Quotes For Entrepreneurs–January 2011

A collection of quotes of interest and use to entrepreneurs: these quotes for entrepreneurs were identified in January 2011. You can follow @skmurphy to get them hot off the mojo wire or wait until the end of the month when these quotes for entrepreneurs are collected on the blog. Enter [...]

By |2016-05-22T15:11:39-08:00January 31st, 2011|Quotes, skmurphy|1 Comment

Mapping the Path to Your First Dollar of Revenue – Handout

Here is the handout from this morning's Bootstrapper Breakfast® in Walnut Creek. Mapping the Path to Your First Dollar of Revenue Sean Murphy, SKMurphy, Inc. Bootstrapper Breakfast Walnut Creek Jan 25, 2011 Entrepreneurs tend to focus on having a good idea, or on the challenges of developing a new product, [...]

By |2015-04-01T19:09:40-08:00January 25th, 2011|Customer Development, Events, Sales, skmurphy|4 Comments

Mapping The Path To Your First Dollar Of Revenue

We are relocating the East Bay Bootstrappers Breakfast® to Walnut Creek tomorrow. Please join us for our inaugural breakfast at the Heavenly Cafe on 3116 Oak Road. Pete Tormey, the regular facilitator, has asked me to speak on "Mapping the Path to Your First Dollar of Revenue." Speakers at the [...]

By |2011-01-24T20:00:12-08:00January 24th, 2011|skmurphy|0 Comments

Great Demo! Webinar January 25, 2011 9:00am PST

Peter Cohan is giving a Great Demo webinar Tue-Jan-25-2011 at 9am PST. When: January 25, 2011 9:00am PST Where: Online Webinar: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/423669683 Cost: Absolutely Free! Who should attend: Anyone that sells or demos SaaS Apps via screen sharing and meeting collaboration software, sales managers, sales reps. Objective: Introduce a framework [...]

By |2015-08-25T23:56:37-08:00January 23rd, 2011|Demos, Events, skmurphy|0 Comments

Evaluating and Reacting to New Competitors

What's your reaction when a previously unknown competitor pops out on the market? Perhaps they are better funded or staffed with famous entrepreneurs or they announce one or more significant customer deals. If your prospects are not bringing them up I would continue with Plan A. If you have selected [...]

By |2012-10-10T08:34:03-08:00January 21st, 2011|Rules of Thumb|1 Comment

Isaac Garcia on “Bootstrapping Central Desktop” at Feb-11 BB in Milpitas

Isaac Garcia, co-founder and CEO of Central Desktop, will share "Lessons Learned Bootstrapping Central Desktop" at the Milpitas Bootstrappers Breakfast® on February 11, 2011 at 7:30am. Central Desktop delivers a SaaS collaboration platform that helps businesses manage projects and documents in the cloud with colleagues, customers and partners. Isaac Garcia [...]

By |2015-08-26T00:01:38-08:00January 19th, 2011|Events, Founder Story, Funding, skmurphy|1 Comment

Ogden Lilly at Sunnyvale Bootstrappers Breakfast Tue-Jan-18

Join other entrepreneurs who eat problems for breakfast®  7:30am to 9am at Coco's in  Sunnyvale tomorrow. Ogden Lilly from Boitano, Sargent and Lilly, LLP is attending tomorrow's Bootstrapper Breakfast®  to answer questions on accounting and tax issues for startups. Boitano, Sargent, and Lilly has been serving Silicon Valley businesses for [...]

By |2017-12-19T21:46:59-08:00January 17th, 2011|Events, skmurphy|0 Comments

Uncertain Times 2

I mentioned in "Uncertain Times"  that we are in the midst of economic and technology transitions that have vastly increased the turbulence of our environment.  I have found two rules of thumb useful guides: “It may looks like a crisis but it’s only the end of an illusion.” Gerald Weinberg [...]

By |2014-07-02T11:33:21-08:00January 16th, 2011|Rules of Thumb|0 Comments

To See Ourselves As Others See Us

And would some Power the small gift give us To see ourselves as others see us! It would from many a blunder free us, Robert Burns "To a Louse" It can be very difficult to understand how we appear to others. When I was rehearsing the "2011 New Years Greeting" [...]

By |2014-05-11T19:11:24-08:00January 14th, 2011|Rules of Thumb|1 Comment

Most Powerful Insights are Simple

"Little by little, one travels far" J.R.R. Tolkien Theresa Shafer, one of my partners in SKMurphy, advised me recently that "most powerful insights are simple."  It was by way of encouragement to simplify and focus my blog posts. She continued her critique:  "If you can't get your point across in [...]

By |2011-01-09T01:39:04-08:00January 8th, 2011|Blogging|1 Comment


"Always trust your client—and cut the cards." Weinberg's Sixth Rule of Trust Always be collecting data. Always be collecting multiple perspectives. "Always Be Collecting Data" The rule of ABCD "In God We Trust, All Others Bring Data" attributed to W. Edwards Deming Possibly a riff on “In God We Trust, [...]

By |2011-01-06T22:58:31-08:00January 6th, 2011|Rules of Thumb, skmurphy|0 Comments
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