The Business Model Canvas, developed by Alexander Osterwalder, is a framework that helps you to nail down what your idea / startup is about, and maps the ecosystem necessary for your startup to thrive.
Coworking spaces are popping up all over, and allow people from different start-ups to work in the same environment. This allows not only a great atmosphere of pulling together a business, but allows people to work together and collaborate.
One of the first things people ask themselves, or are asked by friends and family, once they have an idea for a start up is "Is there already something similar out there? Is there already a product/service out there like the one on my mind? "
Mumsnet is a virtual community where new mums can discuss everything from diapers (cloth or disposable) to repairing relationships strained by a new baby. This is a lovely analogy for the challenges of starting (& growing) a business.
The biggest problem for entrepreneurs on all statistics & questionnaires all over EU is access to early stage funding, equity based and not with collaterals and loans that are unreachable to youngsters with ideas and a passion to innovate
Business Design Tools is an open collaboration platform designed to bridge the gap between Business and Design by voting, sharing and discussing tools and processes to design more innovative and customer-centric businesses.
Here are ten (not so) obvious points European Web entrepreneurs don't seem to get when launching their Web businesses internationally. I learned these 10 points by comparing what is going on in Europe with the dynamics in Silicon Valley & Asia
Like the dancing guy, a start up has its own ideas on how to change its environment. But next to the dancing guy you need first followers to start a movement. They are the ones who positively refer you to others and adopt your concept.