Why Nailing it, then Scaling it almost always makes more sense

Do you think funding is necessary to launch a really successful business? Look at Quibi. Quibi had some of the most well respected founders, tremendous amounts of funding, and it’s listing like the Titanic after it bumped into that iceberg. Funding is not the deciding factor in determining the success or failure of a business. […]

Titan Alumni Talks: Travis Lindsay, B.A. ’07, M.B.A. ‘09

This was recorded a little while ago and features a conversation between Entrepreneurship Professor Travis Lindsay and CSUF student Ahad Hussain. This interview is part of a series called Titan Alumni Talks. Here’s the intro and the recording is after: In this episode, we meet alumnus Travis Lindsay ‘07 ‘09, who currently serves as a […]

This CSUF Startup Incubator Resident launched an event business a month ago and already has traction

We have been working with Vinay Kathuria, the founder of Shomee, for about six months now. A lot has changed since we first started working together and his original concept for an event-based business has had to make some dramatic pivots due in large part to the pandemic. How did he make this pivot? What […]

Video: How to Convert Web Traffic into Customers Now with SEO and Inbound Marketing

https://youtu.be/LmlYe99T1yU Don’t let your online efforts go to waste. Learn actionable steps you can take to convert traffic into customers at this seminar! About this Event SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is important for getting traffic to your website, but it is only one part of the Inbound Marketing process. Learn how to attract, convert, close […]

On Grand Strategy by John Lewis Gaddis – Book Review by an Entrepreneur

On Grand Strategy is a sweeping review of strategy over the ages that develops the conclusion that great strategists have well-defined grand goals and go about achieving those grand goals in a methodical manner. This conclusion is presented by way of an analogy popularized by Isaiah Berlin’s essay about The Hedgehog and the Fox (the […]

Nail It Then Scale It – Book Review by an Entrepreneur

Nail It Then Scale It is my first book of choice for startup founders to read. The book helps the startup founder figure out what needs to done and when it should be done. All too often entrepreneurs rush to create a product and then flog the market only to discover that the solution does […]

The Six Key Components Every Entrepreneurial Organization Needs

Every great system is made up of a core group of basic components. The same applies to a business. The Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) identifies Six Key Components of any organization. In the words of an EOS client, “I used to worry about 100 different things. Once I learned there were six components to my […]

Interview with Raul Chavez ’20 who has Launched a Fitness Business to help People with Disabilities Regain their Lives

Raul just graduated from our program and is in the thick of launching his business, Safe Space Fitness, that is addressing a serious issue: Helping people with physical and mental disabilities stay fit. This is a noble cause and Raul has many great reasons for starting this business. Listen to his story. https://www.safespaceoc.com/ https://youtu.be/MmaMadRLqFs

What we learned from Sierra Leone’s response to the Ebola Outbreak

Daniel Coats has many fine qualities including his prodigious research skills. While doing research into how economies recover from pandemics he came across an interesting case study in Sierra Leone and their response to the Ebola outbreak. What can we learn from their example? https://youtu.be/eYFUx_eLhcI

Twenty Minutes with a Titan – Dr. Mira Farka: The Coronavirus from an Economist’s Perspective

An economist, a marketer, and an entrepreneur can’t walk into a bar but they can do a Zoom call where they discuss why they can’t walk into a bar. There may not be much we can all agree on about the coronavirus and our response to it we are undeniably in uncharted waters in terms […]