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.

24 Entrepreneurs Explain What They Love About Being An Entrepreneur

Hearpreneur

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.

10 Keys To Delivering Innovation As An Entrepreneur

Startup Professionals Musings

As a startup investor in this age of the entrepreneur, I see many more startups, but innovation is still hard to find. An entrepreneur looking for a sure thing will never innovate. best entrepreneurs innovation Robert F.

Why Entrepreneurs Start Companies Rather Than Join Them

Steve Blank

But that’s the conclusion of a provocative research paper, Asymmetric Information and Entrepreneurship , that explains a new theory of why some people choose to be entrepreneurs. So, entrepreneurs start ventures because they can’t signal their worth to potential employers.

18 Entrepreneurs Share Their Thoughts on the Future of Women Entrepreneurs

Hearpreneur

Women entrepreneurs are on the rise. Does this imply a bright future for women entrepreneurs? We asked entrepreneurs and business owners their thoughts on the future of women entrepreneurs and below are their thoughts. #1- We will just be entrepreneurs.

Top 5 Challenges Female Entrepreneurs Must Overcome

YFS Magazine

Female entrepreneurs are launching businesses at an astonishing rate. Lead female entrepreneurs gender gap women entrepreneurs women in businessHere’s a look at five challenges we need to overcome in order to thrive.

25 Entrepreneurs Explain What They Love About Being an Entrepreneur

Hearpreneur

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. Entrepreneurs are innovators.

Startups Need Employees Who React Like Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

What they should be doing is hiring only “entrepreneurs,” meaning people who think and act as if this is their own business. This commitment to hire people who think like entrepreneurs, or instill an “owner’s mindset” in every employee, should be a high priority in every business.

10 Female Entrepreneurs Taking Over The World

YFS Magazine

Here's a look at 10 inspiring female entrepreneurs who are pioneers making moves and taking names every day of the week. People Success Profiles female entrepreneurs female entrepreneurship women entrepreneurs women in business

[Interview] Michael Patryn, Bitcoin Entrepreneur

YoungUpstarts

Entrepreneurs interested in starting a fintech or digital currency business or looking for related funding resources, would be well advised to get to know Vancouver’s Michael Patryn. Entrepreneurs with VC funding gain more than funding, they gain a team of partners.

8 Entrepreneurs Share Their Thoughts on the Future of Entrepreneurship

Hearpreneur

Some entrepreneurs will say the future is definitely bright but to others, some of these changes are meant to work against their expansion and business operations. Already, there are many systems available to nurture and encourage these young entrepreneurs.

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.

24 Entrepreneurs Explain What They Love About Being An Entrepreneur

Hearpreneur

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.

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.

Smart Entrepreneurs Favor People-Centric Leadership

Startup Professionals Musings

Thus I believe that business leaders and entrepreneurs need to focus first on people leadership, rather than process leadership. entrepreneur Mike Diamond people-centric priority process-centric

Top Tips For Aspiring Entrepreneurs

YoungUpstarts

Read on for a few handy tips for aspiring entrepreneurs. No entrepreneur will succeed if they are not business savvy. These are just a few tips that any aspiring entrepreneur can benefit from. Advice For The Young At Heart business advice entrepreneur advice starting a business

8 Lessons From Military Strategy For Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

Winning customers as an entrepreneur in a startup has many parallels to a young army trying to penetrate some formidable new and unfamiliar territory. Some entrepreneurs get bogged down in planning and never get to the point of action, often called analysis paralysis (i.e.

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!

28 Entrepreneurs Explain What They Love About Being An Entrepreneur

Hearpreneur

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.

Confessions Of A Female Immigrant Entrepreneur In Silicon Valley

YFS Magazine

Being a minority — a young, female Indian tech entrepreneur — I relentlessly spent the first three years building my first startup and knocking on the doors of almost every venture capital firm in the valley, until I raised my first round of venture financing.

Social Entrepreneurs Seek Social Change vs Profits

Startup Professionals Musings

An entrepreneur lifestyle that continues to gain in popularity these days is being a “social entrepreneur.” The business entrepreneur mission is profit always, social impact maybe. In all types of entrepreneurship, an entrepreneur rather than an administrator is required.

8 Success Drivers Define A Lifestyle Entrepreneur

Startup Professionals Musings

Being called a lifestyle entrepreneur should be a point of pride, not an insult. Of course, even lifestyle entrepreneurs want to be happy, and want their business to be “successful.” A lifestyle business becomes an integral part of an entrepreneur’s identity and their life.

24 Entrepreneurs Explain What They Love About Being An Entrepreneur

Hearpreneur

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. I am an entrepreneur.

20 Entrepreneurs Explain What They Love About Being an Entrepreneur

Hearpreneur

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.

The Right Way To Raise Future Entrepreneurs

YFS Magazine

But who becomes a successful entrepreneur? Lifestyle entrepreneurship principles family business kidpreneurs teen entrepreneursParents wonder if their kids could be the next Mark Zuckerberg or Evan Spiegal. Is it anything parents have control over as their kids grow up?

6 Key Leadership Habits Required For Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

Entrepreneurs are well positioned to become the new leaders, because they perceive problems as opportunities, and have the mental mindset to innovate and execute. In this fashion the general leadership deficit is really an “opportunity” for new aspiring entrepreneurs in business.

8 Characteristics Of Paradigm-Shifting Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

It’s a special mix of entrepreneur and company, regular in every respect except for having the courage and foresight to make an idea happen that was supposed to be impossible. entrepreneur innovation Kevin Freiberg paradigm shiftWhat sparks paradigm-shifting innovation in any business?

10 Common Dilemmas That Derail Many Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

Most entrepreneurs struggle with many startup founders dilemmas in building their business, and these key dilemmas are probably the biggest source of pain and failure for the entrepreneur lifestyle. dilemma entrepreneur founder Noam Wasserman

Why The Most Successful Entrepreneurs Say No

crowdSPRING Blog

Not all entrepreneurs and business owners understand the meaning and power of the word “no” Even fewer actually practice using that power. The more entrepreneurs say yes, the less time they have to dedicate to what is actually important. Why do most entrepreneurs say yes?

How An Entrepreneur Can Win In This Age Of Disruption

Startup Professionals Musings

The cost of entry to the entrepreneur lifestyle is at an all-time low, but the challenge of winning and success is at an all-time high. As an Angel investor, I quickly look behind the idea or solution, to gauge the mindset and the leadership capabilities of the entrepreneur.

Entrepreneurs Need To Focus On The Right Skill Set

Startup Professionals Musings

His focus is on sales, but I see the same skills needed for entrepreneurs. This means all business people, especially entrepreneurs, need to get beyond the presentations and the experts, to actively listen to real customers. Anthony Iannarino entrepreneur sales skill set startup

The Entrepreneur’s Guide For Dealing With Adversity

Startup Professionals Musings

Based on my years of experience mentoring and advising entrepreneurs, you need to attack problems and challenges with a mindset of success, or it is unlikely that you or your business will survive. Every good entrepreneur I know has pivoted at least once.

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. David Cohen, the CEO of TechStars, also did an interview on The Naked Entrepreneur. Interviews david cohen Foundry Group naked entrepreneur ryerson TechStar

Entrepreneur Benefits of Cryptocurrency in 2018

The Startup Magazine

After several years since the existence of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, entrepreneurs are seeing the benefits of adopting blockchain technology in their dealings this 2018, as the use of cryptocurrency can give entrepreneurs advantages in their chosen business.

Entrepreneurs Need The Right Mindset Before Products

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. business entrepreneur mentality mindset startup

11 Attributes Of Great Entrepreneurs I Have Known

Startup Professionals Musings

I agree they certainly apply to the great entrepreneurs I have known. attributes best entrepreneurs Elon Musk Jon GordonAt some point in their life, hopefully everyone strives to be the best in their chosen profession.

Entrepreneurs Math: (.9)^10 = 1

Feld Thoughts

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.

Every Entrepreneur Wins With A Goal-Oriented Mindset

Startup Professionals Musings

Successful entrepreneurs are usually hard-driving, and highly focused on some specific goals, like being the dominant player in a given domain, or the low-priced provider of their product. entrepreneur focused goal oriented mindset

10 Controversial Lessons From Serious Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

Most people agree that entrepreneurs have to think differently and take risks to have much chance of building a successful business. In the classic book “ The Entrepreneur Mind ,” from serial entrepreneur Kevin D. Great entrepreneurs aren’t interested in being bosses at all.

8 Entrepreneur Challenges Founders Don’t Anticipate

Startup Professionals Musings

Every new entrepreneur who has not spent years in corporate life has the advantage of an unbiased look at business opportunities, but at the same time has the disadvantage of missing critical business experiences that can cost them dearly in their first startup venture.