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Entrepreneurs Corner: Validating Your Idea Part 2

Entrepreneurs Corner: Validating Your Idea Part 2

In last week’s article I discussed the concept of validating your idea. Today, I’m going to demonstrate what I mean by example and talk about the process I went through in validating two business ideas, one I built and one I didn’t.

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Entrepreneur's Corner: Validating Your Idea

Entrepreneur's Corner: Validating Your Idea

The first step in developing a profitable business idea is to spend some time validating the concept. Long before you spend the first dime building a prototype you should be spending time actually talking to your target market. But when I talk to aspiring entrepreneurs about validating their business ideas, one of their biggest concerns they have is talking about their idea: “Someone will steal my idea!”

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George Bilbrey: Building a successful business: It’s not about you

George Bilbrey: Building a successful business:  It’s not about you

A lot of the entrepreneurial stories that I read feature the ‘entrepreneur as hero’.  A dashing visionary (maybe wearing a mock turtleneck) has a brilliant idea and through near-supernatural effort creates a new product or a new industry.  In this narrative, the founder hero is the center of the story - everything starts with the hero.  I’m part of the founding team of a ~ $100 million email technology business and my experience couldn’t be further from that narrative.  In my experience, the success of a business isn’t about the brilliance of the founder (or founding team).

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Entrepreneur's Corner: What it Takes to Be an Entrepreneur

Entrepreneur's Corner: What it Takes to Be an Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurship runs deep within my family. In the past five generations, four of those have listened to the call of being one’s own boss. What follows is my first attempt at trying to explain what I believe it takes to be an entrepreneur.

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Entrepreneur's Corner: How to Quit Your Job, Be the Boss, and Start Your Own Thing (part 1)

Entrepreneur's Corner: How to Quit Your Job, Be the Boss, and Start Your Own Thing  (part 1)

Bill McCloskey, founder of Only Influencers, launches a new article series focused on Entrepreneurship:

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