Maybe Shamwow should sell acceleration
It seems like accelerators-on-the-cheap are popping up all over. Last week we wrote about BizCADI trying to get an on-line accelerator up and running using crowdfunding (they're up to $538 raised of their $3K goal as of this morning in case you were wondering). Today while trolling the net, I came across http://thesmallbusinessaccelerator.com/. Check it out. You, too, can go through entrepreneur boot camp online for (hold your breath) $9.70. Not a typo. No mention of them throwing in steak knives for the first 50 callers, though.
However, their website warns you that it's a limited time offer which strangely ends on July 8 --strange because today is July 30. I guess they're so busy that they haven't had a chance to update their site. If you click their 'add to cart' button, it turns out they want to charge you $97.00.
For that you get 30 online video lessons. Not only that, the first one is free on their site. I watched part of it and learned that a good way to grow my business is to sell more to my existing customers. Who knew that selling more was a way to grow a business?
Maybe this sort of thing was inevitable in a field that has been exploding like the incubator/accelerator industry. At least if Shamwow or Slap Chop did it, though, it would be more fun. I can hear Vince Shlomi now --"Linguini, martini, bikini, incubinee".
Hopefully most people will shop around for the many, many mainstream incubators out there.