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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Chess Quotes for Entrepreneurs

Some chess quotes for entrepreneurs. You can follow @skmurphy to get these quotes for entrepreneurs hot off the mojo wire or wait until the end of the month when they are collected on the blog. Enter your E-mail if you would like new blog posts to your inbox.

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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