Based on my years of experience in both startups and large companies, trusted relationships are more the key to success than a great business model, how smart you are, or how much money you have. Aspiring entrepreneurs who struggle in a corporate environment often can’t wait to start their own comp Read More

How to Identify Your Strengths and Weaknesses

How to Identify Your Strengths and Weaknesses Avatar Posted by brianamorgaine under Startups
From http://articles.bplans.com 335 days ago
Made Hot by: bloggerpalooza on August 25, 2016 8:22 am
Whether you're just now starting a business or are a seasoned entrepreneur, it's important to know yourself. Have you taken a good, hard look at your strengths and weaknesses? Read More
Small business expert, Michael E. Gerber, lets us in on the business systems he’s used to grow his consultancy (and hundreds of thousands of other companies). These are time-tested systems he’s honed over a period of 30 years. From The E-Myth’s first publication in 1987 to the present day, he’s wri Read More
It may not be as sexy, but starting a new business which builds on an existing technology or business model is usually less risky than introducing that ultimate new disruptive technology. There are many levels of innovation that go beyond copying someone else’s idea, but stop short of pushing the l Read More
There’s so much to read, it can often be overwhelming to know exactly where to start. Not to mention when you’re busy running a company. That’s why we asked 13 entrepreneurs from Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) the following question: What business book should be on every founder’s summer reading Read More
In my role as an advisory board member for several startups, I’m always excited to see that initial surge of revenue from a great rollout campaign. Unfortunately, many passionate entrepreneurs read this initial surge as success, and charge ahead with more of the same passion, leading to a series of Read More

Entrepreneurs: are you ready to launch your idea?

Entrepreneurs: are you ready to launch your idea? Avatar Posted by MashaKaran under Startups
From http://www.alphagamma.eu 337 days ago
Made Hot by: LimeWood on August 22, 2016 2:22 pm
Okay entrepreneurs, a great idea just crossed your mind and you believe it’s going to be the next big thing. You’re pumped up and adamant it’ll work out wonders for you. The thoughts of making it to the top are compelling you to go for it, regardless of what others have to say.

Now, calm down. Read More

Cash flow is King, or Queen

Cash flow is King, or Queen Avatar Posted by tonyp21 under Startups
From http://www.tonypaullconsulting.com 338 days ago
Made Hot by: sundaydriver on August 22, 2016 6:58 am
As a business owner, the pressure is on to get the business off the ground, breakeven as soon as possible and move into a positive cash flow very soon thereafter. Maintaining the cash flow in the black is a full time task for the entrepreneur. Read More
The critical success factors for a product business are well known, starting with selling every unit with a gross margin of 50 percent or more, building a patent and other intellectual property, and continuous product improvement. If your forte is a service, like consulting or web site design, it’s Read More

9 Ways to Profit From Your Passion

9 Ways to Profit From Your Passion Avatar Posted by popularpicks under Startups
From https://www.entrepreneur.com 341 days ago
Made Hot by: logistico on August 19, 2016 6:58 am
It's not enough just to be passionate about your business, but without that drive it would be impossible to dedicate your life to your work. This is a list of some of the other skills you need in addition to passion that will make your business thrive. Read More

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Chris Farmer @CorporateCoachG Trains Your Team

If you feel your management style is lacking, Chris Farmer has some ideas for that. Ironically, it was another … More
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