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Last Bootstrapper Breakfast of 2016 at Red Rock in Mountain View Wed-Dec-28

A quick reminder we have our last breakfast of 2016 tomorrow at 9am at Red Rock. RSVP at https://www.meetup.com/Bootstrappers-Breakfast-SV/events/233721783/ If you have not been to a breakfast before here is a quick heads up on the format: everyone has a chance to introduce themselves and talk about what they are working on. If you are

Anne Cohen on Networking In Silicon Valley

Anne Cohen of Disability Health Access was our featured attendee at the Fri-Feb-26 Bootstrapper Breakfast in Mountain View, CA.  Here is our description from the event: In a valley of innovators, where contacts are a commodity, how do you weave a network that doesn’t just launch your next company but builds a foundation for sustaining your

Money Saving Tips 2015

Recently, we had an interesting Bootstrappers Breakfast about money saving tips and expense tracking.  Tri Hoang, President at Alpha B Group, kicked off the discussion by sharing her "A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned:Expense Tracking Resources".  A couple of key resources she sees used by many of her clients are: Expensify for expense reports

Seffi Kaminitz Advice to Startups

Seffi Kaminitz, Esq. is the founding partner at Kaminitz Law and has also written a number of blog posts intended to provide guidance to technology entrepreneurs, which can be found at www.founderset.com/blog.­  He spoke at our Friday October 24 Bootstrapper Breakfast in Mountain View and graciously provided this summary of his remarks on the key elements in

First Midland Breakfast was a great success

Thanks to all the bootstrappers that made it out and to Chris Moultrup and Mid Michigan Innovation Center for hosting! A quick wrap up of today's breakfast A young developer is looking to start working on his own project. We say go for it! The world really needs more talented developers building the next new

2014 One Thing I Learned From Bootstrapper’s Breakfast

When asked "What is one thing you took away from today's meeting?" Here what members shared... Great format and information. Very helpful, encouraging and stimulating. I particularly appreciated our speaker's perspective on the entrepreneurial advantages in the U.S. that most of us take for granted. Using best practices from my top sales people might be

Greetings from Northeast

Even though it was 15 below the morning of our January meeting, we still had a pretty good turn out at the Minneapolis Bootstrapper Breakfast. Here are a couple of things we talked about: We had a guest speaker, Chad Halvorson, CEO of thisClicks. Chad talked about how he built his business and some of

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These Breakfasts Have a Dress Code: Boots with Straps!

Image credit: saddako / 123RF Stock Photo Looking back, as Bootstrappers Breakfast Tampa Bay Area celebrates completion of a year of meaningful meetups, it is becoming clear that its success story is that of a newcomer tripping over a pressure cooker of a city that was already steaming with entrepreneurial energy that could

Notes from San Francisco Bootstrappers Breakfast on December 4, 2013

Here are a few take-aways from our breakfast Naming your company: Being aware of having a broad company name with specific product names, or, choosing to have a company name that explains the product.  Doing one is essential so the consumer understands what you are selling. Action words, words with emotional value, common words tied

First Step – Advice from Chicago Bootstrappers for Startups

One quick tip shared at the recent Chicago Bootstrappers Breakfast First step: If you've got a good product, even if it has potentially universal utility to all demographics, you need to start marketing/targeting ONE particular demographic first.