Mark Mugleston. Editor’s Note.
- Date of Incorporation: March 2010
- Location: Provo, Utah
- Industry (Yahoo Finance): Internet Marketing & Services
- Employees: 2
- Website: www.mashworx.com
Writing my editor’s comments is the most difficult part of every Mormon Entrepreneur issue. It’s not that I’m not absolutely passionate about the topic—I mean, two nights ago I suffered another mind-racing all-nighter thinking about my new company MashWorx.com and the possibility of being mentored by Omniture’s Josh James through BoomStart—it’s just that sentences and words are oftentimes tricky symbols to wield, especially when you have a lot to share.
So, what’s the news? Mormon Entrepreneur is blossoming. Spring is here. I have five, new exciting announcements that will change ME over the next few months. Here’s what’s happening:
- BYUs Center for Entrepreneurship and Mormon Entrepreneur have officially partnered. Yipee! Three months of negotiation have led up to this moment. Thank you Bill Price and John Richards for catching the vision.
- Meridian Magazine, one of the largest online LDS-based news sources, and Mormon Entrepreneur have partnered as well. Meridian welcomes 500,000 unique monthly visitors every month. Our relationship deserves another Yipee! Thank you Maurine and Scot Proctor.
- ME has acquired the domain mormonentrepreneur.com. Negotiation took four months. I hope this domain will help you find us easier than before. Now all you need to do is memorize the spelling for entrepreneur. Just think “eu” when you get to the end.
- Starting today, ME will now publish video interviews. Our vision for video interviews is much further along than our current resources allow for, but good things are coming. I’m glad that we were able to ship this issue. Thank you Bryson. Thank you Steve.
- Also starting today, ME will now include essays in each issue. Not only will you get fantastic interview content from our great entrepreneurs, but you’ll also get expert opinion on the topic for each issue. Gary Williams and David Brown share about funding sources in this issue. Thanks go to the both of you.
Excited? I am! And we haven’t even gotten to what’s in this issue.
In this issue, we have the opportunity to learn about funding sources. Stephen W. Gibson—Utah Angel, BYU professor and philanthropist—co-founded Utah Angels and was one of the early investors in MyFamily.com, 1-800 CONTACTS and Omniture. He spends his time today, among other things, teaching entrepreneurship to returned missionaries throughout the world. Brock Blake, founder of Funding Universe, gives us a fantastic perspective into the world of VCs and bank loans. He sits on BYU’s Business Plan Competition board and is one of Utah Business Magazine’s Top 40 Under 40. Trent Lee, co-founder of Corporate Credit Concepts, takes an alternative approach to Brock Blake. He helps entrepreneurs take the steps to obtain unsecured lines of credit. Do you want a loan not tied to your credit?
That and more is found in our March 2010 issue. Thanks again for joining us. Feel free to network with me if you would like to volunteer or would like to be interviewed (next issue: entertainment). My contact info and social profile are listed below.
— Mark Mugleston
If you would like to help and join Mormon Entrepreneur, please feel free to contact me at editor at mormonentrepreneur dot net or on Facebook.
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