I'm Starting a Company [en]

[fr] J'ai décidé de créer une entreprise. Eh oui. Sans donner trop de détails, je peux déjà vous dire qu'il ne s'agira pas principalement de consulting web (même si je ne renonce pas à mes activités professionnelles courantes) et que ce ne sera pas non plus une application web. Par contre, ce sera l'occasion de faire bon usage de mon réseau.

Un peu étrange pour moi, mais ce sera aussi la première fois dans ma vie que j'entreprends quelque chose dans le but avoué de gagner de l'argent. Bien entendu, ce ne sera pas aux dépens des produits/services/clients/utilisateurs/employés/collaborateurs/partenaires... Je reste qui je suis et j'ai des valeurs auxquelles je tiens ;-)

If you [follow me on Twitter](http://twitter.com/stephtara), then you’ve certainly already [heard the news](http://twitter.com/stephtara/statuses/387658512): I’m starting a company. Now, though I’ve told a few people online and off what it was about (shhh), I’m not going to spill all the beans right now (have to keep you wondering for a bit, right?).

What I’ll say for the moment is the following:

– I’m not “retiring” from any of what I’m doing now (I’m still for hire for my usual consulting/speaking/experiential-marketing/etc. stuff, though I might be a bit busier in the coming months, so plan ahead!)
– my company’s main business will *not* be consulting, and it will *not* be a web app (that narrows it down, doesn’t it?)
– strange as it may sound for me to say this, for the first time in my life I’m making a professional decision with the intent of earning money (though not at the expense of my products/services/users/clients/employees/partners, obviously)
– I’m still thinking about a name (“Pink” stuff is out, unfortunately — that should give you a serious hint)
– this will be a chance for me to put my network to good use (amongst other things, I intend to surround myself with great advisors/partners/collaborators).

I’m excited! Full of questions and ideas, but really excited 🙂

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25 thoughts on “I'm Starting a Company [en]

  1. I’m really excited for you Steph – from what you’ve told me, it’ll be a lotta fun and pretty challenging too…gimme a shout if you need any help 🙂

  2. Good luck Stephanie – I can’t believe after all our brainstorming in Berlin it will not have Pink in the name – how could you?! 😉

  3. I'm really excited for you Steph – from what you've told me, it'll be a lotta fun and pretty challenging too…gimme a shout if you need any help 🙂

  4. Et bien, bravo pour ce grand “projet”, que du bonheur et beaucoup de stress en perspective. 😉

    Et merci encore pour ta conférence passionnée et passionnante à paris Web 2007.

  5. Hi Stephanie,
    When you write ‘competition’, I really hope you’re not talking about starting a french written blog dealing with completely useless topics 😉

    I have my little idea about what you might be jumping into (“Pink” has some meaning afterall), time will say if I’m right. Anyway, I wish you the best of luck on your project!

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