Teaching Entrepreneurship

SEE FULL POST

Teaching Entrepreneurshipbusiness, developers, meeting goals, plan, product

by vanessaalexandra on September 30, 2013 with Comments Off on Teaching Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship is on the rise in University curriculum and more people want to crack the code to be the next big success.  There are also education options online, adult education courses, meetups and heaps of books to tell you how to be successful.  Many of the good young entrepreneurs I meet are working hard, building …

continue reading ...

Migration Success and a DDoS Attack

SEE FULL POST

Migration Success and a DDoS Attackbranding, business, code, developers

by vanessaalexandra on September 27, 2013 with Comments Off on Migration Success and a DDoS Attack

I took a Blogging for Business class at GA ages ago and there is nothing more practical to getting your blog done than  simply doing it.  I had been writing daily for the summer and with enough comments and encouragement, I have migrated to WordPress – land of blogs and on a self-hosting service. As advised, …

continue reading ...

Sick Days in Startup Land

SEE FULL POST

Sick Days in Startup Landbusiness, early stage, operations, startups

by vanessaalexandra on August 7, 2013 with Comments Off on Sick Days in Startup Land

Prioritize what must get done vs what needs to get done Taking a sick day is not the same from corporate when you work in an early stage startup or a small business.  There is no one to cover for you or to help pick up your slack “while you are out”.  The New York …

continue reading ...

Internship Experience

SEE FULL POST

Internship Experiencebusiness, early stage, Interns, operations, optimize, startups, team

by vanessaalexandra on August 6, 2013 with Comments Off on Internship Experience

My intern team runs from 5 to 8 interns at any given point throughout the year.  I structure internships using a three pronged solution, the internship role will have a: Responsibility in operations to run the day to day of the business Project or duty that will impact his or her experience and growth; It has …

continue reading ...

Maintaining an Objective Presence

SEE FULL POST

Maintaining an Objective Presencebusiness, female, Lean In, startups, Women

by vanessaalexandra on July 29, 2013 with Comments Off on Maintaining an Objective Presence

Oddly enough in this world of over 7 billion people with roughly half that are female, people can still have a blank look on their face when they see a woman in a place where we are scarce.  It happens from time to time, as a woman the best way to get through it is …

continue reading ...

This is the End: an example of the idea and execution multiplier

SEE FULL POST

This is the End: an example of the idea and execution multiplierbusiness, creativity, Entrepreneur, startups

by vanessaalexandra on July 15, 2013 with Comments Off on This is the End: an example of the idea and execution multiplier

I just saw “This is the End,“the idea is celebrities attempting to survive during the apocalypse.  It is a ridiculous and offensive comedy.  I laughed plenty and as of July 14th the movie brought in over $90M with a production budget of $32M.     Upon leaving the theater, I told my partner in crime that we …

continue reading ...

Blogging 101 Courtesy of bit.ly breakfast panel

SEE FULL POST

Blogging 101 Courtesy of bit.ly breakfast panelbranding, business

by vanessaalexandra on June 1, 2013 with Comments Off on Blogging 101 Courtesy of bit.ly breakfast panel

What I learned at the bit.ly breakfast panel of What your blog can do for you Being a successful blogger is about Cultivating relationships and community Being current, not passive, by responding to current things Keeping your identity and differentiate yourself from the noise in the market Knowing your audience – know what people want …

continue reading ...

Great idea. Now, Is it a great investment opportunity?branding, business, startups

by vanessaalexandra on May 14, 2013 with Comments Off on Great idea. Now, Is it a great investment opportunity?

Entrepreneurs spend their time focusing on the product or business model, which is great because it is very important.  However, in your planning take time to think of how appealing you are as an investment opportunity and what are you doing to ensure you can build a relationship with your investors.   What do you …

continue reading ...