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Real Business Planning Example: Re-Scheduling a Workshop

Written by Sean Murphy on . Posted in Rules of Thumb, skmurphy

I want to share a real situation with planning and decisions that are similar to what many entrepreneurs have to make. It was “timed test” involving internal coordination, customer preferences, and resource availability. I was walking into a client’s office, in the midst mental preparation for an advisory board meeting to review current sales forecast […]

Getting More Customers – A 90-day Plan

Written by Theresa Shafer on . Posted in Events, skmurphy

Update Tue-Oct-20: we are sold out, no walk-ins accepted. Saturday October 24 8:15 AM – 1:00 PM (Lunch Included) Pacific Business Center 1250 Oakmead Pkwy Suite 210 Sunnyvale, CA 94085 (408) 501-8800 Click here to Register: https://www.123signup.com/register?id=jcqtg We will cover a variety of proven marketing techniques for growing your business: attendees will select one or […]

One Seat Left for Tue-Mar-31 Getting More Customers

Written by Sean Murphy on . Posted in Events, skmurphy

Update Mon-Mar-30: Sold Out. Sorry No Walk-ins (Register to be notified of upcoming events) Theresa blogged about this in more detail in February “Getting More Customers – A 90-day Plan” Tuesday, March 31, 2008 8:15 AM – 1:00 PM (Lunch Included) Pacific Business Center 2225 East Bayshore Road Palo Alto CA 94303 650-320-7600 Click here […]

90-day Plan for Blogging from “Getting More Customers” Workshop

Written by Theresa Shafer on . Posted in Blogging, Customer Development

One of the strategies we cover in our Getting More Customers workshops is blogging. Below is a 90-plan developed by a workshop attendee last year, anonymized and presented with permission. Actual implementation took more than 90 days but he has been blogging for a little less than a year and has 60 blog posts that […]

“Now What? Your Post Launch Growth Plan” Podcast and Transcript

Written by Sean Murphy on . Posted in Audio, Customer Development, Events, skmurphy

Adapted from a presentation on “Now What? Your Post Launch Growth Plan” at the KASE Entrepreneur Seminar on October 16, 2007. Download: MP3 If you take away nothing else from tonight, it’s that going from your beta to your launch requires that what used to take an enormous amount of effort to achieve a level of […]

Planning in a Bootstrapped Startup: a Model from Will Kamishlian

Written by Sean Murphy on . Posted in skmurphy, Startups

Will Kamishlian responded to Pelle Braendgaard‘s 2005 blog post “Bootstrap Anti-Pattern #3: The Evils of Business Plan” with the the following comment: Planning is a means. Yes, if it becomes an end, then there is a problem. Without planning, everything encountered is completely new. Eisenhower observed that “plans are useless but planning is indispensable,” and […]

3 Tips for Entrepreneurs Planning a Startup

Written by Theresa Shafer on . Posted in Consulting Business, Startup CEO: Question of the Day, Startups

How do you plan when you are in a small software startup? Big company planning models are not just overkill, they are not appropriate for small firms. Startups need a lightweight planning and development model to thread the narrows between “just do it” and “let’s study the problem a little longer.” We use an one-page […]

Seth Godin’s Book “The Dip” Save Your Money

Written by Sean Murphy on . Posted in Books, skmurphy

There are some good insights in Seth Godin’s The Dip, his slim new volume devoted to excellence, perseverance, and organized abandonment. Godin doesn’t say “organized abandonment” which is a concept developed by Peter Drucker, but “quitting.” Godin offer’s three checks to perform before you quit and backs into the need for a plan with his third: […]

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Idea to Revenue 1/12/10

Written by Theresa Shafer on . Posted in Events, skmurphy

Update Jan-3: Sold out. Tues. Jan. 12, 2010 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM Fortis General Counsel One Lagoon Drive, Suite 100 Redwood Shores, CA 94065 650-489-0850 Register Invest four hours now to save months later finding a path to revenue: most startups fail after they have working functionality but before they find their market. You […]

Two Professional Groups for Consultants

Written by Theresa Shafer on . Posted in Consulting Business

Many mid-career professionals may take advantage of this latest Silicon Valley downturn to launch a consulting practice. Some of them find their way to the Bootstrappers Breakfast, where they are welcome. If they want to establish a consulting practice I encourage them to join organizations like PATCA and WIC as well. In yesterday’s Wall Street […]

Idea to Revenue 080119

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This event is Sold Out, No Walk-Ins accepted. Please sign up for waitlist we will be offering it again in 2008. Invest four hours now to save months later finding a path to revenue: most software startups fail after they have working functionality but before they find their market. You will leave this workshop with […]

Idea to Revenue 071206

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This event is now SOLD OUT and no walk-ins will be accepted; we are offering it again on Saturday January 19 at the Moorpark Hotel in San Jose. Invest four hours now to save months later finding a path to revenue: most software startups fail after they have working functionality but before they find their […]

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