Month: April 2008

Quote for Entrepreneurs–April 2008

I have been trying to select a good quote every couple of days that is applicable to the challenges of entrepreneurship. What follows are the balance of quotes for entrepreneurs that I selected in April 2008. For the first part see Quotes for Founders

Need a Conference Room?

For Silicon Valley our favorite location to meet clients is American Executive Center. Depending on the requirements for the meeting we use a number of places outlined at meeting locations. Full Calendar is another great source for meeting venues. It’s a great list and far more encompassing than ours. Enter “venues” in the search form.

Three Excellent “Micro Hacks” from VentureHacks

VentureHacks offered three “micro hacks” today that I thought were very good operating principles for bootstrapping ventures as well. Don’t ask investors what they think. Ask your customers. It’s easier to get money from a customer than an investor. It’s easier to get real feedback on your offer as well. Customers are much less susceptible …

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Getting More Customers Workshop April 18 is Sold Out

Tomorrow’s Getting More Customers workshop is sold out. We are at capacity at FortisGC for this workshop and cannot accept walk-ins. We will offer this workshop again in the fall. We are offering a new one, “Engineering Your Sales Process“, next month: Building a repeatable sales process is key to a sustainable business, understanding how …

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Getting More Customers Next Friday Morning at Redwood Shores

We are changing things up next week and offering our “Getting More Customers” on a Friday instead of a Saturday at a  location that’s farther north than we’ve ever gone: Redwood Shores. The FortisGC folks have graciously allowed us to use their main conference room. The Getting More Customers workshop will give you focused time …

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Bernard Golden: Some Industry Analysts Offer Anecdote Dressed Up as Science

I got Bernard Golden‘s April Navica Open Source Newsletter today, provocatively titled “Everything I Said Last Month was Wrong, and I’m a Lousy Prophet, Too” which contains some good advice for startups as they work with industry analysts (emphasis added): I had my eyes opened about analyst firms this month. Even though I had a …

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