Pre-Launch Diary :: 09.17.2010
Another week of start-up madness, come and gone. It’s time for the third installment in our RAW: Real Estate And Women Pre-Launch Diary.
For newbie readers, here’s the run-down: RAW: Real Estate And Women is a brand-new professional networking platform for women in real estate, staging, sales, sustainability and interior design. We’re here to give you a fresh place to connect and conspire — with an empowering, entrepreneurial spin.
As we roll towards our official launch day, we’re letting you “behind the scenes” to see what it really takes to launch a start-up company.
So go ahead — read our diary! We’re an open book.
:: Inspiration Station
In the midst of our pre-launch madness, we keep reminding ourselves to take a “moment of zen.” Zen Habits is a fantastic blog about productivity, inner peace and personal progress — with a minimalist attitude. Leo Babauta’s post on enjoying habits is a lovely invitation to ditch the habits you hate, and embrace the life you love.
:: Green Dream
Heating a public housing unit — with body heat from an underground train? It might sound bizarre, but it’s happening in Paris. According to the Environmental News Network, a new form of geothermal technology captures body heat from Paris Metro train riders and transfers the energy into low-income housing structures. We can only imagine what kind of heat transfer system is coming next — but we hope it involves warm croissants!
:: RAW Shout-out
Dawn Martinello, RAW’s virtual guru & social media maven, recently started offering 1-on-1 guide sessions for budding entrepreneurs. If you need a rapid-fire introduction to the world of “monetizing your online presence,” Dawn is a passionate (and pragmatic) product launch specialist.
:: RAW APPetite
Enrolling in an MBA course is a huge investment — both financially and energetically. But with the Pocket MBA app, you can absorb basic business strategy, management, economics, and information technology principles, on the go — on your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad. A must-have for biz-savvy ladies in training!
:: Just for Kicks
Sure, real estate is an exciting industry, but sometimes we just want to glam it up and be “full time fabulous!” Sunglass Hut is running afashion blogger contest, and the grand prize is nothing to scoff at: $100,000, plus a furnished apartment in Manhattan and a $1000 monthly styling stipend. Sign us up, please!
:: Countdown to RAW
Big things are just around the bend…
~The RAW Team