Book Recommendations for the Entrepreneur: An Affirmation, a Clarification, and a Challenge

Book Recommendations for the Entrepreneur: An Affirmation, a Clarification, and a Challenge

The recent Disney+ delight, The Beatles: Get Back, shows us the full creative process. It is messy and slow, but it helps put the challenges of producing quality creative material in perspective. Sure, we all enjoy the pithy tweet or the poignant Medium article, but...
Partnerships, Salespeople, and Pricing: Advice from Zane Tarence on The Structured Start-Up Podcast

Partnerships, Salespeople, and Pricing: Advice from Zane Tarence on The Structured Start-Up Podcast

When we spoke with Zane Tarence of Founders Advisors for The Structured Start-Up podcast, he shared his three best pieces of advice for entrepreneurs, and they were so good, we had to share them on our blog, too. In addition to his role as Managing Director and...
Product Testing and MVP with Nourish

Product Testing and MVP with Nourish

On this week’s podcast episode, we talk to Mary Drennen and Tiffany Vickers Davis of Nourish, an at-home meal delivery service that brings fresh, healthy, chef-inspired dishes to their clients.  We talked about product testing and getting to the MVP level (and you can...
Current Perspective on the Birmingham Entrepreneurial Scene: Mid-2021

Current Perspective on the Birmingham Entrepreneurial Scene: Mid-2021

“You need to make hay when it rains.” I first heard this axiom — in that instance, in connection to a business in high-end consumer goods — in my early days as a lawyer. Simply put, the goal is to make your money during the good times, knowing that the...
The Super League Debacle: What European Football Can Teach Us about Mission-Driven Investment and Social Capital

The Super League Debacle: What European Football Can Teach Us about Mission-Driven Investment and Social Capital

Last week, a group of 12 European soccer teams tried to form an exclusive league unto themselves only to see it crumble. The plan became the business mistake du jour and had even the most casual soccer fan engaged and enraged. Since I follow it only loosely, I didn’t...