When an entrepreneur gets an original idea, it’s something to celebrate. But just how loudly should you announce your next best thing? Read more about guarding intellectual property in this article from Forbes.
If you’ve ever mentored an entrepreneur, you’ve no doubt experienced the highs and lows and everything in between. As an adviser, you ride the roller coaster of business creation with your mentee, perhaps recalling your own struggles and successes along the way.
The challenges can be common, or they can sneak up on you with little warning. Recognizing the personal skills needed to combat these struggles makes you a better prepared and more effective mentor.
Above all, a good mentor possesses patience — […]
Remember the lemonade stands you ran as a kid? Did you ever think then that one day you’d be a professional entrepreneur?
An adult mentor with experience in owning a business can provide the impetus children need to turn their young startup dreams into grown-up success stories. Read more in this Mashable article about how business mentors can get children started on a path to professional achievement.
No one wants to go it alone in the business world, nor should they. Building a community helps startups with networking, financing and understanding the twists and turns of owning a business. Read more here, and tell us who the key people are in your entrepreneurial community.
While entrepreneurs busy themselves launching their startups, they sometimes forget a crucial component: planning for retirement. It may seem unnecessary to them to start thinking about life after work, especially if their small businesses are in the early stages of growth. Time passes quickly, though, and before they know it they can find themselves with years and years of time devoted to their startup with no clear path to retirement.