Join Whitney Johnson for an in-depth discussion in this video Tapping into networks of expertise, part of Entrepreneurship Foundations.
You know it's important to bring on the right…co-founder, hire the right people,…and get the right advisers on board.…But how do you actually find the right people.…Much as a computer network is a collection of…computers that facilitate communications and…allow users to share data,…we network to gain access to broader resources…including expertise and capital.…Here are a few tips for activating…and expanding your network.…Once you've done the hard work of identifying…resources you need to build your business,…make sure you can articulate what you're…looking for 30 second elevator pitch style.…
Distill ask will make it easy to tap into your network.…You'll want to start by networking…with your friends and family.…They may not understand exactly what you're doing,…but because they want to see you succeed…they will likely be supportive and helpful.…If you can simplify what you need, the people…you build strong ties with will do what…they can to help you reach your goals.…While individuals with whom you have strong ties…
- Finding your idea/problem to solve
- Finding your first customer
- Writing a business plan
- Deciding on a legal structure
- Building a team of employees and advisors
- Marketing your business
- Building a website
- Minding cash
- Managing stress
- Funding growth
- Balancing entrepreneurship and life
Skill Level Appropriate for all
Financial Literacy: Reading Financial Reportswith Rudolph Rosenberg1h 25m Appropriate for all
Management Foundations (2013)with Britt Andreatta2h 9m Appropriate for all
1. Finding Your Big Idea
2. Starting Your Business
3. Building a Team
4. Marketing Your Business
5. Scaling Your Business
6. Funding Growth
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