Your business dream made a little simpler

More and more people are dreaming about starting their own business, especially since many can’t get a job in somebody else’s.

It’s a daunting task. But one Atlanta entrepreneur is trying to make it slightly easier for you.

AJC reporter David Markiewicz writes about Elizabeth Cogswell Baskin, who tells you how to launch a company in a 54-card deck. (She must have two cards up her sleeves.)

Each card has one how-to step, from getting a business license, registering your domain, obtaining a line of credit and developing a brand.

Obviously, entrepreneurs will need a lot more help than a deck of cards. But it’s a good start for thinking about a start-up.

2 comments Add your comment


June 26th, 2009
10:02 am

no its not. this is another fly by night scheme for those that don’t know any better. all of the stuff she puts on her cards, and more, can be found in the library or some trusted resources for free online. if an entrepreneur spends $25 on these cards because they are too lazy to educate themselves, they will be failures. a true entrepreneur doesn’t take shortcuts and doesn’t rely on marketing gimmicks. good luck to this lady that thought of this idea. there is not doubt there are enough suckers out there that she will make a mint.

Elizabeth Cogswell Baskin

June 26th, 2009
2:47 pm

Thanks so much, Henry, for spreading the word on the Start Your Own Company card deck. There are so many talented people on the streets right now who are thinking about starting a company because they can’t find the right job. And so many others who’ve always dreamed of being their own boss.
I hope these cards help would-be entrepreneurs tackle that goal more easily by breaking it down into manageable steps. These steps worked for me, twice. First when I started a company with a friend in 1996 and more recently when I started Tribe, which is now a $5 million company with a team of great people.