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Day in the Life of a Start-up

Let's get active and learn about what it's like to run a start-up.

Talk to someone you know who runs a start-up, or has in the past, and ask about their experience. For instance: ask them to draw a timeline of the highs and lows of running a start-up. What surprised them the most about their experience starting up a company? If there were a start-up genie in a bottle, what three wishes would they have? Maybe you can even hang out at their office for a day and let us know what it's like there. 

And if you've started a web company, a new venture, or even a new club, tell us about it! What were the needs of your organisation in its early stages? What were your struggles, opportunities, or concerns? You might also think back on an anecdote that highlights a particular challenge: what was the issue you were facing and how did you overcome it?

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I am currently launching my own venture and I find that every day requires two seemingly opposite strategies: forcing myself to move forward and create my own next steps and forcing myself to take a step back and reconnect with myself and the world.

I am currently launching my own venture and I find that every day requires two seemingly opposite strategies: forcing myself to move forward and create my own next steps and forcing myself to take a step back and reconnect with myself and the world.

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I started my own online business when I couldn't get a job because of the US economy.  I was getting frustrated sending out my resume and not getting any responses.  So I stopped sending them out and started looking for my own company to start.

I started my own online business when I couldn't get a job because of the US economy. I was getting frustrated sending out my resume and not getting any responses. So I stopped sending them out and started looking for my own company to start.

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Hello everyone my name is Alan Hyman and I have had my own business for over ten years helping startups by being a startup. I was interviewed by Ashwin Gopi.  His link on OpenIDEO is here: http://www.openideo.com/profiles/500520676/

Hello everyone my name is Alan Hyman and I have had my own business for over ten years helping startups by being a startup. I was interviewed by Ashwin Gopi. His link on OpenIDEO is here: http://www.openideo.com/profiles/500520676/

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Paul Graham’s (founder of Y Combinator) “start-up curve” is a lovely indication of what start-ups face as they get started. Simply knowing what is ahead is helpful for web entrepreneurs.

Paul Graham’s (founder of Y Combinator) “start-up curve” is a lovely indication of what start-ups face as they get started. Simply knowing what is ahead is helpful for web entrepreneurs.

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99% offers insights and practical advice to help creative minds get organised and make ideas happen...
"Genius is 1% inspiration, 99% perspiration" - Thomas Edison

99% offers insights and practical advice to help creative minds get organised and make ideas happen... "Genius is 1% inspiration, 99% perspiration" - Thomas Edison

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Nobody likes to fail but how a startup approaches failure will have a huge impact on its chances for success. Is it a culture that embraces this as a learning opportunity? Or does it ostracize those that took a risk?

Nobody likes to fail but how a startup approaches failure will have a huge impact on its chances for success. Is it a culture that embraces this as a learning opportunity? Or does it ostracize those that took a risk?

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Kern and Burn are challenging designers to follow their passions and create their own paths.... one day at a time (for 100 days).

Kern and Burn are challenging designers to follow their passions and create their own paths.... one day at a time (for 100 days).

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