Author Archives: Josh Ebsworth

How Craft Beer Beat Seasonal Decline in Sales

How Craft Beer Beat Seasonal Decline in Sales

The numbers are in for beer sales this spring, and if Adages’ headline “It’s Brutal Out There” is any indication, Big Beer isn’t doing all that well. Much blame has been put on the unusually cold and wet spring, as the light lagers that Big Beer are (in)famous for are drunk more often outdoors during… Continue Reading

Tabbedout: Follow Austin Tech Start-Up’s Path To Getting Funded

Tabbedout: Follow Austin Tech Start-Up’s Path To Getting Funded

Here’s a staggering fact for you: An estimated 55% of new businesses fail in their first year, many due to a lack of funding. In this article, I’ll discuss what sorts of great ideas receive funding in order to spark ideas for future successful ventures. As the Guardian recently pointed out, there are some truly… Continue Reading

Google Fiber Comes To Austin

Google Fiber Comes To Austin

Google just announced that they will be rolling out its flagship fiber-optic internet service to Austin via the most Google-y YouTube video ever. With the news, Twitter’s been abuzz with talk of Austin being the next Palo Alto. And interestingly enough, there’s been a rise in the “definitely moving to Austin” tweets.   What is… Continue Reading

Virginia Nano Brewery, Crooked Run, Expands with Kickstarter

Virginia Nano Brewery, Crooked Run, Expands with Kickstarter

Craft beer is quickly becoming a trending subject in online and traditional newsprint, complete with awful beer puns. Most of the articles I’ve read recently tend frame craft brewers in the Great American Entrepreneurial Tradition.® This article in Slate is no different, except how it introduced me to the term nano-brewing. If a micro-brewery is… Continue Reading

Codecademy - Free Online Coding Classes

Codecademy: Better Than Your College Classes

South by Southwest 2013 has come and gone through Austin like a whirlwind. Before the last 5 days festival became synonymous with free PBRs and poorly sound-checked bands, there was the interactive portion of SXSW where the best young (and old) minds of the tech world set up booths, handed out business cards, and pimped… Continue Reading

Going Viral: How To Write A Successful Blog Post

Going Viral: How To Write A Successful Blog Post

So you’ve got yourself one of them fancy blogs. You’ve also got the writing chops that exceed those of a thirteen-year-old with an iPhone. Good. But what if you want people to actually read your posts instead of having your finely crafted words wonder around the backwoods of the Internet? Well, I’ve come up with… Continue Reading

Guerrilla Marketing: Thirsty Planet Brewing Saves Gorillas With New Beer

Guerrilla Marketing: Thirsty Planet Brewing Saves Gorillas With New Beer

Guerrilla Marketing: Why Thirsty Planet Brewing’s Collaboration Beer with the Mountain Gorilla Conservation Fund Benefited Everyone, Including the Gorillas. This past weekend I was surrounded by slightly drunk people wearing gorilla suits. No, this wasn’t the opening sequence to a David Lynchian nightmare, but rather the Thirsty Planet Pub Crawl. Thirsty Planet Brewing had just… Continue Reading