Creating your Customer Avatar

(Image Credit)   One of the joys (and major challenges) of running a blog dedicated to dreaming up, researching and ultimately validating business ideas – for myself and others – is that sometimes you actually come across one that is a huge hit!   That’s a great problem to have, don’t get me wrong!  …

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What’s Your Market Potential?

  How do you tell if your “million dollar idea” isn’t just a $10 idea?   You assess the market potential of your idea. This is probably the most important step any entrepreneur can take to validate their idea because your potential market is basically how much money your product can make.     What…

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Discovering Profitable Book Ideas

(Photo credit)   So you want to write a book…   Maybe you’ve been inspired by our last several posts about building and leveraging an audience, and finally converting your content creation into a career.   Or perhaps you’ve always had tons of awesome book ideas you wanted to write about! Wait, maybe too many…

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Leverage Your Content

(Photo credit)   As a content creator, you’re not just sitting in a dark room by yourself – creating for the sake of “art”.   You have a message you want to get across – and you want that message to spread far and wide.   Whether you’ve been writing for years; or just had…

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4 Ways to Make Crowdfunding Work for You

  As an existing (or soon-to-be) entrepreneur, you probably have some strong opinions about crowdfunding.   Some see it as an integral part of starting a new business or launching a new product idea in the twenty-first century.   While some have referred to it as a fad, or even a crutch for entrepreneurs –…

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Unique Ways to Validate a Physical Product

So you have an idea for a physical product that you want to bring to life. It’s your passion, your fire. You know it will work. You believe in it… but will everybody else? This is where market testing comes in. But it can be expensive, right? And time consuming? And best handled by experts?…

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App for Validating your Startup Ideas

  GoDaddy officially entered the arena of validating startup ideas with the introduction of their new app: Flare.   But then again, as a web hosting and domain service provider supporting millions of small businesses, many of whom are launching their businesses into the online world for the first time, maybe GoDaddy has always been…

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