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


California’s Silicon Valley and New York tend to hog the headlines as America’s most lauded hotbeds of innovation, but Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN) wants to prove that the country’s South also features plenty of innovative startups that can challenge for dominance in the global marketplace. Events & Happenings competition conference Entrepreneurship Launch Tennessee Nashville Southland startup Tennessee

Tennessee Innovation, Gonzeaux #6 – Persistence Personifies Nashville

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Nashville,, Tennessee — Saturday May 12, Gonzeaux #6. Creativity and Self-Expression Innovation Inspirational Leadership Marketing Bill Tallent Debbie Gordon Entrepreneurial Gonzeaux Innovation Gonzeaux Innovation Tour Gregg Fraley Mercury Intermedia Nashville S3 Consulting Snappy Auction Tennessee TNNashville is throwing the recession out of town. The building boom cut short by the downturn seems to be back in full swing here.

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Another Study Shows Business Owner Pessimism

The Entrepreneurial Mind

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Helpful Habits and Hacks for Working from Home

The Entrepreneurial Mind

The word from Washington (and the word from here in Tennessee, too) is that we better get settled in to working from home for a while longer. Even though I’ve been doing quite a bit of working from home over the years, it is an adjustment to be only working from home.

Welcome to The Entrepreneurial Mind 4.0

The Entrepreneurial Mind

In 2003, you could probably fit all the bloggers in the entire state of Tennessee into one of my classrooms and still have room for a few more. I first launched this blog fifteen years ago. It started quite simply as an experiment with a new medium that I knew very little about. Over time, […]. The post Welcome to The Entrepreneurial Mind 4.0 appeared first on Dr Jeff Cornwall

Startup Communities Everywhere in the World

Feld Thoughts

Amy and I are in Knoxville, Tennessee all week. We are with Ian Hathaway (my co-author of an upcoming book titled The Startup Community Way) finishing up the draft of the book. My plan was to end the week with the Knoxville Marathon on Sunday ( marathon #26 ) but I had a crummy long run on Saturday in Boulder and woke up this morning with a cold. While it could merely be pre-race hypochondria, I feel lethargic enough to consider downgrading to the half marathon.

Entrepreneurs Don't Plan To Fail, They Fail To Plan

Growthink Blog

According to research from the University of Tennessee, 44% of businesses fail within the first three years. Most businesses fail. I hate to be so blunt, but this is the truth. The only thing that varies is just how many businesses fail. And within certain sectors, like information (which includes most technology companies), 63% fail within 3 years, or in Retail, 53% fail within 36 months. read more. Dave Lavinsky

Memphis-based Start Co. To Present 16 Startups At Demo Day


Memphis, Tennessee-based nonprofit venture development organization Start Co. will be presenting 16 new startups at its Demo Day on 21 August at Orpheum Theater.

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. Their first customer was the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee. ENTREPRENEURIAL PROFILE : Aloompa. The app includes a map the festival grounds, including the location of food vendors, bathrooms, retail spaces, and stage locations.

Tips On Saving Up and Investing For Your Retirement

The Startup Magazine

For example, Florida, Wyoming, Texas, Nevada, Washington, South Dakota, Tennessee offer no state income taxes. At the same time, New Hampshire and Tennessee have a tax dividend and interest policy. Whether you are young or old, saving money up is a smart strategy, especially if you are saving it for your retirement. Everyone needs to do this at some point, it’s unavoidable if you want to live a good life in your golden years.

Podcast 119: Unveiling the Brain with Roger Dooley

Mike Michalowicz

He has an engineering degree from Carnegie Mellon University and an MBA from the University of Tennessee. He has an engineering degree from Carnegie Mellon University and an MBA from the University of Tennessee. Also Available On. Show Summary. Roger Dooley joins us again to talk about understanding the way our brains work in order to make the best decisions for your business. Welcome to Episode 119 of the Profit First Podcast! Our Guest.

Not a Fan of Angel Investment Tax Credits

The Entrepreneurial Mind

Milt Capps who published Venture Nashville Connections contacted me the other day to see what I thought of a bill here in Tennessee that would create tax credits for angel investors. This is a well intentioned bill, but not one that will have much of an impact on economic growth in Tennessee. Here is what I told him: Targeted tax credits for angel investments do little to spur new investments or to increase the overall activity level of angel investing over the long term.

Giving Thanks for Small Business

The Entrepreneurial Mind

She reflected at her blog on all of the many wonderful small businesses that make up our downtown in Franklin, Tennessee. As my quote of the week, I offer the words of our daughter, Maggie Kuyper, who teaches English and coaches volleyball at St. Cecilia Academy in Nashville. 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.

The Top 4 Cities To Start A Business In This Year


The brilliant thing about Nashville is that it’s in the state of Tennessee. 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? It’s true, there are many cities in the country that are better for small businesses than others.

The Pitfalls Of State And Local Taxation For Startup Companies


Alabama, South Dakota, Tennessee, Massachusetts, Vermont and Wyoming have all adopted economic nexus rules effective during 2017 or prior with regard to sales and use tax. by Rebecca Stidham, Senior Manager – Tax Services at OUM & Co.

How to Add Affiliate Marketing to Your Content

Duct Tape Marketing

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.

Warning: The Truth Well Told


As we say here in East Tennessee those are “Hard Sayings”. by Ralph Masengill, author of “ Conquer Change and Win “. After over forty years of studying change, one thing is crystal clear. When it comes to change we only have two choices. One is to embrace change with all of the issues that seems to bring or we can live in denial of the truth that change is always going on and suffer through our denial.

“My Name is Jim”

The Entrepreneurial Mind

Richland, LLC , located in Pulaski, Tennessee, is an industrial service company that supplies, assembles, fabricates, installs, paints, sandblasts and tests equipment that involves mechanical or electrical components. ENTREPRENEURIAL PROFILE : Jim Greene: Richland, LLC. Richland has contracts with TSKE Tsukishima Kankyo Engineering Ltd., a Japanese company, and Moritani, a German company. Tsukishima Kankyo and Moritani engage in many joint projects around the globe.

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

Up and Running

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.

[Review] Roadside MBA


Then there’s Johnson City, Tennessee-based Morris-Baker Funeral Home, which conquered a brand challenge by improving brand awareness and promoting word-of-mouth. What happens when you pack three economists into a car and send them off on a road trip to discover the secrets behind America’s small businesses across the country?

Forget The ‘Likes’ – How To Market Effectively Using Today’s Facebook


A graduate of the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, Sellers specializes in online content marketing strategies, driving engagement through blogging best practices and use of multiple media formats including video, photos and graphics. by Jonathan Sellers, social media strategist at EMSI Public Relations. It seems nothing changes faster than the big social media platforms – Facebook, Twitter, Google+.

Episode 25: Profitable Neuromarketing with Roger Dooley

Mike Michalowicz

He has an engineering degree from Carnegie Mellon University and an MBA from the University of Tennessee. He has an engineering degree from Carnegie Mellon University and an MBA from the University of Tennessee. Show Summary. Author and Entrepreneur, Roger Dooley, joins Episode 25 of the Profit First Podcast. Roger shares a few tips on how to use neuromarketing to increase profitability in your business. Our Guest.

Servant Leadership In Action


Answered by Tamika Catchings, retired WNBA player, 2011 WNBA MVP and ten-time All Star, four-time Olympic gold medalist, and former University of Tennessee Lady Vol under Coach Pat Summitt.). When I think of servant leadership I think of Pat Summitt, my basketball coach at the University of Tennessee from 1997 to 2001.

Entrepreneurial Cheeseheads Work Both Sides of the Street

The Entrepreneurial Mind

This Cheesehead now living in Tennessee hopes he is right! Full disclosure -- I am one of those nutty Cheeseheads you have been reading about with the Packers in the Super Bowl. There is an entrepreneurial angle to the Super Bowl XLV that involves the iconic symbols for both of the teams.

10 Storytelling Festivals You Must Attend in 2016


Touted as being one of the Top 100 Events in North America, The National Storytelling festival brings dozens of local and international speakers and performers to historic Jonesborough, Tennessee. We are storytelling animals. And so, before you ask yourself what can storytelling offer to your business, think back on what you engage with as a person. Looking at the hundreds of thousands of years of storytelling history, we can see how storytelling has evolved.

An Alternative to the Uncertainty of Outcoursing

The Entrepreneurial Mind

DevDigital has offices in Nashville, Tennessee and Baroda, India. ENTREPRENEURIAL PROFILE : Peter Marcum: DevDigital. DevDigital began as company that bought used Internet network assets, such as routers and switches, from distressed companies at a steep discount. The company would refurbish this hardware and resell it to small independent network companies. Eventually the company moved into the actual operation of digital networks.

14 Entrepreneurs Explain How They Are Incorporating Social Entrepreneurship in Their Business


Last summer our team began implementing a little program to get connected with our local community in Nashville Tennessee. It’s argued that social entrepreneurship is the new business model due its ability to help one connect with the world and live a purposeful life while serving others.

Can You Track An Employee’s Cell Phone Without Installing Software?


In some states, such as Texas, Virginia, Minnesota, and Tennessee, tracking company vehicles without the owner’s consent is deemed illegal. Being able to track your employees makes good business sense, especially if they are not tied to a desk or an office. If you employ a sales staff or have employees who work remotely or at home, you may need a way to track their location.

Fear And Anxiety Caused By Change


the same afternoon, law officers from several counties, the city police, and the Tennessee Highway Patrol had surrounded a duplex apartment about three blocks away. Meanwhile, I was behind a great big shrub with a Tennessee Highway Patrolman, just looking around and waiting for the fifteen minutes to pass by. When I saw the escaped prisoner, I backed away from the bush and asked the Tennessee trooper to join me.

How Startups Can Prepare For Their First Tax Audit


California and Massachusetts have state minimum taxes, whereas states such as Alabama and Tennessee impose franchise tax based on capital/equity. by Chris S. Millias and Warren Chung of OUM & Co. Successful entrepreneurs start with a vision. They spend a lot of time, effort and resources on developing a business plan, and even more time and effort on raising capital, finding the right people and developing strategic partners.

Play4Skill Raises $400K for Dominoes Gambling

VC Cafe

Players located in any of the 12 states in the United States of America: Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, lowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Montana, Ohio, Tennessee and Vermont, are neither eligible to open an account with Dominoes Stars.

Multichannel Mastery: The 3 C’s of Effective Integrated Marketing


Allen Baler is a Partner at 4Patriots LLC, a Tennessee based small business that provides products to help people be more self-reliant and more independent. by Allen Baler , partner at 4Patriots LLC. Modern marketers are scrambling these days to keep up with traditional media and the bombardment of new marketing channels.

Building Bridges: John Crossman on fostering diversity through scholarships and mentoring.

Transformify - Recruiting

Our guest today is John Crossman, CEO of Crossman & Company , one of the Southeast’s largest retail leasing, management and investment sales firms, with over 28 million square feet of properties in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, North Carolina and Tennessee. ‘’Diversity Hiring’’ series features world diversity and inclusion leaders and their thoughts on diversity recruitment, cultural diversity and equality.

Are You Hiding Behind Your Business Name?


Some states, such as Alabama, Kansas, New Mexico and Tennessee for example, don’t require you to register a DBA at all. by Stan Huser, founder of SunDocumentFilings. Are you hiding behind your website? In the rush to start a home-based business, many entrepreneurs forget the legal issues required to do business. Even if you aren’t a corporation or an LLC, your state government may have rules about what business name you can use.

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Chartbeat is to Blogs as Google Analytics is to Print Newspapers

Both Sides of the Table

For example, in the screen shot my my recent visitor found my website by searching on the term “Jason Calacanis&# and is located in Tennessee in the US. What do Google Analytics and print newspapers have in common? They’re both one day out of date when you read them.

Why living in a hotel could be perfect for creative entrepreneurs

The Next Web

Tennessee Williams wrote much of his later material in another hotel in the city. This post is brought to you by Sheraton. Click here to explore Sheraton Club. I’ve written a few posts about traveling and working and living in hotel rooms now as part of a sponsored post by Sheraton.

Start Your Business: From Truck Driver to Owner-Operator

The Startup Magazine

There are also restrictions on cargo types in various areas throughout the country, such as the Cumberland Gap tunnel in Kentucky and Tennessee.

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

Up and Running

Sheepishly, I declared “ I ain’t sitting next to nobody once we reach Tennessee unless they’ve showered and can prove it. 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.

Entrepreneurial Wisdom from Dave

The Entrepreneurial Mind

I had the pleasure and honor of interviewing Dave Ramsey for Insider's View , a show that runs on Tennessee Public Television, in front of an audience of about 600 students. We talked about his own entrepreneurial experiences and his advice for others on their entrepreneurial journeys. Here are a few summary highlights: Pursue only opportunities you have a passion for, as "entrepreneurship is a tough boss." Don't give up.

23 Quotes on the Value and Danger of Money

Up and Running

” — Tennessee Williams; Tweet this! Ask ten people what they think about money and wealth, and you’ll likely get ten different answers. Wealth may not be all that it’s cracked up to be, but at the same time, who doesn’t want a few extra dollars in their pocket? We’ve gathered 23 quotes from some of the world’s most famous authors, speakers, philosophers, comedians, and leaders; and no, they don’t all agree about the role of money in life.

The Endless Frontier: U.S. Science and National Industrial Policy (part 1)

Steve Blank

The material to make the bombs – Plutonium and Uranium 235 – were made by civilian contractors at Hanford Washington and Oak Ridge Tennessee. The U.S. has spent the last 70 years making massive investments in basic and applied research. Government funding of research started in World War II driven by the needs of the military for weapon systems to defeat Germany and Japan.

90 Inspirational Quotes to Boost Your Success

Women Entrepreneurs Can

You can be young without money, but you can’t be old without it.” — Tennessee Williams. You can learn a lot from “successful” people. The lesson, of course, lies not in where they are currently but in how far they have come.

5 People You Should Talk With Before Starting a Business

Up and Running

Arney is a business mentor and lawyer in Tennessee. You’re probably mulling over a business idea. It’s probably something you’ve been thinking about for a while. And you’re probably ready to turn your business idea into a reality. As part of the planning stage, you’ll want to gather information, do research, and make sure that your business idea is viable.