Tag: entrepreneurship

11 Dec

My Two Biggest Triggers for Anxiety

As of right now, our total confirmed revenue for Q1 of 2015 is already 30% higher than it was in 2014 and will probably go up to 50% in the next two weeks. Across the board, everything looks great as the Swift Kick team heads into 2015. But yet, deep inside of me, I still […]

20 Dec

[Cross Post] Tranche Investing Will Kill Your Startup–Here’s Why

The week before the Fourth of July holidays, and after five months of negotiations, I received the final term sheet for a capital injection of $750,000 into my business. The money was to come from a great team of investors. It’s a moment I had dreamed of many times before. If I signed, I’d be […]

03 Oct

[Cross Post] Five Entrepreneurial Lessons I Learned Growing Up On A Farm

On December 5th, 1980, I was born on a farm with the help of a midwife who was paid half a pig to nurse my mom through labor. Today I run a successful business in the heart of New York City. For many years, I used to run away from my farm-life upbringing because I […]

10 Aug

Nothing Kills a Great Story Like Data

Every entrepreneur has to be really good at telling the story of their business. Whether for sales, investing, or to employees, the better an entrepreneur is at telling the story, the more confidence those around her will have. Meanwhile, while the entrepreneur is getting good at telling the story, the entrepreneur also has to keep […]

10 Aug

5 Entrepreneurial Lessons I Learned Growing Up On A Farm

“The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.” – Masanobu Fukuoka On  Dec 5th, 1980 I was born into this world on a farm via a mid-wife who was paid half a pig to nurse my mom through labor.  Today I run two successful […]

13 Mar

How are you doing?

(got this text from a friend today, but I haven’t responded yet because I don’t think I can accurately answer via text) It’s such an innocent question, but yet can be so loaded based on the depth of my desire to answer. Running a business really is a non-stop roller coaster of emotions. One day the sun […]

23 Aug

Dodging a Business Legal Bullet

Six weeks ago the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board sent me a letter stating that I was in violation of their employee worker comp laws and thus fined a $10,000 penalty. I didn’t think I was in violation, but worried that I just forgot to file/pay for something and was thus actually in violation. […]

19 May

My Love of the Team and the Game

My first business was selling old edition textbooks online through a company called DiscountedDepot. It was very lucerative for me until the bookstores, I contracted with, realized they could do the same thing and cut me out. I really enjoyed growing the business, but I also really enjoyed growing my knowledge about how to grow […]

17 Apr

To School Or Not to School

A friend and I were discussing his option of getting a Masters degree or starting a business. Conceivably he could do both, but let’s go with the assumption that they will both require 100% of his focus, so he has to pick one. While discussing, I compared his Masters vs Entrepreneurship decision to that of […]

13 Apr

Entrepreneurs Should Bake Bread, Not Brew Beer

Entrepreneurship 2 Comments by Tom Krieglstein

For my 30th birthday, ACbert got me a beer brewing kit as part of her 30in30for30 adventure idea. She had known about my home brewing aspirations for a while, so this was the perfect gift. As soon as I got the kit, I opened the directions and dug in… Two months later, I finally had […]