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When Should You Incorporate?

Start-Up - 16 August 2011

When Should You Incorporate?

“The beginning is the most important part of the work.” -Plato, The Republic mngirl3 asked a great question that got me thinking, when should a person seriously consider incorporating their idea into a business? In today’s hyper entrepreneurial environment, which has been highlighted by the Kauffman Foundation, it appears that everyone with an idea is [...]


Joseph Warren On Building CoCreativ, The Starbucks For Entrepreneurs [Interview]

Interviews - 12 August 2011

Joseph Warren On Building CoCreativ, The Starbucks For Entrepreneurs [Interview]

Joseph Warren is the founder of CoCreativ, a Starbucks for entrepreneurs. The concept behind the company is an entrepreneurial cafe for the virtual business owners to go, hang out, do work and interact with other entrepreneurs. Joseph is a very funny guy and some of the advice he gives is priceless. He does startup coaching [...]


1M/1M Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Menlo Park And The Silicon Valley Renaissance

Entrepreneurship - 12 August 2011

1M/1M Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Menlo Park And The Silicon Valley Renaissance

During this week’s roundtable, we started off by discussing the pre-incubation procedure we are recommending with audience members from different parts of the world. This week, I’ve had several meetings with venture funds, incubators, corporate accelerators and other significant players in the startup eco-system. One theme seems to come up over and again, especially from geographies [...]


1M/1M Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: How Do You Bootstrap Freemium Ventures?

Entrepreneurship - 05 August 2011

1M/1M Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: How Do You Bootstrap Freemium Ventures?

During this week’s roundtable, we had Inoh Choe from San Jose, California, pitch DemoTunes, a freemium concept. One of the discussions that ensued was about how to bootstrap a freemium venture. I think this is a question on many minds, and we discussed it today as a core topic. DemoTunes DemoTunes is proposed to be [...]


Entrepreneurs, How’s Your Willpower?

Thoughts - 02 August 2011

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Am I the only one who thought the Green Lantern movie had a great message for entrepreneurs? I just saw it recently, and had no prior knowledge of what it was about. Come to find out, the source of the power for the character and the other Green Lanterns is willpower. And the movie depicts [...]


1M/1M Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Investors And Incubators Need To Look At Pre-Incubation

Entrepreneurship - 29 July 2011

1M/1M Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Investors And Incubators Need To Look At Pre-Incubation

This week, I’ve had several meetings with venture funds, incubators, corporate accelerators and other significant players in the startup eco-system. One theme seems to come up over and again, especially from geographies outside Silicon Valley: lack of a reliable pipeline of deals. On July 1, 2006, commenting on the Indian startup scenario, I had written [...]


[How To] Create Raving Fans

Entrepreneurship - 25 July 2011

[How To] Create Raving Fans

You may have read or heard about the importance of a network in building a business.  The network is simply a group of people that you know, or who know you, and enjoy what you are doing.  There are people in your network who are champions for you; there are certainly fans and customers who [...]


Nate Drouin, Could Fundraise.com Be The Next Great Crowdsourcing Platform? [Interview]

Interviews - 23 July 2011

Nate Drouin, Could Fundraise.com Be The Next Great Crowdsourcing Platform? [Interview]

How did a 19-year old get venture funding for his business idea? Better yet, how did the same teen entrepreneur establish the connection in the first place? Today’s interview is with Nate Drouin, the founder of Fundraise.com. For any domainers out there, the name itself would make you jealous. In this interview, Nate talks about [...]


1M/1M Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Crowd Sourced Funding Exchanges – An Emerging Trend

Entrepreneurship - 22 July 2011

1M/1M Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Crowd Sourced Funding Exchanges – An Emerging Trend

Those of you who are familiar with my work know that I do a lot of trend spotting. Some recent trend posts on my blog include There’s a Trend To Spot In Groupon’s Growth Rate, Customer Service and the Social Web, SaaS Enabled BPO, Near-shoring and U.S. Policy. During this week’s roundtable, I spotted yet another trend. We had [...]


The Top 10 Must See Movies for Entrepreneurs

Thoughts - 20 July 2011

The Top 10 Must See Movies for Entrepreneurs

Not too long ago I wrote the an article about the Top Fictional Entrepreneurs of all time and it inspired the this article about the Top Movies for Entrepreneurs. So the following is the list of movies I think are the must see for entrepreneurs. 10. The Big Lebowski Ok this movie really has nothing [...]