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You Only Need 3 Weeks

Posted by Kara Ohngren Prior | January 26, 2010
URL: http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/218617
tim-berry.jpgLaunching a business in only three weeks may seem a little crazy. If that's the case, Tim Berry is very, very crazy. At today's Growth 2.0 Conference in Miami Beach, Berry presented his case that budding entrepreneurs don't need years to start a business.

He carefully outlined each task that must be accomplished during the vital three-week period.

Week One:

Week Two:

Week Three:

Beyond Three Weeks:

Berry also presented his own list of the Top 10 Startup Mistakes:

  1. Unrealistic Forecasts
  2. Incomplete Teams
  3. Misunderstanding Equity
  4. Investment or Bust
  5. Ideas Do Not Equal Opportunities 
  6. Trying to do Everything
  7. Pricing too Low
  8. Failing to Plan 
  9. Not Enough Cash 
  10. No Real Need in the Marketplace

Tim Berry, president of Palo Alto Software Inc., started creating his own software for business planning and forecasting to bridge what he calls "the know-how gap" that exists between what personal computers can potentially do for businesspeople and what they are actually doing.

The author of several books, The Plan-As-You-Go Business Plan, and his most recent 3 Weeks to Startup, are published by Entrepreneur Press. Also, checkout Berry's blogs: http//timberry.bplans.com and http://upandrunning.entrepreneur.com.