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Starting a GIS Business: 2 Reasons to be the Boss & 4 Steps to Take Now

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Starting a GIS Business: 2 Reasons to be the Boss & 4 Steps to Take Now

This presentation was given to the Texas State Women in Geography group. It covers 2 reasons to start your own GIS business, how Cubit was started and 4 things that college students can do today if they think they might want to start a business one day.

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Starting a GIS Business: 2 Reasons to be the Boss & 4 Steps to Take Now

  1. 1. Starting a GIS Business: 2 Reasons to be the Boss & 4 Steps to Take Now www.cubitplanning.com Starting a GIS Business
  2. 2. Expectations 2 Reasons to be the Boss Cubitʼs Story 4 Steps to Take Now Questions/Discussion Social Media Twitter: #gis @cubitplanning www.cubitplanning.com Starting a GIS Business
  3. 3. Job Market Sucks http://cohort11.americanobserver.net/latoyaegwuekwe/multimediafinal.html www.cubitplanning.com Starting a GIS Business
  4. 4. Geolocation is HOT Geo Tools Geo Games Geo Social www.cubitplanning.com Starting a GIS Business
  5. 5. www.cubitplanning.com Starting a GIS Business
  6. 6. Data Gathering: Boring & Takes 40 hours Multiple websites data data data ± ÷ ^ -9 -5 -8 www.cubitplanning.com Starting a GIS Business
  7. 7. Data Gathering: Boring & Takes 40 hours Multiple websites data data data ± ÷ ^ -9 -5 -8 www.cubitplanning.com Starting a GIS Business
  8. 8. Data Gathering: Boring & Takes 40 hours Multiple websites data data data ± ÷ ^ -9 -5 -8 www.cubitplanning.com Starting a GIS Business
  9. 9. Data Gathering: Boring & Takes 40 hours Multiple websites data data data ± ÷ ^ -9 -5 -8 www.cubitplanning.com Starting a GIS Business
  10. 10. Data Gathering: Boring & Takes 40 hours Multiple websites data data data ± ÷ ^ -9 -5 -8 www.cubitplanning.com Starting a GIS Business
  11. 11. Cubit: Easy & Takes 1 Minute www.cubitplanning.com Starting a GIS Business
  12. 12. 1. Built MVP 2. Capital Factory $ 3. Build v1 with Maps 4. Make $ www.cubitplanning.com Starting a GIS Business
  13. 13. 1. Build a Network in person twitter blog http://theworldwidewhat.com/2007/11/02/what-is-a-social-network/ www.cubitplanning.com Starting a GIS Business
  14. 14. 2. Take Intro to Programming Image from: http://www.purple-twinkie.com/image-files/OfficeSpace.php www.cubitplanning.com Starting a GIS Business
  15. 15. 3. Look for Problems www.cubitplanning.com Starting a GIS Business
  16. 16. 4. Start Up Scene Image from: http://vator.tv/news/2009-04-21-a-start-up-s-best-friend www.cubitplanning.com Starting a GIS Business
  17. 17. Questions/Your Ideas? Kristen Carney @cubitplanning http://www.cubitplanning.com www.cubitplanning.com Starting a GIS Business

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