6 reasons why #teenagers should #start a #business now

Start-ups are very much hype at the moment. Success stories of small companies being bought up by the GAFA or consorts are played in loop on TV. It is no wonder then that such stories get people thinking “could I make something like this?” Usually such process starts with an idea. Then it grows into … Continue reading 6 reasons why #teenagers should #start a #business now

7 #skills #teenagers will learn by starting their own #smallbusiness

For some time I have been trying to figure out how best to help my teenagers prepare for entering the workplace. So far, I have relied on the school system to teach them sciences, languages and many other interesting topics. I grew up in France and went to school there. My children started school in … Continue reading 7 #skills #teenagers will learn by starting their own #smallbusiness

My journey as a #startup #founder – step 11 – @founding

Step 11 - growing our community We need you, to grow our audience, so please help us with the 3 actions below! We are now live on Facebook Check us out, like and share, we need to get visibility, so we can test our concept with a wider audience! I want to like Biz4Teens Facebook … Continue reading My journey as a #startup #founder – step 11 – @founding

My journey as a #startup #founder – step 10 – @founding

Step 10 - getting to know our customers better Mentor Idea Review Last Tuesday evening was the first real hurdle in our start-up accelerator programme with a 5min presentation of the Biz4Teens concept to the mentors. Mentors were asked to assess the novelty of the idea, how it solves a problem, its potential traction and … Continue reading My journey as a #startup #founder – step 10 – @founding

My journey as a #startup #founder – step 9 – @founding

Step 9 - what is your name... Tuesday's session was on naming and positioning our business. This was perhaps the most emotional session since we started a month ago. Considering this business is a bit like our baby, giving it a name means a lot. Name is everything... to put it in the words of … Continue reading My journey as a #startup #founder – step 9 – @founding

My journey as a #startup #founder – step 8 – @founding

Step 8 - where we decide our revenue model This topic is so critical that we had the chance to have two mentor sessions this week. After Tuesday's session on business model, last Friday we also had the privilege to spend 2.5 hours with Jan Fuelscher, a figure of the Swiss Startup Scene. Jan's presentation … Continue reading My journey as a #startup #founder – step 8 – @founding

My journey as a #startup #founder – step 7 – @founding

Step 7 - customer first... It's difficult to do everything and I had to leave this chronicle aside for a few days as i was engaged in as many customer interviews as possible (had to complete minimum 9 before this past Tuesday which was quite challenging!). This is so far the best part of this … Continue reading My journey as a #startup #founder – step 7 – @founding

My journey as a #startup #founder – step 6 – @founding

Step 6 - when the going gets rough... I took me some time to decide to write this post... I think I just went through my first air pocket and although I had planned to write on Tuesday evening after our session, I was simply not up for it... too much to do, too stressed, … Continue reading My journey as a #startup #founder – step 6 – @founding

My journey as a #startup #founder – step 5 – @founding

Step 5 - Preparing for Hot Seat and programme drop-out Our next session is coming fast and i decided to adopt a different strategy this time. As said during the class, the programme is hard and testing because entrepreneurs have to learn fast for previous mistakes and avoid making new ones.. so this week, in … Continue reading My journey as a #startup #founder – step 5 – @founding

My journey as a #startup #founder – step 4 – @founding

Step 4 - customer interviews Most of the weekend was spent conducting customer surveys to talk about the problem, the proposed solution and the different pricing models. What was supposed to be a simple interview of 15min with 10 "simple" questions often turned into a one hour long, deep conversation into the ins and outs … Continue reading My journey as a #startup #founder – step 4 – @founding