Weekly letter from JJ:
One of the most exciting parts of my job are the opportunities I get to work with motivated entrepreneurs on their business concepts. These ideas run the gamut but one of the key success factors for those entrepreneurs that advance beyond the concept stage is consequential forward progress.
Whether an entrepreneur has a new idea or has been working on an idea for years, when we sit down with a new Resident (entrepreneur) at the CSUF Startup Incubator for the first time we create a custom plan of action for that entrepreneur for the next six months. During these six months, we work with our Residents to continuously move their concepts forward and making them into real businesses. How do we do this?
Consequential forward progress for a startup means focusing on the most important areas of a startup. That means: building a team, launching a minimum viable product or service, creating a lean startup plan, and the handful of other aspects that are truly important for a business that is starting up. There are hundreds of things that new entrepreneurs think they should be doing but what we do is help them focus on what truly matters to set them up for sustained success.
Many of the entrepreneurs who have become Residents at the CSUF Startup Incubator have told me that they wish they had started working with us sooner. All that time they spent trying to figure out the basics of how to launch their businesses could have been better utilized focusing on those activities that actually mattered.
If you or someone you know is starting a business have them get in touch with me and let them know about our events (meeting face to face is the best way to discuss these kinds of things). This Wednesday at 6pm we welcome David Gosselin in to talk about Equity Crowdfunding.
John Bradley Jackson
Director, CSUF Center for Entrepreneurship
PS: And a sincere thanks must go out to our hundreds of mentors who have helped entrepreneurs we work with make consequential forward progress! Without them many entrepreneurs could not have accomplished all of the great things they have over the years.http://bit.ly/CSUFEntrepreneurInsider___________________
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