On the How, Not the Why, of Entrepreneurship

I tend to reflect on my experience and attempt to make meaning of it.  Wanting to be of value to entrepreneurs as I serve as coach and mentor at Startup Weekend Blacksburg has moved me to contemplate my time as an entrepreneur.  What of meaning and value can I offer my fellow entrepreneurs?

Handshake 2.0 launched on July 28, 2008.  Since then I have been co-founder of a second start-up – failed and its corporation dissolved - and am now co-founder of a third start-up, my first with funding, this one through a friends and family round.  Three start-ups in four years is crazy.  So I am not a credible source on the "why" of entrepreneurship.

On the "how" of entrepreneurship, those four years have offered massive lessons.  I share links to posts I have written about what I have learned.  I am the beneficiary of countless hours of support, advice and mentorship from a network of professionals unsurpassed in expertise.  I share a selection of their posts as well.

And at the end, a cartoon. 

10 Pieces of Advice for Entrepreneurs 

Advice to My Fellow Entrepreneurs About Names, URLs and Trademarks

How Much Does a Mobile App Cost?

The Mobile App Business Model

Questions to Ask a Potential Start-up Team Member

Advice to Co-workers of Entrepreneurs

On Being Part of a Health Start-up

On Being a Woman Entrepreneur


By Other Authors

Birth of an Entrepreneur, Z. Kelly Queijo

Advice to Entrepreneurs from Manisha Singal, founder of pre-Amazon.com online bookstore in India

When Is it Time to Turn Off a Start-up?, Jim Flowers


Advice to Entrepreneurs Seeking Funding

Three Fundamental Tools in the Fund-raising Toolbox , Mike Drzal

3 No-Nos for Pitches, Rebecca Conner

Advice for Start-ups Seeking Outside Investment, Ryan Hagan

7 Cautions for Entrepreneurs Considering Crowdfunding, Mike Drzal

Ten Bottom Line Stats on Angel Investing

An entrepreneur walks into a bar...
Joke by Anne Giles Clelland, made exponentially funny via cartoon by Kelsey Sarles.

Startup Weekend Blacksburg is Friday, September 14, 2012 through Sunday, September 16, 2012 at the offices of Rackspace in Blacksburg, Virginia, USA.

Jim Flowers, Mike Drzal, Rebecca Conner and Z. Kelly Queijo are from organizations that are clients of Handshake Media, Incorporated, the parent company of Handshake 2.0.

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