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Slides for My Two Talks at WordCamp Atlanta 2013

Last weekend I attended and spoke at WordCamp Atlanta. There were over 400 people in attendance, and the organizers and volunteers did a fantastic job of hosting the event. Jon Davis (from Shopp) made the trip with me and as two of the organizers for WordCamp Columbus, we made several mental notes about how they did things for which we’ll apply to our own event come early August.

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Reject Growth

Part of the romanticism of running a startup is building your team. Startup founders always envision having an uber-cool group of people to help them takeover the world. But with hiring employees comes an entirely different set of responsibilities that many founders aren’t prepared for. And that brings us to the last tenet of the Micropreneur Manifesto: Reject Growth.

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Live Like a Pauper, Treat Your Business Like a King

As a startup, you have to watch every dollar. You need to know exactly where it’s coming in from and where it’s going out to, with both sides equally important. But are you willing to make sacrifices to your personal expenses to make those dollars stretch further? That’s what Tenet #15 of the Micropreneur Manifesto is about: Live Like a Pauper, Treat Your Business Like a King.

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The More You Do In Public, the Faster Things Will Move

Putting yourself out there is both exhilarating and terrifying at the same time. That’s part of what makes a startup the roller coaster ride that it is. Some of those highs and lows come from being visible and having other people like and dislike what you’re doing. But as long as you’re engaging people, that’s what matters, and is what Tenet #13 of the Micropreneur Manifesto is about: The More You Do In Public, the Faster Things Will Move.

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