I’m My Own Boss. Now What? A Geekend Presentation

Posted on December 27, 2009

In early November, Jen and I took a long train ride adventure from Washington, D.C. to sunny Savannah, Georgia to speak about our entrepreneurship endeavors at the first annual Geekend 2009 event. The event was pulled together by the lovely team of Jake & Miriam Hodesh of New Moon of Savannah. With one of our old AOL pals also speaking and helping to pull the event together, we were extremely excited to be a part of the festivities.

We made an absolute geekend of it, enjoying our trip down, meeting lots of folks and speaking on Saturday in a session titled “I’m My Own Boss. Now What?” In the session, both Jen and I shared our different perspectives on starting your own business. I shared some insight on how to balance a full-time job at AOL while getting my dreams started on the side, pulling from my experiences with TECH cocktail, Somewhat Frank and Shiny Heart Ventures. Jen shared her experience of leaving a full-time job to develop a focused, day-to-day routine as a full-time entrepreneur. We shared stories and anecdotes of what we’ve learned so far in our various ventures, which includes Thankfulfor.com. Here’s an edited video clip from Geekend 2009, highlighting some of our talk – it’s about 10 minutes taken from an hour long session.

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4 Responses to “I’m My Own Boss. Now What? A Geekend Presentation”

  1. dcpatton
    Dec 30, 2009

    Great talk and very interesting perspective. I especially like hearing from someone that is in the middle of it.

    Have a great 2010!

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  3. Deanna McNeil
    Feb 11, 2010

    I finally got to listen to this, wow, I learned several good things. I think the biggest takeaway for me was the transparency at work. Thanks for sharing your experiences.

  4. admin
    Mar 02, 2010

    Thanks Dave & Deanna. Appreciate the comments!

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