Entrepreneurial Journal #1
Welcome to the first of my planned monthly ‘Journal’. I intend to summarize what’s happened in my blog-venture the past month to show you the reality of day to day entrepreneurship. See how I avoided calling it a diary. It’s a journal see, and in this journal, I will go through my income and expenses, my success measures, and generally what’s changed since last time. I also want to delve into any challenges I’ve face, and successes along the way. If I’ve learned something useful, I’ll try to throw it your way as well.
How to build a Squarespace website
I’m going to tell you how to build a website like my own; ademiralijagic.com. Yours will obviously be tailored to your own needs. Hopefully it will look even better than mine, which isn’t hard. Not because it’s easy to compete with my awesome website, that’s hard. It’s easy to create yours better because of my excellent guidance (#humble). To quote The Black Eyed Peas, (or in other words the sound of my middle school dances), “Let’s get it started”.
3 steps for a functional business plan
There’s a clash between what you’re taught, and what you end up doing when writing business plans. Why is that?
Some of the reason lies in the unnecessary BS that business plans usually contain. The fluff you write more for show, than for substance.
Well, I’m here to tell you that it doesn’t have to be this way. You can have a short, BS-free business plan, that helps you grow your venture, instead of a plan that is written and forgotten.
You need a working business plan. One that that helps you develop and commercialize your idea instead of impressing an investor.
Here is my 3-step guide for making your business plan functional.
How I pivoted my blog niche
Your business idea didn’t turn out like you planned. Welcome to the club. Every successful entrepreneur, scratch that, every successful person has been where you are now. It’s common to fail when starting a business of any sort. Many times. That is not to say that failure needs to be the end. A lot of the time, what failure usually means is that everything didn’t go exactly as planned. You eventually tire of the constant hustle that starting a business is, until you eventually burn out. You failed.
Hello to you, my maybe new or returning reader! It’s a good day, the sun is shining, well at least in the non-literal way. Today I have some exciting but also shocking news for you! I am going to stop writing about technology and business. Boom. Mic Drop.
Instead, I will be writing about entrepreneurship and my experiences as an entrepreneur. Whoa! Hold up, you might be thinking, why this sudden change of subject. Well, you have come to the right spot for the answer. I’m going to walk you through my recent epiphany, and what led me to change my course, or pivot if you want.
The Founders Cabin Podcast
The past few weeks me and my previous classmate and co-founder Bastian Marenbach have been working eagerly to finish recording, editing and posting The Founders Cabin Podcast. The cabin where we each week figure out how to start a company. We delve into our background and experiences starting Streets of Oslo together, and we also discuss the practice and theory of entrepreneurship.
The City That Never Sleeps
I visited New York City, or mostly Manhattan with a short trip to Brooklyn and Staten Island. I also made the trip to Washington DC. Had to get the new profile pics in front of the white house. Other tourist things to check off my list. Times square, central park, Harlem, Korean BBQ, museums, and the Washington monument. Oh, and I did eat a really good smoked hot dog, whilst seeing the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Felt like a real New Yorker then, I’m walk’n here.
YouTube, Podcast and America
After a lot of ‘behind the scenes’ work, I’m getting ready to launch my YouTube channel, which will be another way for you guys to stay updated on technology trends and the business side of them. If that wasn’t enough though, I’m also starting a weekly podcast about entrepreneurship. In completely different news! Tomorrow I’m going on a week long trip to the Americas.
How 5G Will Improve Your Business
It’s going to be possible with remote surgery, controlling the instrument in one place, and having a robot mimic movement in another location, practically in “real time”. And real time, is the key factor here. All the technologies benefiting from 5G are being built on the premise, or should I say need for real time device communication.
7 Largest Space Companies By Revenue
The Falcon 9 marked a shift, cutting costs in the ‘space launching service’ industry drastically. Which has led to an ongoing global restructuring to meet competitive pressures in the industry. I set out to find out who the biggest companies in the space race were. So, without further ado, here are the 7 biggest private space companies today, measured by their annual revenue.
My Early Takeaways from Starting A Blog
It’s been roughly 2 weeks since starting my blog, publicly at least, and I’ve learned a couple of lessons along the way. That’s’ why I wanted to get up and personal for this one. I’ll do these posts from time to time, so it’s not all ‘return on investment’, and ‘augmented reality’ here.
Why Augmented Reality is Becoming A Smart Investment
Augmented Reality is becoming less of a fad, and much more a real world application. With commercial successes such as face filters on Snapchat, creatures in Pokémon Go, and an ever expanding industrial market, AR is really bursting into our daily lives. Some say it will be the main use of computers, I say at the very least, It’s a good time to invest.
Why Nobody Will Be Driving In 10 Years
We will stop driving within 10 years, most of us at least. Self driving cars today are already getting to a point of independence and safety. Very soon we’ll start getting incentives not to drive, through fully intelligent cars, IoT, IoV and a huge market shift. Prepare to tell your kids what a driver’s license was.
The Return on Investment in Renewables
Which renewable technologies are worth investing in, and which ones would make a better profit? If I were to buy and install a solar panel on my roof, how long would it take me to earn back my investment, or in other words get a Return on Investment (ROI)? How about a wind turbine?