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It’s never too late.

Think Young Entrepreneurs Are a VC’s Best Bet? Harvard Says You Should Think Again: This is true in Atlanta, where I live and our business is based, but it is also true when I visit incubators and other entrepreneur environments in cities as diverse as Boston, San Francisco and Bordeaux, France. Certainly these communities include…

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Always Be Learning

When most people think about being vigilant, it’s related to external dangers. The wolf hiding in the bushes. The truth is, in order to protect yourself in the world, you need to prepare yourself and preparation in the first world doesn’t require a sharp spear, it requires a sharp mind, a mind always learning and…

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Shipping Costs Suck

Over the weekend I tweaked the settings on my WooCommerce installation so customers in the U.S. get free shipping. You should see a fat, blue banner at the bottom of your browser window. Why did I do this? It gets back to why I started Stay Vigilant in the first place: I’m making the shirts…

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Don’t Tax My Ass

Supreme Court Clears Way to Collect Sales Tax From Online Retailers: WASHINGTON — Internet retailers can be required to collect sales taxes in states where they have no physical presence, the Supreme Court ruled on Thursday. Brick-and-mortar businesses have long complained that they are disadvantaged by having to charge sales taxes while many of their…

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“The only excuse for making a useless thing is that one admires it intensely.”

The title of this post comes from the preface to one of my favorite books, The Picture of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde. I chose it because it relates to the collection of designs I chose for the launch of this clothing brand. This quote popped in my head when my wife looked at my…

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Wulfmonath

Wulfmonath is the Saxon word for ‘January,’ and it means exactly what it looks like. wolf month. As legend has it, this was the time of year when wolves were so hungry they entered villages like it was an all-you-can-eat buffet in Vegas. Well, it’s May, not January, but ‘wulfmonath’ conveys how I feel about…

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