TBJA 407 How Startups & Small Businesses Can Leverage Collaboration To Propel Their Business, Peter Gasca

Peter Gasca Ep. 407
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Starting a business today may require less capital than ever before but one thing remains the same, the power of collaboration to build a strong and thriving brand. Peter Gasca shares his top tips.

Peter Gasca is an entrepreneur and management consultant with over 20 years of executive business management experience. Currently, he an adjunct business lecturer at Coastal Carolina University and serves as the Director of the university’s Community and Business Engagement Institute, a student-led management consulting initiative that pairs top undergraduate talent with real-world consulting opportunities.

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what save us was relationships that saved us…

Top Tips How Startups & Small Businesses Can Leverage Collaboration To Propel Their Business

It’s all about speed to market.

You must get traction for your idea.

You can’t hold on to your idea alone. You must share your ideas and try to get to the market first.

Get over the fear; learn to collaborate.

Try using co-working spaces.I

Incubators are great for pitching your idea.  Consider:  Ycommunator.

Use crowdfunding to raise money and get proof of concept.

Startup events work really well. Check out Startup Weekend.

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