Feb
02

Living (or not) the Creative Life

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"Growth is much more than a strategy. It is a complex change process that involves the right mindset, the right processes, experimentation and an enabling environment." ~ Edward Hess teaches business administration at the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business. Ed got it right. For the last eight years my professional growth … [Read more...]

Jan
20

What’s Preventing You From Trying to Release Your Product? And How to Get the Kick You Need to Make it a Reality.

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So you have a brilliant idea for a product that you think could make you rich and really change the world in a positive way. You've had assurance from everyone you've asked that this is indeed a great idea and something people would use, and you know that you'd be much happier escaping the rat race and becoming a self-employed … [Read more...]

Jan
13

Founder’s Dilemmas

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What are the big mistakes that entrepreneurs can make in the founding and early execution of their companies? What is it exactly that makes the difference between success and failure? As a founder you ignore "people problems" — your own and those of your team — at your peril. Understanding your own decisions, where your instincts … [Read more...]

Dec
26

Is Female Entrepreneurship Fairly Represented in the Startup Community?

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This is a difficult question to answer with any degree of certainty. Here are some interesting facts to absorb before forming an opinion. American women own 10.6 million businesses in the United States, employing 19.1 million (one in seven) workers. The businesses women own rack up $2.5 trillion in annual revenue. While impressive, it … [Read more...]

Dec
16

Starting Up Your Startup: Crucial Questions, Stellar Cities

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It takes guts to start up a startup. There’s no doubt about that. Along with a solid plan and about $50,000-$250,000 in capital, there has to be a pioneering spirit and a certain cavalier approach when you establish a business that will separate your venture from all others around it. Embrace that. However, we don’t recommend … [Read more...]

Dec
02

The Best Entrepreneurial Publications

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No surprise. It's a pretty short list. Being remarkable isn't easy but if you are, it stands the test of time. Entrepreneur Magazine: Entrepreneur Magazine offers a complete list of Topics for information of interest to entrepreneurs as well as their list of How-To Guides, downloadable business Forms and much more. Inc … [Read more...]

Nov
26

Choosing a Soulmate for Your Startup

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Written by Jeremy Rappaport A startup can take many forms. Some entrepreneurs hit the ground running with their business school classmates, while others may go solo. The majority of companies, however, aren’t very successful without at least a co-founder or a small team. Even Apple started with two Steves behind the wheel (Jobs and … [Read more...]

Nov
22

How Cities Can Nurture Entrepreneurs

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This week marked the launch of the Mayors Conference on Entrepreneurship; hosted by the Kauffman Foundation and in partnership with the city of Kansas City, Mo., mayor's office, mayors and entrepreneurship experts from around the country. "This is the first time mayors from across the country have come together for the sole purpose of … [Read more...]

Nov
19

It’s Global Entrepreneurship Week

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During one week each November, thousands of events and competitions around the world inspire millions to engage in entrepreneurial activity while connecting them to potential collaborators, mentors, and even investors. The Kauffman Foundation launched GEW in 2008 to connect aspiring entrepreneurs with those who can help them take the next … [Read more...]

Nov
18

Creating Serendipity in Business

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Can serendipity be planned and orchestrated into a value producing engine for business? Successful global players like Google and LinkedIn think so.  Serendipity or the value creation based on unexpected encounters is a new trend in the world of business. The most innovative companies are now introducing 'serendipity' leaves for their … [Read more...]

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