Your Elevator Pitch

September 20, 2011
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Those at Babson surely know the power of a well rehearsed verbal pitch.  While Babsonites may refer to it as their rocket pitch, most people refer to it as an elevator pitch.  A short 30 second or 1 minute description of their business idea. You might think it is silly to rehearse something that seems […]

Friday videos

September 16, 2011
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Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action.  Golden circle; Why, How, What. “People don’t buy what you do but why you do it”. ~Simon Sinek Click Here for Video Not sick of Facebook yet?  Hear from the creator himself back in 2005 when Facebook had only touched the surface of web domination. ~Mark Zuckerberg Click […]

Should you sell your product to Grandma? Getting your first transaction right.

September 15, 2011
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So you’ve just had a brilliant product or service idea~Yay! You are dying to test your idea out – who do you go to? Most likely you will start with your friends and family – if you are lucky they will tell you the brutal truth about your product/ service but most likely they may […]

Setting Deadlines

September 13, 2011
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There is nothing wrong with creating deadlines, sometimes that is what it takes for some people to finish up a project.  Deadlines are a great way to help groups work together and ultimately get their ducks in order and meet a goal. The issue becomes when an internal deadline is projected externally.  For example, if […]

It isn’t about you – It is about Customer!

September 7, 2011
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Building on Ham’s post about finding your entrepreneurial mojo (or inspiration) – I thought it might be useful to bring up a classic approach that entrepreneurs use when deciding what type of  business to launch or buy. Basically they start by asking myself what am I passionate about or what do I like, then go from there.  […]

Finding your inspiration in another country

September 6, 2011
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Back from holiday and feeling like a million bucks, or at least a million dollar idea! Some people are great at thinking up new and innovative ideas, but some have a harder time.  One way to get your entrepreneurial juices flowing is to travel and soak in other cultures and ideas.  There are many successful […]

Incentivising Employees

August 30, 2011
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Employee productivity is vital to a successful startup.  You need to squeeze more out of less.  One way to accomplish this is by aligning your employees growth and wealth with the growth of your company. While in Copenhagen I witnessed a great example of employees that where not aligned with their company and therefore had […]