5 Ways to Get Me to Hire You

Show, don’t tell Think Apple Stores and car dealerships. When you’re selling a big product, five minutes in the driver’s seat is worth hundreds of listed specifications. To a startup, each hire ...


Your Presence on the Internet Makes a Difference

After an extensive application process and a grueling interview, the potential employer has narrowed down the choice from a dozen original applicants to you and two other finalists. All three of you a...


8 Tips to Leave Your Day Job and Start Your Business

One of the scariest things to do is drop your day to day nine to five. The paycheck is steady and it comes with a nice health-care package. Lunch with co-workers provides time to unwind and talk about...


The 4.0 That Really Matters In Life

Today, even a 4.0 GPA isn’t enough to guarantee you success personally or professionally. Though important, the world’s most successful people didn’t have the best GPAs. There are other measurem...


Start Building Your Personal Brand Today: Be An Expert

In business, establishing yourself as the expert or go-to guy in your field is the difference between mediocrity and world-class success. Think about any business, industry or expertise, and there is ...


3 Ways to be a Better You in 2012

You’re seemingly doing pretty well.  You’re dominating work, enjoying a hobby or 2, and still making time to tweet while hanging out with your in real life friends. So you ask, “why should I ad...


Top 5 Trademark Disputes of 2011

The year 2011 saw several interesting brand disputes come and go. From Twitter protecting its “Tweet”  trademark to Christian Louboutin potentially losing its bid to prevent other designers from ...


Lessons Learned: Killing My Inner Control-Freak

One of the most natural human impulses is the desire to be in control. Usually the more instability a person is dealing with in their life, the more they grasp for control of whatever aspect they can....


Be Yourself, Everyone Is Already Taken

I must admit I always struggled with writing down what the core values for my company BackPocket COO would be.  In fact, I found it easier to put them in place for companies I’ve built in the past ...


The Mental Devil is Real – Learn to Embrace Your Inner Critic

Becoming an entrepreneur is a funny business, isn’t it? Everyone tells you that you need to be determined, to follow your heart in spite of the odds, and if you encompass passion for the idea, succe...