I came up to Montreal this past Wednesday afternoon.   It’s an easy 75-minute flight from Washington, DC to Montreal.  I arrived here on mid Wed afternoon and breezed through customs – no line at all.

Montreal is one of my favorite cities — and I come here 3 – 4 times a year to visit friends.  This trip is actually a combination of visiting friends while also doing more work on the business plan for my new sports venture.

A good friend of mine, Rob, worked for a large retailer, based in Montreal, for the past decade — then made the move to a smaller start-up business.  So, I know he has plenty of “best practices” that he can share with me as I make the transition from working for a huge company to a small start-up.   I sent him the initial draft of the business plan I wrote while I was in Brazil.  I’m looking forward to getting this plan in more focus.

Time to go venture out in Montreal — I normally stay at the W since it’s pretty centrally located.  Plus, it’s right next to my favorite part of this city … Old Montreal.  OM has great art galleries, cool bistros and restaurants, interesting shops and the beautiful walkway along the water.  I’ll check back tomorrow.  Ciao.