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To Start A Business

To Start A Business

To start a business, you need three things:

  1. A product or service,
  2. A group of people willing to pay for it, and
  3. A way to get paid. Everything else is completely optional.

Ask three questions for every idea:

  1. How would I get paid with this idea?

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Launch

Launch

  • In the battle between planning and action, action wins.
  • You need to show people how you can help remove or reduce pain.
  • Mission statement: We help [customers] do/achieve/other verb [primary benefit].
  • “Plan as you go” to respond to the changing needs of your customers...

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“An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory.”

FRIEDRICH ENGELS

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“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.”

STEVE JOBS

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Urgency

Urgency

  • If you’re not sure where to spend your business development time, spend 50 percent on creating and 50 percent on connecting.
  • The difference between a good offer and a great offer is urgency (also known as timeliness): Why should people act now?
  • The message you want to communi...

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Features Vs Benefits

Features Vs Benefits

We tend to default to talking about features, but since most purchases are emotional decisions, it’s much more persuasive to talk about benefits.

Example: A feature is descriptive (“These clothes fit well and look nice”) and a benefit is the value someone receives from the item in question ...

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You can grow a business one of two ways:

You can grow a business one of two ways:

  • Horizontally, by going wide and creating different products to apply to different people. Horizontal expansion involves going broader by serving more customers with different (usually related) interests;
  • Vertically, by going deep and creating more levels of engagement with customers....

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“Passion, though a bad regulator, is a powerful spring.”

RALPH WALDO EMERSON

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“Remind people that profit is the difference between revenue and expense. This makes you look smart.”

SCOTT ADAMS

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why 1 + 1 can equal 3:

why 1 + 1 can equal 3:

……“A successful partnership (or any type of collaboration) should create a combined business which is at least 33 percent larger than the sum of what the two individuals could achieve on their own.

  • Big problems create big opportunities.
  • Our future is tied to what we do, decisio...

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“Catch a man a fish, and you can sell it to him . Teach a man to fish, and you ruin a wonderful business opportunity.”

KARL MARX

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Questions Before A Startup

Questions Before A Startup

  1. Impact : Overall, how much of an impact will this project make on your business and customers?
  2. Effort: How much time and work will it take to create the project?
  3. Profitability: Relative to the other ideas, how much money will the project bring in?
  4. Vision: How close of...

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Passion And Usefulness

Passion And Usefulness

  • But in the overlap between the two circles, where passion or skill meets usefulness, a business built on freedom and value can thrive.
  • Not-so-secret recipe for microbusiness alchemy: Passion or skill + usefulness = success
  • There’s no failproof method; in fact, failure is ofte...

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Small Changes = Big Impact

Small Changes = Big Impact

  • The not-so-secret to improving income in an existing business is through tweaks: small changes that create a big impact.
  • If you operate a service-based business, consider how you can introduce a “productized” version of the service.
  • Providing both a product and a service help...

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The $100 Startup Model

The $100 Startup Model

  • Follow-your-passion model.
  • Build something that people want and give it to them.
  • Low startup cost.
  • At least $50,000 a year in net income.
  • No special skills.
  • Full financial disclosure.
  • Fewer than five employees.
  • Could you explain what yo...

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Give Them The Fish

Give Them The Fish

  • Give people what they really want, not just what you think they should have. Give them the fish!
  • (Passion + skill) → (problem + marketplace) = opportunity
  • You just have to find the right passion, the right audience, and the right business model.
  • The first $1.26 or fir...

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HOW TO PUT HAPPINESS IN A BOX AND SELL IT.

HOW TO PUT HAPPINESS IN A BOX AND SELL IT.

Strategy 1: Dig Deeper to Uncover Hidden Needs

Strategy 2: Make Your Customer a Hero

Strategy 3: Sell What People Buy

  • If your business focuses on giving people more of what they want or taking away something they don’t want (or both), you’re on the right track.
  • Busi...

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Show Me The Money

Show Me The Money

  • Spend as little money as possible and make as much money as you can.
  • Spend only on things that have a direct relationship to sales.
  • Borrowing money or investing a lot of money to start a business is completely optional.
  • Maintain a practice of regular rate increases so...

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Three Key Principles to Focus on Profit

Three Key Principles to Focus on Profit

  1. Price your product or service in relation to the benefit it provides, not the cost of producing it.
  2. Offer customers a limited range of prices.
  3. Get paid more than once for the same thing.

Also, having a high-end version creates an “anchor price.” When we see a sup...

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Substance And Style

Substance And Style

  • Style without substance = flash (No one respects these people.)
  • Substance without style = unknown (Everyone who knows these people respects them, but not many people know them.)
  • Style with substance = impact (This is the goal.)
  • Remember that most core needs are emo...

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Magic Formula

Magic Formula

  • KEEP COSTS LOW
  • GET THE FIRST SALE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE
  • MARKET BEFORE MANUFACTURING
  • RESPOND TO INITIAL RESULTS
  • MAGIC FORMULA: THE RIGHT AUDIENCE, THE RIGHT PROMISE, THE RIGHT TIME = OFFER YOU CAN’T REFUSE.
  • Work “on” your business by devoting time every d...

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Make People Feel Good

Make People Feel Good

  • The secret to a meaningful new career was directly related to making people feel good about themselves.
  • You can pursue freedom for yourself while providing value for others.
  • Value means “helping people.”
  • The more a business can focus on core benefits instead of boring...

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