Archive for the ‘Revenue Generation’ Category

The Great California Time Myth

I deal in myths all the time in building a tech business (i.e. how easy it is, how hard it is, how you need traction to get investors, how you don’t need traction to get investors…). But the most frustrating myth I’ve had to deal with is is the myth that being based in California […]

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Understanding The World – Part I – 5 Tips on How to Find International Opportunities

In the past I’ve written more than a few blogs about the opportunities that exist for non-US entrepreneurs in the United States. Today, I’m writing about the vast opportunities open to all entrepreneurs worldwide. They just need to know how to look. So here are 5 tips on how to look for and spot international opportunities. […]

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Biz Dev – Part III – Why No Revenues is Better

Companies can still have zero revenues and have tremendous value. Most VC’s assume $2 per user per year in revenues, with one million users and a multiple of 20X that’s $40 million of value with zero revenues. Good, if you’re a US company. Difficult if you’re in Europe where angels and VC are still struggling with the concept that a company with zero revenues can have tremendous value. So, what’s a European entrepreneur to do? Simple, find a local VC who “get’s it” or come to America and unlock the value you’ve created!

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Biz Dev – Part II – 3 Business Development Tips For Success

Here are three business development tips you’ll need to be successful: 1) make the f’ring phone call, 2) have something the client wants and 3) actually deliver on what you said you’d deliver. That’s right, sounds simple but hey that’s the fun of having the rubber hit the road.

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Biz Dev – Part I – Know Where You’re Going or At Least Move!

Some say marketing, some say sales, some say business development. The sale happens where these three come together. Your marketing is the physical manifestation of your strategy; it’s the web site, brochures, videos and ads. Sales is the stuff inside the web site, brochures, videos and ads. And, business development, we’ll that’s a fancy term for when you get your butt out of the office and start knocking on a customer’s door.

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Understanding America – Part III – 5 Things You Need to Know

5 tips on understanding America. 1) It’s a huge market, 2) People have money and credit cards (businesses too), 3) Everyone speaks one language, 4) It’s one culture and 5) It’s easy to do business in America compared to many other places.

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Understanding America – Part II – How To Incorporate (or how easy it is to get things done)

Incorporating in any country in a daunting task but the easy with which one can do this in the US is truly astounding. In Europe it might take you 56 hours (7 days) to incorporate. In the US it takes less than one hour and that includes getting your official EIN number (Employer Identification Number). It really is as simple as 1-2-3.

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Understanding America – Part I – The Billion Dollar Sure Thing

A way is presented for European entrepreneurs (and Americans also) to look at the American market in a way that will permit them to identify billion dollar opportunities.

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Ceci N’est Pas Un Téléphone – This Is Not A Telephone

An over reliance on using the cheapest forms of communications by many entrepreneurs – particularly those outside the US – results in lost venture capital, lost customers and lost partners who simply could not hear what you had to say. So put Skype down and pick a regular phone to make all those critical calls (and they’re all critical by the way).

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A Blog In Two Pictures – Apps vs. Songs

Total apps downloaded at iTunes will soon exceed the total number of songs downloaded on iTunes. Who would have believed this to happen and to happen in such a short period of time.

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