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How To Start A Company

This post originally appeared on Forbes.com. Starting a company is a daunting task and taking the first step sometimes seems impossible. I’ve encountered a number of people with the dilemma of “I know what I want to do but I don’t know how to start.” And rightfully so. Taking an abstract idea from thought to fruition is one of the hardest things to do. It’s why the failure …

Nice’n Niche

A lot of people recently asked me about internet based businesses. Things like: How to start a blog or website, what is twitter, how to use twitter, how to increase followers and traffic, how to register a domain name, what is a domain, how to create a mailing list, how to use analytics, what is a good number of followers, how to obtain affiliates, how …

The $800k Hotdogs

Image via Wikipedia I heard a story recently that went something like this… (This is a true story, although the actual conversation below is fake) A guy calls a reputable consultant for advice. This consultant also happens to be an Ivy League Law School Alumni, successful investor, and successful entrepreneur. Let’s just say he knows a thing or two about business. The call goes something …

Death and Failure Happens When You Don’t Properly Assess the Situation

This October will mark my 9th consecutive year as an emergency health care professional. In all those years, the most important thing I learned (besides teamwork) is that assessing a situation correctly and completely could literally be the difference between life and death. The “assessment” is the most critical aspect when saving lives, treating the injured, or tending to the ill. Emergency health care or …

The Entrepreneurial Snowball Effect

Starting a business is very hard. In a matter of 24 hours your emotions can range from thinking that your business will be the next Google, to thinking how moronic you were for even contemplating the idea in the first place. In order to start a successful business, I believe you need two components above all else. 1. A Team Collective knowledge is more powerful …

Dear Jeff Jarvis – Here’s Some GoogleJuice

I recently finished reading What Would Google Do by Jeff Jarvis. This book is important for so many reasons, but the most important point of the book is that fundamentally, business in general is changing. Economics, supply and demand, manufacturing, education, fashion, government, finance, all of it is changing and unless you understand these changes and adopt a newer way of thinking, you will be …

Looking for a job?

So is Jamie Varon… “My name is Jamie Varon and I’m living in Danville, CA (if you haven’t heard of it, no worries) right now, hoping to move into San Francisco soonish, rather than laterish. The sole purpose of this site is simple: I want to get hired at Twitter and the only way to stand out in this competitive job market is to do …

It’s amazing how far we’ve come

Think about it. A black man may become president of the United States Google and Apple have created devices that are mini movie theaters, maps, newspapers, cameras and so much more I can have conversations with all of my friends at one time via Facebook, Twitter, and Social Media We have power plants that use wind, sun, and the ocean to create energy People have …

Building a farm, planting a tree.

You can teach someone how to pick an apple from a tree or you can teach someone how to plant an apple tree. I planted an apple tree about 3 years ago, when I started a college marketing company called Runaway Productions. Although my personal and direct involvement was extensive, educational and rewarding, the greatest reward came thereafter. I had recent conversations with its new …