I'm Ben Gruber

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2013 23/May

The client requests continue to roll in for my new scavenger hunt bar crawl service. This is great, however receiving the request is only step one in this services selling funnel. You then have to respond to the request, figure out what the client wants out the service, price the specifics, collect a deposit, perform […]

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2013 20/May

I have recently noticed while online chatting (via IM) and text messaging that as a people – we have all continued to use sayings and idioms that were originally formed for the spoken word while communicating the typed word via computers. I personally love the spoken word, but really enjoy the thought of updating the […]

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2013 17/May

I regularly read a blog on NYTimes.com called “Me, Myself and Math” which talks about Math in everyday life. Pretty nerdy I know, but you find some interesting tidbits. One that recently came up was the birthday problem. You are always running into birthday coincidences where some one you know has the same birthday as someone else […]

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2013 16/May

In the two or so weeks since I have left work, I have begun to stoke the flame of the Bar Crawl Service that I run. After building out a video example, FAQ section and determining specific pricing based on the crawls I have done already, I turned on an Adwords campaign and things have […]

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2013 15/May

I have long since subscribed to the idea of doing a simple single task every day without exception and having the sum eventually becoming greater than the parts. Allowing yourself to gain knowledgable or become good at something over time without giving significant effort at any given moment. Among other daily tasks, I stroke the creative side […]

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2013 14/May

  My mind is constantly spinning with ideas for different businesses. Food products, websites, apps, gadgets, tv show ideas, and the list goes on and on and on. Most of them I will never get to, which is good because it means I am concentrating on the few projects I really love. But sometimes I […]

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2013 13/May

Freedom is an incredible thing. Only in the last couple days am I finally truly realizing that there are no more emails that will arrive in my inbox that are of extreme importance, no more phone calls asking me to do something right away, and no more deadlines breathing down my neck. There is also […]

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2013 10/May

A few months ago I started the process of legally forming my business.  The first part was actually extremely easy. I went to LegalZoom and read about the different types of business formations and combined that with my prior knowledge of startups. I was going to own 100% of the company, I wanted to report […]

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2013 9/May

  Yesterday afternoon I decided to shoot another food video. I wanted to try an idea I had for another indoor BBQ recipe: Pulled Chicken Sandwich topped with Creamy Coleslaw. My concept was to combine the taste of a cedar plank with the texture and deep flavor of the crock pot. So I combined two […]

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2013 8/May

  I am not one that believes in “signs” or that “the universe” ever tells you anything, but I have no real way to explain a recent string of luck that came my way other than coincidence maybe. Let me explain. I have had my own business site – Kind of Genius – up for […]

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