Today I felt I got clearer on the ideal customer profile for my new company. I suspect the 4-5 customers or prospects I have picked up in the limited entrepreneur programme this past month has had something to do with that …
Good enough, so who is it then?
He or she has a business and is earning some money selling services or stuff, often not quite enough to live from it but not so little so that it’s a dead end.… Read more
I think I know what the problem with my lack of soul vitality is – or part of it.
It’s definitely about getting more together with like-minded people, who want to do something for the world. But it’s not just that.
It’s more about just getting out more. Out of the house.… Read more
As I walked home from shopping today, I was fuming a bit in the January frost. I had just gotten email about various offers from the Entrepreneur Program – talks, mentorings, etc. Most of them seemingly pointless.
Pointless because they are more about inviting people you already know to promote themselves and their products, under the guise of coaching would-be entrepreneurs.… Read more
On a train journey to visit my parents I tried to relax, but was still thinking about the company – my company and its fragile future.
In particular, I was thinking about what would motivate me to do what I needed to do to earn more money.
Strange as it sounds, I didn’t feel I had the ‘right’ motivation.… Read more
Went to a meeting with a consultant whose job it was to get me clear on the rules.
The rules for starting in the limited programme for entrepreneurs who receive employment insurance. Like me.
Yes, I’m allowed, but:
15 hours a week max.
And every hour I work must be deducted from the insurance.… Read more
We drove home from the Christmas gathering and got back to the City, some hours before a major storm hit the country.
Overall, it had been some very good days. Especially yesterday when Char, I and my sis- and brother-in-law had been sitting around the dining room table and helped each other finish the LEGO-sets we had given the kids for Christmas.… Read more
I went downtown again today – to the office KIA has offered prospective entrepreneurs, without or without registration anywhere, to network and work for 3 months.
A new group of unemployed, receiving insurance benefits, are given the chance to mingle with ‘the real entrepreneurs’ there. I am one of them.
That is part of the pitch when the insurance organisation, KIA, sold the new office space: You see, we could get “inspiration” from the pros!… Read more
I was considering for the nth time today if I should sign up for the limited entrepreneur program of my insurance scheme.
It means I can be an entrepreneur a limited no. of hours per week.
I will have to deduct everything I earn from my unemployment insurance which I currently receive for another 46 weeks or so.… Read more