Now – The Time For Entrepreneurship

I spoke at an event last week for small businesses, and those who are interested in starting their own business. This presentation is based on what I said, exploring 3 simple themes

  • Entrepreneurship is no longer an option, but an imperative in the modern work climate.
  • This imperative combines with the best time ever to be an entrepreneur.
  • There is nothing stopping you except yourself.

It’s quick to flick through, I’d love to know what you think.

Violent disagreement? Quiet nod? Anything in between?


  1. Gretchen Behnke

    Inspiring presentation with which I violently agree. Will get back to work on executing my idea now.

  2. Really like the presentation material – great graphics and a clear message. It is a shame that I missed the words that accompany it at last week’s conference. Would welcome clarification on “Launch the smallest real thing possible”.

    • Great question Richard.

      I’m not sure I can do the whole lean start up methodology justice in a comment here, but I’ll try to get to the essence of what I mean.

      I believe the only true measure of what a customer will do, is what they actually do. So to get feedback from customers you need to be talking about real products, not surveys etc. So the idea is to strip your product or service down to the barest bones of what would be useful to customers and get to that minimum viable product as quickly and cheaply as possible. then put the product in front of real paying customers and get feedback from them.

      The idea is to take that feedback from real customers and make another iteration of the product towards what they want. And if customers dont respond to what you;re offering you can figure out why, and either abandon, the idea having spent far less effort than you might have, or pivot to something slightly different.

      Think of it as making sure you don’t develop any bells and whistles to your product before you’re sure people want them.

      As far as examples go, most technology startups these days seem to use a derivative of this method, so if you look at the first iteration of say twitter it was very basic, and has grown from there.
      Another example from the book was of a company which wanted to do automated grocery shopping based on your diet plan and what was chap at a range of supermarkets nearby. They believed that they could build an algorithm to seek the cheapest place to shop for customers. But because this would be hard to develop, and they didn’t know if anyone would buy it, they decided not to build it. Instead, they designed an offer, and sold it to a handful of people, and then frantically did the work of the algorithm manually in the background to see if they had a service that people wanted.

      I wholeheartedly recommend the book – The Lean Start Up by Eric Ries.

      • Rob

        Thanks very much for the clarification. This looks like really good advice and resonates with some similar comments in ‘The Rebel Entrepreneur’ by Jonathan Moules. We’ll give this some thought.


  3. [...] using some of your free time to start writing? Want to run your own businesses? Why not start it now? what’s holding you [...]

  4. รวมแม้ไอพีแอดเยอะแยะรสข้าวของอีเมล์จอมปลอมก็พักในชาติบ้านเมืองไนจีเรียเช่นเดียวกันทั้งนี้ สมัคร email ผู้ต้องหาทั่ว ราย ได้รับไม่รับทั้งหมดข้อหา โดยหัวหน้าคนงานจอห์นอวดอ้างเตือน สมัคร email มีอยู่มิตรสหายจะหน้าสั้นสินทรัพย์มามอบ แล้วก็ยื่นให้วิชาเลขบัญชีเดินทางเพียงนั้น ไม่ประกอบด้วยมุมมองรู้เห็นกิจธุระแฮกเกอร์อีเมล์ปลอมแปลง ไม่ใช่หรือเค้ามูลข้าวของเงินก้อนติเตียน ดำรงฐานะการโกหกมาจากห้างร้านประเทศญี่ปุ่น สมัครอีเมล์ ด้วยกันไม่สัมพันธน์กับผู้มีชีวิตสถานที่อยู่ไนจีเรียแต่อย่างใด

  5. Many stores are now changing to supply this new age of fighting and how it is changing how people train. Increased
    muscle strength in latissimus dorsi, deltoids and pectorals
    as students learn to increase their punching power.
    The twofold mesh sheets improve the breathability and make sure that there is accurate transmission of air.

    My page … muay thai champions

  6. You will avoid a lot of costly mistakes by doing this.
    Don’t be a master of all because this will turn you into a master of none.
    If you are not utilizing these resources yet, you need
    to be.

    My webpage; online marketing assistant job description responsibilities

  7. Hi there, just became aware of your blog through Google, and
    found that it’s truly informative. I am gonna watch out
    for brussels. I will be grateful if you continue this in future.

    Many people will be benefited from your writing.

    Take a look at my blog post: brooklyn museum (Kacey)

  8. Hmm it appears like your website ate my first comment
    (it was extremely long) so I guess I’ll just sum it up what I wrote and say, I’m thoroughly enjoying your blog.
    I as well am an aspiring blog writer but I’m still new to the whole thing.
    Do you have any tips for novice blog writers? I’d
    really appreciate it.

    Have a look at my page … watch dogs crack (Dollie)

  9. Your web site and blogs will have content very attractive
    to your ideal customer. Those tweets are then received by a user’s followers.
    Again, this is a bit sneaky, but you are providing web searchers (and potential
    customers) with more options and information.

    Here is my web-site; your online marketing agency home (Samantha)

  10. revimax…

    Now – The Time For Entrepreneurship | Define. Refine….

  11. I love what you guys are up too. Such clever work and exposure!
    Keep up the very good works guys I’ve you guys to my own blogroll.

    Here is my web page … co-op inspected; Andy,

  12. I am that is extremely info in my opinion Proxy Tool. With this particular delighted studying ones article. On the other hand must remark in a few regular difficulties, Your website preference is right, this articles is definitely excellent : N. Superb procedure, all the best

  13. This is my first time go to see at here and i am actually impressed to read everthing at one place.

  14. Having said that, game master got witout a doubt decided
    to live and retire the company since it has begun to sell away its outstanding stock and asserted,
    contrary to saturn, the emblem hasn’t been available for purchase.
    Pontiac’s secondly generating 5-8 engines discussed several parallels,
    allowing for numerous sections to change from its advent in 1959
    to the demise in 1979. Was at first planned for a playstation portable outstanding
    and was while becoming developed by naughty dog if it was postponed.
    Even wells disclosed that they were unable to preserve the activities growth alongside.
    Ellis have most of the techie and theoretical get the job done that built
    the connect, but he got not one of the consumer credit within his life.

  15. Most passive multiple income stream Ideas,, requires time and work
    to get it going and to keep it going.

  16. No es preciso recurrir para esto al alegato sobre la naturaleza jurídica de la actividad deportiva, toda vez que,
    la práctica del deporte es libre y voluntaria y tiene su base en la sociedad.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Join The Movement

Thoughts provoked weekly. Direct to your inbox. For FREE!