AKA Author of pain, but only on the roller derby track. Off the track, I take the pain out of writing. Writer, trainer, and entrepreneur; I get small biz.

 

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AdWallet Pays You to Watch Ads On Your Phone

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It’s no surprise that many adults spend almost three hours a day on their smartphone. When they are on their phone, they are often hanging out on social media or checking their email, but AdWallet wants everyone to make a little money too. They…

4 Coworking Spaces in Albuquerque You Need to Know About

Startups, small businesses and solopreneurs are finding that it’s a cost effective way to grow their businesses in coworking spaces. With the wave of the freelancer, coworking spaces are going to see an influx during 2017. If you live and work in Albuquerque, or…

Gigabit Fiber Is Ramping Up Albuquerque’s Smart City Initiatives

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A Smart City can mean a lot of different things, but it boils down to transparent data, responsive infrastructure, and Internet of things (IoT) technology to manage a city’s assets. For residents of a smart city, this can lead to being more informed and access…

How PERK Built a Great Kickstarter Campaign and a Better Product

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Creating a Kickstarter campaign can be a tricky business. Since its inception, almost 50,000 campaigns have never received any funding, and many more have received some funding but never hit their goal. Meanwhile, Jakub Svec, CEO of PERK, was focused on designing something that…

Albuquerque Accelerator Takes Aim at Health and Wellness

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An accelerator supports startups by providing education, mentorship, and financing when needed. In its three-year history, ABQID was just the kind of accelerator that Albuquerque needed. A venture-backed accelerator focused on startups with high growth potential and any kind of outlook. For example, Innobright, a…

MetaPipe Helps Computer Graphics Teams Work Smarter

Metapipe in Albuquerque helps Computer Graphics teams

If you’re a visual effects, computer graphics, or animation artist working with a remote team, you might know that it takes days or even months to set up the infrastructure of a team. You need to be able to share information, software, and extremely…

The Creative Startups Accelerator is Igniting The Creative Economy

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Since 2014, the Creative Startups accelerator has supported a wide range of creative entrepreneurs that went on to create 144 new jobs, raise $6.5 million, and bring in $7.9 million in new revenues. Those are great numbers for an accelerator that started in one area of New…

Innobright Shows Us How to Disrupt the CGI World

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With a need for high-resolution images on the rise and the rendering processes becoming more expensive, Innobright is poised to disrupt the way rendering is done. Many of us remember the beautiful blue hair on the Monsters, Inc. character, Sully. In his “close ups” the…

New Mexico-Based Ideum Uses Technology to Educate and Entertain

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Education in this country is in need of a serious overhaul. Fortunately, Ideum is changing the way we experience educational exhibits by using high-tech, interactive displays to capture our attention. You probably remember the museum exhibits of the past: quiet hallways showcasing static displays with a…

8 Tips on Surviving and Thriving at SXSW

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If you haven’t heard, South by Southwest (SXSW) is a multi-faceted event with showcases of entertainment, business, and technology. The event happens between March 10-19 in Austin and thousands of people from around the world descend on the Texas city to take in the sights, the…

10 Tips and Tricks for Digital Nomad Entrepreneurs

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A digital nomad is an entrepreneur or remote worker who travels, as well as completes their work remotely. As startups and companies evolve to take on challenges of the digital age, embracing the ability to be a digital nomad is quickly becoming an asset…

9 Scrappy Startups Making Moves in Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Being scrappy is a big part of being a startup. If you can’t muster the tenacity to succeed when the cards are down, you aren’t going to make it in the startup world. Fortunately, scrappy startups are what makes the world a more innovative…

The NM Technology Council Creates Events and Opportunity for New Mexico

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The New Mexico Technology Council (NMTC) is actively engaged in events that support the technology and entrepreneurial community in New Mexico. Their latest event, experienceIT, was an expansion of what was Tech Fiesta. However, it has grown and become a collaboration with a multitude…

How One Entrepreneur Went From Laid Off to Millions in Revenue

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When the chips are down, it’s hard not to take the first life line someone gives you. Entrepreneur Brandon Trebitowski made a decision early in his career to not go the “normal” route. Back in 2008, he started a blog that soon reached an audience…

APPCityLife: Succeeding in Albuquerque with Ideas Beyond Its Time

Founder and CEO of APPCityLife, Lisa Abeyta, was ahead of the game in 2009 when she launched the company. “I saw that access to interactions for mobile users for small business was unobtainable because it was too expensive. I created a platform for city guides…

Andy Lim to Present Newest Project at Albuquerque Event

Andy Lim to Present Newest Project at Albuquerque Event

After a networking event, don’t you hate dealing with all the business cards? Often those little rectangles turn into a stack of small dust collectors. Or maybe they sit in piles until you thumb through them, searching for that one person you need to…