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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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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

Want Kids to Become Entrepreneurs? Give Them Business Mentors.

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.

By | 2017-08-17T14:05:43+00:00 August 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Want Kids to Become Entrepreneurs? Give Them Business Mentors.

It Takes a Village to Thrive as an Entrepreneur

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.

By | 2017-08-10T11:45:11+00:00 August 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on It Takes a Village to Thrive as an Entrepreneur

Wait, You Don’t Have a Retirement Plan?

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.

This is not an unusual occurrence. According to a survey noted in a cnbc.com report, 34% of […]

By | 2017-08-03T16:56:29+00:00 August 3rd, 2017|Uncategorized|1 Comment

How’s Your Hearing? It’s Never Too Late to Sharpen Your Listening Skills

Active listening is a skill we all can use. Whether we’re interacting with family members or attending a career development meeting, we should be well engaged to get the most out of the situation. What is needed of us? How can we improve a situation? What are the subtle clues another is giving that we should be perceiving? Strong listening skills aid in our communication and problem-solving capabilities.

Yet our mind sometimes wanders, taking our hearing with it. Focus becomes difficult, and suddenly we look back and realize […]

By | 2017-07-13T19:25:29+00:00 July 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How’s Your Hearing? It’s Never Too Late to Sharpen Your Listening Skills

Where Have All the Millennial Entrepreneurs Gone?

Statistics show that millennials are reluctant to become their own boss. College student loan debt is one  big reason. This piece from CNBC looks at the struggles millennials face to become entrepreneurs and how some people are rising above them.

By | 2017-06-30T02:25:10+00:00 June 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|2 Comments

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