Yesterday I met with another passionate entrepreneur trying to get her business off the ground. With more than 500 daily readers of my blog, and with my other writing and speaking opportunities, I am getting more requests for mentoring from entrepreneurs than I can handle.
So I\’m raising the bar.
One of my friends raised the bar by charging a high monthly retainer if someone really wants his help. That way, he gets paid for his time, and the entrepreneur really listens to his advice–because it\’s not free.
Today I spoke about Raising Capital From Angel Investors at the Miller Innovation Center in Sandy, Utah. If you are starting a company in Utah, you should consider getting office space and other services from this group. The companies I know there are very happy with the business accelerator services there.
Other Infobase Ventures updates from this week include:
Google Alerts notified me over the weekend that MyFamily.com has 20 job openings right now including a few international positions.
iPowerweb claims 240,000 professional accounts for it\’s $7.95 per month web hosting service. One of our companies, Utah Angel Network, hired a developer to build our web site and he prefers iPowerweb. So we\’re going to give it a try. Here\’s a link:
iPowerWeb Hosting / $7.95/Mo / 500 Megs of Space, 30 Gigs of Transfer, 300 Emails + Free Setup & Free Domain – CLICK HERE!
I advise CEOs to personally craft their company strategy. My favorite way to do this is not to write a 20 page document that no one will ever read, but simply to make a list of all the press release headlines they hope to issue during the next two years. What key announcements do they hope to make? Partnerships? Key Hires? Revenue Growth Announcements? Funding Events?
You can do this in a few hours.
One exercise Stephen Covey uses is to have you write your own obituary–what do you hope is said about you when you pass on?–and then you try to live your life accordingly.
Infobase Media Corp, parent of LDSAudio.com, today announced that it has raised $1.15 million to develop content offerings (electronic text, audio and video) for multiple markets.
The company has a great team, a great vision of aggregating content and delivering it in multiple media formats to online consumers. The company has already begun publishing religious content in text and audio formats; additional niche markets will be announced later.
LDSAudio.com has seen significant growth in its web site traffic in the past few weeks as its online marketing efforts start kicking in.
The company was waiting for its deal with Deseret Book which will provide users access to hundreds of audio books, talks, and songs before accelerating its online marketing effort.
From Wired.com, May 18th:
Technologists have long dreamed of a clickable world, where machine-readable tags link physical objects to the universe of information on the Web. That dream came closer to reality this month with the release of Semacode, a free system that lets camera phones convert bar codes into URLs.
From Smart Mobs by Howard Reingold (pp. 91-93), a must-read book.