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The Bootsrapping Guide to Jumpstarting your Business


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The Bootsrapping Guide to Jumpstarting your Business

In a culture dominated by spending and keeping up with the Joneses, finding a band of penny-pinching entrepreneurs is like looking for a needle in a haystack. Instead, what you would find are savvy bargain hunters – professionally skilled and trained in making a shopping purchase like it was an Olympic challenge. Because of this, our communities have seen a growing Chinese Merchant community that has been integral in our development as a nation. In recent years, a growing number of Indians are migrating here because of a stronger consumer market. Ask my neighbor. 🙂

Entrepreneur - Shoe Bootstrap a business

Entrepreneur – Shoe Bootstrap a business

Finding a level headed entrepreneur is a treasure. But once you find one, Continue reading

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Advice on Pitching your Startup to Venture Capitalists by Peter Thiel


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Advice on Pitching your Startup to Venture Capitalists by Peter Thiel

Repost from Peter Thiels Post

Funding for a Startup Business

Funding for a Startup Business

  1. Insist that you pitch in the morning. Don’t turn off the lights during the PowerPoint presentation.
  2. Venture Capitalists See a Lot of Pitches. Make yours unusual. Add jokes.
  3. Pitch to Junior Associates, Not to Senior Partners. Because the former need good deals to add to their name, otherwise they won’t become senior partners, while the latter are wealthy and won’t care much. Continue reading


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Hope Deferred – Dreams Fulfilled


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“Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.” Prov 13:12

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Basketball dream deferred

I just learned that we should check our hearts when our desires are unfulfilled because we may not see that the challenges we face make us hard, frustrated and obstinate rather than teachable, satisfied and humble. Continue reading