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First Office: Arwen Funk, Real Estate Broker

In earlier interviews Frank Bailey and Ed Correia each recommended using a broker as the most effective approach to finding an office. So I called Arwen Funk, a commercial and residential broker, to get some background. Arwen pointed out some potential land mines in leasing contracts such as property tax [...]

By | 2009-02-08T20:25:20+00:00 February 21st, 2008|First Office|3 Comments

Raphe Patmore, CEO of Buzka, On ANZA

I was able to sit down with Raphe Patmore, CEO Buzka, recently and talk about his experience of participating in the ANZA Gateway Program. Buzka was one of about a dozen companies that were selected to enter the program in Fall '07. Raphe was also a co-winner for the Guy [...]

By | 2008-02-22T18:08:58+00:00 February 19th, 2008|Events|0 Comments

Search Engine Optimization Best Practice Basics

Last night I attended the monthly PATCA dinner. The featured speaker of the evening was Kevin Dean, a certified Internet marketing consultant, from WSI (We Simplify the Internet). It was an interactive question and answer session in which Kevin covered "Search Engine Optimization Best Practice Basics." Kevin's key point was [...]

By | 2008-02-03T19:16:43+00:00 January 11th, 2008|Events|0 Comments

John Holton of Symphony Consulting on Business Incubators

Following up on my "Silicon Valley Incubators" post in the "First Office" series I wanted to get a tenant's perspective on the the advantages and drawbacks of locating in a business incubator. Symphony Consulting is a manufacturing outsourcing, procurement, and supply chain consulting firm that helps original equipment manufacturers and [...]

By | 2015-10-02T19:56:07+00:00 January 7th, 2008|First Office|0 Comments

Think You Have a Great Name, Think Again!

We have all heard of brands like Google, Cisco, Nike, Starbucks , and Lowe's. Have you ever wondered how these companies got a great name? You probably haven't heard of Ansearch , N-TRON, InSport International, Caribou Coffee, and Handy Andy. To me Ansearch sounds more like a search engine than [...]

By | 2015-01-15T14:28:02+00:00 November 30th, 2007|Founder Story|2 Comments

Using Web 2.0 Technology to Enable Strategic Selling: A Sales Executive Forum

I have had two interesting conversations with friends who are frustrated with some of the internal deficiencies within their companies. Both of my friends are accountants, but work for different firms and in different departments. However, they are both part of itinerant work forces and have the same problem. While [...]

By | 2009-12-21T01:35:45+00:00 November 27th, 2007|Consulting Business, Events|2 Comments

ANZA Tech’s Gateway to the US Summit: Marketing Business Forum

While at the ANZA Technology Network - 2007 Gateway to the US Summit, I attended the Marketing Business Forum panel discussion. This was a question and answer session on how emerging technology companies can gain traction using innovative marketing tools and tactics. The moderator: Chris Shipley, Co-Founder & Editorial Director, [...]

By | 2009-02-06T10:49:59+00:00 October 26th, 2007|Blogging, Events|1 Comment