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When To Quit

(3) Comments | Posted April 2, 2012 | 10:26 AM

Generally, most people have visions of entrepreneurship that include long hours, off the beaten path business models, big pay days and freewheeling board meetings that may or may not include ping pong. Rarely do we think of failure when it comes to entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurs are repeatedly taught, told and counseled...

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Conversations Every Entrepreneur Should Have

(0) Comments | Posted March 21, 2012 | 10:11 AM

You have an idea and you're quite sure it'll be successful. It might revolutionize the way people shop, eat, exercise, sleep, watch tv, you name it. What's next? Before you embark on writing that business plan or applying to business school, take some time to talk. To whom? Everyone.


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Location, Location, Location: Where Should You Start Your Company?

(3) Comments | Posted February 24, 2012 | 10:10 AM

Location, location, location. In real estate, we can all agree that location is king. But what about for entrepreneurship? Where should you start your company? Where are you most likely to find new employees, access to capital, and the right entrepreneurial environment? Unfortunately, most budding entrepreneurs are so hyper-focused on...

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The Perfect Entrepreneurial Resume Doesn't Exist

(1) Comments | Posted February 6, 2012 | 1:48 PM

You have an idea for a phenomenal company. Problem is you have zero background in that industry, no prior entrepreneurial experience, never got an MBA and can't lean on your family for financing or business resources.

At first glance, you're facing an uphill battle. Likewise for the second glance...

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Tech, Tech, No Tech

(1) Comments | Posted January 23, 2012 | 10:32 AM

Facebook, Zynga, Google, Foursquare, Linkedin, Twitter. There's no shortage of news, capital and buzz surrounding technology giants and startups. Everywhere you look, everywhere you read, it would appear that technology rules the day. There is no doubt we are beholden to the wonders of the latest and greatest technology improvements...

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The Three Cs Of Startup Pitching

(1) Comments | Posted January 10, 2012 | 10:52 AM

As "crazy" as it may seem, it would behoove many entrepreneurs to watch the 1990 film Crazy People with Dudley Moore. Although it probably won't make the American Film Institute's Top 100 films, the loose plot entails Moore's character trying to revolutionize the advertising industry using one potent maxim: Keep...

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You're Not Steve Jobs -- And That's OK

(6) Comments | Posted January 3, 2012 | 9:51 AM

The perfect entrepreneur has no life. He sends emails at all hours of the night, lacks normal social interactions, rarely has time for familial relationships and probably sleeps under his desk. There are no holidays or days off. The company is king and all facets of it dominate his realm...

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The Social Entrepreneur's Dilemma

(8) Comments | Posted December 27, 2011 | 11:09 AM

So you have an idea that's going to save the world or at the very least alter a small portion of it in a positive way. Congratulations, the trends seem to be in your favor.

Be it environmental, educational, or philanthropic, the rise in "social" entrepreneurship in the past...

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