Tuesday, July 7, 2009


I'm off and traveling for 2 weeks, sorry for any delays in replying.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

New Startup: www.TreeRatr.com

Everyone should check out TreeRatr.com - awesome new startup that was voted the #1 mashup site of 2009!!! Social networking, with a green twist!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Posted on LinkedIn re: Podcasting -

This is a post I just made all over LinkedIn to learn more about what others are listening to, and spread the good word on the outstanding chaps below -


Who listens to podcasts as a way to learn? Recommendation of my favorites all related to start-ups/entrepreneurship/marketing.

I've been an avid podcast listener for a few years now, with a growing interest in them. I started with some general business podcasts (along with a few news ones), and have found some quality ones really geared towards specific topics. In particular, I'm a big fan of ones entrepreneurship related, along with a bit of marketing. While there are a lot of junk ones out there put together by people who have more time on their hands than they do value to disseminate, if you can weed through them and find the great ones it is a great way to get a free education on various topics.

Ones that I recommend myself that I listen to often via Itunes:

The Struggling Entrepreneur with Fred Castaneda - interviews with CEO's of startups primarily with other entrepreneur related interviews sprinkled in (shameless plug, I was actually interviewed in December 2008 by Fred the host. Check out Episode 74!!)

Power to the Small Business with Jay Ehret - new age marketing from a marketing pro like no other. This guy is on his game and has his finger on the pulse of not only social media marketing, but all forms of marketing.

Startup Story Radio with Rob McNealy - great interviews as well with startup companies, venture capitalists, marketers, etc. He's been around a long time, check out the early ones as well as new ones.

Freelance Switch - hosted by 4 regulars. Is geared more towards freelance web/design people, but it is interesting

Small Biz Pod - interviews out of the UK

And for some fun in, The Onion is hilarious if you ask me. They have both a video and audio podcast.

Anyone else a listener to these or others? Always looking for recommendations on new content to consume!

Chris Benjamin
Rogue CFO

Busy year.

This year is shaping up to be busy and it's only half over. Only 1 month do I have no trips planned yet, I'm sure that'll change.

July - San Diego, LA, Seattle, Ottawa, Toronto
August - TBD
Sept - Possibly Austin, San Diego, Vegas & parents visit
Oct - Vegas for Blogworld conference
Nov- not leaving town, but have 2 conferences: Podcast Camp and AZ Entrepreneurship conference
Dec - I'm sure some Xmas travel, and also hoping to go to a Anthony Robbins seminar here in town

With a potential trip to India in there somewhere, an invitation to visit Costa Rica (could be my August adventure), and a wishful trip to Japan.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


I've been talking more and more with companies based out of India, seems to be quite the hotbed of startup activity actually. I rather enjoy the conversations so far. They take starting a company very seriously... not to say people in America don't, BUT out of every 10 companies I've talked with in the U.S., only 1-2 seem to have well thought out business models and revenue streams. So far all of the companies in India have impressed me, and I've been pursuing working more and more with companies over seas.

As my first big commitment, I registered the following domains:


I kid that it's a big commitment, but I do plan to further transition into working globally and not so much domestically. Stay tuned for any other big developments!