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The Lazy What?
Tomorrow is a big day. Not only is it "Birth of Champagne Day", but it's also the launch of The Lazy Bartender, which of course stars the beautiful +Kate Bowyer.

Here's a little behind the scenes photo from filming our debut episode, which will feature a cocktail called "French 75".

The Lazy Bartender features cocktails made with 4 ingredients or less, and is usually a little healthier because we skip the added sugar or use quality sugars instead (like honey).

Look for new episodes around all major drinking holidays. 
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it falls within a few antidote's about those days.

For instance: Because chemistry was not well understood at that time, the decanters would sometimes be made of lead which as you know is toxic - mixed with alcohol makes for big trouble - a posion & often lead to death. Because of this problem those drunk enough would fall over "stone cold" on the side of the road on their way home. Only to be picked up by the local undertaker.

As it happened often, sometimes  one of the men "taken for dead"  would actually live through the ordeal only to die from being "buried alive" & suffocating.

After some time rumours began to spread that some of these "dead drunks" would be heard in the early morning hours which led to an investigation & it was discovered there were on occasion exceptions where someone survived when he "picked his poison" & passed out.
The Town decided that in order to save the ones that awake someone should stay the night and watch over the graveyard at least till morning & out of that decision the "graveyard shift" was born. Now in order for this scheme to work there needed to be a way for all the townsfolk to know if in fact they could be heard from underground. So a string was used which at one end was tied around the index finger of the presumed deceased & the other ran through the ground tied to a bell on a stick - when pulled the noise rang out and alerted the "nightwatchman"  who upon hearing the bell declared: "We have a dead ringer"
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Fuck Me? No, No Fuck You!
As a longtime business owner, I am amazed at how horrible customer service is these days, and how being a loyal customer means zero.

Tried to book a car w/ Enterprise, as we often do. But, they thought charging me for Sunday, when I was returning the car on Saturday was a good idea. 

Needless to say, the car is booked thru a different company, and Enterprise lost our business.

I should add, that last time (in May) I booked a car, I got a call a few hours before I was to pick it up and was told they overbooked and had no cars - but they were working on it. They did get a car for me, so I thought I'd give them another shot, since they've been pretty good prior to that.  So much for giving them the benefit of the doubt.
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Enterprise does have a reputation of scamming their customers: https://watchdognation.com/enterprise-rent-a-car-repair-bills-shock-customers/
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Are You Selling Products?
What is your biggest challenge selling your product?

(also, feel free to list your product in the comments)

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Discovering new markets to sell
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Creating the marketing collateral
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Finding your audience
100%
Creating the messaging for your product
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Getting feedback
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Voted: We have HD Webcams for tourist Destinations- Resorts/Hotels/B&B's and other vacation destinations. Thanks +Phil Bowyer 
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Hey, can I just give you my card?
For many of us, the idea of "networking" can fill us with a feeling of fear and even dread - which is why I think we do it wrong.  Let's forget this whole "cocktail party" analogy, and dive into how you can make the right connections to move your business forward.

My good friends +Kenneth Manesse Sr. & +Theresa Delgado show you how to be a master networker and make the most of any event you attend.
 
Let’s say you have been invited by a friend to a party – YEAH, who doesn’t like a party! You get yourself all fixed up (you know you’re looking great) and you go.  

Networking is essential to growing your client base and increasing your revenues.

Buy, if you’ve cringed at the thought of having to go to an event and mingle with a bunch of strangers, you’re not alone.

That's why you need ....

How to Prepare for a Networking Event!

Remember the purpose of networking is to make new connections, if you think of it in this manner, you won’t cringe at the mention of going to a networking event.

Following the steps on this show and you will be prepare you to connect with your target list and be memorable to those you meet.

Meet your host:

"I help businesses break rules to reach their goals."+Phil Bowyer 

http://rulebreakingideas.com
http://www.boozehoundproductions.tumblr.com/
http://twitter.com/philbowyer

"Actionable Sales Insights."+Theresa Delgado  

http://theresadelgado.com
http://twitter.com/TheresaDelgado

"Leaders are learners and you too will learn how to join the 5%."+Kenneth Manesse Sr. 

http://www.mespecialist.biz
http://twitter.com/MEspecialist
http://instagram.com/kmanessesr

For the mobile viewers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6cFkz_InRI

Show Notes and Additional Networking Event "Dos": http://theresadelgado.com/networking-tips/

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Thank you for sharing +Phil Bowyer, we missed you and your insight in this show - T :)
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Apparently, not only is it National Tequila day, but it's also "Pie & Beer" day in Utah.

That's something I could get behind. Need to bring this a little further north up here in ID.
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Pioneer Day, Pie and Beer Day AND National Tequila Day....Utah is the place to be today! ;-) #thingsyoudonthearoften
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It's Thirsty Thursday!
What are you drinking?
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Actually +Phil Bowyer sugar is what cancer feeds on unlike it's nemesis oxygen.
In fact we are all "cancering" it's a matter if it's countered by the strength of our immune systems (mostly the gut bacteria) So have a pickle it's a source of probiotics that build upon your immune system

If anything the only value alcohol has medicinally is as a anti-bacterial agent, a disinfectant as you've probably seen in old westerns when someone has been shot :)
Ingested into the blood stream is quite another matter & if drunk enough it will kill you.
Great discussion btw.
& I've finished my second tall boy:-)
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A little something for your earballs
+Kate Bowyer and I are using SWOT to build our new company BoozeHound. Having a business with four legs means there's a lot to manage, track  ideas to flush out.

Listen to this week's MicroMinutes show with my friends +Kenneth Manesse Sr. , +Theresa Delgado and me to find out what a SWOT analysis is, how I use it, and more importantly why it should be the #1 tool in your toolbox.
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Time To Dispatch SWAT
[ cue SWAT Theme Song ] OK, sort of. In about 20 minutes +Theresa Delgado +Kenneth Manesse Sr. and I will be talking about one of the most essential tools for your business. I hate rules, but if there was one rule to follow, it's to do a SWOT analysis on you and your business.

Don't know what a SWOT analysis is? It's OK, I didn't for the longest time. Watch the show to find out.

Oh, the opening act for today:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0Ba8rQtwY8
 
The best ways to get an honest assessment of your business is by using SWOT, which stands for: Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats. 

Distinguish between where your organization is today, and where it could be in the future. The best ways to get an honest assessment of your business is by using SWOT.

Learn the six (6) categories for your businesses products/services that you can consider a SWOT Analysis for!

Meet your host:

"I help businesses break rules to reach their goals."+Phil Bowyer 

http://rulebreakingideas.com
http://www.boozehoundproductions.tumblr.com/
http://twitter.com/philbowyer

"Actionable Sales Insights."+Theresa Delgado  

http://theresadelgado.com
http://twitter.com/TheresaDelgado

"Leaders are learners and you too will learn how to join the 5%."+Kenneth Manesse Sr. 

http://www.mespecialist.biz
http://twitter.com/MEspecialist
http://instagram.com/kmanessesr

For the mobile viewers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgtqrsmOVQ0



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This week, we're repelling down buildings while the tank storms the building to save the hostages
No, wait... that's not right. While this one exercise is definitely like a *s*pecial *w*eapons *a*nd *t*actics tool for your business, we're really talking about doing a SWOT analysis.

If you're not familiar with what SWOT stands for, or why it's useful, join  +Kenneth Manesse Sr. +Theresa Delgado and I tomorrow. This simple thing can prevent a lot of failure and get you on the right path a lot sooner.
 
The best ways to get an honest assessment of your business is by using SWOT, which stands for: Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats. 

Distinguish between where your organization is today, and where it could be in the future. The best ways to get an honest assessment of your business is by using SWOT.

Learn the six (6) categories for your businesses products/services that you can consider a SWOT Analysis for!

Meet your host:

"I help businesses break rules to reach their goals."+Phil Bowyer 

http://rulebreakingideas.com
http://www.boozehoundproductions.tumblr.com/
http://twitter.com/philbowyer

"Actionable Sales Insights."+Theresa Delgado  

http://theresadelgado.com
http://twitter.com/TheresaDelgado

"Leaders are learners and you too will learn how to join the 5%."+Kenneth Manesse Sr. 

http://www.mespecialist.biz
http://twitter.com/MEspecialist
http://instagram.com/kmanessesr

For the mobile viewers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgtqrsmOVQ0



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+Phil Bowyer​ you are too funny!
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Keep Moving
+Kate Bowyer lives by a saying - "Be like a shark and keep moving".  She's inspired me to also live by that mantra because anytime you can move forward - even if it's just a little-  that means you've moved a little closer to your Destination.

So, if you want to add a little rock to your roll, #bizapalooza is the place to be. Not just for the main event in October, but all of the mini-events in between.
 
*Are you the shark or the surfer? *

I love this picture because it totally represents the life of a small business owner -- some days you're the shark and some days you're the surfer (at least in this picture) -- 

When I'm ROCKIN' it -- I feel exactly like this picture
When I'm frustrated, down, or broken -- I feel like the poor shark.

Sometimes - all it takes is a few simple ideas to move you from shark to surfer -- and I'm going to be going over 3 of those on

Wednesday July 29 at 1pm ET/10am PT
http://smallbizapalooza.com/low-cost-marketing-webinar/ 

This is the first of an 8 Google Hangout sessions where we're sharing rock star ideas to help you rock your business.

I'll be featuring experts who will be on hand to answer your questions -- so take advantage of it.
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What is your favorite Tequila Drink?

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Thanks +Karen V Chin and +Phil Bowyer 
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Oh, just saw this +Glenn Jewett.  I got that too a couple of times. I'm really sorry you couldn't get in live, but we did answer your questions you added before the event.

This was our first time using this platform, and well, it turns out it's a little buggy.

Here's the link to the video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrUIojoNJC0

If you have questions, just let us know and we'll make sure to answer them.

Thanks Glenn, and I'm really sorry it didn't work for you.
 
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I drink. I listen to loud metal music. I break rules and I entertain you.
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Drinking booze and listening to metal while breaking rules.
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  • BoozeHound
    Co-Founder, 2014 - present
    BoozeHound is my new 100 Proof, 6x Distilled Entertainment company. All the details are in my bio.
  • Phil Bowyer
    Founder, 2004 - 2015
    I lead entrepreneurs to their goals by helping them find their shtick, their audience and their message. [ http://philbowyer.com ]
  • Phibble
    Co Founder, Creative Director, 2006 - 2013
    This is my way to blend activism and business. Phibble is about helping Indiepreneurs make a living with their talent.
  • PageCrafter
    Founder, 1994 - 2005
    PageCrafter was my first "internet business". I taught myself HTML, graphic design and built web pages for small businesses, sports teams and doctors. The web was so new and exciting back then. Good times.
  • Orange County Fire Authority
    FireFighter / Emergency Medical Technician, 1986 - 1993
    Firefighter/ E.M.T. I used to be the guy who rode up on the big red fire engine, siren blaring and lights flashing when you called for help. Yeah, I saw some shit, but man the stories I have...
  • Thornton Volunteer Fire Dept.
    Firefighter, 1984 - 1985
    At age 14, I was the youngest member of our volunteer fire department.
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Oh, I've been called lots of things. :), The Rule Breaker
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I will Entertain The Shit Out Of Your Day
Introduction

Hey, Hey. My name is Phil Bowyer and I’m in charge of Rule Breaking at BoozeHound. What is BoozeHound? Well, I'm so glad you asked.

BoozeHound is a four legged company that... OK, screw all this "corporate speak elevator speech" nonsense. Let's have some fun...

The Story

BoozeHound, who I created with my wife Kate Bowyer, has had many iterations since it's inception in late 2013. It also went without a name for many months.

What's In A Name? Some say names don't make a difference when it comes to business. But, being the creative type, I disagree. Kate and I wanted something that stood out (maybe even a little shocking), had a personal meaning to us, and was memorable.

Try as we might, we could not come up with a name for our ground-breaking company. One evening, while we took a break from world domination to snack on some dinner, consisting of raw meat and straight whiskey (or maybe it was shepherds pie and water), we heard the name call out to us from.... the television.

Yes, the television. Yeah, that booming voice from above only happens in tv (and when I'm practicing my movie announcer voice). Anyway, we were watching some old M*A*S*H episodes while we feasted and one of the characters called someone a "BoozeHound". Kate and I looked at each other and instantly knew that was the name of our creation.

We have 2 hounds - a red tick coonhound (Bumpus), who has since become our mascot, and our lowrider Slinky, who is half Dachshund and half basset hound. 

At the time, we started on a journey of learning and enjoying (hic) about different distilled spirits. See, we had our kids young, so now that they're all grown, this is our time to party like its... oh, never mind. Um, so yeah, the name BoozeHound fit our criteria perfectly.

So, as I said earlier, BoozeHound went through many iterations (which I won't bore you with) before settling on what we call our "four legs"...


BoozeHound Productions - A production company that creates original television shows, short films and radio shows.

       Some our past projects include:

  • The Weekly Howl,  a show about creativity and business.
  • The Kate Show, a show featuring Kate Bowyer and her story about becoming an author
  • analogue-rebel, a short film written by Kate Bowyer and shot entirely on a Nexus 4. (to be released very, very soon)
  • The Meltdown, a short film/book trailer supporting Kate's book, How I Quit eMail
  • Petting The Unicorn, a short film/book trailer supporting Kate's book, How I Quit eMail (releasing August, 2015)
  • Crossed, our first horror film, created with literally zero budget and released in 2007

      Our current projects (in writing and development mode):

  • The Pill - written by Kate Bowyer
  • Porch It, a live show that takes a glimpse into cultures around the world
  • a documentary about a Swedish rock band that plays in NYC
  • a quasi-horror themed reality show
  • an animated comedy show
  • a dark comedy


BoozeHound OnTap - A place where your project goes to kick some major ass. We have worldwide partnerships with a variety of artists in many genres and mediums to help you realize your vision.

Through OnTap, artists and businesses secure licenses for music/video/photos/etc directly from the artists who created it. This is collaboration in it's highest form. 

  • If you are an artist and would like to submit your work for inclusion, please contact me directly. We are always looking for quality art to share and distribute/license.


BoozeHound BYOB - The "BYOB" has nothing to do with booze as you might expect. It means "Bring Your Own Body" because, well, this is our one-of-a-kind apparel company. Really, when I say one-of-a-kind I mean it - you aren't going to find this stuff anywhere else (and if you do, remember we did it first).


BoozeHound Publishing - This is our publishing imprint that publishes and distributes our full length novels, short stories and graphic novels in both print and digital formats.

     Current & Upcoming Projects:

  • The Pill - written by Kate Bowyer
  • Lost Angel Trilogy (re-release) - written by Kate Bowyer

      Past Projects:

So that's BoozeHound and what I do to support my bad habits. On the personal side...

Some fun facts about me:

  • I’m from Chicago
  • I’m a metalhead \m/
  • My favorite beer is Bucer's Paradise (a Stout by a pub/coffeehouse called Bucer's in Moscow, Idaho)
  • My Bacon number is 1
  • I was a Firefighter/EMT for 10 years
  • My favorite food (at the moment) is Cheeseburgers


But, let’s get real, you want to know why you should circle me, right?
  • I will entertain you.
  • Because I’m awesome. Ask others, they’ll tell you.And if they don't, it's probably because I forgot to pay them.
  • Because I say no to the status quo.
  • Because I tell it like it is. No fluff, no bullshit.
  • Because I like to have FUN. Never underestimate the power of having fun.
  • Because I believe action is more important that inspiring a certain mindset.
  • Because you’re here anyway and you might as well hit that circle button.

If you've gone this far, you must be friendless and bored. But that's OK. It's nothing to be ashamed of. You'll get no judgement here (at least not in front of you).  I'll be your friend. Really, I will. I'm not gonna share my booze or anything, but I'll at least say "hi" as we pass in the stream. So, if you wanna be friends, make sure you say Hi back. Otherwise it's just awkward.

Bragging rights
I played a firefighter and a good samaritan in a movie called "After The Shock" (I was also the technical adviser). I was also kicked off the set of "Perfect Strangers". Yeah, I know, I'm cool, but I'm humble :)
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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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Southern California - Thornton, Il