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Career, Business & Marketing Reception Wed. Dec. 18 1-3pm. With $1000s in prizes.

We’re giving back this holiday season.  I’m putting together a reception with a few friends to help local jobseekers and businesses.  It’s an informal occasion to meet me, our software company’s new Director of Sales, Maria Tago, and others to explore full or part-time job opportunities, get career advice, steer DallasBlue next year, increase your business sales, and supercharge your marketing.  Plus we’re giving away thousands of dollars in prizes.  Come say hello!

Career, Business & Marketing Reception
Wednesday December 18 1-3pm
Ultima Real Estate, 5339 Alpha, Suite 120, Dallas, TX 75240 map


Learn and talk about:


Career and income opportunities


Real Estate

Sales and Marketing

Register now!

Registration is not required to attend this complimentary event.  However it is required to enter the sweepstakes if you won’t be there. Prizes include 6 months Revenue Typhoon set up and service ($900 value), Sales Assessment ($297 value), Career Coaching Session ($100 value), and ten DallasMeet Wine Tasting tickets ($25 value each).


Support Uber and competition

The Internet has finally come to Dallas.  This is the one time it’s good to be in a red state, though it is a blue city.  Uber is here  and getting a nasty reception from the Dallas City Council  and local gendarmes.   The Dallas City Council wants to kick them (and Lyft, which is coming soon) out.

Now the local taxi companies have a point.  Uber is violating the law and clings to silly semantics to get by where they can.  Of course we’re lucky the regulations support motorized carriages.  You might as well forget about anything having to do with the Net.

The right solution is promoting competition, accommodating new ways of doing business, and allowing businesses to better serve the public.  The government should be promoting the welfare of its citizens, not sheltering legacy businesses.

Please join me and sign the petition to say No to the Anti-Uber proposal.

Oct 10 Dallas Networking plus Zone Action Park at 50-88% off

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NETWORKING.  We had a great Fall networking kickoff last week.  If you missed it, there’s another one next week.  Registration is open for the Oct. 10 5-8pm Power Networking & Wine Tasting at Total Wine in Dallas. The early bird price of only $10 expires today at!

Zone Action ParkDEALS. Enjoy Zone Action Park in Lewisville at up to 88% off. Zone Action Park features fun for both young and old. There’s something for everyone in the family with Go-Karts, Miniature Golf, Arcade, Bounce House, and Batting Cages! Choose from three great superdeals.

  1. ZAP SuperPass for just $10 for 3 hours unlimited Go-Karts & Miniature Golf and other action zones.
  2. ZAP Birthday party for up to 16 kids for only $95.
  3. ZAP Annual Golf Pass with weekly golf and soda for 4 for $195, a normal price of $1,600.

ZAP Go-KartGet your ZAP SuperDeals now before our inventory runs out!

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Free and easy startup recruiting and jobs

Angel List just introduced a free startup recruiting service.  It’s about time.  I’ve been tracking these sites at Blue Entrepreneurs. It’s basic functionality that anyone can develop.  As the markets play out, the razor blade approach will prevail.  It will just be a free feature of a much larger matching service where the companies already exist for startup funding like Angel List and networking like LinkedIn and …

… Blue.  I provide a service through DallasBlue that’s virtually free and even better.  Not only is your position distributed to thousands of startups worldwide and in particular in Dallas, plus 30,000 DallasBlue members, it’s also syndicated through LinkedIn, Cnet, Plaxo, Business Week, Mashable, GigaOM, and thousands of other sites through SimplyHired, the world’s largest search engine.  Such a deal!  Contact me to learn more.

Find more entrepreneur recommendations and links at Blue Entrepreneurs Building Teams and Startup Jobs.


Join us at the Autism Charity Golf Tourney May 11 in Plano

Autism Charity Golf TournamentSave May 11th! The 6th Annual Autism Charity Golf Tournament is Friday May 11 at Ridgeview Golf Club in Plano. We had 100 people last year.  Please make this year even better! Join us to support kids with autism and special needs. The tournament features a 4-person scramble, box lunch, silent auction, and awards reception with hundreds of dollars in gift certificates.  Sign up now!

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DallasJingle Thur Dec. 2 – Queens of Investing, Track & much more!

The Thursday December 2 DallasJingle Charity Holiday Megaparty benefiting the Hoffen Foundation for Kids is this week.  Please join us.  We promise a great time to support a wonderful cause with music, drink, food, prizes, and more.

LAST CALL: Win a pair of tickets.  Just tweet “Join me @ #DallasJingle Charity Holiday Megaparty Dec. 2” or similar by Tuesday noon.

DONOR SPOTLIGHT: Associated Asia Investments. Lore Levin has donated free consulting as a door prize to two lucky entrepreneurs.  Lore is the Queen of Dallas angel investors and mentor for DallasBlue startups. In addition to her own investing she works with numerous local angel groups. Her company helps you cut through the clutter to promote advanced technologies and services into new markets.

Dallas Derby DevilsDONOR SPOTLIGHT: Dallas Derby Devils. They’re mean hard-core flat track roller derby Queens … and they’re  goining to be joining us and giving away tickets. The Devils feature over 90 active skaters, from beginners getting their wheels on to all stars who travel the country. Hell hath no fury like a derby woman’s scorn.  So come to a game and have a great time watching how “Derby Does Dallas,” including our own teams – “The Slaughterers”, “The High Seas Hotties”, “The Wrecking Crew”, “The Suicide Shifters”, and “The Death Row Rumblers”.

Sign up now for our new lower pricing! Your donation gets you all this.

  • A free drink with drink specials all night at Duke’s
  • Appetizer buffet
  • Rockin’ DJ
  • Door prizes

Charity Holiday Megaparty @
Thursday December 2, 7-11pm
Duke’s Original Roadhouse, Addison
4180 Belt Line Road, Just west of Midway on the south side of Belt Line

Registration – $15 Online, $25 for Two Online, $20 Door

Register now!

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Tue Sept 28 – Seven Core Strategies for Rapid-Fire Business Growth

Seven Core Strategies for Rapid-Fire Business Growth
Thursday September 28 12pm
Networking and registration open at 11:15am
BlackFinn American Saloon, Addison
Early registration includes lunch and is only $25
Registration and more info

DallasBlue Entrepreneurs Presentation and Networking
Seven Core Strategies for Rapid-Fire Business Growth

The companies that will be strong and profitable in the coming years are preparing for growth now. CEO, entrepreneur, and author JK Harris shows you how to do that with surefire strategies that are essential, regardless of company or industry.

This seven step seminar explains how you can build an unstoppable company.

1. Figure out What You Don’t Know
2. Identify Every Player on the Field
3. Put the Right People in the Right Places
4. Know Your Market, and Market Constantly
5. Build a Sales Team That Can Really Sell
6. Respect the Competition
7. Prepare for Success

JK (John) Harris is the author of The Flashpoints: Seven Core Strategies for Rapid-Fire Business Growth. He is the founder and CEO of JK Harris & Company, the nation’s largest tax representation firm.

DFW entrepreneur events, Tech Wildcatters, Baylor Angel Network

I’ll periodically post on what’s going on in the Dallas entrepreneur and startup community.  I welcome guest bloggers or pointers to already published pieces.

The DallasBlue Entrepreneurs Community Event Directory is the most comprehensive directory of North Texas entrepreneur and startup meetings.  Visit us to learn what’s happening or add your own event or group.

Tech Wildcatters recently hosted the Baylor Angel Network (BAN) (thanks Gabriella!). Attendees included the North Texas Angel Network and The InvestIn Forum.  Recent Tech Wildcatter graduates included Concepta Systems, CollegeJobConnect, Image Vision Labs, Mobestream, and Media Brand Protection Agency. Applications are open through Nov. 4 for their next round.

BAN is based in Waco and has two funding cycles that synch with the school year. MBA students serve as analysts to qualify applicants.  They’ve invested $550K in 5 ventures in 7 rounds to date.  They are not early stage investors. They expect products to be ready for the market.  There is a modest $100 application fee. They don’t limit investments to Baylor grads or specific markets, industries, or locations.

For links to these groups and more, and to add your own, visit the directory.

Dallas Opportunities – Charity Golf, NPR interview, Great Art, Biz Success & more

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GOLF & NETWORK 4 CHARITY. Join us May 21st at our 4th Annual Autism Charity Golf Tournament. I have one slot on my foursome still available if you sign up for the $150 President’s Club.  We have over 40 golfers, including sponsors Stillwell & Stone, Automatic Products, Brandt Engineering and On the Cutting Edge Engravers.

The early bird price of $65 expires Saturday.  Enjoy a great course, lunch, door prizes, a free year of Golf Digest, and more.  Network with local executives like Doug Batts, JD Smith, Greg Sarro, Paul Kirch, Andrew Rhykerd, and Karl Stanley.  Please support this great cause. Sign up now!

Visual Image Fine Art logoLAST CHANCE FOR GREAT ART. Our dear friend Loretta Reinick is leaving Dallas.  She will be missed. We thank her for hosting many of our events.  Her gallery, Visual Image Fine Art Publishing (14320 Midway @ Proton, Dallas), is having its final artist reception today (Friday) at 5:30pm.  Come check out all the wonderful art.  Directions.

SOCIAL MEDIA FOR CEOS 2: Everything Old is New Again. Digital Conversations are not a “New” Marketing Paradigm. Over 10 years ago the Cluetrain Manifesto proclaimed that the revolution had already started.  People had taken control of markets from corporations.  Social media and marketing is no longer a fad or hip.   It’s mainstream. Customers aren’t ad targets. They are beyond being just stakeholders. They are active creators and owners of your brand. Read more and reply if we can help your company.

KERA NPR RADIO OPPORTUNITY ALERT. KERA is doing a story on people who have become self-employed and how it’s working out.  They seek to interview professionals who have made this transition, whether it was voluntary or not (layoff) and whether you’ve been successful or not.  You can be in any industry or profession.  You’ll need to be available for an in-person interview today or early next week.  If interested, reply or write ASAP with subject “KERA Interviewee” with your full contact info (email, phone, address), and a few sentences or more about your story.

ARE YOU READY FOR BUSINESS SUCCESS? A Taste of the Tribe is your introduction to business success. Share your business and current issues and receive expert guidance and suggestions.  It’s free business consulting.  Plus you’ll get a glimpse of how Tribe Blue builds your venture one step at a time with our structured approach that includes coaching, consulting, and accountability.  Our next Tast is Monday.  Register now.

NEW AD AUCTION. Join past sponsors like The Wizard Network and DFW Team Realty and bid as low as $10 for free advertising here in our newsletter and Display Ad issue.  The top winner is featured at the top of the DallasBlue home page seen by 50,000 visitors a month.


Entrepreneurs, Business Owners, Executives

Wednesdays & Fridays

Tribe Blue, The Business Accelerator

Business coaching, consulting, and accountability
that’s powerful and affordable. Application required

Entrepreneurs, Business Owners, Executives

Monday May 17, 11:45am-1:15pm

A Taste of the Tribe

Get FREE entrepreneur and small business advice. Learn how you can use Blue resources to build your business, launch marketing and social media programs, find new partners, and generate leads. Reservations required.

Margarita Ranch at Mockingbird Station, Dallas

Autism Charity Golf TournamentALL Blue readers

Friday, May 21

4th Annual Autism Charity Golf Tournament

Golf, sponsor, or volunteer! Support a great cause and network with other DallasBluers. Registrations include Lunch, 18 holes with cart, Contests, Great door prizes, Free golf gift bag, Mulligans, and 1-year subscription to Golf Digest.

Chase Oaks Golf Club, 7201 Chase Oaks Drive, Plano

Win free ticket to DallasBlue Jan 25 Networking party

Win a free ticket to our party! One random entry will be selected from entries by Saturday 5pm.  There two ways to enter:

  1. Retweet our Twitter message “Win free ticket to DallasBlue Jan 25 SaaSy Networking party: @LinkDaddy”
  2. Enter online and include WinSaaSParty in the Comments field.

Networking Monday. Our Fat Tuesday networking this month is on Monday, January 25th 5-8pm.   Bring your friends and coworkers. Come relax, have a drink, enjoy great food, win a door prize, and meet other executives and professionals in person ready to learn about and help you!

This month we learn about one of the hottest areas of technology & the Internet – cloud computing or SaaS (Software as a Service) from speaker Rich Chapman of Softletter.

Join DallasBluers like Tom Phillips, the master writer of Effective Agreements, Mark Royal of web solutions provider The Deyo Group, Richard Gonzales of partner Buvelo, and Ike Ahmed with call center outsourcer FSD Solutions,

The party is hosted by Visual Image Fine Art Publishing at  14320 Midway Rd, Dallas.  Early registration pricing of $15, which includes the program, drink, and appetizers, has been extended through Friday.  Get more info or Sign up now at

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