Startups

For a first time entrepreneur what lectures are recommended?

Federico Alejandro Flores Entrepreneur with skills to transform ideas into digital services

October 27th, 2017

I'm looking how to start, where to start and what to do for entreprenurship or startup an idea, I'm currently an employee with some feeling about got independent, but before do that I wish to understand the risks, benefits, good and bad things that I could face.

Thanks

Hanafi Olanrewaju

October 27th, 2017

Entrepreneurship really requires lot of sacrifice though it's more than that. My first advice is that you should make sure you have saved enough money that can sustain you while you work on your business to grow. In fact I will advise that you should start the enterprise while you still work for you boss, then you can resign when you see that your business is growing. Secondly, make sure you learn about the business you want to venture in. Thirdly, read about entrepreneurs so as to learn from their story. Fourthly, before you start your enterprise, research well to be sure that people will pay for your product or service. Don't deceive yourself believing that your idea is great, always double check by carrying out survey. For more information, follow my work on http://coinkwara.blogspot.com.ng/?m=1



Alex Periel Marketologist and proud of it :)

October 27th, 2017

1) Find the product and this product should solve some problem;

2) Take the piece of paper and paint your Buyer Persona(the person who in need of solving the problem from the P.1);

3) Make the MVP(minimum valuable product) - it takes $5000-10000, for example: https://webinerds.com/heddoko-case-study/

4) Check it on the market and try to collect the feedback;

5) Go to Accelerator (TechStars, 500 Startups for example) for getting funds;

6) Continue to develop your project...


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Here is the roadmap for startups: https://roadmunk.com/images/templates/screenshots/startup-tl.svg


If you are

Tony InJe Yeo Looking for Technical Co-founder

October 27th, 2017

Start with Lean startup Canvas. This helps you defining overall picture of what you need to do.


I don't necessarily recommend quitting your job and jumping on your startup journey right away. Although your passion is admirable, it is tough and chances of you failing are enormous. I would suggest to take cautious steps to ensure you have done enough market research (means go talk to your potential customers). When you are sure your product is what people want to buy, then you have a reason to go full-time. We hear glamorous stories about being an entrepreneur but to get to that level, it takes tremendous amount of efforts and luck. Not to say that it won't happen to you but it really doesn't hurt to have some income while preparing for your next venture.


There are also free resources that you can take to learn about creating a canvas. Stanford offers free online course on entrepreneurship which is very good. (took them 2 yrs ago not sure if they still do but worth checking out) There are other tools you can use to make working product as well. I'd recommend a book, Lean Startup from Eric Ries.


But at the end of the day, its your call. If you are confident and you want to go ahead, by all means, GO FOR IT!


Good luck!

Chris Corbishley VC Investor, Forward Partners

October 27th, 2017

This is a pretty good resource: www.pathforward.io

Tyee Harris Cofounder & Marketing &redwidget (acquires

October 28th, 2017

Firstly we need to make them know that the company is real and in courage them to work hard and harder

EJ Santoemma Fools ignore complexity

Last updated on October 31st, 2017

If you're looking for inspiration, don't do it (Elon Musk™)

Otherwise, Zero to One is probably all you need and more.

You can avoid some rubbish (top 10 this, 8 ways that) reading Yuval Harari, and have an idea of the amount of fiction we all take for truth