What to Expect at a Bootstrappers Breakfast

A Bootstrappers Breakfast is “counter-cultural” to the VC ecosystem focus at many events for entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley. Here are seven ways that we take a very different approach to facilitating events for entrepreneurs compared to most others in Silicon Valley. […]

Getting More Customers Workshop on Saturday Feb 11, 2017

Let’s face it, finding customers can be quite a challenge. In this interactive workshop, we will cover a variety of proven marketing techniques for growing your business: attendees will select one or two that fit their style and develop a plan to implement them in their business in the next [...]

By | 2017-02-02T13:26:40+00:00 January 25th, 2017|Events, Lead Generation, Silicon Valley, tshafer, Workshop|0 Comments

CNSV Recognized by IEEE as an Outstanding Chapter

The Consultants Network of Silicon Valley (CNSV) was recognized by IEEE Region 6 in 2015 for its outstanding achievements in promoting members’ skills and providing educational opportunities for Silicon Valley. The award reads: IEEE Region 6 Outstanding Chapter  presented to Consultants Network of Silicon Valley For creating a network to [...]

By | 2018-02-14T12:12:13+00:00 April 8th, 2015|Silicon Valley, skmurphy|0 Comments

Lee Kuan Yew 1923-2015

Lee Kuan Yew (16 September 1923 – 23 March 2015) governed Singapore as its first Prime Minister from 1959 to 1990. He shepherded the transformation of a small island economy into a first world technology leader. Here are some excerpts from “The Wit and Wisdom of Lee Kuan Yew” published [...]

By | 2016-02-17T20:01:02+00:00 March 23rd, 2015|Quotes, Silicon Valley, skmurphy|2 Comments

Counting Your Blessings

The next few weeks and perhaps the next few years are going to be awful. Keep counting your blessings anyway, remain kind, and continue to make a difference. Peggy Noonan wrote My Brothers and Sisters on March 8, 2002 in the Wall Street Journal. She subtitled it “A report from [...]

By | 2014-10-07T12:18:38+00:00 September 7th, 2014|Silicon Valley, skmurphy|2 Comments

Ten Mistakes Early Stage Bootstrappers Often Make

In the last eight years  I have moderated several hundred Bootstrappers Breakfasts. After doing a hundred or so and working with many clients who were bootstrapping I came up with a checklist for common mistakes bootstrappers and bootstrapping teams make in their first year or so. […]