I posted the details and more elaborate description of the chat I'm doing tonight on the createWOWmedia blog…here's the link. I hope you can join us at 6000 Grand at 6PM.   

The great conversation about networking and entrepreneurship with Adam Steen of 25 Connections continues…inside the createWOWmedia podcast studios… Take a listen. Related articles by Zemanta Part II of Podcast with Adam Steen of 25 Connections Part 1 of my Podcast with Adam Steen of 25 Connections Welcome Adam Steen and 25Connections to the createWOWmedia

 Yours truly will be giving a talk for the New Iowa Entrepreneurs Coalition Meet Up Group next Wednesday, November 19th at 6PM.  Click here for full details and to RSVP and/or Join this meet up group. Description of the talk is below.  I hope to see you there meeting, interacting, and building relationships with other progressive Iowa entrepreneurs. HELP!!! – My Business is Invisible Increasing Your Internet “Findability” Factor 6:00 PM – Wednesday, November 19, 2008 Ask 100 people, "What's the first place you look to find a business or information...

Last night I attended a talk given by Tom Steen over at Bank Iowa.  (notice the feedback in the right column if you click into that site link…it's excellent!) During our self-intros around the room, someone mentioned the possibility of franchising their business.  From the tone and big exhale when it was mentioned, I could tell that the concept of franchising…while exciting and invigorating…was also a nightmare of what-ifs. I sought this person out afterward intentionally to refer her to my attorney and franchise specialist Rush Nigut.  Rush's...

I had a great time teaching Blogging for Business in Des Moines.  We had a wonderful class filled with robust QA and fantastic people.  Our last class was held at Mars Cafe on University where we had wifi drinks, and a much cooler environment to conduct class.  A special thanks to Rush Nigut for stopping by and impressing the class with his #1 business blog talk and pointers for our newly indoctrinated students. It was a pleasure and privilege to teach the class. It was very pleasing to hear those "aha moments" and some oohs and ahhs We can probably lobby for a...

The create WOW media team crafted a nice promo/recap video of the Ignite Des Moines event hosted by Daniel Shipton at Impromptu Studio in Des Moines. Enjoy. Ignite Des Moines Promotional Video @ Yahoo!

Image via WikipediaI've been commenting to my wife that it seems everyone has discovered Facebook…in the last 90 days.  In that time, no less than 30 people have "found me" there.  People from high school are crawling out of the woodwork and connecting.  My wife has been on for a while but she's experiencing the same thing.   I brought this topic up in my Blogging Class and people started snickering that it's true for them too. Is this massive Facebook land rush happening in my world alone?  Are there others out there who are...

We just released part I of my Podcast interview with Adam Steen of 25 Connections.  We got together to discuss the power of networking and relationships and what that means in our current economy. Adam is in the business of connecting people but he's not just a slick networking guru.  Adam believes in the kind of networking that uncovers hidden business opportunities and matches resources…with opportunity.Take a listen and subscribe to our createWOWmedia feed to get all of the future pieces of the interview as well as some other great ideas on how to leverage multimedia...

Image via WikipediaWriter Paul Graham just put out a fantastic essay called, "Why to Start a Start Up in a Bad Economy"  It’s really a brilliant piece and is a must read for anyone considering or currently involved with a start up company.  Graham makes many excellent points, but here are a couple of favs: If we’ve learned one thing from funding so many startups, it’s that they succeed or fail based on the qualities of the founders.  The economy has some effect, certainly, but as a predictor of success it’s rounding error compared to the...

A couple of weeks back, I ran into Mike Wagner of the White Rabbit Group / Own Your Brand Blog and had a quick conversation.  Mike is one of those listeners who make you jealous. He can get deep into the core of your conversation quickly and relate just about anything your conversation contains to a book he’s read.  We started chatting about value based pricing for services and working with small businesses and Mike recommended "Let’s Get Real or Let’s Not Play:  The Demise of Dysfunctional Selling and the Advent of Helping Clients Succeed"  I...