It was the summer of 2006 when I got a call from OTEF executive director and entrepreneurial catalyst Francine Hardaway of Stealthmode Partners. Her message “I found a new volunteer for you to help with the conference. His name is Steven Groves and he has lots of ideas, tons of energy, AND he wants to help. Can you meet with him?” At the time we were planning the first annual Arizona Entrepreneurship Conference with a very small team and we needed all the help we could get – so meet him I did. It was a VERY good thing too. From that first meeting on the patio of Fleming’s in Chandler Arizona until today, Steven Groves has volunteered hundreds of hours to support AZEC and OTEF. He is one of the reasons that each year AZEC is a can’t miss event for Arizona’s entrepreneurs.
Getting to your event early gives you more time to reach your goal. It gives you a chance to meet and great people as they come in the door. Connect with them before the event gets crowded. Those that are there early with you might have the same strategy and take networking more seriously. If you have never met the early arrivals, it will force you out of your comfort zone. Unless you want to stand there by yourself, which will more than likely make you look unapproachable.
Do you need to invent a product to be an ruthless odense danhostel? Absolutely not, just take an already existing product or idea and create a business and profit from it. Organize a business venture and assume the risks for it. Come up with your own niche to get clients, close deals and start making some serious money. What ever you decide to get involved with you should make sure you really know your product inside and out. What are you waiting for? Start brainstorming today and make your dream of being independently wealthy a reality.
You’ll want to include testimonials from happy customers and endorsements from popular figures in your niche market. This step gives you oodles of credibility and it will increase your sales without a doubt!
Funny story here. Last week, I coached a colleague in the U.K. to get ready for his presentation on entrepreneurship. I’m on west coast time. He’s in London. We found the perfect ‘sweet spot’ for our Skype calls: his end of the day-was my start.
You are about to embark on a challenging, yet exciting journey. So, before you become impulsive and commit regrettable mistakes, you should again ask yourself: Do I have that passion to start a business?
Another that has joined the ranks of people that have overcome obstacles is Michael Fradera. Fradera had an aversion to water that might have seemed silly to others. That was when he still had both legs. ‘I always had a fear of being in the water where there are big fish,’ said Fradera. These days, the Fradera has reason to avoid water. He lost both of his legs when his Army vehicle encountered a roadside bomb in Iraq on Aug. 17, 2007.Fradera, 31, can learn to walk again on a pair of titanium legs and prosthetic feet . Michael Fradera is learning to SCUBA dive.
At any rate, the team that endures will win the $250,000 prize and get to return to their respective lives with a sizable amount of extra pocket change.