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#1 Resolution To Start The Small Business Year

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tim Rudkins Jan 6, 2015. 2 Replies

What's the best way for a small business owner to start the new year?  Try to work smarter, not…Continue

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The 4 REAL Reasons To Start A Business

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tim Rudkins Nov 10, 2014. 5 Replies

“I can’t get my…Continue

Tags: starting-up, solopreneurs, entrepreneurship

4 Ways To Beat The "Start-Up Blues"

Started this discussion. Last reply by Niggem Mar 25, 2015. 5 Replies

Depression during the…Continue

Tags: solopreneur, health, mental, up, starting

Sub-contractors - The new solopreneurs?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tim Rudkins Sep 24, 2014. 2 Replies

Sub-Contractors – The New Solopreneurs? A current client of mine, a management consultant in a very specific…Continue

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Solopreneurs

Focused on Solopreneurs - those who like to start and run businesses themselves.  Initially based on the Solopreneur Business Model Pyramid by Tim Rudkins, it is open to all new ideas and tools for helping solopreneurs start and run their businesses successfully.See More
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What Shaka Zulu Can Teach Us About Marketing/Sales

For most solopreneurs, marketing and sales are tough.  By definition a solopreneur hates working with other people.  The idea that you now have to go out, contact them, interact and convince them of your worth is truly painful.  And by go out, I mean actually leaving your shop or computer and getting out there or at least call…See More
Apr 7, 2015
Niggem replied to Tim Rudkins's discussion 4 Ways To Beat The "Start-Up Blues"
"Thanks so much for your answer Tim. Now we are in the market research stage. So we are planning some survey for potential costumers. This gonna be a company which offer tandem flights ( paragliding ) to tourists. If you have some recommendations to…"
Mar 25, 2015
Tim Rudkins replied to Tim Rudkins's discussion 4 Ways To Beat The "Start-Up Blues"
"I don't think there is a way, which is why I always stress that people work together for a while before they sign any agreements (e.g. partnerships).  Too often things go bad and people have locked themselves into some agreement. "
Mar 24, 2015
Niggem replied to Tim Rudkins's discussion 4 Ways To Beat The "Start-Up Blues"
"Dear friends. What happen when your business partner for this startup acts in a different pace as you ?. For instance he's slower than I am. How do you test his commitment ?"
Mar 24, 2015
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Solopreneurs

Focused on Solopreneurs - those who like to start and run businesses themselves.  Initially based on the Solopreneur Business Model Pyramid by Tim Rudkins, it is open to all new ideas and tools for helping solopreneurs start and run their businesses successfully.See More
Mar 22, 2015
Tim Rudkins replied to Tim Rudkins's discussion 4 Ways To Beat The "Start-Up Blues"
"Thanks Alice!"
Mar 19, 2015
Alice John replied to Tim Rudkins's discussion 4 Ways To Beat The "Start-Up Blues"
"Nice post. Really informative. "
Mar 19, 2015
Mike Lachapelle commented on Tim Rudkins's page Solopreneur Business Model Pyramid in the group Solopreneurs
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"That's a very interesting observation. I can relate that effectively to my own 'solopreneurship' context. In the past year my business model has taken a decisive shift as I have put emphasis on my network connections for both customer…"
Feb 18, 2015
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"Thanks Mike and yes, competitors would be the initial part.  However, for solopreneurs it is less about who the competitors are as opposed to what they are doing.  Most solopreneurs have lots of competitors and rarely compete directly…"
Feb 18, 2015
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"I like this model as a strategy model. It makes a great pre-cursor to the BM canvas. By understanding these components, one can be in a position to develop the canvas view of how the business would be designed to address the strategies needed in…"
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Why are you passionate about business models and business model innovation?
I'm and entrepreneur and small business coach that has always focused on business models and I love the fact that more people are recognizing this.
How would you best describe your level of expertise when it comes to business models?
knowledgeable
What's your URL?
http://www.rudkins.ca
Who do you work for? What do you do?
I help solopreneurs start and run their small businesses successfully.
What industry do you mainly work in (e.g. financial services, telco, utilities, public sector, academia, pharma...)?
Services, Health and Wellness, Media
What is the size of the organization you work for?
1-10
Do you want to add anything? Feel free. Any topic.
I have used business models to help small businesses start and run for around 30 years. I think they are the most efficient and most useful way to analyze and/or fix a business idea.

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What Shaka Zulu Can Teach Us About Marketing/Sales

Posted on April 7, 2015 at 3:17pm 0 Comments

For most solopreneurs, marketing and sales are tough.  By definition a solopreneur hates working with other people.  The idea that you now have to go out, contact them, interact and convince them of your worth is truly painful.  And by go…

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The Joys of SEO & The Grail of Google's First Page

Posted on October 2, 2014 at 2:35pm 0 Comments

SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is a fancy term for improving your website (and other things) so that when people look for you on a search engine, you come ahead of others.  Lots of books, thousands of firms and millions of posts and still SEO can be as confusing as explaining Climate Change to your…

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Branding - Using Your Own Name In The Business

Posted on September 17, 2014 at 3:54pm 3 Comments

A current client of mine, a tailor, is just in start-up mode and is debating that age old question for solopreneurs – “Should I use my own name for the business name.”  It’s a question I get often but he has a distinct twist to it in the sense that he was thinking of using his middle name as his last…

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Improve Your Health Solopreneurs - Try Stretchclock!

Posted on August 7, 2014 at 2:20pm 0 Comments

Many solopreneurs are deskbound these days or working from a laptop in some coffee shop.  Particularly when we are focused on getting certain tasks done, we can stay that way for hours on end.  The result?  We get stiff, out of shape,…

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At 4:06pm on October 5, 2014, Nimi Godfrey Erekosima said…

Thank you Tim for your comment. Lekki is a suburb of Lagos. Bounded by the atlantic Ocean and the Lagos lagoon and arguably the fastest growing in Africa in terms of infrastructural development. You may check out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByMT3BeVNac

At 8:32pm on July 23, 2014, Nelson Cornejo C said…

Thank you Tim, I hope group grows up. Excuse me Tim, maybe do you have the link or file of "Business Architecture a practical guide" by Jonathan Whelan for sharing.

 
 
 

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