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The many hats of an entrepreneur

16 May

many hats

Photo credit Andrew Warren

So, I spent the last six weeks or so writing Ruby, Javascript, HTML and CSS code – on LocalFoody – and now have to switch hats completely to focus on:

  • traffic acquisition
  • promotions/pr
  • business plan work
  • pitching investors
  • attending events
  • building out the content database
  • figuring out how to get my mobile apps built
  • attending to accounting stuff

etc, etc etc.

This is the life of a bootstrapping startup. It is never boring, but often overwhelming and whiplash inducing.

If you are an entrepreneur how do you manage it? I would love to hear your tips.


Grow Conference 2010

31 Aug

Two weeks ago in Vancouver a bunch of Canadian entrepeneurs and Silicon Valley types met up to network and share learnings and war stories. Here is a sample of some of the great talks that occured.