Dadamo Minute

Are You Really Ready To Sell?

A quick overview of the potential trauma.

ProboKnow Intro

Watch my intro for ProboKnow and make sure to check out my interview with founder Chad Trainer.

DSBO 2nd Anniversary

Website Anniversary Number 2 - The one stop location for entrepreneurs and investors.

Is Irvine A Mecca?

Is Irvine an Entrepreneurial Mecca?, the title of this weeks blog. The growth of the are for start-up companies and technology has been spectacular,

How Am I Doing?

I give my thoughts on top technology stocks and their performance over the last 12 months.

History of Entrepreneurship

I comment on the History of Entrepreneurship from what I saw in the beginning to as we know it today.

Key Presentation Slides

Thoughts on the importance of key slides in a presentation.

When The Digital World Began

Comments on the beginning of the digital world since I have been there from the beginning!

Investor Presentations

Comments on Entrepreneurs directing their presentation to investors that is different than directing to a customer or peer group.

Ready to sell? Wait!

An overview of what to find in the blog Ready to sell? Wait!

Katie Wagner Social Media

It's about communications and how I managed to find a great link to optimize the information I need, related to the social media.

UC Irvine, Hub for Technology and Entrepreneurs.

Local universities have unique programs for Student Entrepreneurs.

SNAP INC. IPO

My thoughts on the coming Snap Inc. IPO

Ownership Menu

An overview on what can go wrong in distributing ownership.

Lawyers

Dick discusses Lawyers and why you should have one from the beginning. You can find all this and much more in his new book, The Anatomy Of A Growing Company.

Finance Is Not Just for Bean Counters.

The importance of Finance in building a company.

Valuing A New Startup

Valuing an Early Stage Startup and my experience.

Small Business Vulnerability

Small businesses are falling behind technology. My plans to help this problem.

Venture Capital In 2017

Here are my thoughts on Angel Investments in 2017, with some statistics from recent reports and what I've seen in trends as a Tech Coast Angels member.

DSBO's 1st Full Year

Dick looks back on the first full year of the Dadamo Small Business Observer. Check it out!

Innovation

Dick discusses Lawyers and why you should have one from the beginning. You can find all this and much more in his new book, The Anatomy Of A Growing Company.

Forecasting Quality Reduces Risks

Forecasting in a new company is one of the highest risk because of all the unknowns that lie ahead. This risk and the minimized by risk management rather than risk taking and here are some thoughts and doing it.

Millennials & Healthcare

No doubt, with less Millennials signing up, it frustrates the Administration and is making the costs higher than expected.

Millennials

An overview on how sales and marketing is changing in this country being influenced by the millennial generation. This week's blog is an excellent essay on what to expect from their culture and buying and from a viewpoint on how to deal with them from Pat McClure.

Manufacturing In The US

Is manufacturing in the U.S. really dying? Hear my thoughts on this.

Intro To TriTech

An overview and an introduction of TriTech a great organization for helping startups and small businesses. Check out my interview of Don Kasle, an active member, for more details.

Where Are The Jobs?

An overview on my thinking on what I believe is happening in the job market in recent years as the social media and Internet companies are why they are not adding many jobs needed for their revenue growth.

Ownership Menu

An overview on the importance of distributing ownership in a startup.

You Don't Know What You Don't Know

A brief overview of this weeks blog post that provides a primer for entrepreneurs on what lie ahead and how to deal with investors.

The Way It Was, The Way It Is Now

There are many culture changes involved in starting a company today compared to decades ago at the start of the digital media world.

Strategic Alliances

Strategic Alliances can make sense early on to fill in voids a Startup has.

Risk Taking

It’s all about risk taking when you're an entrepreneur.

UCI Applied Innovation

A quick view of the UCI Applied Innovation operation and its facility known as the Cove.

Millennials & Politics

An appeal to get the Millennial generation more interested in politics.

History Of Digital Media

A featured series on my website that covers the history of various elements in the growth of the digital media.

Phase 2

Phase 2 is covered in this week’s minute blog. I call phase 2 after you’ve got the company started because many founder / entrepreneur do not have the experience to do so. The first line in my latest book, The Anatomy of a Growing Company 2nd Edition says, "You don’t know what you don’t know."

The Knowing Doing Gap

Through the years of my experience I’ve seen the phenomena that has baffled me at times where people know what to do but somehow find ways not to do it. I finally found a good name for from a book called "The Knowing Doing Gap – How Small Companies Turn Knowing Into Action"… from a book by Jeffrey Pfeffer and Robert I. Sutton.

Social Media Networks & Marketing

Check out a weekly blog from Katie Wagner Social Media, experts on strategy for Social Media Networks & Marketing.

The First Drink

Dick discusses the three stages of accounting. You can find all this and much more in his new book, The Anatomy Of A Growing Company.

Advisors

Advisors are an absolute necessity for a startup and you can find them all over the startup world.

Chapter 1 - Anatomy of a Growing Company

When starting a new company for the first time, you don’t know, what you don’t know.

Manager's Matching

Every type of company requires different characteristics for the manager running it.

Hiring

Hiring members for the team requires lots of thought up front to make sure they are there for the long run. Here are tips on what to consider.

Investors Comfort

I believe it is necessary to create a mindset where they trust the entrepreneur and that comes from comfort.

Outsourcing

Outsourcing can help a team to reach their goals quicker while reducing the costs and the stress to get there; taken from an excerpt from the book The Anatomy of a Growing Company.

Startup Ownership

Dick discusses recommendations for the ownership in building a team. You can find all this and much more in his new book, The Anatomy Of A Growing Company.

Forecasting

Dick discusses Forecasting and why it is critical to the development of your startup or business. You can find all this and much more in his new book, The Anatomy Of A Growing Company.

Benchmarking

Dick discusses benchmarking and includes an example from a recent start up he's mentored. You can find all this and much more in his new book, The Anatomy Of A Growing Company.

Scaling

One of the most difficult concepts for startups is scaling. It’s much easier to plan the near term when presenting a new product or new application but is very hard to predict too far in the future with the degree of high probability. Without having a realistic and believable growth program there is no way to convince investors they will get a return on investment.

Breakeven

Breakeven is usually misunderstood by many entrepreneurs. This financial metric is not a financial schedule and is not normally pointed out in all the financial schedules. Since cash is so important in a startup, the breakeven cash point must be understood and watched over intensively.

Ownership Tips

Dick discusses Ownership and provides tips and examples from his experience. You can find all this and much more in his new book, The Anatomy Of A Growing Company.

Cash Flow

One of the biggest reasons for new companies and in particular startups fail is running out of money. One reason for entrepreneurs is a lack of experience in cash management.

Building A Successful Company

Dick discusses the three stages on how to build a successful company.  You can find all this and much more in his new book, The Anatomy Of A Growing Company.

Acquisitions & The Danger

Dick discusses acquisitions and the danger You can find all this and much more in his new book, The Anatomy Of A Growing Company.

Acquisitions

Dick discusses acquisitions and exit strategies and why you should have a plan from the beginning. You can find all this and much more in his new book, The Anatomy Of A Growing Company.

Elevator Speeches

Dick discusses "Elevator Speeches" and the important things you should have in it. You can find all this and much more in his new book, The Anatomy Of A Growing Company.

Equal Partnerships

Dick discusses equal partnerships and why they're a bad idea. You can find all this and much more in his new book, The Anatomy Of A Growing Company.

The Anatomy Of A Growing Company

Dick introduces his new book, The Anatomy Of A Growing Company, and discusses what you can expect to find in it.

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