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Where to Startup
Final Thoughts

for the Alaska Entrepreneur, Innovator and Dreamer

This segment discusses what an idea is worth, questions to ask before starting a business, when to take the plunge, knowing your audience, understanding your strengths and weaknesses, building your team, what if you fail, and final thoughts on this series.

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Jon Bittner, Deputy Commissioner, Alaska Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development



  • What’s an idea worth?
  • What questions should you ask yourself before starting a business? [01:43]
  • When should you take the plunge into entrepreneurship? [03:18]
  • How important is a business plan? [04:14]
  • Know your audience. [05:04]
  • Understand your strengths and weaknesses. [06:18]
  • Building your team. [07:16]
  • What if I fail? [08:30]
  • Final thoughts. [10:03]

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