Cum să Creați un Lean Canvas

Planul de afaceri perfect este un mit. Scopul lui este de identifica un plan de realizare a ideii înainte de a pierde toate resursele. Nu elaborați doar ideea și uitați de ea ca de un raport de 20 de pagini. Construiți ipoteze, ieșiti in teren, și testați ideea dvs. Bine ați venit la Lean Canvas!…

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Education standards need to be raised in rural Moldova

On November 13, 2013 my business partner and I held a 1.5 hour training for 25 local high school students on communication and negotiation skills. The first segment detailed proper communication skills when interviewing with an employer, greeting someone in business, and negotiating terms of a business deal. From the start I felt these topics…

Cum să Creați un Cont de Facebook

Dupa ați creat un cont de email puteți merge mai departe cu un cont de Facebook. Odată folosită că platformă de comunicare printre prietenii la universitate, Facebook dezvolta pentru toata lumea să utilezeze. Chiar întrprenderi mari, mijolcii, și mici crea pagini de afaceri pe Facebook să comunice cu clienții potentiali! Pentru dumneavoastră hai să incepem…

Cum să Creați un Cont de Gmail

De ce este email important? De fapt, email este unul din cele mai repede, cele mai eficiente, și cele mai folosite metode de comunicare în lumea (mai ales în afaceri). Cred că majoritatea din voi aveți un calculator sau un mobil cu internet. Dar, știți toate programele și instrumentele care puteți utiliza cu el? Mai…

Cum să Creați un Model de Afaceri

Acesta este prima dată când am creat un film scurt în doar limba română. Sper că ideiile sunt de înțeles și utile pentru dumneavoastră când creați un produs sau serviciu de la început.  În Statele Unite ale Americii și în multe alte țari în lumea, acesta este modelul (business model canvas) că toți antreprenori folosesc…

8 Ways to Change Your Approach

I had been struggling through college and thereafter to limit the distractions in my life and find true direction. It was not that I was an epic failure by the least. I managed to earn high marks in college, dedicate myself to all responsibilities, and make financial ends meet. The one thing I did not…

Watsi Providing PCV Motivation

Clearing out my locker at Peace Corps’ headquarters last evening in Chișinau, Moldova I found two WorldView magazines, a National Peace Corps Association publication, sitting in my mailbox. I grabbed them, along with black track pants, iPod speakers, and laptop and tossed them in a green backpack found in a nearby storage closet as I…

What Lies Benneath

The strangest, most awkward partnership assembled yet a thing of beauty. The day started off with a powerpoint project working with my business partner. He recently won an opportunity to participate in the Open World Leadership Center conferences in North Carolina, which provided only five other Moldovan leaders with invitations. September 7th marks the first…

Storytellers

A project which started in the cold, frosty month of February in the capital of Moldova is now receiving its finishing touches as eight volunteers of the Peace Corps in Moldova, otherwise known as the (self-proclaimed) Dream Team, will collaborate with 20 government and business officials to put together the event titled Storytellers. The event will…

Quail Eggs and Trust Issues

Over the past three months, I have been working with a local entrepreneur who is growing a quail egg and meat production business in a poor village in the southern region of Moldova. He came to us at Incubatorul de Afaceri Leova in order to receive financial assistance through a small financial grant program managed by…

Combining Peace Corps with Masters

Peace Corps  The first motivating factor of my decision to look into graduate school programs was directly linked to our organization, the Peace Corps. In June 2010 after graduating from DePaul University in 2009 and accepting my first job with Vibes Media in Chicago, I realized that I wanted to serve others, learn a new…

Another Has Left

Over the weekend I visited my former host family in Cricova, Moldova. I spent the summer of 2012 studying Romanian and receiving plenty of business and organizational trainings on behalf of the Peace Corps while living there. In that time I became very close to my host parents Slavic and Svetlana and especially their two…

Twenty Five

25 years old, thank you. An incredible year that started in the Chi, took me to Istanbul & Paris, and allowed me to set up shop with the Peace Corps in Moldova. Thank you for teaching me how to feel like a minority, to experience incredible lows get crushed by incredible highs, to develop a…

Bring Your Words to Life

I have a very strong need to communicate with others, more than most. I enjoy hearing people’s voices, seeing faces, learning from others, and getting my point across. Admittedly I can be a pest, though I have acknowledged that many of my colleagues and friends are alike. Over time I have realized that many people…

30 Days Straight: #30

– I heard news that another Peace Corps volunteer sprained her ankle  after returning from vacation and I instantly got sick to my stomach. I would rather break a bone severely than sprain my left ankle again. It has become a mental injury more than a physical one at this point. – Signed up to…

30 Days Straight: #29

– Taking a shower every three days is not as bad as I once thought it to be. It makes you feel like you’ve really earned it. – Macklemore does not know crap about being thrift. Bought a 2kg bag of apples today for 15 lei out of the trailer of a rusty fruit truck.…

30 Days Straight: #28

– Rise in chicken feed prices will lead to 60% of the Moldovan poultry industry to go bankrupt in 2013. An estimated 15,000 jobs will be lost and $20 million dollar monthly losses will hit the agricultural industry. Reports say that the existing 40% of producers will dominate the domestic market along with increased poultry…

30 Days Straight: #27

“The difference between the individuals that leave a footprint on this world and those who simply walk in those steps is that there is no unattainable goal. There are simply adverse avenues to greatness and smooth roads to mediocrity.” – A pack of cigarettes costs 6.5 lei (approximately $.50). – I spoke with the grandfather…

30 Days Straight: #26

12-26-12 Dear Pat, I dug out these old Christmas cards I bought in 1994, thought you’d get a kick out of it. You were 7 years old when I bought them. Boy have you come a long way. This Skype technology is wonderful. I think I would have a much harder time with you so…

30 Days Straight: #25

One thing that has really tested my patience here in Moldova is the differing norms on privacy and relationship building. At home and in Mexico locked doors are not uncommon. You would not offend someone if you did lock yourself in somewhere. It is simply a sign that you want to be left alone, are…