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10 Tips for Staying Focused From 10 Very Busy Young Entrepreneurs. Getting a business up and running is the opposite of the typical 9-to-5 job.

10 Tips for Staying Focused From 10 Very Busy Young Entrepreneurs

There's no time to fully clock out, founders work endlessly and having to be a Jack-of-all-trades means maintaining focus can be difficult. Having just wrapped up their three-month stint working out of Techstars' New York City-based office, the entrepreneurs that make up the tech accelerator's graduating class know a thing of two about staying productive amidst chaos. Here, they share their top tips for refusing to succumb to distractions in order to get as much done as possible during the workday (and night). 1.

Taking power naps. One of the biggest perks of working for yourself is not having to worry about face time. -- Sathish Naadimuthu, co-founder of Stefan's Head 2. Music works best for me. -- Joseph Fasone, founder of Pilot 3. Running a startup, there are a million opportunities to meet with people, customers, advisors, investors. -- Brandon Paton, co-founder and CEO of Localize 4. 5 Ways to Know If Your Business Idea Is Brilliant or a Bust. Fifteen years in the home-improvement business taught Matt Fineberg that no one pulls the trigger on a big-ticket project—such as a new roof or windows—without first getting a handful of estimates.

5 Ways to Know If Your Business Idea Is Brilliant or a Bust

When he began building his Philadelphia-based estimate marketplace, Bestimators, in 2013, Fineberg thought he knew what his potential customers needed, and how to deliver it. “I heard ‘I need to get a few more estimates’ daily for the better part of a decade, so I hired a contractor to build out a product to help homeowners do just that,” he says. A former design-build “aquascaper” (a landscaper with a focus on water features) who charged a consultation fee for his services, he assumed his new business would work on the same model. But feedback from homeowners showed him otherwise. “A few people said they’d pay for that service, but most said, ‘Why would I pay for something I can do myself for free?’” Meet Some of the Most Promising New York City Startups. The New York entrepreneurial ecosystem is BOOMING.

Meet Some of the Most Promising New York City Startups

A clear indication of this is in the numbers of new companies that are being created everyday. Not only are a ton of new companies being created, the quality is, in my opinion, getting better every year. I have a birdseye view on the market, being the CEO of AlleyNYC and having the awesome opportunity to mentor for Techstars. The other day, Techstars had its Winter 2015 NYC Demo Day, and the companies presenting were all amazing. The following list of companies along with a brief description is proof that the NYC startup scene is stronger than ever. (Special thanks to Alex Iskold, managing director of Techstars, for curating the descriptions which can be found in this post). Spoon University Mackenzie Barth, CEO of Spoon University was the first one to present.

Cartesian Co Ariel Briner, took the stage next. Keymetrics Alexandre Strzelewicz, CEO of Keymetrics, came to Techstars by way of Paris. Localize Stefan’s Head Data Camp Bento Box Stream. 馬云:『想要月入20萬以上,請先學會這些』趕緊收藏. The 7 Elements of a Strong Business Model. Creating a business model isn’t simply about completing your business plan or determining which products to pursue.

The 7 Elements of a Strong Business Model

It’s about mapping out how you will create ongoing value for your customers. Where will your business idea start, how should it progress, and when will you know you’ve been successful? How will you create value for customers? Follow these simple steps to securing a strong business model. 1. Targeting a wide audience won’t allow your business to hone in on customers who truly need and want your product or service. Related: The Science of Building Buyer Personas (Infographic) 2. Before your business can go live, you need to have an understanding of the activities required to make your business model work. 3. What does your company need to carry out daily processes, find new customers and reach business goals?

4. How will your company stand out among the competition? Related: How to Develop and Evaluate Your Startup's Value Proposition 5. The Psychological Price of Entrepreneurship.