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
16

Building The Creative Economy: New Research, New Insights

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Creative Communities Art Works in Economic Development Urban and regional planners, elected officials, and other decisionmakers are increasingly focused on what makes places livable. Access to the arts inevitably appears high on that list, but knowledge about how culture and the arts can act as a tool of economic development is … [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...]

Jan
08

Passion Incorporated

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Incorporating passion into business is really what has been organized now into a discipline we now call design thinking. What can design thinking do to help cultivate new entrepreneurs? Neil Grimmer, president and cofounder of Plum Organics explains how to apply the principles of design thinking to develop a new product, business or an … [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
17

U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis and National Endowment for the Arts Release Preliminary Report on Impact of Arts and Culture on U.S. Economy

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Arts and Cultural Production Account for 3.2 Percent -- or $504 Billion -- of Gross Domestic Product in 2011 For Immediate Release December 5, 2013 Washington, DC – The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) released prototype estimates today from the new Arts and … [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
09

And the word is STEAM

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Written by John Eger Last month, Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) and Congressman Aaron Schock (R-IL), Co-Chairs of a Congressional Caucus committed to putting A (the role the arts play in nurturing young peoples new thinking skills) into the language of the America COMPETES Act (also know as the STEM act), together with 28 other … [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...]

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