Forbes Post: Winning A 5 Minute Pitch

August 16, 2012 / Blog / Business Strategy

The following article originally ran in my regular column at “Tell me something unique or quirky about you. Something nobody knows.” Candace Klein, the founder of Bad Girl Ventures and SoMoLend…

How to Find and Market an Invention

August 14, 2012 / Blog / Business Strategy / Marketing Tips

This article originally appeared in my column at Have you ever heard of a palatometer? Neither had I. Sometimes entrepreneurs find their ideas and companies in the most unusual ways.

Who’s Starting America’s New Businesses? And Why?

August 10, 2012 / Blog / Business Strategy

Contributor Alan Hall (investor, entrepreneur and author) famously addressed the national trend toward entrepreneurship in his article Kiss Your Boss Goodbye. It’s Time to Be An Entrepreneur. Clearly he’s hit a hot button (or perhaps a resonant chord?)

Two Business “Mistakes” Every Company Should Make

August 9, 2012 / Blog / Brand Management / Business Strategy

Normally, I’m a fairly agreeable person – but the recent article Seven Business Mistakes Serial Entrepreneurs Never Make Twice by Forbes contributor John Greathouse, gave me pause. Two of the seven “mistakes” John names are actually strategic weapons I’d suggest every company–especially in its early and growth stages–consider strongly.

Forbes Post: 5 Sure Signs A Startup Firm Will Succeed

August 7, 2012 / Blog / Business Strategy

As the head of a communications company in Salt Lake City, we’ve seen hundreds of growth companies and thousands of startups. In fact, thanks to the Grow America Springboard™ $1M competition in Utah right now, we’ve seen and reviewed nearly a thousand startups already this year.

Playing with Purpose- “Remembering the Future”

May 3, 2012 / Blog / Business Strategy / Personal Development

I recently attended a meeting where we started the meeting by playing a game called “Remembering the Future.” The objective of the game was to think ahead one year into the future, and ask ourselves “We had an incredibly successful year in our organization.