Welcome!

News Feed Item

LAUNCH!: The Critical 90 Days from Idea to Market

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Every entrepreneur wants to launch a successful business but often struggles with how to bring their idea from inception to fruition. In "LAUNCH!: The Critical 90 Days from Idea to Market" (Portfolio/Penguin), serial entrepreneur Scott Duffy provides entrepreneurs with a 90-day playbook which clearly shows how to overcome that struggle and get their business or product off the ground quickly.

Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140327/PH91942-a 

Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140327/PH91942-b 

"LAUNCH!: The Critical 90 Days from Idea to Market"  illustrates how to tap into enterprising instincts and build a business from the ground up. Known in business circles as "The Launch Guy," Duffy's approach comes from his own experience with successes and failures. Duffy's work with business gurus such as Tony Robbins and Richard Branson and brands like CBS Sportsline and FoxSports.com have offered him a behind-the-scenes view of how the most effective entrepreneurs build great companies.

"Ten years ago, the barriers to launching and building a successful company were often too high for small entrepreneurs, but in today's entrepreneurial economy, the barriers are lower, enabling businesses to successfully get off the ground in as little as 90 days," said Duffy. "Today, everyone is an entrepreneur--roughly 300 million people start roughly 150 million businesses around the world each year. About one-third (50 million) of those businesses will actually make it through their launch. It's not about building the next Google or Facebook; it's about planting a flag and transforming your passion into a moneymaking venture. It's about giving your ideas the structure they need to take off."

Duffy's practical approach can be leveraged by everyone from first-time entrepreneurs and established businesses seeking to launch a new product or service. LAUNCH! takes readers through the three phases of a launch:

  • Pre-launch Checklist: Develop a business plan with an end in mind and limit personal risk every step of the way
  • Fueling the Tank: Assemble resources, a team, and capital and get ready to launch
  • Countdown and Blastoff: Bring the idea to market by establishing partnerships, marketing initiatives and customer-engagement strategies

Every aspiring entrepreneur, whether inside a corporation or in their living room, needs this book to give them the guidelines to get their new business or product off the ground in 90 days. Visit http://scottduffy.com/  and http://launchproject.com/  for more information.

SCOTT DUFFY is the CEO of The Launch Project, a movement to inspire, mentor, and support entrepreneurs all over the world, providing a proprietary roadmap and systematic approach to take their big idea to market. During his career, Duffy has learned from some of the world's best business minds on how to launch and sustain business success, and his most recent venture was acquired by Richard Branson's Virgin Group. A former Board Member of Entrepreneurs Organization, Duffy is a sought after speaker and has provided commentary for numerous media outlets including CNBC, FOX News, The Wall Street Journal and Business Week. He lives in Newport Beach, Calif. with his wife and two children.

Read more news from Scott Duffy.

SOURCE Scott Duffy

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
SYS-CON Events announced today that Massive Networks will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Massive Networks mission is simple. To help your business operate seamlessly with fast, reliable, and secure internet and network solutions. Improve your customer's experience with outstanding connections to your cloud.
DevOps is under attack because developers don’t want to mess with infrastructure. They will happily own their code into production, but want to use platforms instead of raw automation. That’s changing the landscape that we understand as DevOps with both architecture concepts (CloudNative) and process redefinition (SRE). Rob Hirschfeld’s recent work in Kubernetes operations has led to the conclusion that containers and related platforms have changed the way we should be thinking about DevOps and...
As businesses adopt functionalities in cloud computing, it’s imperative that IT operations consistently ensure cloud systems work correctly – all of the time, and to their best capabilities. In his session at @BigDataExpo, Bernd Harzog, CEO and founder of OpsDataStore, presented an industry answer to the common question, “Are you running IT operations as efficiently and as cost effectively as you need to?” He then expounded on the industry issues he frequently came up against as an analyst, and ...
All organizations that did not originate this moment have a pre-existing culture as well as legacy technology and processes that can be more or less amenable to DevOps implementation. That organizational culture is influenced by the personalities and management styles of Executive Management, the wider culture in which the organization is situated, and the personalities of key team members at all levels of the organization. This culture and entrenched interests usually throw a wrench in the work...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Datera, that offers a radically new data management architecture, has been named "Exhibitor" of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo ®, which will take place on Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Datera is transforming the traditional datacenter model through modern cloud simplicity. The technology industry is at another major inflection point. The rise of mobile, the Internet of Things, data storage and Big...
Given the popularity of the containers, further investment in the telco/cable industry is needed to transition existing VM-based solutions to containerized cloud native deployments. The networking architecture of the solution isolates the network traffic into different network planes (e.g., management, control, and media). This naturally makes support for multiple interfaces in container orchestration engines an indispensable requirement.
Everything run by electricity will eventually be connected to the Internet. Get ahead of the Internet of Things revolution and join Akvelon expert and IoT industry leader, Sergey Grebnov, in his session at @ThingsExpo, for an educational dive into the world of managing your home, workplace and all the devices they contain with the power of machine-based AI and intelligent Bot services for a completely streamlined experience.
Because IoT devices are deployed in mission-critical environments more than ever before, it’s increasingly imperative they be truly smart. IoT sensors simply stockpiling data isn’t useful. IoT must be artificially and naturally intelligent in order to provide more value In his session at @ThingsExpo, John Crupi, Vice President and Engineering System Architect at Greenwave Systems, will discuss how IoT artificial intelligence (AI) can be carried out via edge analytics and machine learning techn...
FinTechs use the cloud to operate at the speed and scale of digital financial activity, but are often hindered by the complexity of managing security and compliance in the cloud. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Sesh Murthy, co-founder and CTO of Cloud Raxak, showed how proactive and automated cloud security enables FinTechs to leverage the cloud to achieve their business goals. Through business-driven cloud security, FinTechs can speed time-to-market, diminish risk and costs, maintain continu...
In his session at @ThingsExpo, Arvind Radhakrishnen discussed how IoT offers new business models in banking and financial services organizations with the capability to revolutionize products, payments, channels, business processes and asset management built on strong architectural foundation. The following topics were covered: How IoT stands to impact various business parameters including customer experience, cost and risk management within BFS organizations.
Existing Big Data solutions are mainly focused on the discovery and analysis of data. The solutions are scalable and highly available but tedious when swapping in and swapping out occurs in disarray and thrashing takes place. The resolution for thrashing through machine learning algorithms and support nomenclature is through simple techniques. Organizations that have been collecting large customer data are increasingly seeing the need to use the data for swapping in and out and thrashing occurs ...
As many know, the first generation of Cloud Management Platform (CMP) solutions were designed for managing virtual infrastructure (IaaS) and traditional applications. But that’s no longer enough to satisfy evolving and complex business requirements. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Scott Davis, Embotics CTO, will explore how next-generation CMPs ensure organizations can manage cloud-native and microservice-based application architectures, while also facilitating agile DevOps methodology. He wi...
SYS-CON Events announced today that CA Technologies has been named "Platinum Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place October 31-November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. CA Technologies helps customers succeed in a future where every business - from apparel to energy - is being rewritten by software. From planning to development to management to security, CA creates software that fuels transformation for companies in the applic...
From 2013, NTT Communications has been providing cPaaS service, SkyWay. Its customer’s expectations for leveraging WebRTC technology are not only typical real-time communication use cases such as Web conference, remote education, but also IoT use cases such as remote camera monitoring, smart-glass, and robotic. Because of this, NTT Communications has numerous IoT business use-cases that its customers are developing on top of PaaS. WebRTC will lead IoT businesses to be more innovative and address...
Blockchain is a shared, secure record of exchange that establishes trust, accountability and transparency across business networks. Supported by the Linux Foundation's open source, open-standards based Hyperledger Project, Blockchain has the potential to improve regulatory compliance, reduce cost as well as advance trade. Are you curious about how Blockchain is built for business? In her session at 21st Cloud Expo, René Bostic, Technical VP of the IBM Cloud Unit in North America, will discuss th...