Posts Tagged ‘business’

Origins of Bootstrapping

The Art of Bootstrapping, over on American Express OPEN Forum, is worth reading and appropriate for the times. I learned a little about the origins of the term Bootstrapping as well.

The term bootstrapping comes from the German legend of Baron von Munchhausen pulling himself out of the sea by pulling on his own bootstraps. That’s essentially what you’ll have to do, too.


Where’s the Exit?

Venture-backed startups are scratching their heads looking for the liquidity EXIT. M&As and IPOs are unheard of these days. Last year the M&A EXIT was the rage. Is the liquidity drought going to slow the innovation cycle down?
TechCrunch posted on the liquidity drought today. IMO – the liquidity drought, at least in the short-term, is a good thing. I think it will force startups back to the “business basics” earlier in the startup process. Forcing startups to think about the basics like – when will we turn a profit?


BIG Blog Post – Green? Say It!

Are you running a “Green” business? Are you building “Green” products? Is the brightness of your “Greenness” important to your customer?

Read the rest of this post over on the Business in General (BIG) Blog – a small business oriented blog I contribute to on a regular basis.


Elkhorn Rod and Reel

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Yesterday I wrote about a great customer service story over on the Bplans Blog. Check out Great customer service makes a difference for Elkhorn if you are a business decision maker interested in great customer services stories. If you are a fly fishing enthusiast considering a rod or reel from Elkhorn Rod and Reel the story will probably be enough to get you to click that “Buy Now” button on the Elkhorn website.


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