Here is the Silicon Valley roundup of events for bootstrappers. Our theme for January is how to fit your business plan on a 3×5 card.
Silicon Valley Roundup of Events in January 2018 for Bootstrappers
January Theme: Fit Your Business Plan for Q1 2018 on a 3×5 Card
In addition to our regular roundtable there will be a 15 minute exercise to map out key goals and experiments for 2018 on a 3×5 card. We ask that you bring a pen: we will supply the 3×5 cards.
Putting your 60 day business plan on a 3×5 index card as a way of maintaining focus. Outline one key problem you are trying to solve, who your customer is, and what success looks like in 30 and 60 days.
“Keep your plan on an index card: key problem, customer, value, and what success looks like in 30 and 60 days” Anne Kallus
Anne offered this insight at the SVCC13 Working For Equity Founders Panel (see slide 30 for a summary). This really resonated with me: I find 3×5 index cards as useful as the UX folks find post-it or sticky notes.
- Fri-Jan-5 7:30am Bootstrappers Breakfast at Hobees in Palo Alto
- Tue-Jan-16 7:30am Bootstrappers Breakfast at Specialty’s in Sunnyvale
- Fri-Jan-26 9am Bootstrappers Breakfast at Red Rock in Mountain View
If getting up at Zero Dark 30 is not for you, join us at lunchtime for Startups and Burritos
- Thu-Jan-11 Noon to 1:30 at Fiesta Vallarta, 301 State Street Los Altos https://www.meetup.com/silicon-valley-cofounder-academy/events/hjhwpnyxcbpb/
We are fortunate to have CJ Lipe of Adminologist.com as our coordinator for South Bay Bootstrappers Breakfast meetings, she provides contract administrative support for startups and executives, she can be reached at 510-410-5285
Sean Murphy, SKMurphy, Inc.
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