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 #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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The Neglected 97% Entrepreneurs Boot Camp – Interview #6

By Robert Steven Kramarz / January 16, 2018

The Neglected 97% Entrepreneurs Boot Camp – Interview #6 The familiar saying is that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. Fortunately, that adage doesn’t apply to people. At least some people. Take the case of experienced, successful entrepreneur Bill Haynor. After a successful career in banking and finance, Bill formed, grew and ultimately […]

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The Neglected 97% Entrepreneurs Boot Camp – Interview #5

By Robert Steven Kramarz / January 6, 2018

The Neglected 97% Entrepreneurs Boot Camp – Interview #5 First off, may you be very HIP in 2018 — Happy, Innovative and Prosperous! I trust you’ve enjoyed the series of stories and interviews I’ve been posting over the past few weeks. Each story is unique because the journey of every visionary entrepreneur is different. Yet, […]

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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 #3

By Robert Steven Kramarz / December 8, 2017

Innovations: The Neglected 97% – Entrepreneurs Boot Camp Interview #3 A few years ago, Adolfo Meza and a friend were having a conversation that will one day change the way you find entertainment — and most certainly how your children and grandchildren find it. Adolfo is an engineer and had spent ten years plying his […]

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Happiness is a Warm Puppy (or a Royalty Investment)

By Robert Steven Kramarz / November 30, 2017

Want to hear a story that will make you happy? You’ll want to hug your investor. You and your investor(s) argue about valuation for six months and can’t come close.  Your business opportunity is fading into the sunset.  Not good.  Then, after reading a blog on the Intelliversity site, you finally agree to fund your […]

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The Entrepreneurs Journey Through Hell – Part #1

By Robert Steven Kramarz / November 14, 2017

Elon Musk was never “certified” to launch and scale a company. But Elon Musk has gone through more than his share of adversity.  You probably know of the bullying he experienced in school.  When he was serving as CEO of PayPal, he was apparently “the victim of a coup,”  getting fired while he was on vacation. […]

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Investor Pitch #5

How To Pitch Investors and Win #5 – Right Story – Right Time

By Robert Steven Kramarz / November 7, 2017

How To Pitch Investors and Win #5 – Right Story – Right Time When I was CEO of 1776 Software, we were a week from introducing our major new product (server mirroring software). It was breathtaking in its internal complexity and yet simple graphic user interface, way ahead of its time.  Problem was, the product […]

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