How do you come up with business ideas?
More importantly, how do you validate your business ideas?
Jakob Greenfeld is a master at this.
He tracks trends, signals and problems to find business opportunities in the most unlikeliest of places.
Jakob is a serial entrepreneur and founder of Data on Demand, Newsletter Spy, Enrich My List, Under the Radar, Product Explorer (acq.), What to Tweet (acq.).
He writes on entrepreneurship, creativity, and marketing and has over 8,000 email subscribers and 12000 Twitter followers.
And also writes the amazing Business Brainstorms newsletter. His tweets and newsletters are always insightful and interesting.
They go to the heart of an issue and always give you something to think about.
Last month I had the privilege of hosting Jakob for an hour Indie MBA session.
We talked about -
- Going from Academia to Entrepreneurship
- Doing a bootstrapped MBA
- Building an audience vs a business
- Insight Porn
- Channel Offer fit vs Product Market Fit
And a lot more...
This is a recording of an hour long conversation.
Check it out -
You can watch all the Indie MBA sessions in this playlist -
You're invited for the next Indie MBA session, it's with The Google Sheets Wizard - Andrew Kamphey.
And it's happening tomorrow!
Kamphey has made $100K revenue over the last 2 years just selling Google Sheets templates, videos, memberships and consultancy.
He's the founder of BetterSheets.
It started as a side project, over time, after a number of ups and downs it has become a major source of revenue for Kamphey.
The project has made $50K just in the last 6 months since he's gone full time on it.
That's the power of focus.
Kamphey's story is the perfect example of the power of identifying a profitable niche and doubling down on it.
(He doesn't even talk about Ms Excel, only Google Sheets!)
But was he always like that?
Or did he discover the value of niching down along the way?
Join us for an hour long discussion with The Google Sheets Wizard🧙♂️.
And learn the secrets of winning the indie game.
Register for free -
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