Hustle + Fire
Let’s talk about the hustle – our work – and fire – our lives.
Each post is short and sweet – 300 words or less – so you can get a little nugget of inspiration and insight and then get back to work.
There is a pernicious and harmful belief in the startup world that financial models are worthless. A founder toils away, wasting time putting in a bunch of magic numbers into a spreadsheet, with the end goal of showing exponential growth over the next three years....read more
I just moved to Denver over the weekend. My furniture is scheduled to arrive later this morning, so I'm sitting on the floor in my dining room writing this. And in a minute, I'm going to go for a mile run along Cherry Creek Trail. Not because I feel like going for a...read more
Today, I responded to a common founder question on Facebook: Q: I need suggestions for selling my product. Every client I talk to has the same problem that they are not convinced that the technology would work as they have never heard about it and to their knowledge...read more
Earlier this year, an investor in San Francisco said to me, "The thing is - all of the problems have already been solved. I can get food delivered to my house, a car to drive me anywhere I want to go. What is left to invest in?" My response: "Then you need to start...read more
I'm Beth McKeon, Director of Fluent.
I help first-time founders build startups like serial entrepreneurs. I do this by designing and running startup accelerator programs, coaching founders, and consulting with innovative organizations around the US.
After being a nomad for forever (I've moved over 25 times!), I recently settled down in Denver and love it. I hope I never get tired of seeing the mountains off in the distance.
You can reach me at email@example.com.