Elena Krasnoperova has hired a number of freelancers and contractors on an on-demand basis for graphic design, marketing, lead generation, web research, and software development. At the Bootstrapper Breakfast on July 7 in Palo Alto she shared lessons learned from a range of experiences–both good and bad–and offered some tips on hiring on-demand talent. She was kind enough to allow us to publish her handout as a blog post. Elena Krasnoperova is a former executive at eBay, PayPal, Zong and oDesk, the founder of two bootstrapped companies in the “family tech” space: SimplyCircle and Calroo, and a Limited Partner at 500 Startups. She is a lifelong learner of all things business and entrepreneurship. Elena holds a Ph.D. in Psychology from Stanford University
A roundup of events in Silicon Valley for bootstrappers in May 2017; this month at the Bootstrapper Breakfasts we are focused on effective delegation and management of employees, freelancers, and consultants.
A roundup of events in Silicon Valley for bootstrappers in May 2017; this month at the Bootstrapper Breakfasts we are focused on what habits to nurture and what to extinguish for success.
We had a great featured attendee at our Fri-Apr-7 breakfast in Palo Alto, Brian Putt of Probability Management gave a short briefing on "How Entrepreneurs Can Use The Value of Information to Manage Uncertainty" The "value of information" sometimes referred to as the expected value of perfect information, is a very useful concept. If the value of
Josh Anderson, founder of FreeDNS, shared “Lessons Learned Bootstrapping FreeDNS” at the Feb-24-2017 Bootstrapper Breakfast at Red Rock in Mountain View.
Here are my notes on Liz Fraley’s briefing on “Bootstrapping an expertise-enabled startup” at the Tue-Feb-21 Bootstrapper Breakfast in Sunnyvale.
A Roundup of Events for Bootstrappers in Feb-Mar 2017 Wed-Feb-1 at Split Bread in San Francisco: Steven Kim Offers a Briefing on "Deep Work for Bootstrappers: How To Double Your Productivity" Steven Kim, our featured attendee, is profiled in "Founder Story: Steven Kim of edify.me." He will discuss how he applied lessons from Cal Newport's
Chuck Hattemer, co-founder of OneRent, was our featured attendee this morning in Sunnyvale. Here is the handout from his briefing on bootstrapping OneRent.
Great conversation Friday morning at Hobees in Palo Alto. We had a featured attendee "Hard Drive" who covered some of the lessons learned in "Hard Drive: Seven Practices I Used to Launch a Successful Startup." Here are a couple of topics we covered. Work to a Frequently Updated Action List We had a featured attendee "Hard
Great conversation this morning at Red Rock. Here are a couple of topics we covered. Scoping a Hardware Project I mentioned two consulting organizations that have "post a project" pages you can use to submit small projects to help scope a design or review a project plan (as well as larger projects) http://patca.org/post-a-project/ http://californiaconsultants.org/post-a-project/ A