Monthly archive for March 2015

Plant and wait for the harvest in your new businesses

Plant and wait for the harvest in your new businesses

I start this post with its conclusion: the entrepreneurship world is made only for people who have time to plant and wait for the harvest. Owning a business is an idea that sounds nice for many people, but it is an option that is not made for

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The conundrum of every entrepreneur: Facing New Competitors

The conundrum of every entrepreneur: Facing New Competitors

I’ve been an entrepreneur for more than 18 years and during this time I’ve had the opportunity to speak with many young entrepreneurs as well as established businessman. Many years ago I came to the conclusion that most entrepreneurs are afraid of competition. This fear usually begins

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Clients that can end with our business – and with ourselves-

Clients that can end with our business – and with ourselves-

When I decided to stop working for someone’s else company and joined my brothers’ business, who had started it some years ago, acquiring new clients was a subject that I was concerned about. This was obvious because as other entrepreneurships if we weren’t able to get new

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Venture Capital Firms making their way into Latin America

Venture Capital Firms making their way into Latin America

Some 10 years ago, maybe a little bit more, I was trying to make my first large entrepreneurship a reality. At that time we analyzed with my business partners, different mechanism to finance the project. Among the options we analyzed, we included a bank loan, government funding,

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Positive and negative aspects of Marketplaces

Positive and negative aspects of Marketplaces

When a SME decide to start selling products on the Internet, one of their greatest fears is the subject of costs, in order to implement a webpage. This makes that tis type of companies many times desist from entering to this great media, that brings opportunities to

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Creating and Defining Metrics 3 – For your Personal Life

Creating and Defining Metrics 3 – For your Personal Life

Today I’ll continue with this series of articles where I talk about metrics in different scenarios. In the past two entries, I talked about metrics in a corporate environment and also for Internet. It is true that metrics are usually developed and analyzed in companies, but they

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Exploring Internet niches

Exploring Internet niches

Some posts ago, I explored different business models that where possible with the Internet such as the Long Tail model. This model makes able that stores such as Amazon reach niches and not only sell mass consumption products because with Internet and the minimum costs it implies

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Creating and Defining Metrics 2 – For Internet

Creating and Defining Metrics 2 – For Internet

In the first article of this series about metrics, I introduced this topic and argued that metrics are vital for businesses and for our personal and professional life. For the second entry I will talk about metrics, this time from the perspective of Internet. As I mentioned

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Our experience working with non profit organizations

Our experience working with non profit organizations

Consultorías 360° – our consultancy company- is a family business in which the only partners are my brother and me. Maybe you have read in other of our posts that we advise companies in technology innovation strategies, especially related to the Internet. With our education and our

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