Workshop: unleashing the intrapreneur within!
The old question was: How do we get people to serve the organization’s goals?
The new question is: How do we create a sense and environment, so compelling that
people are willing to bring their greatest gifts to work every day?
The answer is: “unleash the intrapreneurship within”.
- Are you wondering about how you can change, innovate or create new products/services?
- Are you curious about new ways of working?
- Do you love to share your ideas with others?
Cool! Then you are probably one step away of being the next intrapreneur who can make a big difference.
During the Global Entrepreneurial Week 2014, we’ll do a workshop on November 22nd: “unleash the intrapreneur within”.
In this workshop you’ll learn:
- Why are intrapreneurial skills important & learn to understanding them
- What is intrapreneurship?
- Understanding who are intrapreneurs & some business cases
- How are you going to unleash your intrapreneurial skills?
- When are you going to use your skills?
How to use entrepreneurial skills in your company.
- A comprehensive overview of the best route from idea to product launch
- How to sell your idea in your company
- Exploring & creating a roadmap (worksheets)
- An effective action plan (personal score card)
- Network with other intrapreneurs in person & LinkedIn Group
If this is something, which intrigues your intrapreneurial mind then come and join us at The Hub Singapore! Sign up by clicking on this link
PS Read also my LinkedIn Posts about intrapreneurship:
- 3 Reasons why a corporate employee should join a startup! And 3 reasons why a startup should hire him…
- Future of Work: When Employees Become Intrapreneurs
I was invited for “The Hot Seat Sessions” at The Hub in Singapore this month.
Members of The Hub can book a time slot to talk about challenges/problems they are facing:
In The Hot Seat with Patrick Nelissen
Get your one-on-one consultancy with experts in specific fields (eg. mobile, social media, branding, funding, etc.) to answer the challenges/problems you are currently facing. Book your time with Patrick, specialist in: marketing, sales, business development, business improvement and entrepreneurship
Every month, experts from The Hub community jump into the hot seat, and are available exclusively for members of The Hub weekly for two hours.
This July, join Patrick Nelissen in the Hot Seat for some sage advice!
Most of the members are start ups and have many ideas about new (innovative) products. They are super enthusiastic, strongly convinced, very detailed, full of energy, probably the next Facebook or Box.com or Google or Tripadvisor, hopefully disruptive, highly motivated, etc.
So talking with them is really great. It gives you a lot of energy and is also challenging because you are aware about their vulnerability at this stage.
Now that I’ve done a number of meetings with start ups, I’ve come to realize that none of these start ups has a business plan, product development plan and/or financial plan. And this is no exception. Already in The Netherlands I experienced a lack of motivation and sense at entrepreneurs to write a business plan. It was always a struggle to get them thinking and writing about how they want to execute their business.
I realize that good writers aren’t always the best entrepreneurs and vice versa. But the good thing about writing a business plan is that you have to step back to get a holistic look about your product, pricing model, personnel, distribution channel, customers and competitors. Based on this holistic look, you are able to define the best strategy and business model to launch your product. The result is: reducing vulnerability!
Fortunately, there are models for condensed business plans. My favourite is Business Canvas Model from Alex Osterwalder. Author of Business Model Generation. Business Model Generation is a practical, inspiring handbook for anyone striving to improve a business model – or craft a new one.
Other good options are:
- The One Page Business Plan from Jim Horan. Jim is the author of “The One Page Business Plan” the best selling business planning book on Amazon.com. He is also the developer of The One Page Planning and Performance System.
- The $100 Start Up from Chris Guillebeau. A guideway to show you how to lead a life of adventure, meaning and purpose — and earn a good living.
Give yourself a break, take a blank sheet and start outlining your business model (on 1 page). It will:
- Make your business stronger
- Keep you focused
- Reduce your vulnerability
- And it’s fun to do: it’s the journey not the destination what counts!
PS some other recommendable books (thanks to http://steveblank.com/books-for-startups/):
Every week I’ll post an easy to use and “no budget” tip to improve business. My challenge is to get my message clear in 30 seconds reading time. Please let me know if I succeeded in this!
Nowadays a lot of companies try to acquire new customers by providing free whitepapers, free subscriptions, trial periods and money back guarantees. All these “gifts” followed up by attractive emails to convince me to buy their product or service.
The reason why I almost never respond to these emails is that these companies try to convince me by selling success stories and telling about the fabulous features they have.
This weekend I was thinking about these efforts and I was wondering about the success rate. I guess this rate can never be so high. But I am afraid that I’ll never know the real success rate…
To increase this success rate, I’ll give them an advice: don’t sell but ask!
If these companies would ask me “why don’t you respond?”, it will be very likely that I’ll respond to them. Especially if we can chat about my real problem and if we can find a solution to solve this problem. Then I would buy their product or service!
Is this hard to achieve? No! You only need a good template and an email campaign manager program with proper statistic to track the non-responders.
When do you start asking WHY? I wish you a lot of happy customers!
Inspiring Video from Simon Sinek @TED talks: How great leaders inspire action | Talk Video | TED.com
PPS And if you want to ask “why” while you are meeting a customer, take a look at the website: www.tabluu.com (the easiest way to get feedback & social engagement)