Current Perspective on the Birmingham Entrepreneurial Scene: Mid-2023

Current Perspective on the Birmingham Entrepreneurial Scene: Mid-2023

Birmingham and the Best Birmingham has a strange relationship with the concept and value of “the best.” Sure, we want to be the best place to live, work, and play; to have the best schools, best jobs, best houses. We want to hire the best. To my knowledge, no one in...
Current Perspective on the Birmingham Entrepreneurial Scene: Mid-2022

Current Perspective on the Birmingham Entrepreneurial Scene: Mid-2022

The best analogy that I have for start-ups and early stage companies in this time of tumultuous public markets is one of a submarine. A start-up shares the key benefit of being able to float beneath the surface — unaware and, to an extent, untroubled by the...
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...