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
My personal experience has taught me that growing a business, whether organically or by acquisition, is never easy. Coupled with my experience working with other entrepreneurs who are distracted easily by shiny, new opportunities, I recognized the need to develop a quick way to evaluate business op Read More

OpenDesk: Conveniently Buy & Sell Designer Products

OpenDesk: Conveniently Buy & Sell Designer Products Avatar Posted by sjekic under Startups
From http://www.crowdclan.com 68 days ago
Made Hot by: MarketWiz on July 1, 2014 5:42 pm
OpenDesk has now run a successful crowdfunding campaign on the popular equity based crowdfunding platform CrowdCube, their initial offering was 10.40% of their company for £150,000, with 85 investors seeing the potential growth of such an innovative market place they have surpassed their initial go Read More
Back in the early 2000s, the Maker Movement took hold in California, based on the emergence of such do-it-yourself (DIY) tools as 3-D printers, Google's SketchUp and makerspaces such as TechShop, with all the tools you need to make almost anything. Thus entrepreneurs began building prototypes and d Read More
Gordon Ramsay is known for not taking any sh*t when it comes to his restaurant businesses. If someone’s not performing as well as they should be, then he will speak his mind and get them back on task. Read More
Everyone seems to like the aspect of being an entrepreneur that goes with “being your own boss” and “able to do things my way.” But sometimes they forget that this kind of freedom comes with a price of personal accountability. Accountability means “the buck stops here,” and “all the failures are mi Read More

How Fear Can Help You Excel as a New Entrepreneur

How Fear Can Help You Excel as a New Entrepreneur Avatar Posted by ShannonW under Startups
From https://www.scottsmarketplace.com 69 days ago
Made Hot by: NolanGreen on June 29, 2014 10:12 pm
Fears keeping you up at night? Learn how you can use them to excel as a new entrepreneur so you wake up feeling confident and ready to tackle the day. Read More

What NOT To Do While Starting Your Own Business

What NOT To Do While Starting Your Own Business Avatar Posted by Sian Phillips under Startups
From http://tweakyourbiz.com 65 days ago
Made Hot by: SimplySmallBiz on June 29, 2014 2:41 pm
By Vic

Starting your own business can be extremely exhausting. In the initial days, you have to wear multiple hats, from being the owner, to technician, manager, customer care and sales rep. Given the level of work and effort it takes to be successful, one needs to be careful of what they do and Read More
Do you agree with the statement that you can't learn anything when you think you know everything? During this episode you will get a lot of valuable suggestions to make it in the entrepreneurial world by eavesdropping on a conversation Stacie Walker had with entrepreneurial maven Mandi Neumann. Read More

Why I Love Being An Entrepreneur

Why I Love Being An Entrepreneur Avatar Posted by GreenMango under Startups
From https://medium.com 62 days ago
Made Hot by: mikehartman1 on June 27, 2014 8:40 am
Running a business has completely changed my life. I don’t say that with a hint of exaggeration.

I cannot imagine life working for somebody else now that I’ve taken the plunge. Read More

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Jane Sheeba @janesheeba Replaced Day Job With Blogging

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