I’ve registered myself for The Art of the Start, a day long event by Garage Technology Ventures focused on educating entrepreneurs about successfully starting a company. A friend pointed out that if you’re an SDForum member you can get fifty dollars off on the registration. You just need to call up SDForum and get the promotion code to use, they have info on the Special Offers page. If you’re planning to be over there, drop me a line and we’ll meet up. I have a feeling I’ll be somewhat out of my element, but that’s fine. That’s why I’m going after all. I would eventually like to start up an entrepreneurial venture of my own and I know there’s a lot I still don’t know. Even though I’ve technically only been consulting on my own for a few months, I’ve met some very interesting people and run across some great ideas. It takes a whole lot more than just a good idea to start up a successful company however. Some people seem to be able to do it without thinking, others have to work at it to be able to see all the angles. I know I’m in the latter category. I’m just trying to front load as much of the work as I can, so that I’m not learning everything on the job later on.