For my Entrepreneurship at The New School, when students didn't have a clue as to the business they wanted to start, I developed techniques for opening students up to sources of ideas and brainstorming
New York, NY (Vocus) July 16, 2009
There are many reasons people fantasize of becoming entrepreneurs including making it rich, being in charge of their own financial destiny -- especially when they can't find a job during this recession, wanting to be their own boss or not wanting to retire. For some, a major stumbling block is not knowing what kind of business to start.
On Thursday, July 23, 12n - 1pm ET, Ventureneer.com presents a FREE webinar "Ways Entrepreneur Wannabes Can Determine What Kind of Business to Start" taught by its President, Geri Stengel.
"For my Entrepreneurship at The New School, when students didn't have a clue as to the business they wanted to start, I developed techniques for opening students up to sources of ideas and brainstorming," said Geri Stengel. She added, "I'll share practical tips for fueling would-be entrepreneurs business idea generation process."
Business ideas can come from many sources - previous work experience, hobbies, a personal need, filling a void in the market, etc. Whether you're following a passion or a market opportunity, you need a purposeful process for seeing the possibilities, which this FREE webinar will provide.
Inspiration can come from many sources, this webinar will provide a wide array of muses, including:
- Exploring what you love doing
- Starting with what you need that doesn't currently exist
- Discovering a better way to do something
- Taking advantage of new technology, trend, change in regulations or restructuring of an industry
- Discovering obvious business solutions
- Making lemonade from lemons
- Going against the grain
- Not reinventing the wheel, just make it better
- Creating a bright idea
This webinar is ideal for the under employed or necessity entrepreneur, recent retiree, frustrated employee or those who want to pursue the American Dream.
Geri Stengel, President, Ventureneer (an online education and peer support company) and Stengel Solutions (a strategic planning and marketing firm that advises and develops social impact organizations). She teaches Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprise at The New School in NYC. Geri co-founded Women's Leadership Exchange, a social enterprise that helps women-led businesses take their companies to the next level. She headed marketing for Dow Jones Information Services and launched Physicians' Online. Geri is a past Vice Chair of Governance Matters, a non-profit organization that counsels New York-based non-profits on issues of stronger governance and past board member of the National Association of Women Business Owner NAWBO-NYC.
Ventureneer provides a new approach to learning that blends traditional formal instruction with informal learning derived from peers using Web 2.0 technology to capture and share this knowledge. Ventureneer’s customized Web 2.0 learning environment: blogs, virtual classes, peer-to-peer learning, coaching, web events and articles, provide the necessary support to make faster, better organizational decisions.
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