Web Entrepreneurship

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Web Entrepreneurship

  1. 1. Web Entrepreneurship while keeping your day job
  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. Introspection
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. 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)
  7. 7. What is your goal? Quite your day job? Earn secondary income? Do you just want to contribute?
  8. 8. What do I bring? What are you great at? What is your weaknesses?
  9. 9. Step 1: Prepare
  10. 10. 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
  11. 11. Step 1: Prepare Brainstorm, brainstorm, brainstorm. Feedback, feedback, feedback. Seek out advise. Research competitors.
  12. 12. Find an Need and Fill It!
  13. 13. Step 1: Prepare Build the Team Business Developer Designer Marketing Support atleast one member must the topic specialist
  14. 14. Step 2: Execute
  15. 15. Have and Memorize the Evelvator Pitch!
  16. 16. Step 2 : Execute Setup Form a corporation. Get an accountant. Get a lawyer. Define responsibilies. Make sure everyone is on board.
  17. 17. Step 2 : Execute Generate buzz. Go live early. Team communication. Focus, focus, focus.
  18. 18. Step 2 : Execute Seeking Investment Mockups Basic demo A solid team Atleast 10,000 users
  19. 19. Step 3: Grow Your Business
  20. 20. Step 3: Grow your Business Customer Support! Marketing, Advertising, & PR. Build partnerships Get feedback.
  21. 21. Step 3: Grow your Business The Holy Hockeystick
  22. 22. Step 3: Grow your Business The Reality of the Hockeystick
  23. 23. Be Passionate!
  24. 24. 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

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