By most definitions of the term, an entrepreneur is someone who starts a new business, incorporating innovative changes to existing products, services, business models, and creating new markets. Yet very few achieve that great aspiration of really driving economic, social, and environmental changes Read More

Move Over Silicon Valley: African Startups Are Here

Move Over Silicon Valley: African Startups Are Here Avatar Posted by lyceum under Startups
From http://smallbiztrends.com 312 days ago
Made Hot by: centrifugePR on April 7, 2015 7:03 am
Silicon Valley may soon be giving up its throne as the world’s hottest startup scene. And the latest up-and-coming startup hub might surprise you.
Though still relatively small in number compared to other parts of the world, African startups are growing in number. Particularly in Nigeria and Kenya Read More

Is Your Proposal Worth the Price?

Is Your Proposal Worth the Price? Avatar Posted by HollyHanna under Startups
From http://www.theworkathomewoman.com 314 days ago
Made Hot by: kingofcontent92 on April 6, 2015 4:33 pm
When it comes to freelance writing, one of the largest components of your business is in writing proposals. Doubtless, you spend a good portion of your time as a freelancer crafting proposals, be they responses to requests for proposals (RFPs), proposals for bidding sites, queries to magazines, or Read More

5 Tips For Startups To Win With Social Media

5 Tips For Startups To Win With Social Media Avatar Posted by martinzwilling under Startups
From http://blog.startupprofessionals.com 313 days ago
Made Hot by: robinandy58 on April 6, 2015 3:37 pm
Social media is so pervasive in today’s world that every entrepreneur believes instinctively that they know how to use it for their startup. Many soon find that what you do in a personal context doesn’t necessarily translate to your business, and measuring business value is quite different from mea Read More

Why 5 minutes of 'Goo-diligence' will save your startup thousands

Why 5 minutes of \'Goo-diligence\' will save your startup thousands Avatar Posted by hcordner under Startups
From http://venturebeat.com 315 days ago
Made Hot by: maestro68 on April 5, 2015 11:28 am
I now live by the rule of “Goo-diligence.” Whenever have a new idea or am asked for feedback on someone else’s, I won’t move forward without a quick search on Google. I hate to say it, but many of my “great ideas” have stopped before they ever started because of things I’ve found in less than five Read More
Every entrepreneur I know has their favorite excuse for a previous failure – an investor backed out, the economy took a downturn, or a supplier delivered bad quality. These things outside your control do happen, but based on my years of experience as a startup advisor and Angel investor, I still se Read More
What does it take to be a successful entrepreneur?You might ask yourself “do I have what it takes?”The magic is in the personality.Is there such a thing as an entrepreneur personality? And, if there is, what is it? Read More
Outside of dreams, there is no real business opportunity without risk. Serious entrepreneurs know that, but too many “wannabes” still fall for that elusive get-rich-quick scheme with no risk. As an active Angel investor, I still hear entrepreneurs asserting large opportunities with minimal risk and Read More

What Type of Business Plan Do I Need?

What Type of Business Plan Do I Need? Avatar Posted by PASAngelique under Startups
From http://articles.bplans.com 322 days ago
Made Hot by: problogger78 on March 31, 2015 10:08 pm
"We get this question a lot, mainly because there are so many different things labelled as business plans: strategic plans, annual plans, operational plans, feasibility plans, and, of course, what most people think of, business plans for startups seeking investment. " Read More
A common request I get while mentoring entrepreneurs is for a copy of the startup checklist they need to follow, in order to build a successful new business. I wish it was that easy. The challenge is that every new business needs to be innovative and different, in order to rise above the crowd, bri Read More

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