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5 Ways to Validate a Business Idea, Right Now

Don't let your day job or lack of capital stop you from finding and testing a business idea. Here's how.
Last year, I embarked upon a personal challenge to validate a business idea in 30 days. To make it even more difficult, it was a random idea chosen by my readers. They asked me to do it without using my existing website, traffic and business connections and without spending more than 20 hours per week on the project. On top of that, I limited myself to spending no more than $500 validating this idea. The experiment was a success.In just two weeks, I built an email list of 565 subscribers without having an actual website. Then, I reached out to a handful of those subscribers and pre-sold 12 copies of a book that didn't even exist yet, all in less than 30 days. I wrote about the experiment in real-time with in-depth weekly updates, successes, failures and lessons learned along the way, right here in my validation challenge. Today, I want to share with you the five most effect…

HP Offers Customers Global Wi-Fi Access on HP Devices

Collaboration With iPass Gives Seamless Wi-Fi Access to HP Customers Around the World
PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 23, 2016) - HP (NYSE: HPQ) today announced it is extending its collaboration with iPass Inc. to bring iPass' global Wi-Fi network to HP customers on select HP notebook and tablet PCs worldwide.
Staying connected with ease is important to HP customers. HP is making it simple and affordable for customers to connect to the internet and stay connected whether they are on the road for work or on the go around town by extending its collaboration with iPass beyond Asia Pacific and Japan to the rest of the world.
Customers who purchase new select HP notebooks, hybrid PCs, phablets and tablets with the iPass option will be able to access millions of hotspots on the iPass global Wi-Fi network for one, two, or three years at no additional cost starting in 2016.* The user experience is simple and easy with one-click activation and single sign on, and more importantly, Last Mile VPN encryption helps make it private and secure.
"We've heard from our customers that as they become increasingly mobile, they need affordable, seamless connectivity no matter where they are located across the globe," said Michael Park, vice president and general manager, Mobility, HP Inc. "We are excited to continue our collaboration with iPass to bring its global Wi-Fi network to our customers, so they can keep doing amazing things and stay connected in more places."
"It is paramount for people to have secure and easy access to Wi-Fi to stay connected to what matters most to them," said Gary Griffiths, CEO, iPass. "We are bringing the iPass global Wi-Fi network to HP customers around the world to enable rich experiences on HP's notebooks and tablets."
To view a hotspot location map and to learn more about how to connect to iPass on a HP device, visit www.ipass.com/hpoffer.

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