Sunday, May 31, 2015

Y Combinator's "How to Start a Startup" video and text.

Y Combinator has worked with hundreds of startups, this is distillation of their experience.

Worth reading and watching, if you take this as a way of building your own method, not as a cook book that you can use to avoid really thinking about anything when you're starting.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

5 facts about the minimum wage

My dad used to say that like the definition of a living wage (enough to live on), whether someone is for or against minimum wage laws depends on whether you are receiving it or paying it out.

Interesting article about the minimum wage over the years, check it out, decide for yourself: are the minimum wage laws good or bad for the poor? For employers? For our economy?

Click here:  5 facts about the minimum wage

Friday, May 29, 2015

The Startup Show, 10 a.m. each Friday.

Starting something new? Join us!
To be on the show next week call (303)861-1447

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Want to sell more books?

Have you written a book?

Is your book helpful, interesting and/or entertaining for someone who is starting or growing a small business?

Or is it a book written for someone who owns and/or works in a successful business but is not flourishing personally? (By not flourishing I mean the reader might look successful but he or she has a problem with alcohol and/or drugs, depression or other mood disorder, hates their job, relationship problems, is cynical and unhappy, and is just not able to personally accomplish what they intend to do.)

If so, send me or have your publisher send a review copy of your most recent book I'll read it and if I like it I'll announce you as one of the speakers at an IDEA Cafe, I'll write about your book and what you share at the IDEA Cafe you attend, and I'll an endorsement of you on Linked In, and on this website an others announcing you'll be my guest on The Startup Show. 

If your interested call me a week or so after the review copy of your book and the media kit are sent and we'll pencil in dates. 

Review copy and media kit best sent by you or your publisher via link posted here as private Facebook message or to John Wren, The Startup Show, Small Business Chamber of Commerce, Inc., 1881 Buchtel Blvd., Denver, CO 80210  

Call me any morning except Sunday at 9:30 a.m. to have the best chance of me picking up, or call any time (right now's ok) to leave a complete, 100% confidential (I'm the only one with the code to the voice mail box) voice mail message and I'll get back to you as quickly as possible. 

My phone number is (303)861-1447.

Saturday, May 02, 2015

Grassroots Rules. : Save the Caucus? Why?

Grassroots Rules. : Save the Caucus? Why?: Why is it worth fighting for the Colorado Caucus? No one has ever explained it's value better than my friend Sue:   Caucuses ar...

Kill the Colorado Caucus Killing SB15-287

Is Mitt Romney paying Ryan Call to clear the path for Colorado's delegates?

It's a well known fact Call was 4-square behind Romney, his backing candidates in primary races is the #1 reason he was not re-elected Colorado State GOP Chair.

Now will Steve House, the new GOP State honcho let Call get away with pulling the rug out from under the Colorado GOP with the Senate Bill 287 he has ginned up.

Call has fool reporters into thinking he still speaks for the GOP, he really never did with his primary race diddling, he certainly does not now.

Owen Hill was the only Republican on the Senate kill committee to see through the smoke screen. Hopefully the Republicans will kill it in Appropriations Committee, possibly at 8 a.m. on Monday.

I wish Steve House would attend and put this caucus-killing measure down.

For more about why it's so bad see and links there.