Hey! It’s Thursday night again, back here in our DTSP venue HQ NOVA 535 for the weekly gathering of the Entrepreneur Social Club (TM). It’s every Thursday night, well except an occasional holiday respite, since 2009. That’s a lot of faces, laughs; oh man, so many laughs. Real long, belly shaking ones that let out the stresses of our working lives. We are the Entrepreneurs, dreamers, business owners, visionaries, mentors, students and start-ups. Those of us who cannot help but to make things better. Smoother, faster, less expensive, more reliable. Or just new. New technologies, new systems, new solutions. That’s us. It certainly isn’t the politician, oh no! In fact club rules EXPRESSLY forbid religion and politics. Because then we all get along, arguing about what’s best, not about what’s just best for me. Entrepreneurs make things better for everyone. Better for all is better for all. Think about that. When things are better, that’s better for EVERYONE. So we take that positive, can do better attitude, for ourselves, our businesses, our customers and for our species, into, through and hopefully well beyond our weekly meetings. This is a time for us to connect, network, regenerate, grow and enjoy. So read on and join us on another ESC adventure!!
Pictured below left is Greg Simek and then newcomers Amy and Mark Anderson, moving in next door to NOVA 535 with StPeteSaltWorks.com. Welcome to the neighborhood! Amy’s niece volunteers for Bright Futures which can be helpful to super busy solopreneurs like Abby Albaum of Hoola Monsters.
I asked for the ESC group tonight to “Give me Something New”:
“All the best software tools and cloud infrastructure services in one place. Discover new tools submitted by the community. Learn why developers like the tools they use.” Source: StackShare.IO
“Shipping can be unnecessarily complicated and inefficient. We make it easy for entrepreneurs to scale their businesses by eliminating those complications.” Source: ShipStation.com
“Ever been to a restaurant or bar bathroom that was a total shite show? We have. Shite.show will be live soon, and we’ll share the reviews of the best and worst bathrooms you’ve ever seen.” Source: Shite.Show
A new online payroll company says, “We believe that humans aren’t resources. When we come to work, we don’t leave our humanity at the door. We bring life with us: our feats and friendships,
our adventures and aspirations. Great businesses treat us like people, not ID numbers. When that happens, work becomes a source of energy rather than fatigue. It creates a virtuous cycle where life improves work, and work improves our lives. That’s why we started Gusto. Our mission is to create a world where work empowers a better life.” Source: Gusto.com
“5 stories. 1 daily email. Every reason to get healthyish.” Source: Greatist.com
“Whether you sell online, on social media, in store, or out of the trunk of your car, Shopify has you covered.” Source: Shopify.com
“All-in-one Marketing Toolkit for digital marketing professionals.” Source: Semrush.com
Tech Guru Chris Jenkins suggests we add Google Analytics thru Google Tag Manager onto our websites.
TV and FILMS:
MOVIES: The Founder.
Art: You can speed up your podcast audio speed, so you can finish 1.2, 1.5X faster.
Google Data Studio.
Cal mentions about How to negotiate the value of your company. Actelion just sold for $30 billion to J&J.
LORDE’s new album is supposedly sick.
PLACES to VISIT:
Creative Clay new Building 1846 1st Avenue South. In fact our ESC meeting on Thursday Aug 17, 2017 is being held here.
Summer Travel Plans:
Aug 21, 2017 daytime solar eclipse – Oregon to Charlotte, closest to us is Asheville, NC.
Michael Novilla: I will be traveling all through South America. Keep updated with my travel adventures here on my BLOG.
Kathi: Copenhagen and Sweden.
Davins Schmueck: Chicago.
Seth – Nashville.
Amy and Marc: Portland for flotation therapy.
Tony: Nashville, SF and Manchester.
Safe travels to us all! Tag your photos #EntrepreneurSocialClub to have them featured on our ESC LIVE WALL.
Dinner tonight was at one of our favorite favorite restaurants in DTSP, Brick and Mortar Kitchen, at Central Avenue.
As virtually every time I go to Brick and Mortar Kitchen, I choose one of Chef Jason Ruhe’s specials, tonight no different. Delicious Squid Ink Risotto with Wild Mushrooms, Surf Clams and Smoked King Fish. Beyond delicious! And remember that Entrepreneurs make things better for everyone!
Thanks for joining us! Keep NOVA 535 in mind for any upcoming weddings, receptions, film shoots, corporate parties and fundraisers. It’s is the Top Rated historic event venue in Tampa / St. Pete. just saying!