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Life Happens Today

Life Happens Today

| April 4, 2011 | Reply

This is a short note to remind myself: Although it's important to plan for the future, life does not happen there. Nor does it happen in the past. Life happens today. Not tomorrow. Not on my dreams. Not on my past experiences. Life is here. Right now. And in order to make life 'count', I […]

Spending Time With Incredible People

Spending Time With Incredible People

| March 28, 2011 | 1 Reply

The other day, I was talking to a friend of mine who was drained. It seemed that all of the people in her life were requiring more energy than what she had to give. It was sucking her energy dry. She told me that she needed to make a change. She needed to limit her […]

Interview with the Northwest Young Entrepreneurs Association

Interview with the Northwest Young Entrepreneurs Association

| March 25, 2011 | 1 Reply

I had the opportunity to be interviewed by Nick Hampshire with the Northwest Young Entrepreneurs Association about building companies and what I've learned as we continue to grow TakeLessons. Here is the Q&A: Audio MP3 download of Steven Cox interview is located here:  Nick Hampshire: What is your philosophy on life and business? Steven Cox: […]

The Power of Now

| March 19, 2011 | 1 Reply

  Cover via Amazon I was turned on to Eckart Tolle by friend and big-thinker, Dmitry Shapiro. I read The Power of Now twice now because it’s truly an incredible look at the mind, and how we might calm the thoughts in order to truly live in the moment. Personally, it has helped me in […]

TakeLessons on Fox5: Sing Like an Idol — KSWB

TakeLessons on Fox5: Sing Like an Idol — KSWB

| January 31, 2011 | Reply

Sing Like an Idol — KSWB TakeLessons was recently featured on Fox 5 in support of the new American Idol season.   Transcription: Heather Ford: Hey guys, good morning. Well, we have created a jam session for you. These are all students from TakeLessons, so whether it’s a musical instrument or fine-tuning their voices, they’ve […]

Entreprenuers: Selling Your Company

Entreprenuers: Selling Your Company

| January 8, 2011 | Reply

It is Monday so it is time for another MBA Mondays post. We are a few weeks into a series on mergers and acquisitions. The first week we covered the basics of mergers and acquisitions. Last week we talked about asset sales. via www.aonetwork.com Here's a good article for entrepreneurs getting near an exit. Written […]

Love What You Do

Love What You Do

| December 15, 2010 | Reply
San Diego Urban Land Young Leaders Social Media Panel

San Diego Urban Land Young Leaders Social Media Panel

| December 15, 2010 | Reply

Tonight, I'll be on the panel discussing how small and local businesses can use social media to their advantage. Here are my key points: Focus on quality instead of quantity. Be consistent. Be real. Make sure someone is assigned to the task with definitive plans. Focus on Google Places, Facebook, and YouTube Other secondary tools […]

Chumps vs. Checks: Handling The Venture Capitalist Cold Call

Chumps vs. Checks: Handling The Venture Capitalist Cold Call

| November 9, 2010 | Reply

The following is a guest post from Healy Jones.  Healy is the Head of Marketing for OfficeDrop, a company that offers small businesses in paper intensive industries cloud scanning software and cloud filing. Previously he was a venture capitalist with Atlas Venture and Summit Partners. via onstartups.com Good information for any entrepreneur starting to get some […]

Getting your startup to $10mm in revenues

Getting your startup to $10mm in revenues

| October 11, 2010 | Reply

Here is a post (the first of two) from Steve Carpenter on the different potential business models for internet startups right now and some of the metrics necessasry to get to $10mm in revenues. I believe that services are one of the best internet business models for the next 10 years for the following reasons: […]