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Video Blog – Tough Business Decision – No SXSW for me this year

Posted on 12th March, by Tom Williams in Conferences, Video Blogs. 4 Comments

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Tom is so sadAs a small business owner, sometimes you feel like you’re being tossed by the waves.  I had every intention of heading down to sunny Austin this year for the Rockin’ SXSWi festival.  All my favorite Peeps and Tweeps in my Twibes are going to be there.  But sometimes life bites you.

After losing two major deals in my pipeline I had to make the excruciating decision to ditch SXSW this year.  The fact is, I just couldn’t justify playing and spending the cash when I should be working.  Even when you own a company, you don’t get rewarded when things go south.  Instead you throw off everything that may get in your way, pull your boots on and get busy…working.

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4 Responses to “Video Blog – Tough Business Decision – No SXSW for me this year”

  1. Keith Lampe says:


    I feel your pain. It is tough, but sometimes making the right decision isn’t always the fun thing to do. Look at the positive side…it was your decision to make. For us corporate folks a lot of the time the powers that be are making those decisions for us. Leaving us left to feel like a child who got denied permission to attend a sleepover.

  2. Tom Williams says:

    Keith, you raise a good point there! The freedom to make the tough decisions overrides the pain of the decision itself. Thanks for bringing in the corporate perspective.

  3. Tough but the right decision. I’m here in Columbus as well watching the SXSW feed with envy. You can follow all of the Columbus folks there with this search:

  4. Stephen Smith says:

    Hey Tom. Its stephen. the quiet kid from incept who stared blankly at you durring the skype session you had with Nate Riggs while he was triaing us about two weeks ago. Becky and Tim were the others in the room who you could hear but not see, i was sick and talking wasnt a good option…. lol

    back on point! Its sad that you didnt go to SXSW. i am happy i found the blog tho. id been hunting for it absent mindedly for a while now…… and i recognized it from the video link you have on this post from the skype session i mentioned before. wierd what triggers the “AHA!” reaction huh? Loving the blog. keep up the good work….. lookin forward to talking more in the future!

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