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3 Next Steps for An Entrepreneur Without an Idea


David Cummings on Startups

At last night’s Startup + Student Connection event a number of ambitious students came up after my talk and expressed interest in becoming an entrepreneur. Naturally, I asked why they hadn’t started a company already. Of course, the standard response was that they didn’t have a good idea. My response was either to a) start an eBay store to learn some basic entrepreneurial skills or b) build a personal brand that will help your future company.

Here are the first three steps for building a personal brand:

  1. Register the domain name of your personal name at Namecheap or GoDaddy
  2. Create a free blog at WordPress.com that uses your personal domain name
  3. Start blogging and tweeting on a regular basis about things you’re passionate about as well as ideas to make things better

How does a personal brand fit in with being an entrepreneur? Brand awareness helps with recruiting team members…

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