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    Web Entrepreneurship Web Entrepreneurship Presentation Transcript

    • Web Entrepreneurship while keeping your day job
    • Introduction Consulting since 2007 BS in Computer Science & Math First Webpage: 1994 Started with Rails in 2006 (v1.1.5) “Entrepreneur” since 2007 Currently an “executive” of 3 companies
    • Jon Crawford’s Keys to Web Entrepreneurship Have good taste. Have good ideas. Stop learning so much. Get quality help. http://www.vimeo.com/4635843
    • Introspection
    • Are You an Entrepreneur? Goodbye weekends! This will cost me how much? Honey, I’ll come to bed around 3AM You LOST what? Entrepreneur 15 lbs
    • Can you hack it? Day Job Startup Weekdays Weekdays & Weekends 5 days / week 4 - 6 days / week 9 AM - 6 PM 9 PM - 2 AM Lunch (1 - 2 PM)
    • What is your goal? Quite your day job? Earn secondary income? Do you just want to contribute?
    • What do I bring? What are you great at? What is your weaknesses?
    • Step 1: Prepare
    • Step 1: Prepare Getting Real by 37 Signals Working for Yourself by Attorney Stephen Fishman My Startup Life by Ben Casnocha Good To Great by Jim Collins
    • Step 1: Prepare Brainstorm, brainstorm, brainstorm. Feedback, feedback, feedback. Seek out advise. Research competitors.
    • Find an Need and Fill It!
    • Step 1: Prepare Build the Team Business Developer Designer Marketing Support atleast one member must the topic specialist
    • Step 2: Execute
    • Have and Memorize the Evelvator Pitch!
    • Step 2 : Execute Setup Form a corporation. Get an accountant. Get a lawyer. Define responsibilies. Make sure everyone is on board.
    • Step 2 : Execute Generate buzz. Go live early. Team communication. Focus, focus, focus.
    • Step 2 : Execute Seeking Investment Mockups Basic demo A solid team Atleast 10,000 users
    • Step 3: Grow Your Business
    • Step 3: Grow your Business Customer Support! Marketing, Advertising, & PR. Build partnerships Get feedback.
    • Step 3: Grow your Business The Holy Hockeystick
    • Step 3: Grow your Business The Reality of the Hockeystick
    • Be Passionate!
    • Questions? Ryan Felton ryanfelton@gmail.com http://workingwithrails.com/person/8614-ryan-felton CEO at AisleTen, LLC CTO at DoLeaf, Inc CEO at Calculated Combustion, LLC