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The new business road test : what entrepreneurs and investors should do before launching a lean start-up

Author: John W Mullins
Publisher: Harlow, England : Pearson, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Fifth editionView all editions and formats
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ROAD TEST YOUR IDEA BEFORE YOU LAUNCH YOUR LEAN START-UP Thinking about starting a new business? Stop! Is there a genuine market for your idea? Do you really want to compete in that industry? Are you the right person to pursue it? No matter how talented you are or how much capital you have, if youre pursuing a fundamentally flawed opportunity then youre heading for failure. So before you launch your lean start-up,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John W Mullins
ISBN: 9781292208398 1292208392 9781292208404 1292208406 9781292208411 1292208414
OCLC Number: 1019753250
Description: xx, 337 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: My opportunity : why will or won't this work? --
Will the fish bite? --
Is this a good market? --
Is this a good industry? --
Competitive and economic sustainability : it takes two to tango --
What drives your entrepreneurial dream? --
Can you and your team execute? --
Your connections matter: which matter most? --
Putting the seven domains to work to develop your opportunity --
What to do before you launch your lean start-up --
How to learn what you donâ¿¿t know you don't know --
Who needs investors? --
Market analysis worksheet --
Industry analysis checklist --
Do-it-yourself marketing research for your new business road test --
Evidence-based forecasting --
Getting help with your road test.
Responsibility: John Mullins.

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ROAD TEST YOUR IDEA BEFORE YOU LAUNCH YOUR LEAN START-UP Thinking about starting a new business? Stop! Is there a genuine market for your idea? Do you really want to compete in that industry? Are you the right person to pursue it? No matter how talented you are or how much capital you have, if youre pursuing a fundamentally flawed opportunity then youre heading for failure. So before you launch your lean start-up, take your idea for a test drive and make sure it has a fighting chance of working. Now in its fifth edition, The New Business Road Test is the essential handbook for anyone wanting to launch a start-up. The new and fully updated case studies Ella's Kitchen, Whole Foods, eBay and more and seven domains framework will help you avoid impending disaster and enhance your chances of achieving your entrepreneurial dreams. This book will help you answer the live-or-die questions: · Are the market and industry attractive? · Does the opportunity offer both customer benefits as well as competitive and economic sustainability? · Can you deliver the results you seek? The accompanying app (available on iTunes and Android) makes it easy to assemble all the evidence you need for your road test, wherever you are. href="http://www.newbusinessroadtest.com/" target="_blank"> www.newbusinessroadtest.com "A must-read for all entrepreneurs thinking about a lean start-up." Steve Blank, father of the lean start-up movement and author, The Start-up Owners Manual "Mullins has hit the nail on the head. I wish this book had been given to every entrepreneur who appeared before me on Dragons Den." Doug Richard, entrepreneur, angel investor and founder, School for Startups. "Teaches entrepreneurs and business owners how to avoid mistakes that many make." Start Your Business magazine "A reality check for anyone poised to jump into a new venture without thinking. Readers will enjoy discovering the nuggets of wisdom embedded in the case studies." Financial Times "A great framework to distinguish between nutcase ideas and solid possibilities, and in some cases to turn the mad ideas into something that could work." Max Aitken, serial entrepreneur "John Mullins is a distinguished figure in the global entrepreneurial community." David Giampaolo, Chief Executive, Pi Capital.

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