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My Journey of 2019

I have decided to postpone my own venture of DP Consulting, LLC (D/B/A InnoGov) – though I’m still accepting side work for those interested in a consultant or project work! – and pursuing a new passion: Intelligent Automation. Sometime in March of 2018 I was at a meeting hosted by the Enclave for Entrepreneurs. This …


Why I Feel Good about Failure

I was never really that good at school. I remember back in elementary school falling behind in turning in homework because there was so much to do and I wasn’t able to understand it all. I often needed a lot of help. By freshman year in High School, I had to start in “pre-algebra” and …


My First Pitch Meeting

I just had my first pitch meeting for venture funding and I must say that it reminded me a lot of presenting in front of a City Council, except that A) it was an online presentation, B) I was not in a room with dozens of members of the public, C) it wasn’t late at …


From Local to Global Economic Development

It has been almost three months since I have provided an update on the Journey. The main reason is because I have had no time, thanks to my exciting experience participating in a program known as SelectChicago, Chicagoland’s first SelectUSA spin-off event for Foreign Direct Investment.   Since graduating college, my career focus has been …


You Know Your Marketing is Working If…

The Journey took an odd turn this week. I was informed by legal counsel of an organization in my industry that my company logo violates their trademark rights. Ugh. That hit me hard. Granted, when I launched DP Consulting, LLC in September 2017, I had no idea if it would last. At that time there …


The Journey

So, what is the Journey? The Journey is exploring new paths. The Journey is opening new doors. The Journey is creating opportunities. The Journey is growing a business. The Journey is launching new ventures. The Journey is a mid-life career transition. The Journey is risk-taking. The Journey is experiencing new feelings. The Journey is managing …


The Beginning of a Journey

Today I begin my journey. Sitting in a coffee shop, on my laptop, on a Sunday afternoon feeling uneasy about what I’m about to do: start a professional blog. I just read this statement outloud and it sounds so silly, really. Nothing I would say in this blog is anything that I wouldn’t share with …