Wednesday, July 30, 2008

It's who you know : The 20 / 80 rule

Most entrepreneurs agree it's 20% of their contacts that bring 80% of income.

The upcoming Netweb sessions is designed with this in mind. Who you know counts and is in most cases the reason for your progress.

Imagine for a second that all your questions can be answered by people directly around you in your circle. If of course you asked the right questions. Wouldn't that make all the difference?

Increase your 20% with relevant people. It's not about the numbers.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Ideas depend on timing

I just read this quote by Victor Hugo : An invasion of armies can be resisted, but not an idea whose time has come.

With the current information overload only a few of the millions of ideas actually make it to our reach. This got me thinking that timing plays a very significant role in how ideas make it to people.

Those who know create exposure to the masses with relevant ideas get the front seat.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Stoked about the Netweb

I'm really stoked about our upcoming networking event - to which a date will be confirmed soon- at Sophiatown.

The guys at that place rock and it's just an awesome place to hangout when in Newtown.

This event will prove a lot of the stuff we've been talking about with other entrepreneurs, that brands are people to begin with. Unlike the argument I've heard from some guys around my circles that funding builds a company.

The date will be confirmed soon. . . .

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Nova Netweb : Venue update

After doing some research and wanting to expose our event to quite a lot of people, we are looking at hosting it in Newtown Johannesburg.

There's a cool place called Sophiatown in Newtown that I'm working on getting. The guys who run the place are cool and their waiters are great. Anyone got other ideas out there?

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Be known : Cause conversation through value-add

We all want to be known somehow or at least I do.

You build credibility through the value you add in your industry, company and even your community. When you hear the name Mike Stopforth your mind connects him with the 27 Dinner and creates conversation. Which reminds me of something Rich said recently, that the market will carve your offering according to individual needs.

Instead of setting out to be different or innovative, create conversation about yourself. We are all more likely to pay for a service offered by someone we've heard about. If your selling point is the difference. What happens when someone else offers the very same service as you?

The fact that people know what you do and how you do it doesn't mean they'll be able to.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Nova netweb : Networking gig for entrepreneurs.

I'm planning a gig for August which and am looking for some radical ideas.

If you know the networking events you've been don't quite cut it. What do you think was missing for you?

We still meeting with a few sponsors and will be updating you with the developments.


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