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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

Resources - Entrepreneurship Introduction to Entrepreneurship Historically, approximately 50% of HBS graduates become entrepreneurs by the time they are 15 years out of school. Half of this number have started two or more businesses. Nevertheless – whether by dint of past experience, summer internship or just good fortune, there are usually at least 100 potential new ventures being explored in any given year. What follows is a list of resources and activities targeted at students actively exploring starting – or buying – your own business. Web Resources Free: The Kauffman Foundation Promotes entrepreneurial success at all levels, from elementary school students to high-growth entrepreneurs. Articles "Natural-Born Entrepreneur - Lessons of a Serial Entrepreneur" Excerpted with permission from "Natural­Born Entrepreneur," in Harvard Business Review. Login Required: "The Questions Every Entrepreneur Must Answer" HU PIN Harvard Business Review, Nov. Journals Books & ebooks Cases & Teaching Notes For Purchase:

8 Startup Lessons You Could Learn from Gotham Gal It’s easy to think that the wife of a well-known & successful VC (Fred Wilson) would have had an easy and storied life of wealth and privilege. I had previously had the opportunity to spend time with Joanne Wilson, Fred’s wife, and knew otherwise. That’s why I was so interested in having “The Gotham Gal” come on This Week in VC (video link on YouTube, download iTunes, episode 15)) and dispel those myths. After college Joanne worked for 4 years in retail apparel at Macy’s where she initially managed sales reps on the floor and then worked as a buyer of clothing. She doubled her salary by going into sales. Below is a nice summary of our interview with some great quotes from Joanne. But for everybody else, where are 6 things you could learn from Joanne Wilson: Sales: until about minute 20 1. 2. 3. 4. On being a woman, becoming a mom & forming a sense of identity [20-45 ] 5. “When I stopped working it was quite a shock to our system. “The Internet saved my life. 6. 7. 8.

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 The 100 Startup Small Business News: Crowd-Funding Sites Prepare for a Boom 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.