Juan Great Leap originally started in 2011 as an inspirational blog about Peter Cauton’s own experiences while going from an employee to becoming an entrepreneur.
Peter’s about post quickly sums up what his mission is – to help the common Juan take the leap from nothing to starting their own dreams in business.
Today, JGL has grown to include monthly Open Coffee meetups and has now started the Startup School where people from the startup industry share their knowledge on various topics related to startups. Startup School now has one upcoming class – PitchCraft – a seminar on how to market and pitch your idea to investors.
These classes are just awesome and taught by experienced startup people, and though these courses can be self-taught through reading things online, they help the average Juan become acquainted with what’s out there.
They are low-priced and pack a punch – I’m very sure that going through one of the courses would give anyone a big advantage over someone who just reads things.
The other topics in the line up range from non-techie to techie and I really hope they could add things like Project Management, Hiring Best Practices, and something along the lines of Corporate Finance (like how to deal with investors and startup funding).
Please check that site out and I’d love to hear your thoughts on how to take that leap below. I recommend bootstrapping – where you work on your startup while doing fulltime work on your own pocket – it is a lot of work but it is possible. Peter’s post on how toJust Start is a good primer on how to do just that.