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.
Elena Krasnoperova gave a fantastic briefing this morning in Palo Alto on seven learning hacks she has developed from bootstrapping two startups. Here is the handout she provided as a summary of her remarks. Seven Learning Hacks for Bootstrappers Elena Krasnoperova – Founder, SimplyCircle and Calroo Step 1: Make time for learning new skills –
A roundup of events for December 2016 for Bootstrappers Breakfast December 2016 Event Roundup for Bootstrappers Breakfast Silicon Valley BB Channels: @bootstrappers | LinkedIn Group | Blog | Meetups: SV | SF | East Bay “In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, in the expert’s mind there are few.” Shunryu Suzuki Palo Alto Bootstrapper