The Entrepreneur's Brain

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The Entrepreneur's Brain

  1. 1. The Entrepreneur’s Brain
  2. 2. What?
  3. 3. Today• Goals – You take home some useful information – You feel like an entrepreneur for an hour• Contents – Models – Online Resources – Philosophy• Disclaimers – IMHO – IMLE
  4. 4. Models
  5. 5. Steve Blank Customer Development
  6. 6. Steve Blank Resources The Lean LaunchPad
  7. 7. Business Model Canvas
  8. 8. Startup Metrics for Pirates
  9. 9. Platform• office • webmaster• development • analytics • docs • drive • Google+ • local • hangouts • trends
  10. 10. Website/Blog - CMS• Wordpress• Joomla• Drupal• Weebly• Squarespace• Posterous
  11. 11. Website/Blog - Tools• Google Analytics – powerful free web analytics• Webmaster tools – manage website functionality• Website grader – self explanatory• 99designs – crowdsourced design• Domize - domain name search• TagCrowd – word cloud your site• SEOmoz – manage and monitor your social media• SEOBook – bunch of free SEO tools
  12. 12. Social• Facebook• Twitter• Linkedin• Pinterest• YouTube
  13. 13. Local• Google Places – Google+ Local• Yahoo Local• Bing Local• Foursquare• Yelp• Universal Business Listing
  14. 14. Inbound Marketing• The Noob Guide to Online Marketing• Hubspot• Hootsuite
  15. 15. Other• Email Services – MailChimp – Constant Contact• Print – Vistaprint – Moo
  16. 16. Funding• Angel List – get on here• TechCrunch –who’s been funded by whom• 500 startups – watch the videos• Bplans – business plan resources• Business Launchpad – more biz plan stuff
  17. 17. Pitching• Raising Venture Capital – Mark Suster• Pitch Examples – Founder Institute• Startup Viagra – Dave McClure• 10 tips for the perfect investment pitch
  18. 18. Legal• Model Docs – National Venture Capital Association – Series Seed Documents – TechStars Model Seed Funding Documents – Business Insider Document Center – Startup document Center• Legal Advice – Scott Walker blog – Startup Company Lawyer• Other – BizFilings – do your biz filings here – Startup Economics capitalization tool – cool
  19. 19. Cloud• Amazon Web Services - Amazon’s cloud• Dropbox – easy store and share• Box – easy store and share• Google Drive
  20. 20. Communication• Telephony – Skype - free voice and video – Freeconferencecall.com – Yup, that’s it – Toktumi – virtual phone system – Grasshopper – virtual phone system• Collaboration – Google Apps – free Email, Chat, Docs – Google Hangouts – awesome – Evernote – cloud notes – Yammer – free enterprise social network
  21. 21. Places for Info• Mashable• Social Media Explorer• Hubspot• Copy Blogger
  22. 22. Smart People• Venture hacks –Nivi and Naval• Both Sides of the Table – Mark Suster• A VC – Fred Wilson• Chris Dixon• Paul Graham• pMARCA – Marc Andreessen• Feld Thoughts – Brad Feld• OnStartups – Dharmesh Shah• Startup Lessons Learned – Eric Ries• Andrew Chen• Dave McClure
  23. 23. Conflicting Philosophies• Internal vs. External view• Top vs. Bottom Leadership• Confidence vs. Paranoia• Listening vs. Ignoring – "the majority of things people tell you are wrong" Mark Suster• Trust vs. Skepticism• Focus vs. Big Picture
  24. 24. Ultimately• It’s all about people• It’s always your fault• Failure is just a step toward success
  25. 25. Frank Traylorft@traylor.net

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