Month: March 2014

Quotes For Entrepreneurs–March 2014

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Building a Business Requires Building Trust

One of the hallmarks for success in a business-to-business market is the ability to form personal relationships as well as professional business relationships. Both require building trust. I am always dismayed when I read advice that advocates bait and switch or other forms of con games that erode trust and make it difficult for any …

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Great Demo Workshop Attendee: “Holy Crap! My Demos Have Too Much Detail”

After every Great Demo! workshop we contact the attendees with a short E-Mail that reads in part: I want to check-in to see how you have been doing using the ideas and skills we covered in our Great Demo! Workshop three months ago.  Specifically, I’d like to hear: What have been the results so far? …

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Learn How to Market Your Expertise March 25 in Sunnyvale

Whether you are a software startup or a consultant you have to convince prospects that you have the expertise to solve their problems by what you say, what you write, and what others say about you. This three hour workshop will outline a mix of proven marketing techniques for generating leads for your business. Attendees will …

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Office Hours: Schedule Time To Walk Around Your MVP

Looking for advice on lead generation or closing deals?  Consider scheduling “office hours” to walk around your current sales process or a particular opportunity you are trying to close. SKMurphy functions as a startup advisor to help you understand the process of building a business. We understand the challenges of selecting an advisor–and advising entrepreneurs–and have blogged …

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Office Hours: Schedule Time to Review Your MVP Readiness

Are you a startup founder who wants to make an objective assessment of your new product idea? Schedule a no-cost, no-obligation MVP Readiness Review. You can also use the session to prepare for customer discovery interviews or to debrief on interviews you have conducted to glean further insights.

Video from Lean Innovation 101 Talk at SF Bay ACM Nov-20-2013

The video from my “What is Lean–Lean Innovation 101” talk is up: Here is the description for the talk “Lean” provides a scientific approach for creating a product and developing new businesses. Teams can iteratively building products or services to meet the needs of early customers by adopting a combination of customer development, business-hypothesis-driven experimentation …

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IEEE-CNSV Panel Explores Engineering in Japan vs Silicon Valley Mon-Mar-3

IEEE-CNSV Panel Explores Engineering in Japan vs Silicon Valley Mon-Mar-3 I am helping to moderate a panel 7pm Mon-Mar-3 at IEEE-CNSV on “Innovation: Work and Life of the Engineer in Japan and Silicon Valley” The event takes place at Agilent Technologies, Inc. in the Aristotle Room, Bldg. 5 located at 5301 Stevens Creek Blvd., Santa …

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