I’ll be the first to admit that I feel bad turning down requests for help from entrepreneurs, students, people in the community, etc. It’s not that I don’t want to help them, rather I’ve prioritized a number of things I want to do well and have decided to allocate my time there. As Dharmesh likes to say, Dear Friend: Sorry. My heart says yes, but my schedule says no.
So, if helping entrepreneurs is a personal goal, but there isn’t enough time for the requested one-on-ones, I need to figure out how to help entrepreneurs at scale. Much like the conversation changes internally in a startup when going from 10-20 employees vs going from 20-200, I need to be thinking scale as well with helping entrepreneurs.
Here are three ways I try and help entrepreneurs at scale:
- Blogging – An amazing way to reach tens of thousands of people on a daily basis
- Atlanta Tech Village – Community, educational events, office space, and more that reaches thousands of people on a monthly basis
- Public Speaking – Last year I gave 20 talks on entrepreneurship to groups ranging from 25-500 people
Over time I hope to get better at helping entrepreneurs at scale with these three strategies while continuing to look for new ways to share ideas and thoughts.
What else? What are some other ways to help entrepreneurs at scale?