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

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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 building boom cut short by the downturn seems to be back in full swing here.

Another Study Shows Business Owner Pessimism

The Entrepreneurial Mind

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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.

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.

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

YoungUpstarts

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 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?

The Pitfalls Of State And Local Taxation For Startup Companies

YoungUpstarts

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.

The Top 4 Cities To Start A Business In This Year

YoungUpstarts

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.

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.

10 Storytelling Festivals You Must Attend in 2016

Brandanew

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.

Warning: The Truth Well Told

YoungUpstarts

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.

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.

How Startups Can Prepare For Their First Tax Audit

YoungUpstarts

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.

Servant Leadership In Action

YoungUpstarts

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.).

[Review] Roadside MBA

YoungUpstarts

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.

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

YoungUpstarts

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.

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.

Fear And Anxiety Caused By Change

YoungUpstarts

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. When I saw the escaped prisoner, I backed away from the bush and asked the Tennessee trooper to join me.

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.

“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.

Twitter Link Roundup #274 – Non-conventional Resources for Small Business, Startups, and Design!

crowdSPRING Blog

Meet the Tiny Tennessee Company Supplying Pearls to Tiffany crowdspring.co/1e1nIHQ. Gary Vaynerchuk heads to Tennessee crowdspring.co/1HocRDb. The 1980s. Anybody else remember that awesome decade?

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

YoungUpstarts

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

Kentucky Innovation, Gonzeaux #5 — Marijuana & Other Secrets

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Kentucky grows more marijuana than any state except California – 2 billion dollars worth of weed have been chopped down in Kentucky, West Virginia and Tennessee. Elizabethtown, Kentucky — Friday May 11, 2012, Gonzeaux #5. I’m sworn to secrecy.

Are You Hiding Behind Your Business Name?

YoungUpstarts

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?

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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.

11 Tips for Creating a Long-Term Strategic Plan

Up and Running

A strategic plan will likely need to be changed very soon after approval because nobody can accurately predict anything but the very near term future,” says Jim Morris, owner and President of The Alternative Board, Tennessee Valley.

The Best Places to Start a Business in 2015

Up and Running

Nashville, Tennessee. You’ve no doubt heard what they say in real estate: location, location, location. When you’re looking to start a business, it rings just as true. Knowing the easiest place to set up shop with the highest chance of success, is key no matter what field you’re in.

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.

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.

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.

States of Innovation, Going Gonzeaux Tour – 2012

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Tennessee – May 11 (Nashville). I’ve decided to take the battle of Doing Innovation to the streets. Literally. Okay, it’s not a battle, it’s a conversation, but it’s definitely a road trip, and definitely about the Doing.

21 Entrepreneurs Explain Their Favorite Songs to Get Them Motivated

Hearpreneur

Thanks to Jax Taylor, Rent-A-Ruminant of Tennessee ! Music can change your spirit. If you’re having a bad day and listen to your favorite song, it can change your entire mood. Music can also help you to get through difficult moments in life.

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.

Will The Marketplace Fairness Act Affect Your Small Business?

Up and Running

If a state has already passed the a Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement, which 22 states have (24 if you include associate members Ohio and Tennessee) , it has to post that it is going to begin enforcement.

At SXSW 2017; bots, films and a Vice President

Austin Startup

HBCU@SXSW is on its second year as the idea from Rodney Sampson, co-founder of Opportunity Ecosystem partnering with Tennessee Titan defensive end Derrick Morgan and tech investors.

10 Cool Gaming Tools in MBA Education

YoungUpstarts

While this program at the University of Tennessee is targeted at undergrad business majors, MBA students at the school work with them like business advisors, which also serves to help them put their business skills to work and practice overseeing “employees.”.