego and Sacramento ). I received a request to post this info back in April, but just now had the time to get it on the blog. It’s a bit dated but still useful especially since Austin, Texas made the list for being one of the most friendly places for small businesses!

What’s the Difference Between Small Business and Large Enterprise SEO?

Duct Tape Marketing

If you think about the way you type out your own online searches with more natural and longer phrases like “kids clothes in Sacramento”, that’s how you’d approach creating a long-tail keyword for your business’s site. What’s the Difference Between Small Business and Large Enterprise SEO? written by Guest Post read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Big data and cloud-based software have definitely helped level the playing field for businesses of all sizes.

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Cancer

Feld Thoughts

On Saturday I’m running a 50 mile race in Sacramento. I was going to write something about a new book I’ve just published but I woke up this morning and that felt trivial so I’m going to save it for next week. Instead, I’m going to talk about my day yesterday. My long time friend (dating back to the mid-1990′s) Andy Sack has testicular cancer.