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Here you will find articles on entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial ecosystem, virtual incubation, and how to use IdeaGist.

9 startup lessons entrepreneurs would teach themselves if they could go back in time

By Richard Feloni, Management Strategy and Entrepreneurship   All entrepreneurs will make poor management decisions or wrong hires and face obstacles entirely out of their control. The best are able to process each failure, learn from it, and continue forward...
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3 Ways to Talk About Your Big Idea Without Giving It Away

By Hassan Syed Big Idea! Your idea is brewing in your mind. You're excited and motivated to get it out there, but you need to be careful not to give it away to other people. Our ideas are very much like babies. We need them to grow and flourish, but we need to protect...
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How secure is my idea on IdeaGist?

One of the things our team constantly respond to is the question about security and safety of ideas on IdeaGist. Many people reaction to a site like IdeaGist is “What! Do you want me put my idea on a website?”, This article is about the security of your idea on...
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3 Things to help you in not losing that idea

By Hassan Syed ‘Everything begins with an idea.’ - Earl Nightengale We all come up with ideas on a regular basis. Some good ones, some silly ones and some inspiring ones. Many of our ideas come in our minds when dealing with an obstacle, a complex situation, or a...
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Do you need a Co-Founder? A 4 item checklist.

Does thinking of finding a partner or co-founder to help convert your idea into a viable business leave you hopelessly confused or fearful? You are not alone. Everyone you ask will have a strong opinion. And each opinion is conflicting. Some would tell you that it is...
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Getting started with IdeaGist and our innovation communities

Thank you for signing up and Welcome to IdeaGist Platform! IdeaGist platform help people and communities to work on innovative ideas and bring them to reality. We host 100s of innovation communities worldwide. You may have signed up on our global site or you may have...
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How to save yourself from the Idea Thief?

They’re out there. You know who… the idea bogeymen (and bogeywomen) - Just waiting to steal your ideas. That’s why you wrap up your brilliant, world changing idea and stuff it to the back of your brain. Or you try and work on it in secret. Without anyone knowing… in...
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self-trust

Self-trust: the secret of success

Self-trust is the first secret of success ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Learn how IdeaGist online business incubator can help self-trust...
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True Innovation

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One good idea can be life-changing

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MILLION DOLLAR IDEAS

Million Dollar Ideas Need More Than a Minimum Wage Effort to Launch

Million dollar ideas need effort and action invested to launch. Let IdeaGist show you how...
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start-up tasks

The secret to managing tasks so you can move forward

Task management 101 Learn how IdeaGist can help you get...
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ideas won't keep

Take action on your ideas while they’re fresh

Ideas won't...
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Save your ideas on paper or device, before they’re lost forever

Save new ideas Carry a notebook or keep an app for notes on your device. The short-term memory only retains information for three minutes. Unless it is written down and stored,  you can lose an idea for...
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innovate

It only takes one big idea to innovate

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Growth hacking process

Growth Hacking Process

Growth Hacking Process Growth hacking is the process and mindset of searching for ways for your product to grow. It's kind of like a  mix between engineering and marketing. The key is to find untapped channels of customers who are motivated to use your...
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Endurance

It starts with an idea

Endurance Learn how IdeaGist can take your start-up idea to...
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Virtual Business Incubator

Background Incubators have been around from the 1950’s, but became increasingly popular in the 1990’s reaching 7,000 incubators worldwide today [InBIA]. There is still a debate on how to define a business incubator. There are many competing ideas that include...

Silly Ideas can get you laughing all the way to the bank

Silly innovative ideas Back in the 1970’s, California advertising executive Gary Dahl was brainstorming and joking with colleagues; he wanted to come up with a pet that anyone could care for, no effort required. Someone suggested a pet rock. Everyone laughed.  Dahl...

IdeaGist 2017 Application Deadline is June 30.

IdeaGist 2017 applications are due by June 30! F6S is taking applications for IdeaGist 2017. Simply click here for information, and we'll get you started on your application right away. IdeaGist Virtual Incubator plans to help a large number of people with innovative...

Getting started with IdeaGist and our innovation communities

Thank you for signing up and Welcome to IdeaGist Platform! IdeaGist platform help people and communities to work on innovative ideas and bring them to reality. We host 100s of innovation communities worldwide. You may have signed up on our global site or you may have...

Features vs Benefits – Know the difference

By Laura Clampitt Douglas This story first appeared in the December 2000 issue of Startups.  To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe. There isn't a business owner in the world who hasn't wrestled with the features vs. benefits dilemma tossed at them by...

The BOOTSTART Manifesto

There’s never been a better time to act on your “big idea”. And this manifesto will show you how. 1. Entrepreneurs Are Everywhere While we may look different and speak different languages, the world is flatter than it’s ever been. We are living through a global...

8 Ways It’s Easier to License Ideas Today

By Stephen Key - Co-founder, InventRight@stephenkeymedia    When it comes to licensing ideas, things have changed in the past 30 years. I think it's an absolutely fantastic time to be an inventor. The ideas I'm seeing from my students, they blow me away. Rapid...

Equity Crowdfunding 101: Is It Right For Your Startup?

By Eric T. Wagner To get your arms around this, last year the global online crowdfunding industry raised $5.1 billion for thousands of cash strapped businesses, charities, and startups. In fact, according to Massolution’s 2013 Crowdfunding Industry Report,...

How-to share your idea with your trusted friends

Your idea is brewing in your mind. You’re excited and motivated to get it out there, but you need to be careful not to give it away to other people. Our ideas are very much like babies. We need them to grow and flourish, but we need to protect them until they’re...

How secure is my idea on IdeaGist?

One of the things our team constantly respond to is the question about security and safety of ideas on IdeaGist. Many people reaction to a site like IdeaGist is “What! Do you want me put my idea on a website?”, This article is about the security of your idea on...

3 Things to help you in not losing that idea

By Hassan Syed ‘Everything begins with an idea.’ - Earl Nightengale We all come up with ideas on a regular basis. Some good ones, some silly ones and some inspiring ones. Many of our ideas come in our minds when dealing with an obstacle, a complex situation, or a...

How-to Add an Idea on IdeaGist Safely and Securely

How-to store an idea safely and securely on IdeaGist  ‘An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea.’ – Edward de Bono Your idea is brewing in your mind. You’re excited and motivated to get it out there, but...

How-To Complete Your Basic Profile On IdeaGist

What is an IdeaGist Profile An IdeaGist profile is your introduction to other IdeaGist users. It is just like your LinkedIn profile, providing details of your experience, expertise, interests and what are willing to offer on IdeaGist Collaboration Platform.   Why...

If you are designing for many, you need to speak to many.

Often times we come up with a brilliant idea - and it flops. In many of those situations, the idea really is brilliant, and with a bit more nurturing, it could be the next big thing to storm the markets. But for some reason, it just didn’t not work. Maybe it didn’t...

How to save yourself from the Idea Thief?

They’re out there. You know who… the idea bogeymen (and bogeywomen) - Just waiting to steal your ideas. That’s why you wrap up your brilliant, world changing idea and stuff it to the back of your brain. Or you try and work on it in secret. Without anyone knowing… in...

Full of Ideas but no Money? 7 Sources of Funding

One of the biggest challenges many aspiring entrepreneurs face is the dreaded F word. FUNDING. This is often the major deciding factor to start their own business and sadly, often many will let their dreams wither away and their brilliant ideas remain fond memories....

Do you need a Co-Founder? A 4 item checklist.

Does thinking of finding a partner or co-founder to help convert your idea into a viable business leave you hopelessly confused or fearful? You are not alone. Everyone you ask will have a strong opinion. And each opinion is conflicting. Some would tell you that it is...

Deciding to Take the Leap: 4 Questions to ask yourself

It's your dream. You've thought about it for years. You've done your homework, have faith in your product or service, and you're so tired of working for someone else. Is now the time for you to take that leap and quit your job to start your own business? Apple...

A New Currency for your Ideas: GIST-Points

How many times has a friend or family member reviewed something for your, or helped with brainstorming or even put in blood sweat and tears for a project of yours and not asked for anything in return? And yes you were very grateful and thanked them from the bottom of...

5 Types of Funding for Your Idea

On a daily basis, I encounter entrepreneurs and aspiring business owners that are in need of start-up capital. There are many ways that you can fund your idea and you need to be clear on which type of funding would actually work for you.  Let’s have a quick look at 5...

3 Ways to Talk About Your Big Idea Without Giving It Away

By Hassan Syed Big Idea! Your idea is brewing in your mind. You're excited and motivated to get it out there, but you need to be careful not to give it away to other people. Our ideas are very much like babies. We need them to grow and flourish, but we need to protect...

About Ideagist

WHAT IS IDEAGIST IdeaGist is a collaboration platform for people with ideas and those who are interested in new ideas. It is a place for people, communities, and companies to work together towards a better future. Idea Incubation Community Collaboration Global...

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