Author Archives: TechonomicMan

About TechonomicMan

Manager, Entrepreneurial Services at Ben Franklin Technology Partners in Northeast PA.

Don’t live in Dilbert’s world

There are dozens of Dilbert cartoons that make fun of the sales guy. In Dilbert’s world, the logical engineer is king while the salespeople — and frankly all the other business people — are dolts. The transition from being an … Continue reading

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Your Corporate DNA Evolves With Every Person That You Hire

Most of the founders at our incubator Ben Franklin TechVentures have not interviewed, selected or onboarded new employees prior to launching their startups. Having incubated more than 150 companies in 30-plus years, we’ve seen hundreds of successes and failures in … Continue reading

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Entrepreneurship is about people, not things.

The post that follows was originally posted in the June edition of Keystone Edge. It is the second in a continuing series about what we at Ben Franklin Technology Partners and I personally have learned from over 150 incubator/accelerator clients. In … Continue reading

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There Are No Lessons in Entrepreneurship

The post that follows was originally posted in the June edition of Keystone Edge. It is the first in a continuing series about what we at Ben Franklin Technology Partners and I personally have learned from over 150 incubator/accelerator clients. … Continue reading

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Pitching Big or Pitching Small?

Ralph Kramden was always pitching BIG. There must be a dozen episodes in which he dreams up a new way to make a financial killing. And when he pitches those ideas to his pal Norton, or as in the picture, … Continue reading

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If a PowerPoint Sucks…It’s The Messenger, not the Medium

Many have wished for and striven for the death of the powerpoint presentation.  I have always disagreed with this point of view.  There is no doubt that most power point decks are terrible and yes, should be killed.  However, it … Continue reading

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Every Business is an “L” Business

Ah, the “L” word. No, not “love”. The other “L” word. You know the one…the one that puts startup founders into an internal rage.  The one that signals to the founder that the person using the word finds their business … Continue reading

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