As a mentor to aspiring entrepreneurs, the most common question I get is, “I want to be an entrepreneur -- how do I start?” The obvious answer is that you need an idea first, but I’ve come to realize that the process is really much more complex than that. Many people with great ideas never make it Read More
Every entrepreneur has blind spots which limit their effectiveness and success, but due to ego, over-confidence, or deferential subordinates, many live totally in the dark. Some are smart and humble enough to assume that they don’t know what they don’t know, but lack an effective process for shinin Read More
Entrepreneurs and startups often ask if they should select only social media for marketing, or stick with digital media, or just count on traditional media. The answer is yes to all, and the challenge is how to choose how much of each, and how to integrate them for maximum impact and the least cost Read More
I caught up with Richard “Buzzy” Busby, Principal Solution Architect at Amazon Web Services, at Xerocon earlier this month to learn more about how traditional small businesses can use AWS to grow their operations. Buzzy shares how a new product announced at AWS re:Invent, SageMaker, can help SMBs l Read More
The cannabis industry is huge and continues to grow. If you're interested in starting a cannabis business, here's how to start and what to keep in mind. Read More
Starting a business is a major life decision, so while you’re thinking about this bold new direction in your life, you may be tempted to make other life decisions—in other areas of your life. For example, if you’re in a serious relationship, you might consider proposing and getting married; after a Read More

The Entrepreneur’s Guide For Dealing With Adversity

The Entrepreneur’s Guide For Dealing With Adversity Avatar Posted by martinzwilling under Startups
From http://blog.startupprofessionals.com 67 days ago
Made Hot by: JoshRed on December 21, 2017 1:48 am
As a business owner in this age of rapid technological change, with the surge of worldwide competitors, setbacks and adversity are virtually guaranteed. Based on my years of experience mentoring and advising entrepreneurs, you need to attack problems and challenges with a mindset of success, or it Read More

6 Reasons Startups Need All Angels Plus Crowd Funding

6 Reasons Startups Need All Angels Plus Crowd Funding Avatar Posted by martinzwilling under Startups
From http://blog.startupprofessionals.com 68 days ago
Made Hot by: bizyolk on December 18, 2017 11:33 pm
Entrepreneurs who require funding for their startup have long counted on self-accredited high net worth individuals (“angels”) to fill their needs, after friends and family, and before they qualify for institutional investments (“VCs”). The many crowd funding platforms on the Internet, led still by Read More
One of the highlights of last week’s Xerocon event, put on by cloud accounting platform Xero, was meeting Marcus Lemonis – businessman, investor and star of CNBC’s The Profit. And before he took the stage for his conference ending keynote, I had the pleasure of sitting down with him for a great con Read More

7 Groups Of Difficult Customers Test Every Business

7 Groups Of Difficult Customers Test Every Business Avatar Posted by martinzwilling under Startups
From http://blog.startupprofessionals.com 69 days ago
Made Hot by: maestro68 on December 17, 2017 8:25 pm
Have you ever noticed that some of your business owner friends get all the bad customers, and yours all seem fairly reasonable? Or is it the other way around? I’m always amazed that, in my role as a business advisor, bad customers somehow seem to gang up on certain businesses. I long ago learned th Read More

This Could Be One of the Most Underestimated Employee Benefits

What's more important than salaries at your small business? Small business owners and entrepreneurs sometimes believe they …
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Suzie Poirier @aceconcierge Builds Virtual Partnerships

Growing a business, especially online, requires you to wear many hats. If you focus on all the little things, you can … More
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