Bootstrappers Breakfast Announces A New Venue In Dublin/Pleasanton

East Bay Entrepreneurs gather at Bootstrappers Breakfast® meetings  to compare notes and share business issues. Monthly breakfast meetings are at Athens Burger Restaurant in Dublin, CA beginning May 27, 2010, at 7:30 a.m. "We are excited to add a new breakfast that supports the East Bay's strong entrepreneur culture," said Sean Murphy, founder of the

New DOL Guidelines Clarify Test for Unpaid Internships

The Department of Labor recently clarified their guidelines in "Wage and Hour Fact Sheet #71" on the demarcation between employment and an unpaid internship. The fact sheet "provides general information to help determine whether interns must be paid the minimum wage and overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act  (FSLA) for the services that they

VC Expert’s Article on Bootstrapping Techniques

Kevin Spreng, one of the moderators for the Minneapolis Bootstrapper Breakfasts®, forwarded this article from VC Experts on "Sources of Capital - Bootstrapping Sources And Techniques from VC Experts."  The article outlines techniques in the following areas: Friends and Family Loans and Investments Alternate Revenue (e.g. Consulting Revenue) Customer Prepayments or Discounting Accounts Receivable Supplier/Vendor

Bootstrappers Breakfast® Invites San Diego Entrepreneurs to “Eat Problems for Breakfast”

San Diego, CA, April 14, 2010 — Given San Diego’s strong commitment to entrepreneurship and new business development, the Bootstrappers Breakfast (www.bootstrappersbreakfast.com) meetings promise of serious early morning discussions among bootstrappers will have many local entrepreneurs feeling right at home. The focus of the monthly meeting is on technology businesses whose next stage of growth

Bootstrappers Breakfast Notes San Francisco April 7, 2010

I moderated last week’s meetup of Bootstrappers’ Breakfast at Bouding Bakery in Embarcadero 4, and once again we had a great meeting.  Attendees brought a very diverse background.  Software developers, social media gurus, marketing and business consultants, and lawyers all came armed with unique perspectives as attendees took turns introducing themselves, their businesses, and their

Bootstrappers Breakfast® Invites San Diego Entrepreneurs to “Eat Problems for Breakfast”

Given San Diego's strong commitment to entrepreneurship and new business development, the Bootstrappers Breakfast meetings' promise of serious early morning discussions among bootstrappers will have many local entrepreneurs feeling right at home. The focus of the monthly meeting is on technology businesses whose next stage of growth is based on internal cash flow and organic

Want Your Very Own Bootstrappers Breakfast Mug?

If you can't find one at a neighborhood rummage sale  in the  or in the bargain bin at the Desk Depot you can order your very own Bootstrappers Breakfast® mug today from CafePress. Order Today! Cup is 3.75" tall and 3" in diameter with a large, easy-grip handle, it is dishwasher and microwave safe. Five

New York Entrepreneurs Week Apr 12-16

New York Entrepreneurs Week is April 12-16, it offers a diverse set of speakers on a full spectrum of topics of interest to entrepreneurs. Three in particular that may be of interest to Bootstrappers: Monday April 12 11:15AM – 12:30PM "I Have No Money, Now What?" Panelists will discuss creative approaches to sustainability and stability