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Collin Hartigan

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Update about some of the new features we've implemented 
Hello everyone. It has been a few weeks since our launch and we want to thank you for your continued support of Loakator. As you know, Loakator is never truly a finished product, we are always working, evolving, and improving. Today we'd like to give you an overview of some of the features we've ...
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Saba Owens

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Hey everyone I'm Saba. Thanks for the invite, I look forward to networking with you. Please check out my brand new website. 
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Sharon Farnell

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What will you do today?
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Dewayne Whitfield
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+Brandon Capecci +Collin Hartigan +LisaBeth Klein Are you guys still participating in the group?
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+Collin Hartigan I have found Odesk to be better because there is more talent. The people from the Philippines are really good I have had great logos made by them. Odesk is also good for more complex projects, I would not hire someone from fivver to make a website for me.
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Dewayne Whitfield
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Update on Murder Mystery Event:
This has been definitely exciting. I made the goal last week not knowing how I was going to get this done. But I managed to get 5 actors to agree to participate. 2 of them have national TV experience. I also secured locations to host the events. We were scheduled to do the first event this weekend but  the weather forecast was showing rain. I didn't want to risk the first event due to weather.

Lessons Learned:
-Don't be scared to reach out to people even when you are not an expert. You just have to be honest about where you are and what you now.
-I had one actor kind of call me out, but in retrospect I think he was right. He said that "Even though you starting something new you should still have it planned out thoroughly." He was right. I was trying to do everything so fast, and people agreed to go with me. But I do think I could have done a better job of presenting my plan to them. 

I will keep you updated on the progress.
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Dewayne Whitfield
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Hey +LisaBeth Klein you are the first member. Let me know when you are online. Thanks.
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That sounds like a good plan. I am interested in hearing more about the markets you are going for. I will be advertising this group more to get some more good people in here. Talk to you soon.
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Collin Hartigan

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Opened my startup a couple weeks back that I've been founding in my excess time. Been working out the kinks in terms of functionality and been trying to improve on some of the existing features. Figured you guys would enjoy a look. Any and all feedback is greatly appreciated. 
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Dewayne Whitfield
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As promised, here is the media video from my first event:
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great stuff !
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Dewayne Whitfield
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+Collin Hartigan when are you posting on your projects?
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It would be great to hear about what you're doing Colin.
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Dewayne Whitfield
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Thank you +odiesha Kanobi for sharing today. Here are my goals for this weekend. I will share the results tomorrow: 

1. Create promotional video for Murder Mystery
2. Update Murder Mystery landing page
3. Create engagement on Reddit 
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Sharon Farnell

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Started business blog today. 
http://1stbasebusinesssolutions.wordpress.com/ 
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thanks
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Sharon Farnell

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Hi everyone. How is everyone doing? What did you do today?
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Setting up a low cost easy to manage website where customers could register there interest in my services. Have you guys got one? What are the basic requirements for business?
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Collin Hartigan

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Hello everyone! Thanks for the invite via reddit
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A city wide murder mystery event? I'll look at your above explanation for more info. Sounds super intriguing. 

Loakator is a location based real time web app. Essentially it combines your selected twitter account with google maps and four squared api to create real time reviews, thoughts, expressions based on your venue or location. (im working on nailing down the elevator pitch...)
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Dewayne Whitfield
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Action Takers Manifesto:

The purpose of this group is to bring together entrepreneurs who are actually taking action, not just talking and dreaming. 
We will update each other on our progress the good and the bad and also brainstorm with and support each other.

Group Guidelines:
1. This group is not another job. We all are active entrepreneurs and we have enough shit going on. It is not expected that
you are in the group posting all the time. It is just expected that you post what you are going to do, and then the results
good or bad. It would also be nice if you kept us updated on your progress. If you are working a project and you quit
because it is too tough or you got lazy. Post that, it is OK. There are lessonsin that.

2. This is not a promotion platform. If you have something that you really feel would be helpful go ahead and post it. But
If this is constant and the group feels that you are trying to abuse the platform. We will kick your ass out.

3. We will not be afraid to call each other out because of the following
-being lazy
-a bullshit idea
-not taking action
   We are in the business of succeeding not sparing feelings.

4. We don't have time for everything to be pretty and this may be a sloppy forum. We don't worry about spelling errors or 
formating. We only care about good content. We are very busy and we care more about getting the information out, rather
than wasting time and making it look pretty. If you do take the time that is nice, but you will not be criticized for
appearence. Other groups have pretty infographics that are just ads in design or bullshit.

5. We don't give a shit about the number of people in the forum. We care about having active members rather than just numbers.

 

Rent System:
There will be rent paid to stay in this group. Every month all members owe 300 points. Once you run out of points you get
your ass kicked out the group. Everyone is paid up until April 1st. Rent will be deducted by April 5th, and if you don't 
have points. You will be kicked out. I will post a point summary twice a month. Feel free to call people out for being
underachievers.

This is how you get points:

300.00 Points- Youtube video. If you post a youtube video discussing your goals, discussing your progress, discussing results,
or answering questions. You are outstanding.

100.00 Points- Participate in a Action Takers Hangout Session.

50 Points- Make a post discussing your goals, discussing your progress, discussing results.

50 Points- If you help someone out and they make a post saying that you should get a "help award" and at least 5 members 1+ it
you win

1000 Points- If you get nominated and selected to be "Action Entrepreneur of the Month". This will be on a member voting session


Manifesto Changes:

This manifesto is not written in ink. It is written in pencil. I will repost this by May 1, 2013 with the changes agreed upon
by the group. This is just the baseline. Feel free to tell me I am full of shit or that we should be going another direction.
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+odiesha Kanobi Here is the original Manifesto.
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