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Six Guiding Principles for Developing and Evaluating Your Business Idea, by Dan Fine

Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2014-01-03

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In this talk from the Seattle Founder Institute, serial entrepreneur, Dan Fine, shares six guiding principles for developing and evaluating your business idea. Dan says, “if I can meet these six guidelines it’s a business I want to do.”

Dan Fine is the Managing Partner of Fine Solutions, the leading Microsoft Dynamics partner in the Pacific Northwest. Dan has a varied past, from working in advertising agencies in New York City, to founding one of the first dot com's and taking it public on NASDAQ, to growing a leading Microsoft partnership.

Dan also stresses the importance of company values. He recommends establishing your values first, because when things get tough you’ll want to know that your partners and employees with stick with you. “You might have the same vision”, he says. “Buy if you don’t have the same values, you’re screwed”.

If you could benefit from expert training and feedback to launch a startup, click here to apply to the Founder Institute today.

 

                                


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