Fundraising Strategies for Entrepreneurial Ventures

This month, we are featuring our first guest writer. Jarret Hamstreet, the co-founder of Post.Bid.Ship., and I were invited to share with the graduates of The University of Arizona McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship our experience transitioning from graduate school to entrepreneurship. After receiving the invitation to speak, Jarret started writing down the most important lessons he […]

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Post.Bid.Ship. appears on Arizona Illustrated

My Post.Bid.Ship. co-founder Jarret Hamstreet and I recently appeared on Arizona Illustrated where we shared our insight on the state of entrepreneurship in Arizona. Press the play button on the video below to watch our interview and see Post.Bid.Ship.'s TV debut.

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TruckItNow Awarded $139,000 Arizona Commerce Authority Grant

Great news! My team and I learned today that the Arizona Commerce Authority awarded our start-up TruckItNow, Inc. a grant under the Arizona Innovation Challenge program. TruckItNow will receive up to $139,000 under the terms of the grant to commercialize our flagship product, Post.Bid.Ship.℠

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How Post.Bid.Ship. Does A Tradeshow

This past week, Post.Bid.Ship. (formerly TruckItNow) held our first official tradeshow as a company. Coincidence has it that Dr. Randy Accetta of the McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship at The University of Arizona the previous week invited us to share with his students our insight into how to best prepare for a tradeshow.

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My Outsourced Life

Last month, I was invited by The University of Arizona's Professor Amar Gupta to speak to students of his Outsourcing of Professional Activities class and share with them my experiences with professional outsourcing and off-shoring.

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My Entrepreneurship Life

Earlier this fall, I delivered a presentation on my experiences as an entrepreneur to The University of Arizona's Entrepreneurship Student Association. The club president, Brittany Hultstrom, and ESA members were so appreciative. I hope my bits of wisdom on the subject of entrepreneurship helps to better equip and motivate these young students to have the […]

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The TruckItNow Cannonball Run Challenge

It started when a friend from Tennessee asked me to join him for the Alabama/Arkansas game in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The same day, Jarret’s old room-mate, Pete Mittelholzer, asked if he could help him ship some personal items from Tucson to his new home in Austin, Texas. When you combine this with my wife’s desire for […]

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Making the Cover of Eller Progress Magazine

Recently, I received one of the greatest honors of my life: I was selected for the cover and feature article of the Fall 2010 edition of Eller Progress Magazine, a magazine produced by The University of Arizona's Eller College of Management. The feature article details my life's journey from growing up on a farm in Spring […]

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What Gets Measured Gets Improved

For the last 10 years, I have been an advisor in the technology industry helping companies implement technology that helps improve their business metrics. Many of my clients can repeat my most common question: What business metric are you seeking to improve? Simple question right? Not always.

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TruckItNow at UA Innovation Day 2010

Earlier this year, my team at TruckItNow as part of The University of Arizona McGuire Entrepreneurship Program entered and competed in the 2010 UofA Innovation Day competition. We competed along with 30+ teams for "Best TradeShow Business Pitch," "Best TradeShow Booth" and "Best Tradeshow Investor Presentation." My team TruckItNow swept two of the three awards […]

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