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Most entrepreneurs believe they are “different,” but they can’t quite understand how. They usually explain it by insisting that they are driven to follow their passion, need to be their own boss, want to get rich quick, or want to change the world. I now believe that the roots of the difference may Read More
The new era of highly connected and interactive technology is changing not only how business employees interact with customers, but also how they interact with each other, and with their company. I am happy to see reports that young companies are in the forefront of these trends, on both the custom Read More

Crowdfunders, the FTC is Watching You

Crowdfunders, the FTC is Watching You Avatar Posted by sannwood under Startups
From http://smallbiztrends.com 7 days ago
Made Hot by: NolanGreen on June 29, 2015 1:28 pm
The Federal Trade Commission has now taken legal action against a crowdfunder for failing to refund consumers their money and for using the funds on personal expenses. This is the FTC’s first case involving crowdfunding, and could signal a future where crowdfunding campaigners are held accountable Read More
Few investors these days have the time or patience to read a full business plan, so a better way to catch their eye is with a tightly written and well formatted two-page executive summary. As a model, think high-quality marketing collateral, with text and graphics in columns and sidebars, but focus Read More
Not every entrepreneurial journey has to begin from scratch. Indeed, lots of people have made it big after purchasing existent businesses.
Starting out this way has its fair share of welcome advantages. If all goes well you’ll basically be inheriting a commercially viable “plug and play” bus Read More

Should You Stick to the Plan or Change It?

Should You Stick to the Plan or Change It? Avatar Posted by PASAngelique under Startups
From http://articles.bplans.com 8 days ago
Made Hot by: problogger78 on June 26, 2015 8:26 pm
The monthly review meeting is absolutely essential to real business planning. The real value of business planning is the decisions it causes, and the management that results; and for that you need not just a plan but a regular monthly review to track results and revise as necessary.
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Entrepreneurs need to be effective team leaders, since no one can transform an idea into a product and a business without some help. Unfortunately many founders I work with as a mentor are experts on the technical side, but have no insight into leading a team. But fortunately, team building is a sk Read More

Why Even a Business Owner Needs a Resume

Why Even a Business Owner Needs a Resume Avatar Posted by TaylorBPT under Startups
From http://rabidofficemonkey.com 9 days ago
Made Hot by: businessgross on June 25, 2015 8:06 am
Should a resume be included in a busiess plan? Although this is not a question that most entrepreneurs ask themselves, it probably should be. Read More
With all the complexity of creating a business, entrepreneurs often make little mistakes while trying to keep up. MyCorporation lets you know some of the things to look out for when creating your first business. Read More
Every culture and community puts pressure on its members to follow the norms. Even young people who start out wanting to be different are called “freaks,” and most are slowly bent back into the norm by the time they “grow up.” Maybe that’s why so many entrepreneurs struggle with building a disrupti Read More

5 Things Your Latino Employees Wish You Understood

Latino employees are the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. workforce – in fact, by some estimates one in three working …
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