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Monthly Archives: March 2011

158A- Professional Networker starts profitable business


In this episode of The Struggling Entrepreneur, we deliver the audio presentation at a local Meetup for The Struggling Entrepreneur.

The Guest speaker was Marc Miller of My Career for My Life, which is his recently-launched small business.

The theme was:  How Professional Networking can help a startup become profitable very quickly.

Marc Miller

Marc’s personal story in his preparation for launching his business and his venture has appeared in a previous episode. However, Professional Networking is now a tool and skill that the entrepreneur can use in order to get referrals, get business and start revenue streams — which can lead to profitable business results and growth.

So it has been with Marc Miller. And this is his story and his recommendations of how to become a Professional Networker.

So what is a Professional Networker? How can I begin to acquire that skill? What kind of strategies do I need to plan to be effective? What is the end result and when can I see the return for my investment?

Marc gives answers to these questions in this live presentation.

Here are the slides from the presentation – Click here for the slides from the event. pdf file

Note: This was captured at a live meetup event. Although we tried to subdue the ambient noise, there was a hum with the tabletop visual projector (that displayed the slides)  that was captured in the audio recording. We apologize for that.

Also, because this was captured in its entirety at a live event, this presentation is just over one hour in length. Thank you for your patience in consuming this content.

Copyright (c) 2011, Marc Miller and and Matrix Solutions Corporation. All rights reserved.

157- Valuing your company for sale- from Smart Bear


In this episode of The Struggling Entrepreneur, we deliver to you the audio narration of a blog post from Smart Bear. The title is:

How to value your company for sale.

Smart Bear blog post

 This was originally a series of 2 blog posts: one from 20 June 2011 and the other from 27 June 2011.

The discussion centers around the seller’s and the buyer’s perspective, asking the question: what is the NUMBER that will make you feel comfortable and make the buyer agree to acquire your firm?

Although this is mainly about a software development startup that was sold, the major themes deal with just about any entrepreneur that may get the opportunity to sell the business.

Copyright (c) 2011, Matrix Solutions Corporation and Smart Bear Software at