What “Disrupt” Really Means →
xseedcapital: “Disruptive” as a business description is over-used and misunderstood.
: Three Laws Of Startup Success →
modernconnoisseurtt: Law #1: Determine who your customers are. While it is easy to market your business to an imaginary group of people this will not produce accurate indications of your potential success. Additionally, many new businesses turn to family and friends. While this is an appealing idea, keep in mind,…
Highlighting Student Entrepreneurs @ Babson... →
Just like 99designs, there are many other great tools on the web for entrepreneurs to take advantage of. One key service to take a look at is Launchrock. Launchrock allows you to set up a “launch page,” which is the page that is shown on your domain name while your website is being built. There is no reason to leave your domain blank during website construction as a launch page is a...
Bijan Sabet: Obsession with detail →
bijan: Earlier today, Foursquare announced and released the #allnew4sq. You can read all about the many and vast improvements on their blog post. Short version: It’s awesome. The thing about this release is that it’s been in the works for a significant amount of time. A lot of thinking, hardwork,…
There are more than 27 million businesses in the United States. About a thousand...– Can Mom-and-Pop Shops Survive Extreme Gentrification? - NYTimes.com (via jenbee)
E-Tip: Search Engine Optimization
Many people have asked me if I could explain search engine optimization. In this web based world that we live in, Search Engine Optimization, better known as SEO, is key to success. This first SEO post will just be a basic overview of the first steps you must take to optimizing your site for search algorithms. A step by step guide will be posted soon. Please take advantage of these tips before...
E-Tip: Structuring Equity when bringing on...
When starting a company, many entrepreneurs wonder how they should dole out shares in their company. Even structuring an agreement with your partners can turn into a messy situation. This can be especially difficult when bringing in external financing. I recommend that you use the 3 T’s to structure how you would divide your company: Time Talent Treasure Time would include how...
Today, I heard a substantial serial entrepreneur, Larry Blumsach, discuss how to sell your products to potential customers in a group setting OR how to pitch your business to a group of investors. StorySelling is ultimately using a real-life story from your life in a sales pitch. It lets those listening become engaged and learn about you as the speaker. I found his theory very intriguing and...
Branding: 99 Designs, CTND
A few day’s ago I posted about a cool concept called 99 Designs. I have to say that I have been extremely happy with the work that has been coming in. In just a few short days I have now seen 43 entries into my contest. I really like how the designers will take the time to work and talk with you despite not having your guaranteed business yet. Three designers have been in constant...
Facebook: Not the smartest decisions... →
I know this doesn’t exactly pertain to entrepreneurship but I just wanted to toss this out for discussion. Why would you ever try to create your own retirement fund by taking a month’s salary to buy Facebook stock right at the IPO? Doesn’t seem like people are making smart decisions right now.
msg: As soon as you have a product ready that people can use, let them. Even if its gross looking, you end up learning more than you’d expect. The problem that arises with this approach is that people often judge a book by its cover. It’s ok if they dont understand your alpha product or dont like the way it looks. Dont take it personally. It’s actually valuable feedback. It’s your job to...
Interesting Article Regarding Divorce and Student... →
I found this to be an interesting article regarding how divorce causes kids to grow as entrepreneurs. As an Elon Musk fan, I found it extremely interesting to hear how Steve Blank attributes his success as an entrepreneur to his parents divorce and the effect it had on his growth as a person. I would love to hear your insight on this article so feel free to post and discuss.
Crowdfunding: A few simple tips →
I found this article quite interesting as crowdfunding is an extremely pivotal point in America’s push for increased entrepreneurship. Crowdfunding allows you to post your venture on the internet in order to attract possible “investors.” I hesitate to call them investors properly at this time as there are still some legal implications that are in the final stages of being...
When I look at Kickstarter, I see small businesses that have been funded by...– @om Kickstarted: my conversation with Kickstarter co-founder Perry Chen — Tech News and Analysis (via fred-wilson)
We would not want a web that’s shaped only by those who can afford Oracle.– Sep Kamvar The Farmer & Farmer Review . Mastery and Mimicry . What Lies Upstream (via siminoff)
the michael galpert experience: One Thing →
Fab.com is a company that I have been following and a customer of since inception. I really like this company as being positioned to continue growing and would like to share a short excerpt: msg: Jason Goldberg, CEO of Fab.com, has been building and growing his company at an impressive rate. When asked what is the most important thing a startup should focus on to achieve success his response...
Branding: 99 Designs
Logo’s are a crucial aspect of branding your business. Today I was questioned about the logos in which I had in mind, and was recommended to give 99 Designs a try. I was unaware of this company’s existence and was inspired by their business model. They connect entrepreneurs and those who specialize in branding and logo design in addition to other services such as website design. I...
Hi all. I just wanted to check in with everyone and let my followers know what the current status of both me and the company are at. We are approaching the launch date that I had chose in June to make the products available to the public. We are hard at work and I cannot wait to show everyone the steps that we took in order to bring Game Day from conception to a fully operating company....
You can buy Twitter followers (if you’re willing to spend money stupidly), but...– John Scalzi via http://whatever.scalzi.com/2012/05/03/amanda-palmer-kickstarter-and-everything/ (via msg) This is where I see the weakness in Facebook in the future. Facebook is making its money by trying to allow a company to buy your friendship. This will only work for companies that are you want...
E-Tip: A short idea about Failure
I would like to share a quick Tumblr post that came across my Tumblr feed. As failure and entrepreneurship go hand in hand, I felt It was important for new, young entrepreneurs understand that failure is all part of the journey. You must learn from your failures, and apply your new knowledge to your next venture. Remember failure is just an educational experience, NOT the end of the road. ...
Game Day: First QR Code
While our website is under construction, I am excited to share with you our first QR Code. This version of the code will take you to a mobile version of our website. I will use this QR Code on all promotional material such as business cards and stationary.
April 1, 2012: Welcome
Welcome to “Game Day Pursuit,” a blog that will follow me as I launch my company, Game Day Men’s Products. Game Day was founded in January of 2012 and officially became Game Day Men’s Products, LLC in February of 2012. Here is a short overview of what “Game Day Pursuit” will be tracking from this point forward: This blog will follow 21 year old co-founder/...
Game Day Men's Products: An overview
For men, grooming and maintaining a clean, youthful appearance are essential to success in both the personal and professional setting. Game Day Men’s Products was started in 2012 by a doctor who recognized this and set out with his son to offer the world the same quality products available to patients. Game Day brings to life his vision of offering all men the highest quality products without the...