Startup Guide

2013 Edition

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Building a Better World Through Entrepreneurship

RYAN ALLIS With Ellen Daly
CEO of Connect.com
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ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Startup lessons learned
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ABOUT THIS PRESENTATION

THIS presentation IS PART OF A LARGER slide DECK on building a better world through entrepreneurship

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STARTUP lessons

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Don’t get stuck In analsis paralysis

Take action NOW
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It is UP TO YOU to GET OUT THERE, DO IT &

TAKE THE INITiATIVE
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Investors don’t Invest in systems

That go home at night
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Don’t be Afraid to

FAIL
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FOR YOUR TEAM, RECOGNITION & PRAISE CAN BE BIGGER MOTIVATORS THAN

Salary & BONUSES
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ALWAYS COMMUNICATE FREQUENTLY & OPENLY TO CUSTOMERS & STAKEHOLDERS DURING NEGATIVE EVENTS
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ONCE YOU HAVE 80% OF THE NEEDED INFORMATION MAKE THE CALL. You’ll be right faster By ACTING QUICKLY & LEARNING.
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WHEN THINGS ARE GOING WELL IT IS TIME TO PREPARE FOR THE WORST
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BUILDING A BUSINESS IS LIKE MOVING SOMETHING HEAVY. IT TAKES TIME TO GET INERTIA GOING. BUT ONCE YOU DO, THINGS CAN MOVE QUICKLY.
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PART OF THE CEO’s JOB IS TO FIND & HIRE PEOPLE WHO CAN DO THEIR ROLES MUCH BETTER THAN THE CEO COULD
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BUILD CONSENSUS WITH A SMALL CORE

BEFORE YOU SHARE WIDELY
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WHEN YOU SEE SOMEONE DOING A GOOD JOB

TELL THEM
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THERE IS GREAT POWER IN DEADLINES

CREATE SOME
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To create a great Organization You must Build a system to CULTIVATE GREATNESS In others
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GIVE IMMEDIATE AND SPECIFIC FEEDBACK

MORE OFTEN
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MAKE SURE YOUR INCENTIVE STRUCTURE INCENTivizes

THE RIGHT GOALS
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ONCE YOU GET pAST 20 EMPLOYEES CONDUCT ANNUAL ONLINE

360° Reviews
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HAVE ALL TEAM MEMBERS SHARE THEIR PERSONAL GOALS AND DREAMS

WITH THE TEAM
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WHEN YOU GET TO 50 EMPLOYEES

HIRE A COO
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ENTREPRENEURSHIP IS DOING SOMETHING OTHERS WON’T FOR TEN YEARS SO YOU CAN DO WHAT OTHERS CAN’T FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE
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ENTREPRENEURSHIP IS ABOUT PASSIOn FOLLOWING A DREAM AND CHANGING THE WORLD WITH PLENTY OF CRAZINESS ALONG THE WAY
- JEFFREY BUSSGANG
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BECOME A SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEUR IS NOT EASY YOU MUST HAVE PERSISTENCE DEDICATED, TENACITY & THE ABILITY

TO DEAL WITH ADVERSITY
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BEING AN ENTREPRENEUR IS NOT FOR EVERYBODY. BUT IF YOU FIND IT’S FOR YOU AND YOU CAN FIND A WAY TO SUCCEED, it can be

EXTREMELY REWARDING.
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YOU MAY NOT BE ABLE TO DO EVERYTHING AT ONCE TAKE A LONG-RUN APPROACH & PLAY LIFE LIKE A

LONG-TERM GAME
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IF YOU PRESENTLY DON’T HAVE THE FINANCIAl RESOURCES, THE EXPERIENCE, OR A GOOD BUSINESS IDEA, INTERN OR GET A JOB AT A COMPANY YOU ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT AND START BUILDING YOUR NETWORK &

GAINING EXPERIENCE
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ALWAYS FOCUS ON BUILDING QUALITY & GIVING RELATIONSHIPS WITH

GOOD PEOPLE
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REGARDLESS OF WHAT You’RE DOING MAKE SURE You’RE CONSTANTLY

LEARNING
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TAKE A PROACTIVE ROLE IN PLANNING, GOAL SETTING, &

PERSONAL EVALUATION
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Don’t be afraid to ask for help People are often very willing to HELP YOU IF YOU ASK

GENUINELY
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GET Experience however you can Build your network Have confidence And BE IN IT TO

Help Others
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GIVE BACK
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IF AND WHEN YOU SUCCEED
There are many brothers & sisters Who have not been as fortunate
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Building a Better World Through Entrepreneurship

RYAN ALLIS With Ellen Daly
CEO of Connect.com
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