Want To Be An Entrepreneur? Great. Can You Stand The Pain?

Most people love to talk about their success, but few are willing to tell the story of their struggles.

Fewer people still will openly share the pain they endured before they “turned the corner” and became successful. This quote from Abraham Lincoln says it best:

Men are greedy to publish the successes of [their] efforts, but meanly shy as to publishing the failures of men. Men are ruined by this one-sided practice of concealment of blunders and failures.

My wish to share not only successes as a parent entrepreneur, but also my blunders and failures, so that other parent entrepreneurs might not repeat them, is why this blog exists.

Last week, my startup, WeMontage, got national television exposure, but the last six months leading up to this event have been among the most emotionally and financially challenging in my life. And it got so hard, I nearly cried. (more…)

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Luck and Hustle Matter

luck and hustle matter

People are amazed I was able to get my “little tech startup, WeMontage, made in the Fox Valley of Wisconsin, featured on the TODAY Show, and most recently on NPR, and they ask, “How did you do that?”


Conventional wisdom says a blog post needs to be titled “3 steps to…blah, blah, blah” in order to be viewed, shared, commented on, etc. But this ain’t that.


There are no silver bullets or three steps to moving your startup forward and breaking through all the clutter to get the attention of your target market (at least not that I’ve seen).


The rest of this post is on a blog run by my friends over at Optimal Digital Marketing. Click here to read it–> 

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