Birth of An Entrepreneur

Feld Thoughts

I woke up this morning to another Storyworth history from him, this time titled Birth Of An Entrepreneur: Brad Feld. Birth Of An Entrepreneur: Brad Feld. I was sure he had all the characteristics of an entrepreneur. Our country’s greatness was built on this entrepreneural spirit. The post Birth of An Entrepreneur appeared first on Feld Thoughts.

Why Entrepreneurs Should Learn To Code


If you’re an entrepreneur and you’ve ever heard someone talking about the debate between Python 2 vs. Python 3 or what the future of modern programming and coding might look like, you could feel lost. Even if you don’t realize, as a business owner or entrepreneur, coding is all around you.

10 Entrepreneur Attributes That Will Make You A Star

Startup Professionals Musings

Elon Musk via Flickr by TED Conference To be successful as an entrepreneur, you don’t have to be a fabulous person, but it helps. Some people, and some entrepreneurs, have that something extra that you can’t quite put your finger on, like Ryan Seacrest is searching for on American Idol.

8 All Too Painful Entrepreneur Negotiation Mistakes

Startup Professionals Musings

For example, one of the first decisions that most of you entrepreneurs face is how much equity to give to early investors, co-founders, and key new hires. business entrepreneur mistakes negotiation Samuel Dinnar

As An Entrepreneur, Are You Ready To Meet The Press?

Startup Professionals Musings

Most entrepreneurs I know admit to a poor first media interaction, and many are still waiting for the instant replay. Why do many entrepreneurs think they can “wing it” and get the same results? entrepreneur media training meet the press

10 Collaboration Myths No Entrepreneur Should Believe

Startup Professionals Musings

In reality, it takes a collaboration of many good people to build and run a business, even though the original idea probably did come from that innovative entrepreneur. It also may be a hard concept to accept if you are a fiercely independent entrepreneur driving an innovative vision.

7 Messages All New Entrepreneurs Should Take To Heart

Startup Professionals Musings

When you have been on the startup firing line, you quickly learn that any insight from experts and entrepreneurs who have been there before you can make the difference between failure and success. business entrepreneur failure silver bullet Susan Solovic

Entrepreneurs Unplugged – The David(s) on 9/13/18

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One of my favorite public events is the CU Boulder Silicon Flatirons Entrepreneurs Unplugged series. The post Entrepreneurs Unplugged – The David(s) on 9/13/18 appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Techstars brad bernthal brown cohen cu boulder entrepreneurs unplugged

Entrepreneurs Math: (.9)^10 = 1

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I had a wonderful time interviewing Larry Gold last night at Entrepreneurs Unplugged. Among the many great stories he told, including a doozy about the time he was a sophomore at Yale, he had a powerful one about how entrepreneurs assess potential outcomes.

10 Questions To Test Your Aptitude As An Entrepreneur

Startup Professionals Musings

In fact, some pundits argue that the best entrepreneurs, including Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg, actually dropped out of school early to start their businesses, implying a negative relationship to training. Not everyone is cut out to be an entrepreneur, and that is a good thing.

6 Powerful Drivers Shared By Successful Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

In my experience mentoring new entrepreneurs and aspiring business leaders, I see far too many who seem to be driven by all the wrong reasons. He makes a convincing argument that the best leaders and entrepreneurs follow their intrinsic rather than extrinsic motivations.

How Female Entrepreneurs Can Create Stable Businesses


In the world of capitalism success, the potential of female entrepreneurs unveils as exceeding rates of women entering the fields of businesses, whether on a small scale such as spas to retail outlets, can be prominently observed.

12 powerful lessons for new entrepreneurs

Our Own Start-up

One needs to keep various factors in mind while aspiring to become an entrepreneur. Entrepreneurship entrepreneur entrepreneurship entrepreneurship tips first time entrepreneurs lessons for new entrepreneurs new entrepreneurs startup lessons startup tips tips for first time entrepreneurs

How Entrepreneurs Get Inspired


To be a successful entrepreneur, you have to stay on the search for the next idea, and that requires inspiration. Is “the big idea” often right under an entrepreneur’s nose in the form of existing problems at the company that need fixing? by Peter J.

5 Ways Professionals Can Succeed As New Entrepreneurs


But, with the era of lifetime jobs at a single firm or company long gone, many doctors, dentists, lawyers and other professionals also are opting to work for themselves, becoming entrepreneurs and launching their own start-ups. Entrepreneurs tend to be extremely passionate about their work.

4 Twitter Profiles That Young Entrepreneurs Should Follow


If you’re a young entrepreneur, you probably have a few highly successful entrepreneurs that you follow to the T. While some aren’t so good at making use of the minimalistic approach to communication, some are incredible, and give young entrepreneurs a new chance to learn every day.

5 Startup Tips From Successful Entrepreneurs


To that end, here are five essential startup tips from some of the world’s most accomplished entrepreneurs. Syed Balkhi is a serial entrepreneur, whose most recent success stories include WPBeginner and Optinmonster.

The Loneliness of an Entrepreneur

Feld Thoughts

The post The Loneliness of an Entrepreneur appeared first on Feld Thoughts. This showed up in my inbox the other day from a friend of 20 years. He’s been involved in a number of companies that we’ve invested in over the years in different senior and/or co-founder roles, including CEO. It was short and sweet but captured the essence of something I often talk about with founders. Heard you and Jerry on CPR this morning , nice job!

5 Success Tips for Work-at-Home Entrepreneurs

The Startup Magazine

Independent entrepreneurs who’ve successfully transitioned from traditional 9-to-5 employment are quick to extol the benefits of working from home. So, what can determined entrepreneurs do to increase their at-home enterprises’ chances of flourishing?

We Need More Entrepreneurs In Congress

Feld Thoughts

As we come to the end of a particularly noisy and contentious election cycle, a thought echoes over and over in my mind – we need more entrepreneurs in Congress. In 2010 Martin started a non-profit called Upstate Venture Connect with a mission is to connect first time entrepreneurs in new industries with the resources who can help them across the entire Upstate NY region. The post We Need More Entrepreneurs In Congress appeared first on Feld Thoughts.

7 reasons you need more than just hard work to succeed as an entrepreneur

Our Own Start-up

It is not just hard work which you need to put in to become an entrepreneur.

Depression and Entrepreneurs

Feld Thoughts

Amy and I wrote a meaningful amount about entrepreneurs and depression in Startup Life. I’ve had several extraordinary experiences like dinner last night in Toronto with a dozen fantastic entrepreneurs who I hope to have continuous involvement – as a friend and potential investor – in the future. I know many entrepreneurs who deal with different levels of depression. But that doesn’t deny the fact that entrepreneurs get depressed.

7 Key Entrepreneur Habits Highlight Execution Ability

Startup Professionals Musings

As a small business and startup advisor, I find that entrepreneurs often love to talk about their latest idea, but not their execution. The best entrepreneurs know what they don’t know, aren’t afraid to ask for business help, and always offer something in return.

The Difference Between Innovators and Entrepreneurs

Steve Blank

Something I said seemed to inspire her: “I always thought you needed to be innovative, original to be an entrepreneur. Entrepreneurs are the ones that make things happen. But what I’ve noticed is that it’s rare that the smartest technical innovator is the most successful entrepreneur.

10 Ways Entrepreneurs Find Money To Start A Business

Startup Professionals Musings

One of the most frequent questions I get as a mentor to entrepreneurs is “How do I find the money to start my business?” These are tough for a first-time entrepreneur. business entrepreneur funding money

7 Business tips lessons from successful entrepreneurs

Our Own Start-up

Entrepreneurship business knowledge business lessons business tips from successful entrepreneurs entrepreneurship entrepreneurship tips successful entrepreneursIf this is your first plunge into the entrepreneurial scene, it is always advisable to learn from other mistakes.

Adopt An Entrepreneur Mindset To Enhance Your Career

Startup Professionals Musings

One of the big differences between an entrepreneur and an employee of a big business is that employees tend to have a very narrow focus on their job, while entrepreneurs have to keep the broader focus on business. career entrepreneur owner mindset

Motivational Hacks From 4 Successful Entrepreneurs


So take a look at these motivational hacks from four successful entrepreneurs to bounce out of bed tomorrow with a fresh new outlook. She advises budding entrepreneurs to enjoy the ride, eat good food and find someone that makes them laugh. Who are your favourite entrepreneurs and why?

5 Tips For A Traveling Entrepreneur


In the last year, I paid off over $40,000 in college debt thanks to mentors and fellow entrepreneurs (as well as a handful of professionals, including expat tax experts). You don’t have to quit your day job to become an entrepreneur. by John Lim, founder of Ansel.

Entrepreneurs: Don’t Make This Costly Financial Planning Mistake


by Wayne Titus, author of “ The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Financial Well-Being “ As an entrepreneur, even if you’ve hired the right adviser to make your wealth grow, you are not done managing that wealth. It was his dream to be an entrepreneur.

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4 Investment Opportunities For Young Entrepreneurs


If you are a young entrepreneur looking for investment opportunities that are both viable and affordable, then there are several trends you may want to investigate. Other Entrepreneurs. Investing can help you build capital and confidence when you are a millennial entrepreneur.

How Entrepreneurs Select And Nurture Top Performers

Startup Professionals Musings

As an entrepreneur, you need to avoid partnering with these people, or hiring them into your startup. The best entrepreneurs never confuse motion with results. If you are the entrepreneur or executive in the organization, make sure you are the role model in execution and in hiring.

11 Tips For Entrepreneurs


The fourth is called an entrepreneur. The greatest exhilaration and reward in being an entrepreneur is clearly seeing things that others cannot see, and instinctively knowing how to accomplish your vision. This may be the most critical trait of any successful entrepreneur.

10 Global Female Entrepreneurs To Watch

YFS Magazine

Here's a look at ten female entrepreneurs that have certainly arrived on the scene. People Success Profiles female entrepreneurs people women entrepreneurs women in businessAnd we'd wager they are here to stay.

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7 Habits Practiced By Highly Effective Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

In my years of working with entrepreneurs, I have heard many times the promise that their new idea will create the next Amazon or Apple, but I rarely hear the more important promise that the founder will practice all the good habits of winning entrepreneurs like Jeff Bezos and Steve Jobs.

How The Best Entrepreneurs Do Better Than Anyone Else

Startup Professionals Musings

I agree they certainly apply to the great entrepreneurs I have known. attributes best entrepreneurs Jon GordonAt some point in their life, hopefully everyone strives to be the best in their chosen profession. Most people think that being the best requires more intelligence, more training, and more experience. In reality, in business or even in sports, the evidence is conclusive that it is as much about how you think, as what you do.

[INTERVIEW] Leonard Wong, Toronto Entrepreneur, Genetics Specialist


Is there advice you can give to other entrepreneurs about the start-up process? As far as sharing more general advice, I would tell aspiring entrepreneurs to be aware of the current trends in their industry and marketplace. You could say he was born with a green thumb.

The Right Way To Raise Future Entrepreneurs


But who becomes a successful entrepreneur? Many recent articles suggest recipes for how parents can try to mold their children into entrepreneurs, recommending specific steps parents can take. I learned you don’t want to “make” your children entrepreneurs.

Alternative Investment Opportunities Entrepreneurs Should Explore


Entrepreneurs are ready to take many risks. Entrepreneurs are willing to take on financial risks in the hope of profit, not to mention that they are always on the lookout for investment opportunities. Have you ever thought about investing in small start-ups or entrepreneurs?

8 Ways Millennial Entrepreneurs Are Different From Their Predecessors


And with millennials now outnumbering baby boomers, a large portion of entrepreneurs are in that age range. While many people erroneously think that millennial entrepreneurs mean any young person, millennials are those born between 1981 and 1996.

24 Entrepreneurs Explain What They Love About Being An Entrepreneur


Being in love with your business, when you’re an entrepreneur, is even better. Although there are days when tossing in your hat seems like a viable option, remembering how much you love your “job” can quickly snap an entrepreneur out of that mentality. Being in love is great.

6 websites every aspiring entrepreneur should bookmark

Our Own Start-up

These websites are absolutely important for an entrepreneur to follow as it provides them with information, strategies and also teaches to use the various tools for a successful business experience.

7 Attributes Of People With An Entrepreneur Mindset

Startup Professionals Musings

As an angel investor and a mentor to aspiring entrepreneurs, I’m always disappointed to see founders who seem stressed out most of the time, and more annoyed than energized by the abundance of challenges they see in building their startup.