There are millions of brilliant ideas to start-up a business. It is equally challenging to choose the best idea that will work for you. Perhaps it would be best to establish a business where you are comfortable with. It might be a business idea you came up with based on your favorite hobby or passion. It could also be an idea you have came up with based on your skill sets or available resources. You have to think long term into the business so you have to put all your energy and dedication into it. Most start-up businesses fail due to lack of preparation and getting into it half-heartedly.

To make sure this is the right kind of business for you, you have to define your purpose. We all go into business to make money and that’s for sure. But is there a secondary purpose on why you are starting your business? Ask yourself if you are putting up your business because you want to resolve a common problem or fill in a need.  This and more are ways to validate your business startup idea.

If you have a brilliant idea for a startup business, think about tapping into your possible market. Do you have a product that appeals to a certain age group? Then maybe you would want to create a survey that will reach out to this particular set of people. They can provide you the information you need to determine if this type of business is worth pursuing.

There are several ways to create and send out a survey. The infographic below will give you details on how you can effectively reach out to your prospective market. This will be very helpful in validating your business ideas.

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Meet Magento World 2016 – Navigation Tour

Only one month left to the first online conference Meet Magento World 2016. As you already know our virtual conference is aim to gather developers, merchants, Magento experts and true eCommerce gurus from all over the World in one place – at our online broadcasting channel.

Now we want to navigate you at our virtual venue, so all our attendees can be sure that an online conference is not inferior to our live events.  

So, let’s take a look a bit inside #MM16WORLD.

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All participants after they logged in will enter the Foyer, where they can watch a small video tutorial, which is explaining how the virtual platform is working. Also here you can see the navigation bar, so you can get access to the Information desk, Exhibition Hall and Auditorium.

You are able to see the number of attendees and can also connect with every attendee via chat. Every attendee has an virtual business card which can be handed over in chats.

And good news for our partners, each of you can have a virtual booth with even more features than the real one. At the Exhibition Hall attendees can choose a booth which they want to visit and have a chat with representatives of the company.

Every exhibitor can deliver a video of his company which is played automatically when you visit the stand. Also our participants can download flyers and other information at each stand. In case just chat is not enough participants can use video meeting groups for one to one or group meetings.

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At the Auditorium you are able to watch our live video sessions, you can decide whether you want to pay more attention to the presentation or to the speaker, these screens are configurable for you needs.

During live panels there is also available chat room where you can discuss with others participants current session. After their sessions our speakers will be able to answer all your questions in the Networking Lounge. In case you need support or help you can appeal to the Information desk.

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This just a small tour guide to Meet Magento World 2016. We hope you’ll enjoy your participation and new experience. If you are excited about our first upcoming online conference as much as we are – there are still tickets available for you.

The Regular ticket gives you access to the live event. You can follow all the sessions live at the time displayed in the program. The Regular ticket + Video Copy gives you the extra possibility to download the video recordings and extra materials that will be published after the event. So go ahead and get yours!

Three days full of networking, over than 50 totally new sessions from the best speakers, chance to present you company worldwide and to discuss eCommerce trends with experts from different industries.

6 to 8 December 2016 Meet Magento World – you just cannot miss it!

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Meet Magento World – Agenda.

It is time to lift the curtain and bring in a few new facts about the Meet Magento World – the first and only Magento Online conference.

On December 6-8 the fully online Magento conference will get together attendees, speakers, sponsors, merchants and all Magento addicted from all over the world in one place. Isn’t it amazing?

Our main goal is to connect people, attendees from Vietnam to Canada, from Brazil to Germany, from Poland to Indonesia  – the whole Magento community will be able to share, to meet and to get a very strong international connection. You will have a chance to attend sessions, that are really relevant for you, without any traveling costs. Stay at home or at your office and just turn on the Meet Magento World live broadcasting from our studio in Amsterdam.

Guido Jansen, inspirer of MM16WORLD and Vice President at Meet Magento Association, has already shared some features, details and format of the event. Now we are ready to introduce the agenda of Meet Magento World.

First our hosts, David Manners, CTO at Sitewards and Jon Woodall, Founder of space48 and host of Magetitans UK. Get ready for their tricky questions and a generous portion of charm.

We will have all new Magento sessions, that have been never presented at local Meet Magento events. On the first day, December 6, Mark Lavelle, CEO Magento Inc., will open the conference – well, that`s a promising start. Also you can expect sessions from Vinai Kopp – Netzarbeiter, Nils Preuß – Polo Motorrad und Sportswear, Alan Kent – Magento Inc., and Tom Robertshaw – Meanbee. On next two days, 7th & 8th of December, you will hear sessions from Anton Kril – Magento Inc., Ivan Chepurnyi – Ecomdev, Ray Bogman – SupportDesk BV, James Cowie –  Magento Inc., Phillip Jackson – Something Digital, Sofoklis Kyriazakos – Converge,  Michael Türk – Flagbit. Also at the second conference day you can join to the special panel discussion on Magento 2 Performance and address your questions directly to Magento Inc. representative.

The final version of agenda is in progress and we are expect that even more “best of the best” will join to the speakers list during next days. Do not forget that we will have around 10 talks not related to Magento, people from different industries will share their experience as well as Magento gurus.  

There are available two types of tickets. Regular ticket + Video Copy at the price of $400. This ticket gives you access to the event and all video recordings, so you won’t miss anything for sure. And a Regular ticket at the price of $300, which only gives you access to the whole event.

Just pick your ticket, find a perfect location for watching and enjoy the show! We will take care of the rest.

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