Monday, December 12, 2011
Have a great holiday time and enjoy New Years.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Here is a link to an article on last night:
Here are some photos:
Monday, October 24, 2011
We all had a blast at Dave Balter's 80's themed event. We got to get our boogie on and also was great opportunity to meet some great people in the startup scene. We even made the video.
Check it out.
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Sunday, October 2, 2011
Thursday, September 29, 2011
So people have asked if I had any knowledge of how to do this when I started. Actually I had no idea what I was doing.... but I am never afraid to take on anything and I always seem to figure out a way to get what ever I put my mind to done. I hope this inspires other to do something crazy and take on a big challenge.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
So this is just another feather in the hat helping vet me to the start up community. I'm going to just keep chugging along but with a bit more confidence now knowing I have a big guard dog watching my back.
Saturday, September 17, 2011
I'm just happy everything worked out. I've heard of people choking to death in restaurants while everyone stood around frozen. I've also heard of people breaking people's ribs while trying to do the Heimlich maneuver. So thank God everything turned out great. Either way this is one birthday we will never forget.
Here is some info on the how to do the Heimlich maneuver. Learn it! You could save someone's life.
p.s. Did you know there is the Heimlich for your dog too?
Thursday, August 18, 2011
So with that being said... My show needs what is called a "bumper". This is the 15 or 30 second intro video before a show. I wanted to make it high energy and visually fun. It took me a while to learn adobe AfterEffect, PremierPro, Illistrator, Audition, and Photoshop. (Yes I used all of these programs and yes I am using the 30 day trial) Well here is my first try at a bumper: Enjoy the hell out of it because I f-in loving and it was a crap load of work.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Monday, August 15, 2011
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Talk with Grasshopper.com on U.I. and design here at MassChallenge:
Split test, split test, split test. Use abtest.com
You should always be testing something at all times.
Crap design says "I don't care about you" to your customer.
Designing an experience is your goal not a site.
Advertising is the price you pay for being boring.
Don't follow the trends! Create new and be orginal. Solve your problems with design not just copying design that you think is cool.
Cutting your ambition in half. You're better off with a kickass half than a halfassed whole.
P.s. I'm in the right corner third from the top and one over. Go $P logo. Your famous.
Friday, July 22, 2011
Friday, July 15, 2011
Getting into MassChallenge (The World's Largest Startup Competition and Accelerator Program) was just the start of an uphill battle to launch and succeed with my startup SKINNY prices Inc. Well, now that the first two weeks of boot camp are over, the next extremely important step is to find mentors to help you through the process of successfully creating a kick-ass company.
Today, I am happy to announce that I have landed serial entrepreneur and DJ extraordinaire Jeff Taylor the founder of Monster.com, Eons.com, and now Buffalo.dj! This is one hell of a Monster Mentor and I'm going to tell you just how I did it.
2. I recognized how busy he is and got right to the point by stating, "I want you as a mentor." If you pussy foot around too much, you'll be wasting their time. So get to the point and keep it short.
3. I brought up how this experience will benefit him. Instead asking him what he can do for me, I told him what we can do together.
5. Then I gave him an EXTRA SMALL taste of what my business is trying to achieve. Jeff loves big ideas. I didn't even explain the concept, just the big idea behind it. (ie: World domination, cure cancer, change the way people buy things online, etc.)
6. I painted a picture of the adventure and how much fun it was going to be. Then invited him to come along for the ride!
7. Realizing how busy he is, I communicated that I was NOT going to be a needy startup nor require a ton of hand holding. It's true that mentors are generally volunteering their valuable time to help you, but don't go wasting their time by having them walk you through every step of the way. They're mentors, not co-founders.
8. I SHOWED him that I was a doer and sent him examples of projects that I have started and finished.
9. As a quintessential sales guy... I naturally "assumed the close" and moved forward with next steps.
10. I finished by thanking him for his time and added a little humor and personality to help seal the deal.
(NOTE: This method worked for me because it's just my style. If it's not your style then don't use it, but always remember to stay true to yourself).
Well I hope this helps other entrepreneurs land their own MONSTER Mentor.
If you have questions feel free to reach out to me in the comments section below.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Well now that bootcamp is over I need to finished the video studio and find mentor to match up with me. I have few mentor matching events to attend so hopefully I will find some great mentors to sky rocket my growth. I also just attended a speed founder dating event which is suppose to help you build a team but I didn't find anyone who was in my space. Oh well.