Entrepreneur hack: Draw a storyboard before the business plan.

Just about two years ago, I hung up my partner hat at a prior company and started the Crowd Companies journey. I recall we had a mere ten weeks to the launch at LeWeb. I went to mother nature to do some deep thinking, and wound up in a Redwood forrest near my house, with a moleskin. Before writing the business plan, I drew out a storyboard, just like you see before a movie is shot, illustrating key phases the company should go through. Then, I wrote the business plan in a detailed powerpoint, complete with goals, numbers, resources, limitations, and a timeline, and “pitched” it to my friends, advisors, and even my supportive wife. I also made a list … Continue readingEntrepreneur hack: Draw a storyboard before the business plan.