THE RISKY IDEAS workshop is aimed at helping everyday thinkers take the next steps towards making their ideas a reality, and--if they choose to do so--take the plunge and become an entrepreneur.
September 26, 2013
7:00 ~ 9:00 pm
Six MetroTech Center Brooklyn, NY 11201
Every day thinkers like you
The workshop is aimed at helping everyday thinkers take the next steps towards making their ideas a reality. When you have a good idea, where do you go? Most people don’t know how to develop their ideas, or make an imagined product a reality. This is where RiskyIdeas comes in, RiskyIdeas holds workshops to help bridge this ‘idea gap’. With Risky Ideas workshops, people can get a taste of what it takes to be your own boss.
As the founder of ScriptBlue LLC and RiskyIdeas, Alim Williams is a strong advocate of innovative ideas. This can be seen in the work of his team at ScriptBlue, who take the idea development process and condense it, so that ideas can become products in months instead of years. He firmly believes that with the right steps and perseverence, any idea can make it to the market.
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Nikolai Wolfe is a dynamic orator and persuasive team leader. Trained as an "modern" engineer, Nikolai couples a keen business sense with a strong belief in sustainable entrepreneurship. "Live by design" is his operating motto and is a statement that truly encompasses his approach to life.
Having learned the ropes of running a restaurant in his early childhood, and starting an IT company at age 16, Nickolai Sampson is a paragon of the self-made man. His experiences have given him an understanding of the difficulties faced by today's thinkers. This understanding has led him to help others in their efforts and join the RiskyIdeas team.
The topics being covered include the following:
The importance of the Blurb / oneliner.
I have an awesome Idea, whats next?
Is my idea good enough?
Who do i share my idea with?
How do i allocate my time to start working on my idea?
Now that i have an idea how do i build it?
When should i start writing a business plan?
Pre-Entrepreneur to Entrepreneur.
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By Alim Williams
One of the biggest mistakes that aspiring business owners make is overlooking the importance of digging deep into what their motivations are for starting a business and if their overall life is truly ready for this change.
They get so busy in trying to figure out the logistics involved in getting their idea off the ground that they forget to pay attention to some very vital aspects that are crucial to one's success.
If you are toying with the idea of starting your own business, you need to begin by laying a strong foundation to your thinking and to your actions.
The place to start is to question your true intentions and motivations behind wanting to undertake this endeavor. Your reasoning needs to be strong and meaningful in order to ensure that your business house won't crumble with the ups and downs of the experience. We all know that running a business has its good and bad times and when you go through the rough times, what (your reasoning and motivations) propelled you to start your business in the first place will serve as your sustaining power.
Often we think that our work is somehow separate from our personal life. We forget that in order for things to go smoothly, our personal and professional lives need to be in comfortable alignment. The work that we do has a great impact on how happy or unhappy we feel.
Your business venture needs to incorporate what you love to do, what you enjoy, and who you are. When you are making a conscious decision to become an Entrepreneur, you need to make sure that your personal vision has a place for that business and can make adjustments if need be.
It's a known fact that not everyone is capable of being an Entrepreneur. People can have great ideas, even have a passion supporting these ideas, but being a successful Entrepreneur requires more; it requires very specific personality traits. Some of us are born with these; others may have them dormant and may need to develop them. Pay attention to your strengths and weaknesses – determination, creativity, persistence, patience, flexibility, and the ability to keep learning are some of these necessary traits.