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Spot on. The second tier of this is the whole cycle of government employees going to work for the beneficiaries of government largeness for 7 digit money..... Mike
Toggle Commented Jul 13, 2011 on The Washington Game at Christian Renaud's Blog
Tom Buman, President of Agren, will be the BIZ guest and speaker at the Business Insights and Networking Luncheon on June 15, 2011. Tom will discuss transitioning from strictly a consulting company to being a products company. Since July 1996 Agren has been a consulting business. About five years ago,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2011 at StartupCity Des Moines
On may 18 Matt Kinley, senior vice president of Pappajohn Capital Resources and Equity Dynamics, will be the BIZ guest and speaker at the Business Insights and Networking Luncheon on May 18, 2011. Matt will discuss the outlook for raising equity capital from the investor’s point of view. As an... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2011 at StartupCity Des Moines
This is a repost of a blog I wrote for the IowaBIZ blog at the Business Record. A client showed me a book called Business Model Generation. It is fantastic. I have rarely found a book so useful to an entrepreneur. It is a perfect resource for determining your business... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2011 at StartupCity Des Moines
Looking for capital for your startup? You need to join us on the the 29th of March. We will be presenting a full day seminar on Raising Capital for Your Business. We will be covering a series of subjects including: Type of Capital Available, Partnering, Formation, Compliance and Legal, Valuation,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2011 at StartupCity Des Moines
Image via Wikipedia In my work at the BIZ, I try to create tools, outlines, templates and what ever else will help first time entrepreneurs move their idea forward. One key area that many struggle with is in creating a financial model. I am not speaking of the formal pro-forma... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2011 at StartupCity Des Moines
Image by idlphoto via Flickr I love working on business models and business strategy. It is a form of brainstorming and creativity that truly inspires me. Time has a way of passing unnoticed when doing this kind of work. In fact, I do not consider it work at all. It... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2011 at StartupCity Des Moines
Image via Wikipedia I can be a real pain in the ass. I am a pretty smart guy with a lot of talents. I also have an ego.... I spent many years of my life doing everything myself. Mostly because I was not patient enough to wait for someone else... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2011 at StartupCity Des Moines
Image via Wikipedia This begins my fifth year here at the BIZ accelerator. I am looking forward to this year more than any before. As StartupCity begins, another avenue of real support for entrepreneurs opens here in central Iowa. In the past I have been critical of "Incubators". Not this... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2011 at StartupCity Des Moines
I think the key thing is a lack of planning. Simply setting goals, determining what has to happen in what order and when and most importantly scheduling time to do the tasks that need to be done. Beyond that, I see too many people spending time on non business social media.
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Mar 15, 2010
Jeff, I could not agree more. Another way to look at this data is that relationships are an effective way to sales. It is reasonable to expect that those who had more than 4 sales calls before the sale built a relationship with the buyer. Mike