10 tips for starting entrepreneurs        Titel tekst“So youBeschrijving to build        want slideyour own business?”    ...
Hi, my name is Bart.
I work at webagency Netlash.        ... and at a few other companies:
You can find me here:www.ondernemeringent.bewww.netlash.comwww.metatale.euwww.tagger.fmwww.kopjekoffie.bewww.planetgadget.be...
Starting your own business10 tips from my personal experience
Listen carefully...
* personal experience *
It might not apply to you.Or your business.
My 10 tips
101. Your new best friend    6.2.                         7.3.                         8.4.                         9.5.  ...
Your accountant
1. Your new best friendYour accountantChoose him carefullyMake sure his office is within a 15 minute driveDo not go for the...
1. Your new best friendYour accountantAnd whatever you do...
1. Your new best friendYour accountantAnd whatever you do...Do NOT take a friend or a member of your family as your accoun...
1. Your new best friendYour accountantAnd whatever you do...Do NOT take a friend or a member of your family as your accoun...
1. Your new best friendBy extensionFind yourself a good bank manager, and join that bank.The personal relationship with th...
101. Your new best friend    6.2. Show me the money       7.3.                         8.4.                         9.5.  ...
Watch your cash-flow
2. Show me the moneyWatch your cash-flowNo matter how profitable you are, if you run out of cash, it’s
2. Show me the moneyWatch your cash-flowNo matter how profitable you are, if you run out of cash, it’s       GAME OVER
2. Show me the moneyBillingSend out your bills asapFollow them up for paymentBe firm but friendly!Ask advances
2. Show me the moneyOh, and should I mention:You HAVE to have a business model.
101. Your new best friend    6.2. Show me the money       7.3. Be a ‘Mensch’           8.4.                         9.5.  ...
3. Be a MenschMenschMensch (Yiddish: ‫ מענטש‬mentsh) means "a person of integrity and honor"http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M...
Build your rolodex
3. Be a MenschNetworkingDon’t network to build businessThe network of your network is far more important!“Pay it forward”
101. Your new best friend    6.2. Show me the money       7.3. Be a ‘Mensch’           8.4. Be easy to work with    9.5.  ...
Availability
4. Be easy to work withAvailabilityAnswer your phone, answer your e-mailReply to RFP’s within the hour!Be reliable, make g...
101. Your new best friend    6.2. Show me the money       7.3. Be a ‘Mensch’           8.4. Be easy to work with    9.5. B...
Cooperation
5. Build alliancesCooperationMore value-creation through cooperationShare your ideasBe open
101. Your new best friend    6. Get a sparring partner2. Show me the money       7.3. Be a ‘Mensch’           8.4. Be easy...
Sparring partner
6. Get a sparring partnerGet a partnerIt’s very hard to build a bigger business on your ownFind an oppositeIt’s like cycli...
101. Your new best friend    6. Get a sparring partner2. Show me the money       7. Find your niche3. Be a ‘Mensch’       ...
Say No!
7. Find your nicheNicheCreate your own niche, and dominate it“Blue Ocean”It’s ok to say No - sometimes it can win you clie...
101. Your new best friend    6. Get a sparring partner2. Show me the money       7. Find your niche3. Be a ‘Mensch’       ...
Don’t steer - look
8. Set your goalsLaunch your ‘torpedo’Know what you want to be: consultant, entrepreneur or managerDefine the numbers
8. Set your goalsSMARTSpecificMeasurableAchievableRelevantTime Framed
101. Your new best friend    6. Get a sparring partner2. Show me the money       7. Find your niche3. Be a ‘Mensch’       ...
Precious diamonds
9. Cherish your talentsDiamondsHire people that are smarter than youHire for diversityEven the biggest diamond has to be c...
101. Your new best friend    6. Get a sparring partner2. Show me the money       7. Find your niche3. Be a ‘Mensch’       ...
You can not outsource passion.
Outsource passion?
You can not outsource passion.(Some people might not agree.Like pimps. And advertising agencies.)
10. Follow your passionPassionThere can only be 1 real drive for entrepreneurship: passion.
101. Your new best friend    6. Get a sparring partner2. Show me the money       7. Find your niche3. Be a ‘Mensch’       ...
11. Free extra tip
Your home base
11. Free extra tipYour home baseAn entrepreneur can only be succesful if his partner supports his plans.(I can only thank ...
101. Your new best friend    6. Get a sparring partner2. Show me the money       7. Find your niche3. Be a ‘Mensch’       ...
Start your own business!
Start your own business!It’s a rollercoaster, but a fun one.
And remember...
Don’t give up.
There’s only one differencebetween an amateur and aprofessional.The professional is an amateurthat did not give up.
Questions?
Bart de Waelebart@netlash.comwww.netlash.comwww.ondernemeringent.be                          Barcamp Ghent 2 - 30/11/2008
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  1. 1. 10 tips for starting entrepreneurs Titel tekst“So youBeschrijving to build want slideyour own business?” Barcamp Ghent 2 - 30/11/2008
  2. 2. Hi, my name is Bart.
  3. 3. I work at webagency Netlash. ... and at a few other companies:
  4. 4. You can find me here:www.ondernemeringent.bewww.netlash.comwww.metatale.euwww.tagger.fmwww.kopjekoffie.bewww.planetgadget.be(Yes, that’s a lot of www’s)
  5. 5. Starting your own business10 tips from my personal experience
  6. 6. Listen carefully...
  7. 7. * personal experience *
  8. 8. It might not apply to you.Or your business.
  9. 9. My 10 tips
  10. 10. 101. Your new best friend 6.2. 7.3. 8.4. 9.5. 10.
  11. 11. Your accountant
  12. 12. 1. Your new best friendYour accountantChoose him carefullyMake sure his office is within a 15 minute driveDo not go for the cheapest!
  13. 13. 1. Your new best friendYour accountantAnd whatever you do...
  14. 14. 1. Your new best friendYour accountantAnd whatever you do...Do NOT take a friend or a member of your family as your accountant.
  15. 15. 1. Your new best friendYour accountantAnd whatever you do...Do NOT take a friend or a member of your family as your accountant.... Just don’t.
  16. 16. 1. Your new best friendBy extensionFind yourself a good bank manager, and join that bank.The personal relationship with the bank manager is far more important than the brand of bank.
  17. 17. 101. Your new best friend 6.2. Show me the money 7.3. 8.4. 9.5. 10.
  18. 18. Watch your cash-flow
  19. 19. 2. Show me the moneyWatch your cash-flowNo matter how profitable you are, if you run out of cash, it’s
  20. 20. 2. Show me the moneyWatch your cash-flowNo matter how profitable you are, if you run out of cash, it’s GAME OVER
  21. 21. 2. Show me the moneyBillingSend out your bills asapFollow them up for paymentBe firm but friendly!Ask advances
  22. 22. 2. Show me the moneyOh, and should I mention:You HAVE to have a business model.
  23. 23. 101. Your new best friend 6.2. Show me the money 7.3. Be a ‘Mensch’ 8.4. 9.5. 10.
  24. 24. 3. Be a MenschMenschMensch (Yiddish: ‫ מענטש‬mentsh) means "a person of integrity and honor"http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mensch
  25. 25. Build your rolodex
  26. 26. 3. Be a MenschNetworkingDon’t network to build businessThe network of your network is far more important!“Pay it forward”
  27. 27. 101. Your new best friend 6.2. Show me the money 7.3. Be a ‘Mensch’ 8.4. Be easy to work with 9.5. 10.
  28. 28. Availability
  29. 29. 4. Be easy to work withAvailabilityAnswer your phone, answer your e-mailReply to RFP’s within the hour!Be reliable, make good on your promisesCommunicate often and clearly
  30. 30. 101. Your new best friend 6.2. Show me the money 7.3. Be a ‘Mensch’ 8.4. Be easy to work with 9.5. Build alliances 10.
  31. 31. Cooperation
  32. 32. 5. Build alliancesCooperationMore value-creation through cooperationShare your ideasBe open
  33. 33. 101. Your new best friend 6. Get a sparring partner2. Show me the money 7.3. Be a ‘Mensch’ 8.4. Be easy to work with 9.5. Build alliances 10.
  34. 34. Sparring partner
  35. 35. 6. Get a sparring partnerGet a partnerIt’s very hard to build a bigger business on your ownFind an oppositeIt’s like cycling...
  36. 36. 101. Your new best friend 6. Get a sparring partner2. Show me the money 7. Find your niche3. Be a ‘Mensch’ 8.4. Be easy to work with 9.5. Build alliances 10.
  37. 37. Say No!
  38. 38. 7. Find your nicheNicheCreate your own niche, and dominate it“Blue Ocean”It’s ok to say No - sometimes it can win you clients!Focus
  39. 39. 101. Your new best friend 6. Get a sparring partner2. Show me the money 7. Find your niche3. Be a ‘Mensch’ 8. Set your goals4. Be easy to work with 9.5. Build alliances 10.
  40. 40. Don’t steer - look
  41. 41. 8. Set your goalsLaunch your ‘torpedo’Know what you want to be: consultant, entrepreneur or managerDefine the numbers
  42. 42. 8. Set your goalsSMARTSpecificMeasurableAchievableRelevantTime Framed
  43. 43. 101. Your new best friend 6. Get a sparring partner2. Show me the money 7. Find your niche3. Be a ‘Mensch’ 8. Set your goals4. Be easy to work with 9. Cherish your talents5. Build alliances 10.
  44. 44. Precious diamonds
  45. 45. 9. Cherish your talentsDiamondsHire people that are smarter than youHire for diversityEven the biggest diamond has to be cut - push them!Balance your 3P: People - Profit - Planet
  46. 46. 101. Your new best friend 6. Get a sparring partner2. Show me the money 7. Find your niche3. Be a ‘Mensch’ 8. Set your goals4. Be easy to work with 9. Cherish your talents5. Build alliances 10. Follow your passion
  47. 47. You can not outsource passion.
  48. 48. Outsource passion?
  49. 49. You can not outsource passion.(Some people might not agree.Like pimps. And advertising agencies.)
  50. 50. 10. Follow your passionPassionThere can only be 1 real drive for entrepreneurship: passion.
  51. 51. 101. Your new best friend 6. Get a sparring partner2. Show me the money 7. Find your niche3. Be a ‘Mensch’ 8. Set your goals4. Be easy to work with 9. Cherish your talents5. Build alliances 10. Follow your passion
  52. 52. 11. Free extra tip
  53. 53. Your home base
  54. 54. 11. Free extra tipYour home baseAn entrepreneur can only be succesful if his partner supports his plans.(I can only thank Gudrun, Wolf & Kobe that they do, and love them for it.)
  55. 55. 101. Your new best friend 6. Get a sparring partner2. Show me the money 7. Find your niche3. Be a ‘Mensch’ 8. Set your goals4. Be easy to work with 9. Cherish your talents5. Build alliances 10. Follow your passion
  56. 56. Start your own business!
  57. 57. Start your own business!It’s a rollercoaster, but a fun one.
  58. 58. And remember...
  59. 59. Don’t give up.
  60. 60. There’s only one differencebetween an amateur and aprofessional.The professional is an amateurthat did not give up.
  61. 61. Questions?
  62. 62. Bart de Waelebart@netlash.comwww.netlash.comwww.ondernemeringent.be Barcamp Ghent 2 - 30/11/2008

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