VisuaLingual Seed Bombs on CNN Money

Maya and Michael of VisuaLingual

Ack, the morning after we finished up Signature Mix, I was interviewed for a CNN Money article: ‘Seed Bomb’ Business Blows Up. To be perfectly honest, I barely remember what I said or what questions were even asked. Luckily, it’s a great article, and we’re so honored by the coverage!


9 thoughts on “VisuaLingual Seed Bombs on CNN Money

  1. but but but
    You didn’t go asking the city & state for handouts? You didn’t try to instigate an interstate bidding war?
    I love it, good old fashioned conservative, creative business strategy.
    Have you looked into ‘Cremation Remains Bombs”?

  2. Terrific article. Also, my favorite start-up idea on the webpage with your write up: The combination bar and shooting range. Brought back warm memories. I was at Rosco’s in Birmingham circa 1979 when the owner became distracted while trying to multitask. He tried to tend bar, hold up his end of a conversation, and put his 9 millimeter’s safety on. He confused the safety with the trigger and fired a round into the freshly laid quarry tile floor. Nobody even flinched, although 2 or 3 customers might have turned their heads in idle curiosity. Gross receipts after the discharge increased 37%. Rosco was ahead of his time.

  3. Thanks, everyone!

    Quimbob, all jokes aside, I don’t even think there would be handouts for us if we tried to find them. It’s actually a bit of a bummer that there are programs designed to help small businesses but none seem to apply to us. Most of the funding seems to focus on high-tech companies.

    Carney, that’s an insane story!

  4. That has been one of my complaints, startup money goes to tech incubators whose end game is to be acquired then move to California. I get it, tech is sexy and manufacturing isn’t, but still there should be programs that help businesses who are labor intensive.

  5. Exactly! Tech creates few, though well-paying jobs, while companies like ours, with a focus on hand-crafted goods, employ people but don’t seem to be regarded as job-creators.

  6. The prepress company I used to work for in Cincinnati had been around since about 1969. They employed about 30+ people and were the first shop in town to use an electronic scanner.
    They went to the city in the early 90s & were stared at.
    Tech, union scale wages…
    City didn’t give a rat’s rear

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