Entrepreneurs Boot Camp Interview #12 – A Female CEO's View From the Trenches

By Robert Steven Kramarz / May 8, 2018

Entrepreneurs Boot Camp Interview #12 – A Female CEO’s View From the Trenches If you’ve ever done a major home improvement project (or seen them done on TV) you know that in the midst of the project everything is a mess and looks far worse than it did before you started.  A surgeon could tell […]

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The Perfect Elevator Pitch – 4 Easy Steps

By Robert Steven Kramarz / April 27, 2018

Helen Keller once said, “alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” Actually, I think we all do quite a bit on our own. A lot of what makes us who we are is the grit and brilliance that mainly springs from within us. But maybe what Keller meant was that […]

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Entrepreneur'$ Boot Camp Interview 11 – Tested Funding Tip #2

By Robert Steven Kramarz / April 25, 2018

Entrepreneur’$ Boot Camp Interview 11 – Tested Funding Tip #2 Every once in a while I meet an entrepreneur who doesn’t mince words; doesn’t tell me what he or she thinks I want to hear, and doesn’t try to get me to drink his Kool-Aid. I appreciate those meetings because I can’t help people succeed unless […]

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The Value of Prepping for Due Diligence: Interview #4 – The Matrix

By Robert Steven Kramarz / February 13, 2018

The Value of Prepping for Due Diligence: Interview #4 – The Matrix Tony Drexel Smith is “The Man With the Plan.” Literally. Tony, founder, and CEO of Blue Moon Advisors, Inc., has written upwards of 1,000 business plans in his career. You’ve read about some of the entrepreneurs like Krista Whitely and John Humphrey that […]

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The Value of Prepping for Due Diligence: Interview #3 – Pivoting

By Robert Steven Kramarz / February 6, 2018

Sometimes, all you really need is the money. That was the case with Krista Whitely of Altitude Products as we illustrated in our recent post. Other times, it’s not the money — or at least it’s not the money you need first. Adam Layton, the Founder of Front Seat, Inc., had a brilliant idea — […]

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The Value of Prepping for Due Diligence: Interview #2 – Respect

By Robert Steven Kramarz / January 29, 2018

The Value of Prepping for Due Diligence: Interview #2 – Respect Ever feel like Rodney Dangerfield? Sometimes, no matter what you’ve accomplished, how great your idea or business is and how stellar your team, when it comes to investors you just “can’t get no respect,” as Rodney famously said. Krista Whitely was feeling that way […]

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The Value of Prepping for Due Diligence: Interview #1 – Mindset

By Robert Steven Kramarz / January 18, 2018

The Value of Prepping for Due Diligence: Interview #1 – Mindset 100% success. Companies that surpass a score of 925 in the Blue Moon “Capital Readiness Report” receive the funding they’re seeking — nearly 100% of the time! Let me explain. One of the issues that often arise in the funding game is due diligence. And, […]

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Entrepreneur's Boot Camp – Avoid the Pitfalls to Funding: Interview with the Creator

By Robert Steven Kramarz / December 23, 2017

Entrepreneur’s Boot Camp – Avoid the Pitfalls to Funding: Interview with the Creator For the past few weeks, we’ve been presenting interviews with CEO’s that have completed the Entrepreneur’$ Boot Camp. I thought as we complete 2017 and look ahead to 2018, that this was a perfect time to share more about the creator of […]

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Innovations: The Neglected 97% Entrepreneurs Boot Camp – Interview #4

By Robert Steven Kramarz / December 18, 2017

Innovations: The Neglected 97% – Entrepreneurs Boot Camp Interview #4 Sometimes the greatest gift a mentor can provide to an entrepreneur is a truly honest assessment of his or her business concept, because as I learned from talking with Rahul Chaturvedi, CEO of Once Lab, an honest assessment can save a lot of precious time; […]

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Innovations: The Neglected 97% – Entrepreneur Interview #2

By Robert Steven Kramarz / December 4, 2017

Innovations: The Neglected 97% – Entrepreneur Interview #2 I never tire of talking with innovators; intrepid vision masters who buck the odds, find their way through the maze of advice and challenges and build companies that make a lasting difference in the world. The ones that stop at nothing to come out the other side […]

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