background preloader

Start Up Ideation

Facebook Twitter

Thinking About Starting. Welcome to Set Up Virtual Business. "Appreciate your prompt responses" Rhayan DCosta (India) "The main reason for making business with Azure is the perfect support that we have received. Every single question was replied with patience and very promptly" Udo Menschig (Spain) "Thank you again for explaining me everything and helping me setting up the company. It matters me a lot, that I found accountants, who are personally helping me with my business" István Szép (Hungary) "Staff is very helpful and kind to help with my doubt" Yiota Gerogianni (Greece) "It’s good and I feel confident with your services" Ivonne (Argentina) "Very good and fast service" Danilo (Italy) "Appreciate your prompt responses" Rhayan DCosta (India) "The main reason for making business with Azure is the perfect support that we have received.

Every single question was replied with patience and very promptly" Udo Menschig (Spain) What Are The Best Ways To Think Of Ideas For A Startup? Business Startup Ideas & Basics Checklist. How to Validate Your Start-up Idea. At my marketing agency, Ciplex, I deal with a lot of clients who hire us to build a website for their business idea--based solely on their gut feeling that idea will be successful.

How to Validate Your Start-up Idea

They skip the step of figuring out first if they're solving a real problem in the world. Big mistake. Before investing any time and money in a business, you need to validate your idea. I asked members of the Young Entrepreneur Council, an invite-only organization for young, successful entrepreneurs about the best ways to validate ideas. Check out their responses below: Use smoke tests. StartupNation - Source for Small Business Advice, Help Starting a Business, Entrepreneur Forum. Y Combinator Founder: 3 Tips for Coming Up With Start-up Ideas. You're burning to do a start-up and think you have what it takes to succeed.

Y Combinator Founder: 3 Tips for Coming Up With Start-up Ideas

Only problem: First, you need a great idea. As a co-founder of wildly successful incubator Y Combinator, Paul Graham has had a hand in shaping some of the best start-up ideas of the past few years. Now, helpfully, he has shed his insights on where they usually come from. If you are the person described in the first paragraph, seriously, read it in full. The Great Startup Wiki [BETA]The Great Startup Wiki [BETA]

How to get good ideas for startups. The majority of people in the US would like to be self-employed, according to Dartmouth economist, David Blanchflower.

How to get good ideas for startups

This makes sense because people who work for themselves are happier than people who work at someone else’s company, according to research from Estaban Calvo at the Harvard School of Public Health. However the majority are not self-employed, and one of the most important reasons for this is that people do not know how to come up with an idea for a business. 1. Read all the time, among broad sources and materials. In a study spanning sixty years of economically underprivileged Harvard graduates, psychiatrist George Valliant concluded (in a great article in the Atlantic) that the only consistent indicator of who will be happy later in life is who did chores as a child.

This information should make almost everyone happy, since obviously just graduating from Harvard isn’t enough to guarantee happiness. 2. 3. 4. Another idea I had is to buy a herd of Waygu cattle. 5. “Oh. 6. Startup How-To Guides. Quitting your job to launch your own business can be a hard pill for your company to swallow, particularly if your company is in the same industry.

Startup How-To Guides

Here's some advice. Laying the Startup Groundwork Starting your own business is not just about having a dream. There are real steps to ensure your business a successful start. How To Get Startup Ideas. Startup An Insider’s Guide to Launching and Running a Business. Startup Ideas We'd Like to Fund. Startup Ideas We'd Like to Fund Paul Graham July 2008 When we read Y Combinator applications there are always ideas we're hoping to see.

Startup Ideas We'd Like to Fund

In the past we've never said publicly what they are. If we say we're looking for x, we'll get applications proposing x, certainly. But then it actually becomes harder to judge them: is this group proposing x because they were already thinking about it, or because they know that's what we want to hear? We don't like to sit on these ideas, though, because we really want people to work on them. Please don't feel that if you want to apply to Y Combinator, you have to work on one of these types of ideas. 1. The answer may be far afield. 2. KillerStartups - Where Internet Entrepreneurs Are The Stars. How-To Startup Guides. Advice for Deciding Which Business Idea to Pursue : Launch While Working. Surfing the web is dangerous for me.

Advice for Deciding Which Business Idea to Pursue : Launch While Working

The rush of information, a new tool, or service is like a drug to those of us who LOVE new stuff. One brilliantly titled headline and I am just like Alice in Wonderland down the rabbit hole begrudgingly finding my way back to the surface after an hour (or two) of exploration. Sometimes I end up finding amazing resources other times it’s a real time waster. And then there are times when the overload of new ideas and information leads to mental paralysis and indecision. Have you ever been there? When too many ideas has whipped me into a mentally chaotic state that keeps me from moving forward I get clarity by focusing on two simple questions: What now? Based on the vision I have for what I want my life to look like, taking a look at what milestone I am working towards right now snaps me back into reality. Do What You're Good At and the Money Will Follow. So You Want to Start a Web Startup? #startups - #kkoolook.

Browse new business ideas. When To Pivot In A Startup? [Lean Startups] Business ideas for small business and home business. Advice, start-up, marketing and management information and resources from Business Know-How. The ABCs of Startup Marketing. If you're new here or just an old friend, I'd love it if you subscribed via RSS feed.

The ABCs of Startup Marketing

Thanks for taking time out of your day to come hang out here! 0inShareinShare Anyone that has worked the startup life before knows how different and difficult it can be and how important marketing and lead generation is to the survival of the company. Irish Times Brings Five Startups into Newsroom for Shakeup. Do we define the future of the newspaper based on the product and its medium?

Irish Times Brings Five Startups into Newsroom for Shakeup

Or do we look to the interaction between the product and the reader, and ask the digital realm to reinvent the relationship? These are big questions, and the fundamental ones underlying the The Irish Times Digital Challenge, the latest attempt to transform the newspaper. The eight-week project follows five startups brought into the print institution’s offices. One winner will be named in September and awarded €50,000 (about $62,700) in investment, in the form of a convertible loan note. A number of groups, mentors and investors are involved in the challenge, which includes €10,000 ($12,500) worth of marketing for each of the five finalists and legal expertise totaling another €20,000 ($25,000).

Johnny Ryan, author of “A History of the Internet and the Digital Future” and the chief innovation officer at the paper, said they have already learned lessons from the process and want to be an example for others. Small Business Startup Information, Startup Basics. The Startups Channel. Startup Genome Project Aims to Crack the Innovation Code. Just as the Human Genome Project aimed to crack the human code, the Startup Genome Project hopes to be able to drill down into some of the details of what it's calling the "innovation code.

Startup Genome Project Aims to Crack the Innovation Code

" The project has launched a survey to investigate "the science of startups," lessons from which it plans to incorporate into blackbox, a new seed accelerator that was created with the merger of techVenture, Cofounder Network, Founders First and Startup School. "Despite the supreme economic importance of scalable startups, we still don't understand the patterns of successful creation," say the project organizers. "More than 90% of startups fail, due predominantly to self-destruction rather than competition. Startup America Partnership. 5 Best Blogs to Announce a New Start-up. Announcing a new business start-up is an exciting adventure for the small business entrepreneur.

5 Best Blogs to Announce a New Start-up

To maximize exposure, he should announce his site to as many portals, forums, blogs, and sites as possible. Sounds like a good idea, right? It is, but a large majority of sites don’t have significant traffic to make an impact. To streamline your efforts and to get the most exposure as possible, submit your announcement to a few sites guaranteed to have thousands, if not millions, of eyes read it. # 1 – Killer Start-ups The site at is a user-driven community of Internet start-ups.

The site uses a hardy blog platform that is very successful in creating a buzzing social networking environment.