Posts filed under: Startup Planning

  • research your competition
When starting a business, one of the first things that you need to do is research your competition. You need to know who else is in the line of business that you are about to enter. This is an important step because it shows you what you need to do...
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  • Create a Company Name
One of the most basic things that you will need to do when starting a business is create a company name. But it can be one of the hardest. Where do you even start? Should I go abstract and build my company image later? Should I create a company name...
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25 Business Ideas for Beginners in 2017 Ready to start a business? …but don’t know where to start? I’ve definitely been in the same situation through my entrepreneurial journey and I wanted to put together 25 business ideas for beginners who are looking to start up. If you’re like most...
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Have you ever been asked the question, “where do you see yourself in one year?” or “where do you see your company in one year?” Both questions focus on the one year vision that you have in your mind and it’s a clear indicator of how clear you are on...
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Are you someone that has a lot of business ideas? Do you wonder if the could become profitable ventures and if you could be the person leading the charge? I have these thoughts all of the time and, in face, I’ve been having them for the past 10 years or...
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Understanding Startup Theory Since August of 2015, I’ve been writing on ConnorGillivan.com about my experiences as an eCommerce entrepreneur. I started two new companies in the beginning of 2016, eCommetize and FreeeUp and have been on a mission to document the first year of growing both businesses for the benefit...
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Quick Recap Up until now, we’ve covered the Four Pillars of Startup that help us to better understand the people we need, the product we are building, the financials necessary, and the customer market. As has been explained, it is important to fully understand these aspects of your business idea...
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A New Focus for ConnorGillivan.com For the past 5 months or so, I have been creating content inspired from my past experiences as an entrepreneur. While I have been happy with the value of the content, I felt like something was missing. If you didn’t already know, I am in...
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Have You Set your New Years Resolutions Yet? This is the time of the year when everyone is concerned with their newly created New Years resolutions. We all fathom up new ideas of what we want to achieve in the new year and we share that goal(s) with friends, family,...
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As the best of mentors will tell you…”you can’t succeed and continue to grow without experiencing failure.” This post is both an account of success and the lessons that I learned along the way while using the vision statement to build my eCommerce company. Taking the Vision Statement for a...
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