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On September 17, 2018 I paused new posts and podcasts to see if a big startup idea is worth pursuing. I will be pursuing that full time, so this blog is formally discontinued. The idea is curing the inability to sing on...

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Valuation [video]

Valuation of early stage, pre-revenue, high potential companies is very tricky. It’s also mysterious for many entrepreneurs, as well as for those well-versed with classic MBA techniques for valuing much larger...

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Grant Term

Brick and Mortar

A grant targeted to fund buildings – either new construction or renovation – would be a brick and mortar project. For example the US EDA (Economic Development Administration) funds a lot of brick and mortar...

Bootstrapping Term

Mentor

In the business context a mentor is a particular type of trusted business advisor, very often whose counsel and advice is freely given. Many entrepreneurs find mentors and use them for multiple purposes. Sometimes...

Grant Term

Project

Most grants fund a project, not an organization or a company. A project has a beginning, middle and end. A project has goals, objectives, outcomes. A grant project has a plan that outlines over a timeline exactly how...

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