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Welcome Ashley Cirilli to Detroit leadership team

We are excited to welcome Ashley Cirilli to the Detroit leadership team. She is a team leader of Operations at Quicken Loans and a perpetually learner. Her side business is a crochet business and hopes to open a yarn store in Downtown Detroit.  She is passionate about learning about entrepreneurship and sharing information and contacts

Fri-Sep-2-2016 Recap: Managing Your Action List and Avoiding Procrastination

Great conversation Friday morning at Hobees in Palo Alto. We had a featured attendee "Hard Drive" who covered some of the lessons learned in "Hard Drive: Seven Practices I Used to Launch a Successful Startup." Here are a couple of topics we covered. Work to a Frequently Updated Action List We had a featured attendee "Hard

Recap from Fri-Aug-26 Bootstrapper Breakfast in Mountain View

Great conversation this morning at Red Rock.  Here are a couple of topics we covered. Scoping a Hardware Project I mentioned two consulting organizations that have "post a project" pages you can use to submit small projects to help scope a design or review a project plan (as well as larger projects) http://patca.org/post-a-project/ http://californiaconsultants.org/post-a-project/ A

Dave Saxby: 8 Things You Should Think About (A Lot) Before You Start a Company

Our featured attendee for Tue-Aug-16-2016 in Sunnyvale was David Saxby of SaxbyIoT, he offered a practical briefing on "8 things you should think about (a lot) before you start a company: lessons learned from founding six startups." Dave shared lessons learned from Altera, Parallan, Scotts Valley Instruments, Storymail, Ultimate HD and starting up the PC Server Division

Silicon Valley August/September 2016 Roundup

BB Channels: @bootstrappers | LinkedIn Group | Blog | Meetups: SV | SF | East Bay A roundup of events for August 2016 for Bootstrappers Breakfast Sunnyvale Bootstrapper Breakfast Tue-Aug-16 at 7:30am at Specialty's 605 Tasman Drive 94089, Sunnyvale, CA across from light rail station. Order at counter, we are at the big table in

Notes from Tue-Jul-19 Breakfast in Sunnyvale

Here are my notes from the Tuesday July 19 Bootstrapper Breakfast in Sunnyvale. Bootstrapper Breakfast notes from Tue-Jul-19 Q: I don't want to be one of those people who is constantly having to hustle for business. A: The elevator to success is out of order; you will have to take the stairs. (with apologies to Joe Girard).

Silicon Valley July/August 2016 Roundup

BB Channels: @bootstrappers | LinkedIn Group | Blog | Meetups: SV | SF | East Bay A roundup of events for July/August 2016 for Bootstrappers Breakfast Sunnyvale Bootstrapper Breakfast Tue-July-19 at 7:30am at Specialty's 605 Tasman Drive 94089, Sunnyvale, CA across from light rail station. Order at counter, we are at the big table in

Silicon Valley July 2016 Roundup

BB Channels: @bootstrappers | LinkedIn Group | Blog | Meetups: SV | SF | East Bay Steve Ganz, co-author of "Silicon Valley Speak" is our featured attendee at the June 24 Bootstrapper Breakfast in Mountain. He will be talking about "Practical Tips for Networking In Valley" and will also answer questions on his new book

Silicon Valley June 2016 Roundup

BB Channels: @bootstrappers | LinkedIn Group | Blog | Meetups: SV | SF | East Bay A roundup of events for June 2016 for Bootstrappers Breakfast “Self-employed people work where they live. Entrepreneurs live where they work.” Mokokoma Mokhonoana Palo Alto Bootstrapper Breakfast Fri-June-3 at 7:30am at Hobees we are in the back room. Sunnyvale

Silicon Valley May 2016 Roundup

BB Channels: @bootstrappers | LinkedIn Group | Blog | Meetups: SV | SF | East Bay A roundup of events for May 2016 for Bootstrappers Breakfast "Make every decision--whether to expand the business, raise money, promote  someone--according to what's best for your customers." Derek Sivers San Francisco Bootstrapper Breakfast Wed-May-4 at 9am at Specialty's on 1