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SKMurphy, Inc.

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

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  • Dorothea Brande’s “Becoming a Writer:” 6 Tips for Entrepreneurs

    Dorothea Brande wrote “Becoming a Writer” in 1934. The book remains in print today and offers valuable tips for both writers and entrepreneurs. Doreathea Brande’s “Becoming a Writer” Offers Six Tips for Entrepreneurs Creativity Requires a Craftsman, a Critic, and a Genius Contemplation and Meditation Improve Your Thinking Morning Pages Schedule Time to Wrte Establish a […] The post Dorothea Brande...

  • Newsletter: Crafting and Testing Your Value Hypothesis

    Your value hypothesis is your best theory for why customers will pay for your product or service in preference to the status quo or other alternatives available to them. One of the key challenges entrepreneurs face in launching a new offering is understanding the value it offers a target customer in addressing a need or […] The post Newsletter: Crafting and Testing Your Value Hypothesis appeared f...

SKMurphy, Inc.

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 3 weeks ago

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  • Quotes for Entrepreneurs–January 2017

    I collect quotes for entrepreneurs from a variety of sources and tweet them on @skmurphy about once a day where you can get them hot off the mojo wire. At the end of each month I curate them in a blog post that adds commentary and may contain a longer passage from the same source for context. […] The post Quotes for Entrepreneurs–January 2017 appeared first on SKMurphy, Inc..

  • Transcript From Elena Krasnoperova’s Learning Hacks for Bootstrappers

    The following is an edited transcript of Elena Krasnoperova‘s “Learning Hacks for Bootstrappers” briefing at the Bootstrapper Breakfast on Fri-Dec-2-2016. She had a “cheat sheet” she handed out that is interleaved here in her remarks. We have added hyperlinks where they help to clarify or elaborate on her remarks.  Elena Krasnoperova on Learning Hacks for Bootstrappers […] The post Transcript From...

  • Newsletter January 2017: What We Are Up To

    We are mixing it up in 2017  with our email newsletter: we are going back to a monthly publication schedule but will dedicate one issue a quarter to a roundup of events and activities we have planned for the coming months and some key milestones our clients have achieved.  Newsletter January 2017: What We Are Up To This blog post summarizes […] The post Newsletter January 2017: What We Are Up To a...

  • Getting More Customers Workshop on Saturday Feb 11, 2017

    Let’s face it, finding customers can be quite a challenge. In this interactive workshop, we will cover a variety of proven marketing techniques for growing your business: attendees will select one or two that fit their style and develop a plan to implement them in their business in the next 90 days. Speaking – small […] The post Getting More Customers Workshop on Saturday Feb 11, 2017 appeared fir...

  • Interview With Shane Reiser On Your Ideas Are Terrible

    I ran into Shane Reiser (@ShaneReiser) at the Intrapreneur Conference in Silicon Valley and was impressed by his new startup (Your Ideas are Terrible) with cofounder Carie Davis to bring lean thinking to corporate innovation. What follows is a Q&A we conducted over email with hyperlinks added for context. Shane Reiser: Your Ideas Are Terrible […] The post Interview With Shane Reiser On Your Ideas ...

  • Q: Forming a Scientific Advisory Board

    Q: I am in the process of forming a scientific advisory board for my startup in the healthcare / facility management space and I would welcome any insights or suggestions. Forming a Scientific Advisory Board Q: My hope is that forming a scientific advisory board would give us input and guidance on our methodology, introduce […] The post Q: Forming a Scientific Advisory Board appeared first on SKMu...

  • Jeff Allison joins SKMurphy Team to Drive Intrapreneur Focus for 2017

    We are excited to announce that Jeff Allison will be collaborating with us on a new set initiatives for intrapreneurs in 2017, including a new Mastermind group specifically for intrapreneurs and change agents. Jeff Allison to Drive Intrapreneur Focus for 2017 Jeff Allison brings more than three decades engineering and executive experience managing complex software […] The post Jeff Allison joins S...

SKMurphy, Inc.

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 4 months ago

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  • Q: What Lessons Should I Draw From A Painful Cofounder Experience?

    Painful cofounder experiences are more common than happy ones, and especially so when the parties don’t know each well to begin with and the business startup fails. Here is a real email exchange that explores some ways to minimize the risks. What Lessons Should I Draw From A Painful Cofounder Experience? Q: I joined a startup […] The post Q: What Lessons Should I Draw From A Painful Cofounder Expe...

  • Why Startup Founders Choose SKMurphy As An Advisor

    From conversations with current and former clients we have reached some conclusions about why startup founders choose SKMurphy as an advisor. Here is a summary. Why Startup Founders Choose SKMurphy As An Advisor We have a process for generating early customers and early revenue. The outcomes our clients receive from our engagements include: Cost effective […] The post Why Startup Founders Choose S...

  • Newsletter: Pricing to Value

    Our September/October 2016 newsletter explores different aspects of the challenge pricing to value: setting the price of your product based on the value that it offers a prospect.   September/October 2016 Newsletter: Pricing to Value This blog post summarizes our Sep/Oct 2016 newsletter; you can subscribe to the monthly SKMurphy newsletter using the form at the right. Pricing […] The post Newslett...

  • 13 Tips For Getting Up Early and Arriving Early

    I like getting up early and arriving early. But I find the hours late at night can unlock a lot of creativity so I often get up late unless I schedule something early. I also like working up to the last possible moment–what is it about the last few minutes before you have to leave that are […] The post 13 Tips For Getting Up Early and Arriving Early appeared first on SKMurphy, Inc..

  • Working in Silence

    I can be very productive with a certain amount of background noise, I find it easier to write if there is music playing or I am in a moderately noisy coffee house where there are many low conversations going on in the background. But when I really need to think hard about something–typically a problem […] The post Working in Silence appeared first on SKMurphy, Inc..

SKMurphy, Inc.

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 5 months ago

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  • More Unsolicited Advice From David Cain

    David Cain has many thoughtful and carefully observed posts on his blog “Raptitude: Getting Better at Being Human.” Here are excerpts from three posts that offer practical advice for entrepreneurs. More Unsolicited Advice from David Cain This a follow up to a blog post I wrote last year, “Some Unsolicited Advice From David Cain,” that extracted seven key […] The post More Unsolicited Advice From D...

  • 12 From Sydney J. Harris’ “Winners and Losers” For Entrepreneurs

    Sydney J. Harris was a journalist and newspaper columnist who wrote “Winners and Losers” in 1973. This slim 120 page volume packs a number of insights. I have selected a dozen that I thought were most applicable for entrepreneurs. Winners and Losers Harris believed that key differences in attitude and behavior led to the different outcomes that […] The post 12 From Sydney J. Harris’ “Winners and L...

SKMurphy, Inc.

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 5 months ago

New blog articles detected

  • Stephanie Shateria: How To Look and Feel Authentic On Camera

    Key take-aways from a talk today by Stephanie Shaterian on at Women in Consulting event on “How To Look and Feel Authentic On Camera”  How To Look and Feel Authentic On Camera The following is a guest post by Candis Lipe of Adminologist based on her key take-aways from a Mon-Sep-12 talk at WIC (South […] The post Stephanie Shateria: How To Look and Feel Authentic On Camera appeared first on SKMurp...

  • 15 Years After 9-11, Four After Benghazi

    15 years after the 9-11-2001 attack on New York that left some 3,000 Americans dead and 4 years after the 9-11-2012 attack on a US diplomatic mission in Beghazi left four dead including a US ambassador it’s time for a look back. As to what difference this may make, George Santayana advises “those who cannot […] The post 15 Years After 9-11, Four After Benghazi appeared first on SKMurphy, Inc..

  • IVALA Joins Forces With VIN

    I am delighted that Taimur Alavi and the team at IVALA are joining forces with  VIN the Veterinary Information Network. They have bootstrapped a significant amount of progress and I think VIN will provide the resources to accelerate not only the development of innovative applications and their reputation for excellence will encourage the spread of IVALA’s technology into […] The post IVALA Joins F...

  • Constructive Pessimism

    Many entrepreneurs who are naturally optimistic make a serious mistake in discouraging pessimistic thinking instead of putting it to good use. The clever utilization of constructive pessimism is one of the keys to success. Constructive Pessimism There are four exercises that embrace short term pessimism to improve the overall prospects of success for your startup Design […] The post Constructive P...

  • A Half-Fast Entrepreneur with Half-Vast Experience

    Some thoughts on the half-fast entrepreneur with half-vast experience.  Any resemblance to the author or the reader is purely coincidental.  Not Too Slow, Not Too Fast, More Half-Fast “Bees are not as busy we think they are. They just can’t buzz any slower.” Kin Hubbard True for entrepreneurs with ADD as well. Equanimity and the resulting flow […] The post A Half-Fast Entrepreneur with Half-Vast E...

SKMurphy, Inc.

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 5 months ago

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