My friend Tad Walch wrote an article in today's Deseret News about the Business Week article that highlights Provo and 4 other cities as great places to start companies. BYU gets a lot of credit, as does the missionary program of the LDS Church, for creating entrepreneurs.
Tad got some good quotes from my other friend, Dave Bateman, who is possibly my favorite bootstrapping entrepreneur of all time--a constant source of inspiration and amazingly smart ideas.
Ben Kou (a former Utah guy) from socalTECH sent me two great links yesterday:
I found this one year old list of businesses who use P2P (peer to peer) technology in their business strategy. (The list doesn't include consumer file sharing companies.) Many are defunct. If you've considered using P2P, you should study this list.
I have purchased dozens of good domain names over the years, but haven't sold a great one before. But one of my companies is trying to sell the directory.net domain name.
From your experience, what is the best way to sell a good domain name like this? Should we list it on various broker sites (like greatdomains.com), hire a professional broker, or what?
Any suggestions would be appreciated.
I won't be able to attend this event next week:
- 7/19 Emerging CXO P2P Forum
In May I blogged about Junto and a Salt Lake Tribune article about this super-innovative new business model for creating teams of entrepreneurs. Tomorrow's UVEF luncheon (Provo Marriott at 12:00 pm) will feature Greg Warnock, the visionary behind Junto, and several of the Junto winners (there have been 15 so far who have received $50,000 in startup funding.) I totally love this concept and can't wait to hear more about it.
This fall, I'll be teaching BusM 457, a 3 credit hour class on Internet Marketing. My name isn't listed in the course catalog, and only 4 people have enrolled so far. If that doesn't change, and if we don't get at least 15 students, I'll be embarrassed and BYU may not hold the class. Don't let this happen.