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
With the proliferation of both SQL and NoSQL databases, organizations can now target specific fit-for-purpose database tools for their different application needs regarding scalability, ease of use, ACID support, etc. Platform as a Service offerings make this even easier now, enabling developers to roll out their own database infrastructure in minutes with minimal management overhead. However, this same amount of flexibility also comes with the challenges of picking the right tool, on the right ...
As organizations shift towards IT-as-a-service models, the need for managing and protecting data residing across physical, virtual, and now cloud environments grows with it. Commvault can ensure protection, access and E-Discovery of your data – whether in a private cloud, a Service Provider delivered public cloud, or a hybrid cloud environment – across the heterogeneous enterprise. In his general session at 18th Cloud Expo, Randy De Meno, Chief Technologist - Windows Products and Microsoft Part...
The Internet of Things will challenge the status quo of how IT and development organizations operate. Or will it? Certainly the fog layer of IoT requires special insights about data ontology, security and transactional integrity. But the developmental challenges are the same: People, Process and Platform. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Craig Sproule, CEO of Metavine, demonstrated how to move beyond today's coding paradigm and shared the must-have mindsets for removing complexity from the develo...
SYS-CON Events announced today that MangoApps will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. MangoApps provides modern company intranets and team collaboration software, allowing workers to stay connected and productive from anywhere in the world and from any device.
The IETF draft standard for M2M certificates is a security solution specifically designed for the demanding needs of IoT/M2M applications. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Brian Romansky, VP of Strategic Technology at TrustPoint Innovation, explained how M2M certificates can efficiently enable confidentiality, integrity, and authenticity on highly constrained devices.
“We're a global managed hosting provider. Our core customer set is a U.S.-based customer that is looking to go global,” explained Adam Rogers, Managing Director at ANEXIA, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
"We've discovered that after shows 80% if leads that people get, 80% of the conversations end up on the show floor, meaning people forget about it, people forget who they talk to, people forget that there are actual business opportunities to be had here so we try to help out and keep the conversations going," explained Jeff Mesnik, Founder and President of ContentMX, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
DevOps at Cloud Expo – being held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA – announces that its Call for Papers is open. Born out of proven success in agile development, cloud computing, and process automation, DevOps is a macro trend you cannot afford to miss. From showcase success stories from early adopters and web-scale businesses, DevOps is expanding to organizations of all sizes, including the world's largest enterprises – and delivering real results. Am...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Isomorphic Software will exhibit at DevOps Summit at 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Isomorphic Software provides the SmartClient HTML5/AJAX platform, the most advanced technology for building rich, cutting-edge enterprise web applications for desktop and mobile. SmartClient combines the productivity and performance of traditional desktop software with the simp...
"When you think about the data center today, there's constant evolution, The evolution of the data center and the needs of the consumer of technology change, and they change constantly," stated Matt Kalmenson, VP of Sales, Service and Cloud Providers at Veeam Software, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Internet of @ThingsExpo has announced today that Chris Matthieu has been named tech chair of Internet of @ThingsExpo 2016 Silicon Valley. The 6thInternet of @ThingsExpo will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
When people aren’t talking about VMs and containers, they’re talking about serverless architecture. Serverless is about no maintenance. It means you are not worried about low-level infrastructural and operational details. An event-driven serverless platform is a great use case for IoT. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Animesh Singh, an STSM and Lead for IBM Cloud Platform and Infrastructure, will detail how to build a distributed serverless, polyglot, microservices framework using open source tec...
The 19th International Cloud Expo has announced that its Call for Papers is open. Cloud Expo, to be held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, brings together Cloud Computing, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, Digital Transformation, Microservices and WebRTC to one location. With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding business opportuni...
“Being the one true cloud-agnostic and storage-agnostic software solution, more and more customers are coming to Commvault and saying ' What do you recommend? What's your best practice for implementing cloud?” explained Randy De Meno, Chief Technologist at Commvault, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
"We're bringing out a new application monitoring system to the DevOps space. It manages large enterprise applications that are distributed throughout a node in many enterprises and we manage them as one collective," explained Kevin Barnes, President of eCube Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.