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Smart Entrepreneurs Build Startups Without Investors

Startup Professionals Musings

In my experience as an advisor to aspiring entrepreneurs, I often encounter the myth that an initial startup requires investors.

A Startup Visa – The International Entrepreneurs Rule – Form I-941

Feld Thoughts

On Friday, the USCIS proposed The International Entrepreneurs Rule. The UK created an Entrepreneur Visa. Lots of articles were written.

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Entrepreneurs Math: (.9)^10 = 1

Feld Thoughts

I had a wonderful time interviewing Larry Gold last night at Entrepreneurs Unplugged. Hence entrepreneurs math is (.9)^10 9)^10.

8 Entrepreneur Challenges Founders Don’t Anticipate

Startup Professionals Musings

New entrepreneurs quickly find that what they learned in business school is no substitute for real-world business experience and training.

These 8 Disciplines Define A Fundable Entrepreneur

Startup Professionals Musings

Aspiring entrepreneurs often ask me what to do first when starting a business. Your credibility as an entrepreneur is at stake.

Entrepreneurs Need The Right Mindset Before Products

Startup Professionals Musings

Investors and strategic partners look for entrepreneurs who can execute. Successful and happy entrepreneurs have that rare whole-brain focus.

The Naked Entrepreneur Interviews

Feld Thoughts

Sean Wise, a professor at Ryerson University in Toronto, has an awesome web interview series called The Naked Entrepreneur Show. Enjoy.

The Discipline Of Execution Defines An Entrepreneur

Gust

When entrepreneurs come to me with that “million dollar idea,” I have to tell them that an idea alone is really worth nothing.

15 Entrepreneurs Explain What They Love About Being An Entrepreneur

Hearpreneur

Being in love with your business, when you’re an entrepreneur, is even better. Successful entrepreneurs enjoy the highs and stomach the lows.

8 Entrepreneur Mindsets That Investors Seek Out

Startup Professionals Musings

An entrepreneur is literally “one who creates a new business.” That’s really the best indication of a true entrepreneur. Marty Zwilling.

Why Aren’t We Talking About The Divorced Entrepreneur?

Feld Thoughts

If you are a divorced entrepreneur, Bill runs a  closed Facebook group for divorced entrepreneurs  (I recently joined it.) And, keep reading – his post is powerful. I’ve been an entrepreneur all my life and I’ve been divorced for seven years now. Refer to How Keeping It Bottled Up Can Kill The Divorced Entrepreneur.

9 Entrepreneur Leadership Principles Worth Practicing

Startup Professionals Musings

Most entrepreneurs feel they have innate leadership talents, but struggle with how to nurture these abilities and measure their effectiveness.

Entrepreneurs Who Improve Society Make More Profit

Startup Professionals Musings

business christoph lueneburger entrepreneur profit sustainability triple bottom lineHire the right team. Doing business is a human process.

Do We Need A New Word For Entrepreneur?

Feld Thoughts

Has the word entrepreneur become too trendy as to have lost its meaning? I’m hearing it and the word entrepreneurship being used in so many conversations incorrectly. On a daily basis, I have an email exchange with someone who says they are an entrepreneur. And that takes us back to the word  entrepreneur.

7 Habits Practiced By Highly Effective Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

You see, I’m convinced that the entrepreneur makes the company, not the other way around. Covey over 25 years ago. Marty Zwilling. Covey

9 Entrepreneur Habits That Lead To Long-Term Success

Startup Professionals Musings

Being an entrepreneur is a lifestyle that requires staying power, because starting a new business is a long-term process with many tough challenges.

The Smartest Entrepreneurs Bootstrap Their Startup

Gust

According to the book, “ Small Business, Big Vision ,” by self-made entrepreneurs Adam and Matthew Toren, it’s really a question of need versus want.

The Discipline Of Execution Defines An Entrepreneur

Startup Professionals Musings

When entrepreneurs come to me with that “million dollar idea,” I have to tell them that an idea alone is really worth nothing. Marty Zwilling.

How Entrepreneurs Attract Friends, Family And Fools

Startup Professionals Musings

Every good entrepreneur needs to invest skin in the game, to show credibility and leadership to others. This shows respect and professionalism.

5 Leadership Initiatives Define Great Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

Yet we all know that there is a big gap between good entrepreneurs and a great business leaders. The turning point decision. Marty Zwilling.

Smart Entrepreneurs Make Better Decisions Faster

Startup Professionals Musings

Every so often a promising entrepreneur seems to freeze in the oncoming headlights and gets run over by his competition. The team is the same.

10 Reasons Entrepreneurs Need To Market Themselves

Startup Professionals Musings

Yet most investors agree that the “idea” is worth nothing alone, and it’s the entrepreneur execution that counts. Remember the rule of one.

Entrepreneurs Need More Relationships And Fewer Friends

Startup Professionals Musings

Successful entrepreneurs understand the difference between a good business relationship with more people and having more friends.

7 Criteria For Selecting an Entrepreneur-Confidant

Startup Professionals Musings

Age is irrelevant, but, normally, experienced retired executives have more time and interest in helping new, aspiring entrepreneurs.

Depression and Entrepreneurs

Feld Thoughts

Amy and I wrote a meaningful amount about entrepreneurs and depression in Startup Life. know many entrepreneurs who deal with different levels of depression. My close friend Jerry Colonna is extraordinarly eloquent about this and how it impacts entrepreneurs. But that doesn’t deny the fact that entrepreneurs get depressed.

4 Sunday Reads for Entrepreneurs

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

What should aspiring entrepreneurs read on weekends? Here is a list for entrepreneurs thirsty for knowledge on weekends

10 Entrepreneur Approaches That Turn Off Investors

Startup Professionals Musings

As a new entrepreneur approaching an investor, you only get one chance for a great first impression. Marty Zwilling.

10 Ways To Turn Entrepreneur Failures Into Success

Startup Professionals Musings

If you can’t deal with failure, then the entrepreneur lifestyle is not for you. credible failure makes an entrepreneur more investable.

10 Entrepreneur Beliefs That Defy The Stereotype

Startup Professionals Musings

Most people agree that entrepreneurs have to think differently and take risks to have much chance of building a successful business.

Great Entrepreneurs Sell Solutions, Not Technology

Startup Professionals Musings

Even though I love technology, I always cringe when an entrepreneur starts his investor pitch to me by touting his new technology.

15 Entrepreneurs Share What Makes Their Business Unique

Hearpreneur

There are many consulting and coaching businesses available to entrepreneurs. promo can only be described as unique. Photo Credit: Jenko Kent.

10 Recommendations For Entrepreneurs Who Hate Norms

Startup Professionals Musings

Maybe that’s why so many entrepreneurs struggle with building a disruptive new business, where breaks from the norm are the key to success.

Entrepreneurs Need Time Management Accelerators

Startup Professionals Musings

Many entrepreneurs fantasize about days longer than 24 hours, convinced that their new venture could change the world, if they just had more time.

15 Entrepreneurs Explain What They Love About Being An Entrepreneur

Hearpreneur

Being in love with your business, when you’re an entrepreneur, is even better. love being an entrepreneur for 3 reasons.

10 Tips For Managing Entrepreneur Startup Overload

Startup Professionals Musings

One of the most common complaints I hear from entrepreneurs is that they are overwhelmed by the workload and stress of starting their company.

10 Women Entrepreneurs That Will Inspire You

YFS Magazine

So, here's a look at 10 empowered female entrepreneurs who should definitely be on your radar.

Entrepreneurs Celebrate Their Independence Every Day

Startup Professionals Musings

For all entrepreneurs, starting a business is the route to “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness,” no matter how risky. Marty Zwilling.

6 Tools To Assess Your Potential As An Entrepreneur

Startup Professionals Musings

business Dan Schawbel entrepreneur self-assessment toolsIt can also help you better relate to others and become more self-aware. Career Key.

8 Entrepreneur Principles For Managing Your Destiny

Startup Professionals Musings

Successful entrepreneurs focus on amplifying their strengths, while many people focus on eliminating their weaknesses. Marty Zwilling. Brown

Great Entrepreneurs Move From Developers To Leaders

Startup Professionals Musings

Almost every entrepreneur starts their journey by developing a solution, based on their knowledge of a new technology or required service.