When ‘Your’ story transforms ‘My’ story; Charity Water, Eastlake Community Church

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  Charity Water, Eastlake Community Church; When ‘YOUR’ story transforms ‘MY’ story (Video- Scott Harrison- speaking at Eastlake Community Church about Charity Water and Eastlake’s Drinks for Drinks benefit and partnership) The words pull you in. You can’t seem to leave your seat. The pages fly, the movie speeds forward  Lost in ‘the story’ you…

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How Many Vista’s Have You Missed?

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My internal GPS is programmed wrong. I’m eternally, directionally challenged. And still I venture out. Often alone. How many vista’s have you missed for fear of getting lost, falling down or failing? “Life is a daring adventure or nothing at all” Helen Keller said. I agree. Dare to fail. Dare to get lost. Dare to…

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Does Your Startup Need Acceleration? Startup Accelerator

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What if you can learn from entrepreneurs before you?  What if there are very specific things you can do as a founder to reduce your risk of failure? What if you can accelerate your success timeline?   Acceleratebusinessstartuppamhoelzleseattlebusinessconsultingaccelerator from PamelynHoelzle Here are 12 action items to accelerate your startup.   Now imagine me standing in…

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Startup Tip #4 Listen To Hugh; Unleash The Entrepreneur Within!

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Unleash the entrepreneur within.  I love this social object by McLeod that illustrates tip number 4 perfectly. We can get all technical, review business models, competitive landscape’s, develop the best teams but none of that matters if the entrepreneur is not unleashing his or her very best.  = We were all born creators- co-creators. Creative…

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Startup Tip #3: You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know

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Startup Tip #3 Face it. In start-up you are doing new things. Many of which you’ve never done before. You can’t possibly know what you don’t know, especially if you’ve never travelled the road before.Blind spots. False Assumptions. Denial. Ignorance. Inflexibility and a lack of awareness can kill a startup. Don’t let it kill yours….

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Startup Tip #2: Market Validation vs Proof Of Concept

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OF course it has to work. The new question is do you have market validation? Are there willing buyers prior to launch? What’s the proof? Do you have contracts? Letters of intent? Can you develop it strategically in unison with another player? Did you do the alpha inside of a potential client who will place…

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A Model For Telling Your Business Story

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A Model For Telling Your Business Story Stories matter.  And in the marketplace business story,  organization story matter ALOT! Each story should be as unique as the DNA that makes up the venture or organization. That said every story should take into mind the following elements. Want to see your story in a whole new…

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So You Want To Start A New Business: 20 Dos, 20 Don’ts

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So I’ve been busy . Seems  more and more people are deciding it’s time to start a new business, or put their existing one in to high gear.   In the spirit of  small business, I’m going to commit the next 20 posts to how to start a business. I will share as many of my…

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MAJORING in the minors?

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photo by eviltomthai I’ve done it. Maybe you have too? Spent countless hours doing insignificant things. When the time investments you and I make with our one incredible, precious life are in-congruent with what we value we are majoring in the minors, living a life that is insignificant and altogether a waste of time based…

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