small business start up success – find solutions to existing problems (video)

Small business start up is plain hard work. If you are wanting inspiration and ideas here’s 2 videos from Backblaze, a company specialising in having customers back up their data onto the Blackblaze system.  There are a many great points that I took away from  the videos and  I am sure that if you are in the start up or planning stage of a business you will find helpful as well. My opinions will be different  from yours, as each of us will pick up on different ‘aahaa’ moments.

The videos are  4 & 3 mins. respectively

Here are my take aways:

1 – recognize a need –  96% of computer owners do not not back up their data regularly

2 – keep it simple – simple pricing option just do ‘everthing’

3 – business start up is hard, many owners do not take a salary for years

4 – little things that can be forgotten even a on/off switch

5 – most start ups require owners to take a high risk with investing their savings

6 – look at  and review all options – built their own storage system

 

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What did you find helpful from the videos? We can learn from both small business start up successes as well as failures, it’s great to report on a success!

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Planning to start up a business – try the business model canvas (video)

Are you in the process planning to start up a business or are you wanting ideas to grow your business to the next level. While some businesses start up and grow organically without a  formal business blueprint or strategy, most start up business owners have a spent many hours constructing a business plan. So, if you are wanting to know where and how to start planning to start up a business the business model canvas may be for you. What is does is to force you to think about you business strategy and work on  rather then in your business. I  call it a conceptual framework for business.

The Business Model Canvas, is a strategic management and entrepreneurial tool. It allows you to describe, design, challenge, invent, and pivot your business model.source

So grab a coffee, tea or water and watch these 2 videos.

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