Getting Started as an Entrepreneur: 8 QuestionsPresentation Transcript
How to Get Startedas an Entrepreneur by Cory Miller
Most people don’tknow where to begin
Why Me? The Yada YadaStarted iThemes in 2008 in my homeGrown to 24+ team membersHundreds of WP products; thousands of customersWordPress was my career’s rocket launcherI am living my dream & want to help you do the same
Why Start a Business?Create your ideal job doing rockin’ workAlign work with lifeWork with people you like & enjoyTurn ideas into realityMake money building something you ownAnd ...
CHANGE THE WORLD Make meaning while making money
Your First 8 QuestionsTo Get You Started
1. What does your calendarlook like for the next 5 years?
1. Block out 2012-2017
What consumes you enough to devote 5 years to?
2. What are you going tooffer that makes people’slives awesome?
2. Make people’slives awesome
How are you makingsomeone’s life better, easier?
3. What does your perfectplayground look like?
How do you want or need to work?
4. How are you goingto make money?
Passion without proﬁt is called a hobby
5. Who is your pirate crew?
‘If you want to go fast, go alone.If you want to go far, go together.’ —African proverb
First Key People?S.O., Accountant, Attorney
6. What would yougive up to get it?
How BAD do you want it?
My SECRET motivating,kick in the pants ...
I’m scared to death of ...REGRET
I want my life to COUNT
SO DO YOU ...whether in a job, blogging withWP or starting a business
7. What are you doing NOWto achieve your dream?
Your Assignment:Do ONE thing today thatmakes the biggest impact& moves you closer
“Vision without executionis hallucination.” —Albert Einstein
Now ... what the heck are you waiting for?!
This is me ...firstname.lastname@example.org ... and where I blog StartupSofa.com