Greetings, friends and readers. As promised last week, today is the beta launch of the first new business project I’ve produced in a long time.
More than six months in the making, Adventure Capital is now available to a limited group of people who want to grow their small business in a big way.
–>Check out the site over here, or read more below.
Since The $100 Startup came out last year, I’ve been in a whirlwind of non-stop touring and events around the world. Not counting the trips to my final ten countries and the end of the world, I’ve met with groups of readers in more than 60 cities so far.
Whether on the road or at home, one of my favorite things is reading emails from people who have quit their jobs as their microbusiness project has grown, or who have applied one of the lessons from the book and seen a big increase in sales from their existing business. I hear these stories almost every day, and it’s truly a joy to be an amplifier of this worldwide community.
Everywhere I go I try to learn instead of just teaching all the time, and the past year has taught me a clear lesson. While many people have been successful in creating their own freedom through self-employment, many other people struggle with two fundamental problems:
1. They don’t make the right products and services
2. They don’t reach enough customers
The lessons from Adventure Capital, a 12-month intensive course, directly addresses these problems. Whether you’re new to business or have been doing this for a while, you’ll learn how to make products and services that are truly valuable.
You’ll also learn how to find the right people who will line up to pay for these valuable products and services—and if your business is already up and running, you’ll learn how to take it to the next level through specific, regular action.
Who It’s For
If you’re just getting started on your self-employment journey, read The $100 Startup for $23 or less. With more than 100,000 copies sold in the U.S., 20+ worldwide translations on the way, and thousands of positive reviews all over the internet, it seems to be working well for a lot of people.
But once you have the basics down, Adventure Capital will help you go further. It’s a year-long, intensive course focused entirely on taking regular action. There are homework assignments and case studies you need to follow. We may even have a live event at some point in Portland or elsewhere.
In other words, it’s for people who want to take their business seriously.
Who It’s Not For
There are no ads on AONC, no cost to read or participate, no corporate sponsorship, and I’m thrilled to do much of my work for free in various ways. (We recently had a whole experiment on doing things for free—thanks again to all who participated.)
We have a diverse community that cares about a variety of topics, so if you’re not interested in creative self-employment, no problem. Keep reading the blog and we’ll have a lot more free info in weeks to come.
Want to be one of the first to try the new program? As mentioned, Adventure Capital isn’t for everyone, but I do want to reward our early adopters with a special offer.
For everyone who joins the program during this limited beta phase, we’ll be giving them the third month free. I’ll also be hosting an extended Q&A session with our new members, where you can ask anything you want.
The limited beta offer closes on Thursday, April 18th, at which point no one else will be eligible to join for at least three weeks. We know we’ve created a great resource, but we want to focus on a small group of people before opening it up more widely.
Check it out below if you’d like to give it a try:
Happy launch day for Adventure Capital!