An AWESOME Experience During the JGL Open Coffee Meet-Up

ben francia | by Ben Francia | Last Updated: February 14, 2013
Fellow Entrepreneurs at the JGP Open Coffee Meet Up last Feb. 9, 2013

Fellow Entrepreneurs at the JGP Open Coffee Meet Up last Feb. 9, 2013

Last Saturday, I attended this Open Coffee Meet-Up which was organized by Peter Cauton of JuanGreatLeap.com. It was great that one of the attendees of my Mastermind group shared the link to me that I got the chance to participate in this very productive event. I took it as an opportunity for me to get inputs from fellow entrepreneurs about their problems and challenges in starting an online business, so I can in turn develop better training products for my market.

It was an open discussion among seasoned and newbie entrepreneurs about each other’s business start-ups. People were given 2 minutes each to speak in front to talk about their new business idea, pitch for a new business concept to invite potential partners or investors, ask the group for some inputs about a certain aspect of their business, or to just simply solicit feedback to validate a new product concept.

When it was my turn to speak, I asked the group this question which caused a couple of people to scratch their head:

“What is your biggest challenge about starting and running an online business?”

“Wow! We can talk about that the whole day!”, one answered. “Can you be a bit more specific?”, another one asked. The rest just stared at me and kept silent for a few seconds as if they were clueless about what I was talking about.

I must admit that I felt awkward at first. But then I realized what that response was telling me… that Entrepreneurs have a lot of challenges in bringing their existing or start up business online.

I did get a few other inputs from some of the participants, like the challenge of establishing credibility for your new business through your website. But I believe, the biggest take away that I got from this event was knowing that my Passion and Strength in Online Marketing can fill a gap and address the needs of my fellow Entrepreneurs.

It was a totally awesome experience and I’m looking forward to the next Open Coffee Meet-Up.

Thank you JGL for organizing this event and in helping the Filipino Entrepreneur create a “Juan Great LEAP”!

 

PS:

JGL is also ramping up for Startups Unplugged: Get Personal with 20 Startup Founders, which is another start up event on March. 2. Check it out!

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