I recently graduated from University of Colorado with a marketing major. I currently work in small business healthcare sales processing group that is boring and beaurocratic. I want to start my own business but I'm not sure what that should be yet. I would like to work for an entrepreneur to get an experience of what is involved in establishing a startup. How do I find such a job?
John, I would start by getting a list of at least 25 people who you would like to work for in Colorado--some of my team of business coaches at ActionCOACH should be on your list--and then start by sending a letter that is unforgettable to each and every one of them. I remember getting a letter from a young guy one time that was the right arm off a mannequin that said "I wold give my right arm for an hour of your time."
Then go interview, ask for what you want, but make sure they see how you will benefit them; make them an offer.
Creating a MAP will take no more than an hour of your time every month and will keep the lines of communication open, ensuring relationships with investors remain strong, and ultimately helping early-stage startups succeed.