Resource for Entrepreneurs: Four Steps to the Epiphany

July 11, 2011 § Leave a comment


In Four Steps to the Epiphany, the author Steven Blank turns the traditional logic followed by entrepreneurs, “build it and they will come”, on its head. He argues that the central task of a startup is “in an iterative process of learning that centers on validating the product vision against a market of paying customers.”

Read more about starting a customer-centered business here. 

The Creative Economy: Facts and Figures

June 16, 2011 § Leave a comment


As an entrepreneur, are you involved in the creative economy? Do you employ in the cultural or artistic realms? If so, you’ll want to see these facts and figures from The National Assembly of State Arts Agencies that has loads of insight and cool links for anyone looking to foment creative economic development.

 

 

 

For a Start-Up: Better Two Brains Than One

June 9, 2011 § Leave a comment


“No one is good at working for themselves at first,”  says Sara Chipps, a young software developer from New York City. She started her consulting business about 2 years ago and swears by a new trend in start-ups:  community co-working spaces for independent workers to gather and share knowledge and ideas.
Chipps says, “You don’t know what you’re doing, how to pay taxes or handle a situation when things are hairy. You don’t know how to set up a contract, and some of the people there have been doing this for 10 years, so they help you out and give you advice. It’s encouraging, I always knew I had them there, and that was a great thing.”
Read more here: http://smallbusiness.foxbusiness.com/entrepreneurs/2011/06/09/shared-work-spaces-two-entrepreneur-brains-are-better-than-one/#ixzz1P77S2Smg

Looking for Angel Funding? Here’s Invaluable Advice

June 9, 2011 § Leave a comment


I found a blog today for Entrepreneurs called Both Sides of the Table that is really enlightening. Often times the first thing we need is that first line of credit or sum of money to make our ideas take off. Read this Both Sides of the Table entry for a step-by-step plan on how to secure angel funding in a professional way.

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