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Ex-cons as Entrepreneurs? You Bet.

Many programs have been established around the country to help formerly incarcerated individuals find employment, many as business owners. A new program piloted in key cities like Detroit and Chicago aims to help former inmates start their own businesses. Forbes article explains.

By | 2017-02-02T15:15:17+00:00 September 7th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Ex-cons as Entrepreneurs? You Bet.

Do You Have What It Takes to Be an Entrepreneur?

For the wrong person, the American Dream of entrepreneurship can quickly become a nightmare. If you’re wondering if you’re the right person or not, read CNBC’s article, “Four Signs You Don’t Have What It Takes to Be an Entrepreneur.”

By | 2017-02-02T15:15:49+00:00 August 23rd, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Do You Have What It Takes to Be an Entrepreneur?

Can We Learn a Business Lesson from Simone Biles?

Simone Biles was identified as a uniquely talented gymnast for years, but it wasn’t until she upped her practice time that she became the world-class gymnast we see today. Countless articles about her confirm that increasing her practice time to 30 hours a week made a huge difference in her performance. This serves as an interesting parallel for business professionals. Even a “natural” at sales, communications, IT or what have you can’t fully reach maximum potential without digging in and trying harder.

In an era that stresses […]

By | 2017-02-02T15:16:18+00:00 August 16th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Can We Learn a Business Lesson from Simone Biles?

Forecasting Future Trends Will Pay Off

As an entrepreneur, you need to realize that your niche may be down the road instead of in your backyard. Anticipating future trends and creating products/services around them separates dynamic, niche-focused entrepreneurs from the rest of the pack. Read this Forbes article for more.

By | 2017-02-02T15:16:40+00:00 August 10th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Forecasting Future Trends Will Pay Off

Novel Business Ideas from Bright, Young Entrepreneurs

Some of the most innovative niche entrepreneurial ideas come from Millennials or even younger folks. Their “can do” attitude and “why not” curiosity have led to a variety of successful launches. A Forbes article provides some interesting examples of products that arose from need or desire to do better.

By | 2017-02-02T15:07:01+00:00 August 2nd, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Novel Business Ideas from Bright, Young Entrepreneurs

For Goodness’ Sake, Bring Something New to the Table

“When VC [venture capital] investors meet with companies, we’re looking for entrepreneurs who can build enduring businesses and become market leaders — either through creation or disruption.” So writes venture capitalist Susan Liu in a recent commentary for Forbes. What they are also looking for is a business concept that sets itself apart from others.

You can be the best widget maker in your field, but if there are a thousand other widget makers already doing what you do, how will your business succeed? The key […]

By | 2017-02-02T17:51:34+00:00 July 26th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on For Goodness’ Sake, Bring Something New to the Table

How Brexit Could Affect Your Small Business

It may be happening across the pond, but Great Britain’s exit from the EU could have certain consequences on small business in the U.S. Fast Company weighs in on the subject here: http://www.fastcompany.com/3061340/how-brexit-could-affect-small-businesses-and-startups-in-the-us.

By | 2017-02-02T17:57:36+00:00 June 30th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How Brexit Could Affect Your Small Business

Cleveland: Let’s Keep That Winning Feeling

The drought — or the curse, depending on whom you talk to — has been lifted in Cleveland. Fifty-two years after the last professional athletic championship, the Cavaliers brought home the ultimate victory. You could see it on the faces of people the day after Game 7 and read it in the voluminous amounts of articles and blogs written about the event: Cleveland is once again a winner.

For those who aren’t into professional sports, it may seem odd to base a lot of your city’s pride on […]

By | 2017-02-03T15:33:43+00:00 June 23rd, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Cleveland: Let’s Keep That Winning Feeling

Mentors Can Help When Things Go a Little Too Well

It’s great when a business takes off and all indications are that you have a success on your hands. Sometimes your achievements, through no real fault of your own, may lead to tense moments with former associates. The lesson in this type of situation might aptly be titled “How to succeed in business without inadvertently ticking off people you used to work with.”

Amy Gagliardi found herself in such a predicament as her company, Aquarian Healthcare Solutions, was launched to assist healthcare facilities with supply chain solutions. An […]

By | 2017-02-02T18:34:00+00:00 June 14th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Mentors Can Help When Things Go a Little Too Well

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