The premise was simple. Instead of writing long complicated business plans, the blog was just a place to sketch out a variety of my more creative business ideas in the hopes that investors might contact me if interested and a more detailed plan could be created.
Well, it was felt at the time that business ideas weren't really a commodity on line, so I switched to a blog dealing with how to go about launching some of those good ideas without need for elusive venture capital or other financing-in short a bootstrap approach.
More than 500 posts and a year and a half later I am yearning to share some of the bootstrap ideas I've been developing knowing that practically I will be unlikely to attempt all of them.
In keeping with a and inspired by , who has been so kind to BootStrapMe.com naming it among his , I've decided to begin a new series of posts along these lines.
The concept? Provide realistic ideas that could help entrepreneurs to start and grow a business through bootstrapping this year.
I'll be building a new specifically designed to support this new direction for the blog and space on as well to build as much awareness as possible.
We also welcome , ideas from readers and comments if you've found any of these ideas helpful. Bootstrapping ideas are coming soon as a special new feature for BootStrapMe.com. Keep reading to find out more.
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