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.

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

Feld Thoughts

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

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

3 Essential Traits Every Entrepreneur Should Have

YoungUpstarts

Here are some of the most important traits every entrepreneur should have. The same goes with public speaking; many of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs are captivating speakers and know how to inspire an audience.

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

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.

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.

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

21 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 love being an entrepreneur!

Why Entrepreneurs Should Look At Offshore Banking

The Startup Magazine

However, entrepreneurs should consider establishing an offshore savings account instead. Entrepreneurs already take a lot of risks. There are a lot of reasons why entrepreneurs should look at establishing an offshore savings account.

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.

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!

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.

Switzerland As A New Entrepreneur Hub

YoungUpstarts

In spite constantly catching global attention as far as quality of life, safety and being a forerunner in the pharmaceutical field for many years is concerned, Switzerland’s role as an entrepreneur hub has mostly been overlooked.

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.

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.

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

[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.

Motivational Hacks From 4 Successful Entrepreneurs

YoungUpstarts

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?

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.

How Successful Entrepreneurs Leveraged Their STEM Backgrounds

The Startup Magazine

You might think most entrepreneurs come from business backgrounds, but a surprising number of entrepreneurs come from STEM disciplines. Here are three ways you can put your STEM skills to use as an entrepreneur. There are many ways entrepreneurs can put math to good use.

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.

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.

An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Funding the Business

The Startup Magazine

A lot of people are choosing the entrepreneur life right out of college instead of finding a traditional job. They’re important, but in order to propel these ideas forward, entrepreneurs need business funding. Let’s dive into the most common funding options among entrepreneurs.

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.

The Right Way To Raise Future Entrepreneurs

YoungUpstarts

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.

5 Entrepreneur Habits That Imply Visionary Execution

Startup Professionals Musings

A popular approach for aspiring entrepreneurs these days seems to be to corner anyone who will listen, with a pitch on their current “million dollar idea.” But not every entrepreneur has to be a visionary. action entrepreneur execution idea plan worth

The High School Handbook For Young Entrepreneurs

YoungUpstarts

The tortoise and the hare is a great bedtime story, but also proffers some advice to every young business owner and entrepreneur alike. That early experience inspired my passion as an entrepreneur and started me on the path toward becoming a real estate investor.

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.

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.

Transform Yourself From Employee To Entrepreneur

YoungUpstarts

There are startup guides that can help you learn the essential skills of the entrepreneur so that your business idea doesn’t stay a pipe dream. There’s no ten-step plan for transforming from an employee to an entrepreneur. Advice For The Young At Heart entrepreneur advice

11 Tips For Entrepreneurs

YoungUpstarts

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.

[INTERVIEW] Kris Thorkelson, Entrepreneur And Business Leader

YoungUpstarts

Successful entrepreneurs become that way by being on the leading edge of trends involving consumer behaviors and preferences and ways to capitalize on them. Kris Thorkelson: A serial entrepreneur is always trying something new — and they don’t have to be all in the same kind of businesses.

5 Pieces of Bad Advice That All Entrepreneurs Should Ignore

Up and Running

Prioritizing all the tasks that entrepreneurs have to wrestle with is a constant battle. No wonder then that new entrepreneurs are always hungry for advice from people who have already built successful businesses. Here, we look at some bad advice that entrepreneurs should just ignore.

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.

Why Now Is A Good Time For Young Entrepreneurs

YoungUpstarts

The young entrepreneurs who grew up in the midst of this technological boom have been slowly but surely changing the face of businesses, and will continue to do so for some time. As such, here are some of the reasons now is a good time for young entrepreneurs.

Essential Skills For New Entrepreneurs

YoungUpstarts

While many entrepreneurs simply learn these skills on the job and then, as the business expands, hire those with a higher level of knowledge in those specialist fields to take over, knowing what the fundamentals are in advance can ensure your business experiences smooth and rapid growth.

A Crash Course In Accounting For Entrepreneurs

YoungUpstarts

However, most entrepreneurs don’t have the luxury of having a full-time accountant on their team. Where others might see a problem, an entrepreneur will see an opportunity. For entrepreneurs, there is no shortage of decisions which could make or break their venture.

How To Be A Location-Independent Entrepreneur

YoungUpstarts

by Inés Ruiz, founder of the Women Entrepreneur Community. I became a location-independent entrepreneur as a matter of necessity. Right now, in this day and age, being a Location-Independent entrepreneur is a new wave, particularly with millennials.

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.

Students Who Want To Become Entrepreneurs

YoungUpstarts

They are already planning, and scheming, on how to become entrepreneurs. Here are my four most important keys that you need to follow in becoming an entrepreneur: #1 – Find a career as an entrepreneur that you love, never do it just for the money.

Making Excuses Is Lethal For Many Entrepreneurs 

YoungUpstarts

Entrepreneurs who make excuses are not the kind of leaders who inspire others to follow them into the unknown. Entrepreneurs must have the maturity and motivation to accept responsibility for their actions, whether they produce success or failure. by Peter J.

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. Authentic entrepreneurs lead through the power of personal influence, rather than coercion. business entrepreneur leadership practice startup