Funky Watch TM

With immense joy, and excitement I would like to introduce to you www.funkythang.com. A one stop shop for the coolest USB Flash Drives that can store all your files, music, videos, and more! Funky Thang website is up and running and we are now taking pre-orders for our Funky Watches, USB LED Watch Flash Drive that can display capacity, date, time, battery life. Funky Watch is waterproof, and anti-static. Stop losing your USB Flash Drives, take it with you on your wrist with a Funky Watch. Help spread the word! Share our page with friends, family, co-workers, anyone you think can benefit from one of our funky watches.

Super Duper excited to share this journey with you all! 

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Licensing a Brand

For the Project of a custom DJ image USB Shaped Flash Drive, I would possibly use kickstarter as a venue to raise capital and test if it is a need that people would want. As a channel where many other successful start ups have been able to raise funds to launch their product, not only do crowd fundraiser help start ups to test their idea and see how much of a want there is for it, but also have the ability to raise money to cover their initial MOQ (Minimum order quantity) that many supplier and manufacturers require, but also the cost for design, product development, web development to name a few. If and when success with the project I would definitely reinvest 100% of profit into the growth of the product line in order to continue to grow, and spend some funds on marketing, and having the ability to reach retail stores after a solid time of selling the product online only. The product would need to be patented if they are designs which I come up with, however currently I am working on getting licensing from world known DJs to be able to product a replica figure of them on a customized USB Flash drive. With the licensing of the DJs I would have in essence the protection of their established copyrights which would in return take out the risks of copying the products by other competitors. 

Depending on the idea you have, there are many ways to be able to generate a solid business plan. By either being a wholesaler of an existing product, licensing a product, or building a product or design from scratch which later involves getting protection by copyrights, patents. 

 

Promoting Consumer needs and B2B needs

For the past couple of weeks I have been focusing on launching a new product to the market. This product will be a customized USB Flash Drive targeted to young people between the ages of 15-30 years old. The niche market that I am going after is the Electronic Music market which has become a $4.5 Billion industry. The product, which I am working on bringing into the market, will represent all of the EDM (Electronic Dance Music) fans to use as their primary storage device for all their files, music, videos, and more.  A lot of time we get stuck having to use our own laptops to pass on music we like to friends and family, so in order to make the transition easier, fans will be able to give their USB to their friend who can easily just drag and drop the songs, videos, or files they want to share. This is an example of a consumer-oriented product, which I believe will continue to promote EDM and build a stronger foundation of fans.

 

If I were to bring a business-to-business product or service I would open a service that caters to corporations by producing an online service that helps arrange travel needs for their employees. The website would be a one stop shop for the business, so we can offer discounted prices pre-arranged with airlines, and hotels. This service would first be targeted primarily to my home state of California, targeting first to Orange County my home county. I would target firms with 500 to 749 employees. A lot of companies are growing and going global, so travel among top executives is a very needed service, so we would virtually cater to the corporation’s needs in transportation for their top employees. As an Entrepreneur it is very important to be widely aware of the global economy and how businesses are growing and expanding outside of their home markets which is why I believe that there will be a continuing impact in travel needs from many companies. 

FunkyThang.com coming soon… :)

Hello Everyone! I am currently working on a very awesome project I’d love to share with everyone, a website offering multiple custom usb’s shaped in a variety of cartoons and superheros… Help me choose which Logo to use for our site, also our mascot 😉 Thanks for your feedback!!! Website coming soon… 🙂 Stay Tuned! (Just click on the link to place your vote on the logo you like best).

https://99designs.com/logo-design/vote-3mtffi

Identifying your target market: Problemio Founder Alex Genadinik

Identifying your target market: I had the privilege to Interview Interviewed founder of Problemio.com (Alex Genadinik) website and apps that helps entrepreneurs create stronger companies that succeed.

Alex Genadinik Founder of Problemio

Alex Genadinik Founder of Problemio

Alex is a serial entrepreneur, mobile developer, web developer and a whiz marketer. He enjoys helping other entrepreneurs with their businesses and the apps are a great way to do that. He holds a B.S in Computer Science from San Jose State University. In his spare time, he likes to play soccer and enjoy the outdoors.

Alex shared great tips, and success strategies for building and running a successful business. His App Problemio has over 200,000 downloads, helping many businesses with resources on how to build successful business plans, fundraising and marketing strategies.

Visit Problemio at: https://www.problemio.com

Download apps:

Business Plans (App Store):https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/busin…

Business Plans (Google Play):https://play.google.com/store/apps/de…

Business Ideas (App Store):https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/small…

Business Ideas (Google Play):https://play.google.com/store/apps/de…

Marketing (App Store): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/marke…

Marketing (Google Play): https://play.google.com/store/apps/de…

Fundraising (App Store): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/fundi…

Fundraising (Google Play): https://play.google.com/store/apps/de…

Business Plan (Kindle):http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00A…

Business Plan (Nook): http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/busin…

Follow Alex on Twitter https://twitter.com/genadinik

email Alex at alex@problemio.com

Follow his Blog: https://www.glowingstart.com

Empires

 

Macro-entrepreneurs are entrepreneurs who grow a business to have thousands of employees and make millions of dollars in revenue. These entrepreneurs usually start as a small start-up and eventually grow to big, to have the need to hire alot of people to work for the company, essentially becoming a corporation, LLC, for example. 

One of the influential macro-entrepreneurs would be Steve Jobs. Steve Jobs, had a vision, a dream, to change technology and bring new features, products, and service to the market. His dream developed to what we know today as Apple. There was a recent movie made called “Jobs” with Ashton Kutcher portraying Steve Jobs. I believe that Steve’s vision has changed the world of technology. Not is Apple successful because of its marketing, but because of the simplicity of its products. Steve was a stubborn man who always wanted a change, and although in many interviews of previous employees of Apple, such as the successful Entrepreneur Guy Kawasaki who states how hard Steve was on people, he states that he also did make a change in himself as a person (Guy). Steve has changed many peoples life’s, with his character as a leader and macroentrepreneur.  

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The Self Made Man

 

Entrepreneurs are self made individuals who run start and run a business/businesses. Entrepreneurs are creative, innovative, and accept challenges with open arms. Entrepreneurs most of the time do not like to be told what to do, but like to make decisions on their own. They don’t like taking orders but delegating certain parts of their company, at times outsourcing various duties and positions to help run their business. This lifestyle is continuing to grow in popularity due to the limitless opportunities that you have as an Entrepreneur. Entrepreneurs are rebels, stubborn, and like to find ways to change the world. 

One of the most infulencial Entrepreneurs to me is Sir Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Group (Virgin Airlines, Virgin Mobile, to name a few examples.) (More Info). He was born in England and started his first business at the age of 16. He wrote a book called “Losing my virginity”, and in his book he describes how he grew his business and empire. He relates entrepreneurship to be not only a lifestyle but a self-challenging and being a risk taker. In my opinion (and others) he is the essential example of what an entrepreneur looks like. He constantly challenges himself, with a variety of projects he has gotten into, and is an excellent example of someone who pro actively delegates all his work, to life a very relaxing lifestyle. I would love to someday meet him, and have just 10 minutes of his time to mentor me on my projects and goals. 

Sir Rirchard Branson