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  • November 22nd, 2014

    5 Apps on my iPhone home screen – The Great, Good, Bad, and Ugly

    It’s Time (Great) – This is a really cool app I use for things that need to be done every X days/months but don’t always happen on a calendar schedule. Aside from my haircut, I use this to keep track of blogging, giving Eva kitty a bath, washing my car, and a bunch of other […]

  • September 14th, 2014

    How to Effectively Network Within a New Industry

    Most people don’t know that Livio started as a consumer electronics brand (Myine Electronics) focused on the baby boomer cohort. Aside from the standard consumer electronics distribution and sales channels (which we had a lot of experience with prior to starting Livio) we went out to network within boomer groups. We exhibited at industry events […]

  • July 29th, 2014

    My 2nd Startup after 90 Days – 3 thoughts

    Over the past few months, I’ve returned to working in the startup environment. I forgot how much people doubt success and strive to maintain the status quo. This time around it’s a lot easier to get people to return an email. However it is just as hard the second time around as it was starting […]

  • June 2nd, 2014

    A small entrepreneur at the BIG Mackinac policy conference

    Being an entrepreneur is so in vogue now that everyone wants a piece of the action. It’s hard to find a business conference that doesn’t talk about entrepreneurs. One of the hardest words to spell has become standard jargon beyond tech circles into the big corporations. As a focus for the big Michigan policy conference, […]