A lot of people have good ideas, but it takes more to start a business and still more to make a profit. You need money. You need talent. You need customers. Getting these takes time and hard work.

Sound overwhelming? It doesn’t have to be. Preparing and prioritizing are the keys.

So what should you focus on first? Expert entrepreneurs will share the five most important priorities for any startup in a February 9 interactive webchat. Join

  • Annamaria Konya-Tannon, founder and CEO of Equita Accelerator, which offers support for women tech entrepreneurs, from finding mentors to obtaining seed capital investments.
  • Jim Chung, the head of innovation and entrepreneurship at George Washington University and a former venture capital investor.
  • Keeth Smart, co-founder and chief operating officer of Physiclo, which sells “smart” workout clothes and got its start on a crowdfunding site.

They’ll be online February 9 at 11 a.m. EST (16:00 UTC). Tweet your questions in advance by tagging @GISTNetwork or using the hashtag #GISTTechConnect.