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This presentation is mostly just the framework for questions at the Blissdom Canada panel we gave. I think it was recorded, so I'll link to it afterwords so you can see the great advice that followed …

This presentation is mostly just the framework for questions at the Blissdom Canada panel we gave. I think it was recorded, so I'll link to it afterwords so you can see the great advice that followed the questions.

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  • 1. THE INTERNET IS FOR MORE THAN JUST BLOGGINGtech, transmedia and other interesting corners of the media world
  • 2. TARA @MISSROGUE HUNT ceo, buyosphere.com, blogger: horsepigcow.com + agingungracefully.net, author: The Whuffie Factor
  • 3. ROBIN @ROBIN_AHN AHNcommunity marketing consultant, blogger: agingungracefully.net, editor: startup digest
  • 4. LAURA @MYSMARTHANDS BERG founder, mysmarthands.com
  • 5. JAMEY @JAMEYORDOLIS ORDOLIS Senior Producer of @CBCLive, tech correspondent for@StevenandChris and co-creator/editor of empirella.com
  • 6. WEB ENTREPRENEURSHIP1.web app startups2.media companies/information sites3. consultancies4. etc.
  • 7. SOME EXAMPLES OF WOMEN LED WEB APPS
  • 8. SOME EXAMPLES OF WOMEN LED MEDIA/INFORMATION COMPANIES
  • 9. HOW TO START YOUR OWN BUSINESS1. idea/solving a problem2. forming a business3. funding your business4. growing your business5. profit!
  • 10. THE BIG IDEA
  • 11. HOW DO YOU KNOW IF YOU HAVE A GOOD IDEA?1. where did it come from?2. are you solving a problem?3. how did you validate the idea?4. did you do any market research? testing?5. do you have competitors in the space?
  • 12. SETTING UP
  • 13. FORMING A BUSINESS1. finding co-founders?2. work out of home? office? other?3. early promotional materials? website? business cards?4. a website doesn’t just come out of nowhere...how do you find developers? what are the challenges?5. what was your number one challenge in setting up your business?6. any legal advice? horror stories to avoid?
  • 14. FUNDING
  • 15. SOURCES OF FUNDING1. bootstrapped/savings 7. crowdsourcing (still sorta illegal)2. friends & family 8. advertising revenue3. angel investors 9. grants4. venture capital 10.credit cards (o_O)5. bank loans6. partnerships
  • 16. WHY WOMEN STRUGGLE IN THE VC WORLD... http://www.ezebis.com/ebook/
  • 17. GROWING/PROMOTING
  • 18. GROWING YOUR BUSINESS1. okay, so now how do you find your market?2. what free tools can you use to help you grow your business?3. what is worth paying for to grow your business?4. how do you get people or advertisers to pay?5. any other tips?
  • 19. IT IS FREAKIN HARD
  • 20. YOU’LL FEELCOMPLETELY LOST
  • 21. YOU’LLCOMPLETELY LOSE IThttp://www.flickr.com/photos/milkyworld/3128291642/sizes/l/in/photostream/
  • 22. “Many of lifes failures are people who didnot realize how close they were to successwhen they gave up.”Thomas Edison
  • 23. the entrepreneurial venn desire to delusional A change the status quo D C B audacity A. those that go postal B. dictators C. serial killers D. startup entrepreneurs
  • 24. GO FORTH AND BE CRAZY, AUDACIOUS DREAMERS!
  • 25. ??????any more questions

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