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Organizing for the Unpredictable — NOBL Collective. One Year as a Social Entrepreneur - Do's and Don’ts. Believe it or not, it’s been one year since we launched The Changer.

One Year as a Social Entrepreneur - Do's and Don’ts

It’s been a wild ride, but we’re still standing. And man, have we learnt some stuff. 8-Day App Business Plan: How to Create Your First Mobile App. Total Reading Time: 31 minutes (or download PDF template at end of post).

8-Day App Business Plan: How to Create Your First Mobile App

Intro by Arman I have always believed that one of the most creative and exciting ways to be a solopreneur is by building an app business. When it comes to creating a Freedom Lifestyle, there are few better ways to create passive income and more freedom in your life. Developing an arsenal of money-making apps takes time and work, but these apps can end up paying you for years. Skip the Boring Business Plan. Focus on This Strategy Instead. The concept of starting a business without a plan would send anyone running -- and for good reason.

Skip the Boring Business Plan. Focus on This Strategy Instead.

Every great business begins with a plan that outlines measurable goals and the methods for achieving them. Ten Rules for Web Startups. #1: Be NarrowFocus on the smallest possible problem you could solve that would potentially be useful.

Ten Rules for Web Startups

Most companies start out trying to do too many things, which makes life difficult and turns you into a me-too. Focusing on a small niche has so many advantages: With much less work, you can be the best at what you do. Small things, like a microscopic world, almost always turn out to be bigger than you think when you zoom in. You can much more easily position and market yourself when more focused. Product Psychology Explains How To Get Users Hooked On Products Designed Around Habit And Context. Last year, tens of thousands of hackers signed up to receive Hack Design, a newsletter teaching the principles of design so that those used to focusing on how things work behind the scenes could start at a point that also considers aesthetics and user-friendliness.

Product Psychology Explains How To Get Users Hooked On Products Designed Around Habit And Context

Today, a group of product-focused creators — “Hooked” author Nir Eyal, Product Hunt‘s Ryan Hoover, and Greylock Partners‘s Josh Elman, among others — are hoping to follow up on that newsletter’s success with the launch of Product Psychology, a weekly course on the psychology of user behavior. Courses will arrive in the form of link-blog like posts delivered to your email inbox. Each week, one curator from the 17 psychologists, entrepreneurs, and designers involved in the project focuses on a single topic they’re especially versed in, with posts ranging from “How Scarcity & Impatience Drive User Behavior” to “Does Your Product Rely On Intuition Or Deliberation?”

IMAGE BY product psychology. I'm building & marketing an app from scratch (and sharing everything I learn) I’ve been reading quite a few stories recently about how difficult it is to market an app.

I'm building & marketing an app from scratch (and sharing everything I learn)

There’s a ton of competition, everyone wants apps for free, and retention is tough. Meanwhile, I’ve also been trying to learn more about app marketing, specifically how to drive acquisition. I’ve had trouble finding in-depth resources on this. After some thought, I’ve decided that I’m going to jump in and create my own mobile app. In addition, I’m going to share everything I learn.

The App. How to: DIY Startup Explainer Video for Under $300 (That Still Looks Pro) If you’re building a startup of any kind, chances are you’ll need an explainer video.

How to: DIY Startup Explainer Video for Under $300 (That Still Looks Pro)

Explainer videos are short 1-3 minute videos that help spread your message and teach people what your product and company is all about. A startup video can help explain difficult to understand concepts and, if you’re lucky, can go viral and give you a bunch of traction — as was the case with Dropbox. In this post, I will break down how I created our explainer video (above) for less than $300, and how you can make your own for even cheaper. There is a huge benefit to being in control of your own explainer video. The first and obvious benefit is cost. Warum Sozialkompetenz genau so wichtig ist wie ein guter Businessplan.

Ein Beitrag von Dirk Bierschwale, Gründer von Founder-Coaching.de, einem Netzwerk von Experten für Coaching, Training und Consulting aus den Bereichen HR, Marketing und Werbung, Vertrieb, Kommunikation und Persönliche Entwicklung.

Warum Sozialkompetenz genau so wichtig ist wie ein guter Businessplan

Der ROI allein schafft es nicht mehr! Die hiesige Startup-Szene boomt – gute Geschäftsideen treffen das Risikokapital. Anhand einer betriebswirtschaftlichen Analyse und dem Zahlenwerk eines Businessplanes entscheiden sich die Investoren, gemeinsam mit den Gründerteams eine Geschäftsidee umzusetzen. Faktoren wir Investitionshöhe, Alleinstellungsmerkmale, Branche und Zielgruppe entscheiden bisher fast ausschließlich über eine Kapitalzusage oder -absage. Besteht die Chance, einen hohen Return on Investment (ROI) im Vergleich zu dem finanziellen Risiko zu erreichen, und ist das Konzept und das Gründerteam dem Investor sympathisch – there is a deal! Doch wie sieht es hinter den Zahlen aus? Soziale Kompetenzen als komplementäre Erfolgsfaktoren. How to Launch Your Startup Idea for Less than $5K. Reposted with permission from Michael Karnjanaprakorn's blog.

How to Launch Your Startup Idea for Less than $5K

“Creativity is 99% perspiration and 1% inspiration” – Thomas Edison In the corporate world, there’s a standard ladder to climb to get to the top. In the world of entrepreneurship, there is a similar ladder to climb. Entrepreneurs should start with small ideas and learn how to execute those ideas. Learn how to gain traction, learn from your mistakes, and learn how to make something out of nothing. Tips for Reducing Small Business Start-up Costs. There are so many questions that an aspiring entrepreneur must ask.

Tips for Reducing Small Business Start-up Costs

How will you pay for retail or office space? How can you afford such expensive but necessary equipment?