Field Notes: Celebrating the Journey in Life and Business

This is the final post of a series sharing how a few personal experiences from a recent hiking trip provided reminders of some valuable life lessons; simple, timeless, and wise lessons which are all too often forgotten, overlooked or taken for granted.  The best part of it all… you don’t have to go on a… Read More

Our 3 Key Takeaways From 36|86 Conference

This past week, the Inflammo team joined hundreds of innovative entrepreneurs, driven business leaders, and top investors at 36|86, the South’s premier tech and entrepreneurship conference located in Nashville, TN. Powered by Launch TN, 36|86 was a fantastic affair, bringing in top executives and speakers such as Steve Case: Co-Founder of AOL, Jeremy King: Walmart… Read More

3 Life And Business Lessons Hiking Teaches Us

In this and the previous post, I am sharing how my time outdoors often serves up subtle, and not so subtle, reminders of some of life’s simple lessons. While on the first day (see post here), I was reminded hiking is best guided by a map. On the second day, which I’ll dive into below,… Read More

Field Notes: What the Outdoors Has Taught Me About Life and Business

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. Henry David Thoreau This year, my wife and I pledged to… Read More

Building for Scale: The No-Fail Financial Foundation

Anyone who has gone through a process to build a home from the ground up knows that extensive manpower and material are required to establish a solid foundation. We don’t question the process because we know that in the absence of a solid foundation, nothing else matters. In the same way, and no less important,… Read More

Positioning Your Company for a Future Transaction: Graham Hunter

Part Two: Graham Hunter As we learned from William Seibels’ experience navigating the notable acquisition of Change Healthcare by Emdeon, intentionality is required for a company in its early stages to set the table for a future transaction – and a successful one at that. But before you get out your linens and fine china,… Read More

Two Cents from One of Nashville’s Startup Darlings

Note to the reader: We strongly advise you read this while serving yourself heaping spoonfuls of Nut Butter Nation’s Brown Sugar Cinnamon Peanut Butter. Go ahead and order seconds – this gooey goodness won’t last long. “I know Drew Hart [Inflammo’s Founder & CEO] first and foremost as a person of character that I am… Read More

What’s With Your Company’s Name?

As with most great stories, Inflammo’s began long before what would appear to most as the beginning. (Happy early Birthday to us!) Through hundreds of coffee cups, networking events, and swapping of business cards, the one thing I continue to hear time and time again is: “So tell me about this ‘Inflammo’ – where does… Read More

Why Dollars Aren’t the Only Reasons to Outsource

The Limits of In-House: Why Dollars Aren’t the Only Reason You Should Outsource Your Accounting & Finance Function It’s a question common to every business owner who is fortunate enough to realize initial startup success:  How do I best manage the constantly growing needs and demands within my accounting and finance function? The good news,… Read More