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3 Free Tools to Plan and Visualise Your Start-Up Business Advertisement If you’ve decided to take the plunge, abandoning the 9-to-5 rat race to launch out on your own, the first step to getting your start-up off the ground is to create a business model. This can be a very daunting task, and rather than start with a completely blank canvas, there are several free online tools which can help guide you through the initial steps. Whether you’re a seasoned entrepreneur or new to the world of business, these tools will come in handy. Business Model Canvas One of the best known tools for creating a visual business model comes courtesy of Alexander Osterwalder. The canvas can be downloaded as a PDF from his website and an iPad application is currently in the works. The business plan template is divided into 9 sections, each accompanied by a short series of questions making it easier to fill out the information. PlanCruncher The first step in PlanCruncher is to introduce your start-up. The next step is to introduce your team and their capabilities.

Créez votre thème Wordpress de A à Z Update du 5 Octobre 2011: les tutoriels ont beau datés de 2007, ils sont en cours de modifications pour y ajouter les fonctionnalités des dernières versions de WordPress. Quoi qu’il en soit, ils sont toujours d’actualité et ont été mis à jour plusieurs fois. Peut-être que vous aimeriez créer votre propre thème pour votre blog et que vous ne savez pas trop comment vous y prendre ? Quoi qu’il en soit, quelques petits prérequis seront nécessaires. On va évoquer les différentes étapes et aborder aussi bien le design que l’intégration d’un thème sur WordPress. Je ne dis pas que la méthode que je vais présenter est la meilleure mais en tout cas, elle est celle que j’utilise ! « Stay tuned! Articles déjà en ligne: Leçon #1: Installer WordPress en local sur votre ordinateur Leçon #2: Pourquoi créer son propre thème ? Leçon #3: Présentation des Templates Leçon #4: Hiérarchie des Templates Leçon #5: Création des Templates Leçon #6: Le Header Leçon #7: Introduction au Loop WordPress Leçon #14: Le footer

36 Startup Tips: From Software Engineering to PR and More! - ReadWriteWeb This is a collection of startup tips covering software engineering, infrastructure, PR, conferences, legal and finance. They describe best practices for an early-stage startup. We hope that you will find these tips useful, but also please remember that they are based on subjective experiences and not all of them will be applicable to your company. These tips originally appeared as separate posts on the BlueBlog, the blog of AdaptiveBlue. [Ed: Alex Iskold is founder and CEO of AdaptiveBlue, as well as being a feature writer for RWW.] 8 Software Engineering Tips for Startups Since software is at the heart of every modern startup it needs to be elegant, simple and agile. Tip 0: You must have code Working code proves that a system is possible, and it also proves that the team can build the system. Tip 1: You must have a technical co-founder Any startup starts with an idea and just a few people. Tip 2: Hire A+ engineers who love coding Tip 3: Keep the engineering team small and do not outsource

How To Create A Disruptive Business Model : Innovation Last week I introduced The 9 Elements of an Ironclad Business Modelwhich is based on the Business Model Canvas forming the heart of the co-created book, Business Model Generation. Now it's time to challenge the ironcladness of your business model. The word "disruptive" is bandied about when referring to surprising new entrants into an industry, new players with new technology, and sudden competition coming from unlikely sources. But once you have the as-is Business Model Canvas completed, there are two things you can do to mitigate the element of surprise when it comes to your business model being disrupted, in addition to keeping a constant vigil on the external social, economic and market forces out of your control that can potentially disrupt your business. First, you can assess the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats to your current business model. Value proposition Is your value proposition well aligned with customer needs? Customer segments Channels Customer relationships

Tutoriel: developper une application facebook en 10 etapes Bare Naked App Business Model Innovation Hub - ... where visionaries, game changers, and challengers discuss business models Ruby en vingt minutes Introduction Ce court tutoriel ne devrait pas prendre plus de vingt minutes de votre temps. Il part du principe que vous avez déjà installé Ruby ; si ce n’est pas le cas, il vous est chaleureusement conseillé de le faire avant de poursuivre votre lecture. Note: le traducteur a ici considéré qu’il était plus pertinent de conserver l’entièreté du code en anglais, plutôt que de présenter un mélange en « franglais » de mot-clés anglais et noms de variables français. Interactive Ruby Une première approche de Ruby, la plus simple, consiste à utiliser IRB (Interactive Ruby) dans un terminal : si vous utilisez macOS, ouvrez un Terminal et tapez irb, puis appuyez sur [Entrée] ; si vous êtes sous Linux, ouvrez une console et tapez irb, puis appuyez sur [Entrée] ; si enfin, vous utilisez Windows, lancez Interactive Ruby qui se trouve dans la section Ruby du menu Démarrer > Applications. IRB permet d’écrire et d’interpréter du Ruby à la volée, sans avoir à enregistrer un fichier et l’exécuter ensuite.

In the box » Blog Archive » Open Source and Business: a Precarious Partnership The business world has thoroughly embraced, by some definition of “embraced”, Free and Open Source software. No longer is it the sole province of the barefooted ideologues, MIT AI lab vagabonds, or bearded Berkeley beatniks. The biggest businesses in the world now have an Open Source deployment plan. Even Microsoft, the historical protagonist in the FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) story, has begun making vaguely conciliatory gestures towards the community alongside its traditional FUD (Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt) and Embrace and Extend tactics, because their biggest customers have started demanding better interoperability, better standards compliance, and more transparency: features that are core beliefs of the FOSS world. So, big money has come to FOSS, but so far, the majority of big winners have been traditionally proprietary vendors adding FOSS solutions to their portfolio. There are a few success stories from pure play OSS companies. Here’s why: Pick a popular project.

Giselle Della Mea | Giselle Della Mea | Diseño y Ciudades | City Marketing | Sociedad Red | Social Media | Marca Ciudad | Innovación Nació el 2 de Enero de 1978, en República Oriental del Uruguay, con ciudadanía naturalizada Italiana y Argentina y muy consciente ser una inmigrante digital con pasaporte en trámite. Es Diseñadora Gráfica, egresada de la Universidad ORT Uruguay. Posee un Master in Business Design de la Domus Academy, Miliano, Italia. Es Ceo Founder – 3Vectores Comunicación Además, posee amplia formación en City Marketing, Marca Ciudad, modelo Made in Italy, innovación, marketing online, networking, nuevas tecnologías, administración entre otros. Ha ganado varios concursos de diseño a nivel nacional e internacional. Desde el 2002, asesora a la Municipalidad de Gualeguaychú en marketing turístico, gestión de Marca Ciudad y promoción online del destino. En el 2004, desarrolló la marca ciudad “Gualeguaychú estás muy cerca”, su sistema de identidad visual expandible para los productos turísticos. Forma parte de la Red Internacional de Marketing y Desarrollo Urbano. Brand Identity. CONCURSO Turismo 2.0

How 9 Tech Companies Lost 2 Billion Dollars To an outsider looking in, venture capitalists may look like the cavalry of the gravy train. Images come to mind of handsome men in sharp looking suits, swooping in on helicopters with briefcases full of money for people like us to follow our dreams. But to the insider who has actually worked in those fields, venture capitalists are just that. Webvan -- Webvan started as a reasonably sensible idea, "A Super Market that Delivers!" -- Started by Greg McLemore then bought by venture cap firm Hummer Winblad and executive Julie Wainwright, was proof that it takes more than a "money is no object" marketing campaign to save you. -- A great idea poorly executed. -- Why spend dollars when you can use the internet's own new currency, "Flooz!" -- At first glance seemed like a sound idea, "Sell toys on the internet!" -- Your online sports equipment store! When companies such as these fail, it is more than just a website going down.

How To Market Your Startup Offline So you have been on the front page of Digg, you have been a Stumble Upon Top Pick and the blogospere buzz machine has blessed you with enough ink to make Gutenberg cry. Still, your neighbors still doesn’t have any idea what it is that you are doing coding in your den all night long. In fact, he’s pretty sure that you’re some kind of terrorist. Once you decide to expand your business beyond the bounds of early adopters, there are a few things that you should keep in mind. This will be a brief rundown of most of the important ones. Keep It Simple The best way to get real people to use your product is to tell them about it. Notice that I said useful “concept”. Use Your Community No, I am not talking about your social network on Facebook. The point is that you have to understand the problem you are solving and reach out to the members of your community who have those problems. The Mainstream Web Remember that the web is also filled with “mainstream” Internet users. Mainstream Media The point?