This past month marked the first time in over six years that I had not posted during a month on this blog.


Life has been a bit busy to say the least. I’ll share.

First, I had the pleasure of coaching a great group of young boys that capped a great run by finishing second in the Iowa State Little League Tourney. Think you want your boys to play in the Little League World Series? You might think twice because essentially you need to give up about a month and a half of your life if you make it that far. As it stood, I spent about three weeks straight with baseball to get the championship game of the state tourney. Still it was an experience I’ll never forget and I am thankful I had the opportunity to do it.

Second, I am a part of a new business venture called Sports Spotlight USA, Inc. which we founded in June. Check out our Web site at Sports Spotlight is a multi-media company covering high school and youth athletics plus all active endeavors. This company is truly a passion for me as it combines two of my favorites, sports and social media. We have a monthly print and digital magazine, a radio program, a Friday night TV program (which cranks up during the football season) and social media through our Web site, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Pinterest, channels. I am blessed to have a great staff that runs the day-to-day operations. We currently cover primarily Iowa right now but we have plan to grow the business regionally and nationally. Please follow us if you’re a sports fan (or even if you’re not)!

With all that on my plate I will no longer be active with NotifyWorks. NotifyWorks was my first true entrepreneurial venture. Like I’ve seen through the years with the many business owners that I represent, I learned a whole host of lessons from that experience. It sure isn’t easy getting a product off the ground and I have an appreciation for anyone who has the courage to design a product and launch it to the public. Particularly if you are bootstrapping the business. I still believe in NotifyWorks as a product and I continue to use it with my clients. The company is heading in a new direction so the timing was right for me to step aside. A big thanks to my partners, Mike Colwell and Brian Hemesath, for all their help in that endeavor. 

Finally, I plan to get back to legal blogging here very soon and I’ll continue to provide timely updates on issues relating to business, franchise and employment law. Thank you to all that follow this blog and a special thank you to all my clients!