This just in: Business is hard. I recently had the privilege of spending a week with a group of some of the smartest, kindest, most driven entrepreneurs in the digital space. CaboPress is a small, invite-only “conference” put on by Chris Lema with the purpose of bringing together a group of professionals in the WordPress community to share experiences, challenges, wins/losses, insights and even personal hardships. It’s hard to classify this event as a “conference”, as there are no ballrooms, exhibits or suits. Correction — there were in fact plenty of swimsuits. Chris invented this novel concept in which attendees meet in a 5-star resort’s pools every morning. Suffice it to say — you can’t imagine a better environment for sharing and collaborating with your peers. I came in with a healthy level of apprehension. Last year, my Co-Founder/CEO Brett Cohen attended and, upon returning, immediately encouraged me to join him for the next CaboPress. I’ve spoken at a number of WordCamps around the country (the regional conference for WordPress professionals) and have formed some great relationships in the community — but I had
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