Feb
24

Funding Innovation, Founder’s Blues and Avoiding Early Start-Up Mistakes

Life as a start-up is certainly not easy. Finding funding for our innovative ideas, managing mental health and minimizing mistakes are at the top of most start-up’s must have lists. I hope these three reads provide some interesting insights.

The Re-Emerging Art of Funding Innovation

As the strategic philanthropy movement has swept across the field, many grantmakers have lost their appetite for funding experimental and innovative projects. Recently, however, a number of funders have begun exploring how to deliberately reintroduce risk-taking into their processes and portfolios in search of breakthrough change.

http://ow.ly/tVbNd

20140118_SRD008_1Founder’s blues

Are startups just for workaholic white male lumpen-preneurs?

http://ow.ly/sPkcZ

Entrepreneurs on What They Wish They’d Known

Building a successful business is typically done by trial and error, with many hurdles along the way. And when it’s your first company, every day involves making mistakes and learning something new.

In this article, small-business owners around America were asked to share the one thing they wished they’d known when they first started their businesses.

http://bit.ly/1h0orol

 

 Lisa Canning 09About Lisa Canning

“Vowels are to words what creativity is to the world~ basic and necessary.”

What motivates you to explore your creativity?  Email me and tell me: lisa@entrepreneurthearts.com

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Lisa Canning is the founder of Lisa’s Clarinet Shop, IAEOU, the Institute for Arts Entrepreneurship (IAE) and Entrepreneur the Arts.

 

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