What Are You Thankful for as an Entrepreneur?

It’s the time of year when we pause to consider the people and experiences that positively affect our lives. Whether you’re a novice business person or a seasoned entrepreneur, you have much for which to be thankful. From mentors to coworkers and from generous investors to family members who never cease to boost your confidence, so many people play a key role in the success of an entrepreneur.

Remember to be thankful for the not-so-positive experiences, too, because they teach life and business lessons that only make you […]

By | 2017-11-17T20:30:46+00:00 November 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Mentor vs Coach: Which one should be on your team?

The good news about starting a business “on your own” is that you never have to feel alone. Advice from peers and experts eases concerns and confusion. When it comes to finding professionals to guide you, opportunities abound. The first order of business is to determine the kind of expertise you need.

Business mentors tend to be established entrepreneurs or business people who can transfer their learned skills into useful reference for others’ success. Business Advisers of Cleveland’s long list of advisers […]

By | 2017-11-02T02:19:31+00:00 November 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|1 Comment

In Times of Crisis, Entrepreneurial Ideas Shine

News that a flower-grower in Puerto Rico was able to get back in business just days after Hurricane Maria thanks to solar panels installed on his property has inspired entrepreneurs to get to work on helping the rest of the country. With electricity and running water in short supply, solar panels may bring hope to the storm-ravaged country. Read more here about the entrepreneurial effort in Puerto Rico.

By | 2017-10-13T10:00:06+00:00 October 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on In Times of Crisis, Entrepreneurial Ideas Shine

Venturing for Capital: Experts Advise What Not to Do

Who likes asking for money? When it comes to entrepreneurship, requesting funding may be the hardest part. Common mistakes made when seeking venture capital create even more discomfort. This piece from CNBC defines those mistakes and explains how to avoid them.

By | 2017-09-26T14:33:40+00:00 September 26th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Venturing for Capital: Experts Advise What Not to Do

Do Young Rabble-Rousers Make Good Entrepreneurs?

According to a New York Times article, those who follow an entrepreneurial path were often troublemakers in their youth. The article is in response to “scandal-ridden entrepreneurs” like Martin Shkreli, a pharmaceutical company founder recently convicted of fraud and awaiting sentencing. Shkreli, it seems, often skipped high school classes to strum on his guitar or play chess. He is not the only one to take this path, according to the article.

The Times sites research by two economists to suggest that entrepreneurs “…are also more likely than others to […]

By | 2017-09-20T16:49:40+00:00 September 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Do Young Rabble-Rousers Make Good Entrepreneurs?

Intellectual Property: How much of your entrepreneurial idea should you reveal?

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.

By | 2017-08-31T12:18:24+00:00 August 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Intellectual Property: How much of your entrepreneurial idea should you reveal?

Accept the Challenge and Reap the Rewards of Being a Mentor

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 — […]

By | 2017-08-24T20:43:23+00:00 August 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Accept the Challenge and Reap the Rewards of Being a Mentor

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