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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…

Govt. to organise roadshow in Japan

Young workforce in the State a major attraction, says official:

 The State government plans to organise a road show in Japan in August-September to attract Japanese investments, according to Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu. He was addressing the second day of the Collectors’ conference here on Thursday.

Though schedule has not been finalised for the road show, the government is planning to organise 3 to 4 days event to show case the investment opportunities in the State.

The Chief Minister would interact with Japan Prime Minister Shinzô Abe, officials and industry captains. Mr. Naidu got an invitation from Yosuke Takagi, State Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan, who visited the Capital region recently.
The Japanese delegation led by him visited the Capital city recently. They were “satisfied and convinced” with the development and opportunities here. The average age of workforce is about 55 in Japan compared with 28 in India. The manufacturing industry in Japan is looking for young work force. So, A.P. is their destination, said an official.

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