An interesting thing happened at thinkspace a few weeks ago. I was talking in front of one of Paul Anderson’s ProLango Career Seminars and happened to meet a person in that group. We had a very casual conversation in the elevator and struck a common connection as she was talking about SQL Server. I’m a ex-SQL junkie, so naturally we had nice conversation and decided to meet up and talk more later. To make a long story short, we ended up having a short meeting in my office, which led to writing a business plan and within three weeks of having an elevator conversation we had a signed our first client to a multi-month consulting contract!
This is really a unique story, because it goes to show you that during this recession it’s things like that which make things special. While I can’t say what will happen next with this business idea, I certainly think it’s got a chance.
After reflecting back on what had transpired, I had realized that thinkspace had just incubated a new business doing so with zero overhead. This is the birth of a new program called “Thinkubator”.
The requirements of the program:
- You must be unemployed.
- You must be attending a ProLango Career Seminar.
- The business idea, product or service, must have a cash conversion cycle of 60 days or less.
- This idea does not require a large cash investment.
- This can not be a MLM idea.
- This can not rely on advertising revenue.