Ask Your Question Below

If you’re thinking about commercializing the software or technology you’ve created (or want to create), you’re probably wondering about – oh, a few million things! It’s challenging (and time consuming) to sift through all the information available online and in libraries. Which is why I’ve created a shortcut for you.

Starting TODAY you have free unlimited access to me, for answers to ALL your questions about the process of commercializing your technology or growing your business.

In other words, questions about:

  • Moving your world-changing idea out of your head and into the world – where it can help everyone
  • Researching and understanding your potential market
  • Setting a vision and goals for your organization
  • Reducing the “growing pains” that can come with rapid change
  • Developing and maintaining dynamic “road maps” to keep yourself and your business on track
  • Developing and implementing a plan for a new business or a new direction
  • Increasing profits and cash flow
  • Thinking bigger and being more productive
  • Planning an exit strategy now or in the future
  • Creating collaboration strategies for growth and expansion
  • Delegating effectively
  • Raising cash or attracting capital
  • Using agile management techniques in your business and product development

I’ve been creating businesses and teams for 30 years, and I seem to have a gift for seeing both potential and roadblocks in people and their ideas (and then finding ways to work with those). I won’t lead you down a garden path – sometimes my answers may challenge you to think a bit harder about what you’ve set out to do. I might ask you some hard questions back – now is the time for that kind of “tough love” – it could save your skin later!

Not sure what to ask?

You can ask me anything about your business. Take a look at some of the most common questions people have about this process (above), and choose one of them. You can tell me (and everyone else) why you like this column or blog. Or, you can simply reply to someone else’s question or comment.

Why am I doing this?

Because everyone can’t afford to hire me. But I truly love mentoring people, helping them see their own potential. Sometimes you just need a little nudge in the right direction to make a decision that can be life changing and even world changing. I love that!

How do you submit your question?

All you have to do is post your question below. I will respond personally. So, what burning question or concern is keeping you awake at night? Post it here now…

One More Reason to Submit Your Question

Every time you ask a question or leave a comment on this page,
or anywhere else on this website, you’ll have another chance to win one of my 7 Great Books for Super-Early Startups (you choose).

Every month I select a winner (from those who left a question or comment the previous month) – and you get to choose which one you want. You can leave as many questions or comments as you wish (each will increase your chances of winning), but you only need to comment or ask a question once to be eligible.

Winners are chosen randomly and you can win more than once (multiple months) if you consistently ask questions or leave comments. Just make sure your questions and/or comments are thoughtful, and not just obvious attempts to win more books. 😉

I look forward to seeing your thoughts below,

Marilyn Walker

8 Responses to Ask Your Question Below

  1. Sarah Dugo December 4, 2012 at 6:07 pm #

    Hi Mayilyn-

    Thank you so much for connecting with me on twitter. I have not read most of the books on your list of start-up greats but, I have read one of them, Sir Richard Branson’s Losing My Virginity.
    One of my takeaway’s from that book was to delegate as much as you can. In the early start of my business, I felt like I had to do everything and keep control. What I found out, was that once you allow other’s to help you in area’s that they are better at, you free up time to maximize your own strengths.
    If I may also suggest another book for you to review, it would be Blake Mycoskie’s, Start Something That Matters. He is the creator of TOMS shoes and has a great business model to follow and emulate.
    I will keep your list handy, when I actually have time to read in the future!
    Thanks-
    Sarah Dugo

    • Marilyn Walker, Ph.D. December 26, 2012 at 3:32 pm #

      Thank you for your comments, Sarah, and for the suggestion. I am putting Start Something That Matters on my list, and perhaps I’ll be able to add it here in 2013!

    • Marilyn Walker, Ph.D. January 4, 2013 at 3:58 pm #

      Sarah – Congratulations! You are my December free book winner. Please reply to this comment with your choice, and then use my contact form to send me your physical address.

      I looked at your website and I love your concept! I hope you’re doing well with it.

      Here’s to a great 2013 for all of us!

  2. jeny December 12, 2012 at 10:54 am #

    Do you know how to sales products in internet ?

    • Marilyn Walker, Ph.D. December 26, 2012 at 3:30 pm #

      Yes I do know how to do that. I’ve run many different stores on the Internet, selling both physical and digital products. However, right now I’m not teaching that because so many other people teach it very well. My best suggestion for learning about selling digital products is http://smartpassiveincome.com. He will recommend many other resources that are also useful. A good place to learn about selling physical products is http://mywifequitherjob.com/. These are both excellent resources run by sincere and successful people. Best of luck to you!

  3. Lauren August 11, 2014 at 4:41 pm #

    Marilyn-

    In your opinion, what is the best way to build your list organically?

    • Marilyn D. Walker August 25, 2014 at 1:43 pm #

      Lauren – I love that question, because organic is the only way! There is a lot to the question, because it starts with how you drive traffic to your site, etc. But once people are there, you want to offer them something in exchange for joining your list. It should have real value, and help them learn about you and understand you. It can be a report, a whitepaper, a short video training – there are many options. And then the real clincher – make being on your list worthwhile. Send out great content and encourage them to share it. Do those two things and you will find the people who need you.

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