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18/07/16 Planning # ,

My new project, Learn Planning

My new project, Learn Planning

I talk a lot about startups and entrepreneurs on Odd Opinions. The idea of creating a business from idea to product has excited and intrigued me for years. Deciding on a project to tackle has not been easy though. Ideas are easy, it’s finding an idea that I’m passionate about, qualified to do and won’t cost a lot of money that is hard. My ideas are big, my budget is small.

The first thing I looked at was my resume. What do I know? What am I good at? How can I take those things and turn them into a project that will fulfill and excite me? One thing I’m really good at is developing strategic plans.

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24/05/16 Opinions # ,

13 Startup Acronyms Every Wantrepreneur Must Know

13 Startup Acronyms Every Wantrepreneur Must Know

You’re a wantrepreneur. You dream of being an entrepreneur and starting your own business, but you’re still in the “want” stage and not the “doing” stage. You have the idea, or in my case many ideas, but you don’t know where to start.

The first thing you find when you begin research life as an entrepreneur is that everyone is talking in acronyms! Keeping track of all these new terms is frustrating, but it’s a must if you hope to enter that world.

I’ve created this list of 13 startup acronyms and their definitions to help you along your journey. It will help you understand the world of a startup founder and the acronyms and definitions they use. This list can be used for all types of businesses, but as always, I am focusing on tech startups.

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20/09/15 Opinions , Reviews # , , , , , ,

Three Must Listen to Startup Podcasts

Three Must Listen to Startup Podcasts

I’m a podcast junkie. I especially like startup podcasts and listen to them all the time. I’ve even been known to sit in my car in the driveway because I’m unable to tear myself away from the podcast.

I recently scaled down the number of startup podcasts I listen to from seven to three. Sadly, there just is not enough time in the day for me to listen to my favorite startup podcasts, work, train and write. Not to mention have a bit of a social life.

I can’t begin to tell you how many podcasts I listened to before I settled on seven, so scaling down to three was tough. I came up with the following criteria to help me determine which startup podcasts to stick with:

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12/09/15 Guest Bloggers , Tech Startup Spotlight # , , , , , , , , , ,

The Germ Story: A New Approach in Project Planning

The Germ Story: A New Approach in Project Planning

How a Chaotic Mess of Task Lists Gave Rise to a Whole New Approach in Project Planning

by Vikash Koushik

If you’ve ever managed the lifecycle of a product, designed a marketing strategy or got a startup off the ground, you know how hard it can be to streamline your thoughts into one cohesive plan. There are just so many holes between your sticky notes, whiteboards and to-do lists that most projects eventually turn into a chaotic mess. That’s the pain that we’ve been trying to solve with germ.io, our project planning software.

Today, germ.io is a powerful project planning and management tool that lets you start with an abstract thought, break it down into structured next steps and build a solid action plan from it.

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03/09/15 Planning # , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Strategic Plan 101 – Learn the Basics of Strategic Planning

Strategic Plan 101 – Learn the Basics of Strategic Planning

This article will discuss the basics of strategic planning and provide you with a framework to get your organization started in the creation of your strategic plan.

A strategic plan is a roadmap for where you want your organization to go during a specific timeframe. A well developed strategic plan will move your organization out of stagnation and into more profits.

Strategic planning as a process takes inventory of your company, competitors and the market. Simple right? Well, let’s just say that I will describe it as a journey. A few bumps and scrapes along the way but once accomplished your company and team will be stronger because of it.

To be successful, you should know:

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