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Getting to “Yes”

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Here is the reality – most buyers you approach are going to say ‘no’.  I talked with one buyer at a large grocery store.  She said that she automatica
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How to Find a Manufacturer

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Okay so you got your product idea, you’ve developed a prototype and judged consumer demand. Now you have to manufacturer it. What do you do? For me, this was the ha
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Stage 16: Getting stung

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Today Ben & I headed into the mountains for the final two stages of our trip.  I’ve had a great trip, but after two weeks of living out of a van on the side of a r
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Rest Day: France vs USA

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There are a lot of differences between France and the US.  In some instances I think France has it right, in other I think the USA does it better. Let me break down a fe
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Stage 13: Texmex Tartar

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Again, there was a ton of traffic getting off the mountain.  Ben and I were sick of 18 wheeler / roving drunk Europeans ruining our sleep so we decided to grab a hotel r
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Stage 15: “What is in the Bag?”

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The most annoying part of this trip, by far, is all the questions I get about Bottle Boy.  I carry him in a big black bag that I wheel around.  Every other person I pas
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Stage 14: The One Thing the French Aren’t Lazy About

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Today was the first day in the Pyrenian Mountains.  The Pyrenees are in southern France, on the border of Spain.  It was nice to hear a few “amigos” tossed in with
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Stage 12: When All Else Fails, Drink Coffee

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After nearly getting run over last night I was determined to find a bit of a safer spot.  But there was a 3 hour traffic jam getting off the mountain so we didn’t make
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Stage 11: When 18 Wheelers Attack

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Today’s stage was the first mountain top finish of the Tour.  It finished after 18 kilometers of climbing at the mountain top resort of La Toussuire. We got off the Co
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Stage 10: Hanging at the Belgian Night Club

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Wow.  It is Tour time again!  I can’t believe it. This year I travelled to France with my friend and cycling teammate, Ben Dodge.  For the last 3 years I’ve gone w
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