Month: April 2010

Business Card Printer Poll Results

Results as of April 28 from a recent Bootstrappers Breakfast poll recommend Vistaprint and Overnight Prints printers.  Staples, iPrint.com, and uprinting.com also have recommendations. If you would like to take the poll, visit http://www.bootstrappersbreakfast.com/blog/2010/04/16/business-card-printers/

Startup Lessons Learned Conference Coverage Roundup

Update July 24, 2012: you may also be interested in Startup Lessons Learned Conference 2011 Coverage Roundup Entrepreneurs Need a Community of Practice, Not a Movement Overview The Startup Lessons Learned Conference (#sllconf) was Friday April 23rd, 2010.  This post is an effort to capture  press coverage and blog commentary on the conference that will …

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Tips For Getting the Most out of SLLConf (Live or Streaming)

I blogged about the “Startup Lessons Learned Conference on April 23” about three weeks ago and now the  conference is tomorrow (April 23rd) in San Francisco. Whether you are planning to attend in person or at a remote streaming session (more than 60 locations are available see http://www.sllconf.com/streaming ) I think the best way to …

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Common Mistakes in New Product Introduction Demos

A baker’s dozen of common mistakes that I have seen founders make in preparing, delivering, and evaluating a new product presentation/demo. Don’t keep giving the same presentation if it’s not working. I am surprised when I ask teams who have presented to two or three dozen prospects, “How has the presentation changed since the first …

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Entrepreneurial Opportunities for Innovation in Medical Care

Medicine and Electronic Medical Records are way overdue for improvement/disruption. My analysis is that the primary barrier is the economic model most practices operate under is focused on insurance reimbursement not patient satisfaction or outcomes. My hypotheses for this area that the starting niches for truly disruptive offerings would be doctors or medical practices that: …

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Real Business Planning Example: Re-Scheduling a Workshop

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 …

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