Category Archives: The Startup (iTipArtists)

Lesson #15: I plan to bring it home.

Back in April, one of the pivotal moments that made me decide to leave the startup was a simple thought I had during one of my long commutes from dropping off my son at preschool to a meeting at the … Continue reading

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Lesson #14: Change the world!

To be honest, before participating at Startup Weekend, the only reason I believed anyone started a business was to either make a good living or to gain recognition or celebrity. But there is another reason to start a business: to … Continue reading

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Lesson #13: The myth of the shark tank: The amazing business community of Tucson.

As I mentioned in Lesson #1, before I started iTipArtists, I had this terribly misinformed idea of what business people are generally like. Basically, I got the impression they were all like Michael Douglass from Wall Street, or Donald Trump … Continue reading

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Lesson #12: How do I like to work with people?

How do you like to work with people? I’d never considered it before starting iTipArtists. To be honest, I’ve thought as work as something I do on my own, report to a boss and get paid. I like to get … Continue reading

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Lesson #11: Nannies are just not for me (but they might be for you)

I know I mentioned this way back in Lesson #1, but I wanted to use this post as a platform to discuss the issues of career, childcare and nannies in a critical way that I feel does not get enough … Continue reading

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Lesson #10: Money isn’t my motivator. Crap!

Have you even been in the position where you wanted something to be true so badly you repeatedly denied the truth until it bit you in the butt, again and again? Here is the truth, when it comes to me, … Continue reading

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Lesson #9: Lifestyle businesses are not for losers.

A company and a lifestyle business are two different types of businesses. When someone says they are forming a startup, they are forming a startup company. When someone says they are starting a business, they might be referring to a company, but … Continue reading

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