Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Clear view of startup in Economist Magazine.

Great column in the new Economist (click here) about the current state of business startup. I encourage you to read it and comment on it yourself on their site and/or here, then share it with your friends.

This is my comment, posted there on the Economist just now: "Thanks very much for this refreshing, much needed wake-up call. I've been leading startup workshops for nearly 20 years, 5280 Magazine says I have "infused Denver with an entrepreneurial spirit," and for years I've encourage the formation of self-help peer advisory groups patterned after what Ben Franklin created, I think it was his best invention. Most of the information about startup is just flat out wrong. The more "help" given by the government, the fewer real businesses that actually get started. I'm stepping up my effort to attack this problem. For more see"

For what I'm doing to attack the problem, starting with changes here you may have already noticed, see my previous post here ("Will Consult for Food.") that I wrote just a few minutes ago:

Will consult for food.

Did you notice the new headline at the very top of this page?

" Want real help now? Call me!"

And the new description of what I do?

"Starting? Want help? 5280 Magazine says I've "infused Denver with an entrepreneurial spirit." Since 1979 I've helped hundreds, there’s a good chance I can help you. or (303)861-1447 I pick up 9:30 to 11 a.m. Monday thru Friday. For more about my unique approach Google "John Wren Daring Mighty Things" and "How to Start a Franklin Circle.” I have a policy to give help to anyone, regardless of ability to pay. Your donation helps me to continue this, click below to donate now:"

Combined with this appeal for financial support that I'm writing to you right now, this feels a bit like I'm holding up a sign by the side of the road that says, "Will consult for food."  That's why I've put off asking you for money for as long as possible.

But I can't put this off for any longer. Today I really do need your help. Please hire me to help you, or donate so I can continue to help those who cannot pay. Here's why: