JGL’s One Great Leap!

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There's a lot going on now with two of my startups, STORM and STRATA. People movement, scaling, fire-fighting, creating processes, client meetings, projects, you name it, we're doing it right now. For STORM specifically, we usually do systems implementation around this time in preparation for the coming year. Plus we're also renewing with all our current clients. These next few weeks leading up to the first quarter of 2014 will be quite taxing for our team. I wish there were two of me sometimes. November marks the 2nd year anniversary of JGL's first post. While the blog has been growing and our events have been successful. There's so much that I've wanted to do in JGL which we … [Read more...]

Flipping the Script: My Inspiring Interview with Peter

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This past Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, I sat down with Peter to experience Startup Saturdays first-hand. Initially, my initial vision for the interview was to ask as many thought-provoking questions as I could to get the insider's scoop on the person behind Juan Great Leap. I sought to reveal a different side of Peter that showcased him as not just the inspiring founder behind Juan Great Leap, but also as an ordinary fellow. However, as I was playing back the interview and transcribing his words something really clicked (it sometimes takes me a while to process things), I realized that Peter isn't ordinary, and that we already know him. He's already poured out his heart and soul to those that … [Read more...]

Are You Ready To Finally Face Your Fulcrum Moment in 2013?

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It usually comes down to one thing, doesn't it? It could be finally registering your firm. Or perhaps making that site you've been working on live. It could be doing that big talk with a parent to say your heart isn't in the family business and hasn't been for awhile. It could be deciding to resign from corporate. Or to finally using the savings you've worked so hard to accumulate. It could be deciding to pursue funding to aggressively seize an opportunity for an existing startup, typically foregoing comfort and control. It could be something as deceptively simple as writing someone an email or scheduling a meeting or talking to your boss. It's precisely THE ONE action which would push … [Read more...]

For the Young Entrepreneur: Do not Fear the Lingo, Get down with it! (Even more fun with wise friends!)

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(Matt Lapid will be regularly posting original articles with me here on JGL, with the perspective of being brand-new entrepreneur. Heres his second article. As usual, please tell us what you think with the content we are pumping out for you. Gracias! - Peter) “So is it a B2B or B2C…Kasi pwedeng B2C…Pwede rin B2B, but you need to define your niche market and validate…BOOTSTRAP…Looks like you have an MVP!” This is the lingo that resonates after being with JGL for one week. Initially, I felt like “huh?” all the time. “What’s a B2B? I never took calculus.” In spite of my ignorance, I understood that even if I were to attain a tiny bit of knowledge of simple business terms it would … [Read more...]

Matt Lapid’s Juan Great Leap – All The Way from California!

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Matt Lapid is Juan Great Leap's official first hire. I first got in touch with him when I opened my email account and got to read his very convincing cover letter. It's quite apt that the hire happens two days before JGL's first year anniversary. I thought I found a kindred spirit talking with Matt during the interview process: his passion was very evident, he was a God-fearing person, he had this genuine desire to give back, he writes, and he took this great big leap of faith.  Here's Matt himself  with his story. - Peter Hi there! My name is Matt Lapid. I am a Fil-Am, born and raised in the States. I’ve decided to take one great leap by working with Juan Great Leap. Pretty direct … [Read more...]

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