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New Year’s Message: 1M/1M Call For Action

Posted on Friday, Dec 31st 2010

As we end 2010, I want to wish each of you a very happy 2011.

We have a come a long way this year with the 1M/1M initiative, and will continue to push forward in 2011, executing on our mission to help a million entrepreneurs reach a million dollars in annual revenue by 2020, establishing a framework for Capitalism 2.0. Here is my 2010 New Year’s Resolution that embarked us on this path.

In 2011, I want to set before you a very simple call to action: please help us promote the Free 1M/1M Strategy Roundtables for Entrepreneurs through syndication of our recap posts.

Those of you who want to lend a hand to 1M/1M can work with Maureen Kelly [maureen AT sramanamitra dot com] to help identify a website (blog, media property, entrepreneurship portal, social network, other variations of online media that helps us reach a core group of entrepreneurs in your local community) that has at least 3,000 members who are entrepreneurs or aspiring entrepreneurs, and then help put together a free syndication arrangement with the site, that would be an awesome way to broaden our footprint.

Today, we syndicate the weekly 1M/1M roundtable recap post to ReadWriteWeb (1.7 million readers), Yourstory.in (one of India’s largest entrepreneurship portal), and Venturewoods.org (another of India’s entrepreneurship-focused blogs).

In 2011, our goal is to broaden the syndication, and my request to you is to make this the top priority for your 1M/1M ambassadorship. It’s a simple, focused objective, and as we build up a large list of syndication partners, my belief is that we will spread the 1M/1M message far and wide.

I hope you will all join hands to contribute at least one syndicate partner each to 1M/1M.

My warmest greetings for a happy new year.

Sincerely,

Sramana
Founder, One Million by One Million
http://1m1m.sramanamitra.com

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Happy New Year to you, Sramana, to my fellow 1M1M Ambassadors, and to everyone else who works hard and never gives up.

2010 will be always a very special year for me because that is when we embarked on 1M1M journey, with you, Sramana, at the helm, as well as for some very special personal reasons that underscored the notion of how precious every day of our life is and how important it is to live your life with passion and purpose.

I am looking forward to 2011. I am looking forward to share a great joy of accomplishment with everyone who is a part of 1M1M as we cross each milestone. There is nothing like setting and achieving goals. Onwards and upwards!

irina Friday, December 31, 2010 at 8:49 AM PT

Here in Maine we don't have a lot of people, so the 3,000 entrepreneur threshold may be hard to reach. Nationally, a huge win would be penetrating SBDC resources:
http://www.asbdc-us.org/Resources/Resources.html

Or alternatively reaching some of the state directors, as they make independent decisions as to what is right for their regions:
http://www.asbdc-us.org/About_Us/aboutus_members….

FYI, I have a contractual relationship with the Maine SBDC to document my counseling time with entrepreneurs in the Maine SBDC system, which in turn makes the Maine SBDC's numbers look better to their bosses (SBA) in Washington DC. To the extent that US 1M/1M ambassadors can become SBDC counselors, or vice versa, the roundtable can contribute to the state SBDC's numbers looking better without a lot of extra time on the counselors' part. For example, my 2011 plan for Pitch and Pizza (1M/1M roundtable as group activity at my incubator) will allow me to be "counseling" multiple entrepreneurs simultaneously, and I think that will boost the SBDC numbers (I haven't yet tested that).

Not exactly what you asked for, but leveraging 1M/1M on a large scale is the end objective.

Don Gooding

Don Gooding Saturday, January 1, 2011 at 7:36 AM PT

Don, It is NOT part of the 1M/1M program for ambassadors to provide ANY counseling or coaching. All coaching is done as part of our free public roundtables and private roundtables (paid) by me. We do not authorize ambassadors to do any coaching and will not do so in the future. This is to ensure that the quality of our program is preserved. Random people (most of whom we don’t know that well) providing coaching is not a good way to preserve quality. There are other programs in the market that do so, and have poor results. If you would like to bring 1M/1M to Maine, you’d need to get your entrepreneurs to sign up for either the free public roundtables, or the premium program. Finally, the 3000 entrepreneur criterion is for syndication only. We are working with many geographies with smaller groups, and you are very welcome to leverage the program for your small group as well. Regards, Sramana

Sramana Mitra Monday, January 3, 2011 at 10:54 AM PT