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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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!

Here is Why Non-Obvious Startup Ideas Can Yield the Largest Results

Both Sides of the Table

It’s not just big in Dallas but in San Diego, Phoenix and Sacramento but also Boston, Chicago, Washington and of course San Francisco. Amazon. It is a household name.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

What Does it Mean to be American? Why Trump is Just a Blip on the Radar

Both Sides of the Table

It's both touching & hilarious  —  @msuster Hassan grew up in Davis, California about 30 minutes from where I grew up in Sacramento born 17 years after I left.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Greatest Strength of America is Immigration and Integration

Both Sides of the Table

I remember fondly my dad (from Colombia) wanting to eat out of the house and experience the best multi-cultural foods one could actually find in middle-class, suburban Sacramento in the 70s & 80s.

Meet the Grand Prize Entrepreneurs of the BEC Boost

Up and Running

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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).

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.”

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).

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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”).

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?

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

EV Not-So-Quick Recharging

Venture Chronicles

From 2011 Mitsubishi i-Miev EV Test Drive - From San Francisco To Sacramento - Popularmechanics.com ]. EV proponents seriously underestimate the seriousness of the battery recharging time element and the obstacle it will become to establishing large fleets of EVs on American roads.