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Michael Bowers's Blog – September 2008 Archive (5)

Future Trends In Technology Create A New Reality of Business

I am writing this at the TechColumbus Luncheon with Dave Berkus., Founder and President of Berkus Technology Ventures, LLC. Dave Berkus is an early stage venture capitalist with a hands-on background in technology. An entrepreneur for over fifty years, he formed and managed successful businesses in the entertainment and software arenas, and is a respected technology industry leader and… Continue

Added by Michael Bowers on September 29, 2008 at 8:22am — No Comments

Navigating the Mysterious World of VC...Are You Prepared?

I'm sitting in the Caribou Coffee on Lane Avenue doing some work before heading over to TechColumbus for my usual Monday morning meetings. One thing I always like to do is scan my blog reader for anything that I may have missed over the weekend. The upcoming TechColumbus "e-Track" luncheon series caught my eye. That reminded me about a great blog written by Dan Casey an "Entrepreneur in Residence" at TechColumbus (it doesn't hurt that Dan just walked in either). An Entrepreneur-in-Residence… Continue

Added by Michael Bowers on September 22, 2008 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Where's the scale in the business model?

Lessons learned from Wil Schroter, Columbus based serial entrepreneur, on building a scalable… Continue

Added by Michael Bowers on September 17, 2008 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Social Networking for Fun and Profit

We recently launched this social network to help entrepreneurs build connections that can support business development. We launched this based on recommendations from people we have worked with (specifically Sara Rampersaud) to provide connections and assistance to those launching/growing small businesses in Ohio.

In the spirit of Guy Kawasaki here are my top 10 basics on how to benefit from using social networking sites....note...I'm along way from being an expert at this so I hope… Continue

Added by Michael Bowers on September 15, 2008 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Social Networking...The New Word of Mouth

With many small businesses one of the key challenges is marketing. How do you get the word out with minimal dollars for marketing or advertising? By far, the biggest response from small business owners when asked what is their marketing strategy is..."word of mouth". This takes a variety of forms but it usually involves meeting people and sharing information on your business with them and hoping they share this information with others. Word of mouth is inexpensive and if you strike a cord with… Continue

Added by Michael Bowers on September 5, 2008 at 12:21pm — 2 Comments

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