15 Unique and Inexpensive Ideas to Promote Your First Product

by / ⠀Finding Customers Startup Advice / June 5, 2012

  Q. What are some unique and inexpensive ideas for getting more exposure for your first product? The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only nonprofit organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. The YEC promotes entrepreneurship as a solution to unemployment and underemployment and provides entrepreneurs with access to tools, mentorship, and resources that support each stage of their business’s development and growth. A.…

4 Things To Do Before You Launch

by / ⠀Finding Customers Startup Advice / March 24, 2012

Assuming you have a great idea and have begun to build your minimally viable product, you still need to start to generate some buzz around your company to continue to gauge interest and build a loyal following. This loyal following will serve as beta testers and advocates for what you are building. They are the perfect people to connect with, as they will be the people you will…

6 Tips On Finding A Designer For Your Product

by / ⠀Startup Advice / November 17, 2011

Designing a product can be a daunting task, especially if your product needs to stand out in an already crowded niche.  I often talk to some aspiring entrepreneurs who have no idea where to begin or have horror stories for the  services they received. Below I document 6 tips that virtually any entrepreneur can use when outsourcing a product design project – regardless of their budget. 1. Identify…

Starting an Import/Export business? Here’s What You Need to Know

by / ⠀Startup Advice / May 28, 2010

As an entrepreneur, it is essential that you go over every aspect of your industry before you actually start full force.  This is even more important when you are deciding to start or add on an importing/ exporting company.  Because you are dealing with things like international trade regulations, different currency and many other factors, you should really do your homework.  Below is a quick reference to the…

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