5 Entrepreneur Lifestyle Drivers That Lead To Success

Startup Professionals Musings

As a startup advisor, I see many aspiring entrepreneurs whose primary motivation seems to be to work part time, or get rich quick, or avoid anyone else telling them what to do. Entrepreneurs at this level will seek the minimum cost and quality to be more competitive.

5 Crowdfunding Approaches To Tempt Every Entrepreneur

Startup Professionals Musings

Even if you ignore all the hype around crowdfunding, there can be no doubt that it is a real alternative for entrepreneurs to achieve visibility and funding today. crowdfunding entrepreneur model startup

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5 Startup Challenges That Derail Many Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

As a mentor to entrepreneurs, I tend to see many of the same obstacles appearing in every new startup, and since I don’t want to appear to be a downer , I’m not sure how to properly warn people ahead of time to be on the alert for these challenges. business challenges entrepreneur startup

We Need Entrepreneurs Who Think Like Revolutionaries

Startup Professionals Musings

The realm of an entrepreneur is all about change, but in my experience as a mentor to business founders, I hear too much about incremental change, and not enough about revolutionary change. As entrepreneurs adopt this new mindset, they are becoming fearless and more powerful.

10 Manageable Risks That An Entrepreneur Should Take

Startup Professionals Musings

Entrepreneurs see “no risk” as meaning “no reward.” There are no guarantees in business, but it pays to learn from the experiences of entrepreneurs and business experts who have gone before you. business entrepreneur smart risks

5 Ways To Sample The Joy Of An Entrepreneur Lifestyle

Startup Professionals Musings

Even though I’m a big proponent of becoming an entrepreneur, it is definitely not for everyone. In my view, entrepreneur roles need to be planned carefully rather than made on the spur of the moment. Adopt the Silicon Valley entrepreneur family model.

7 Questions To Test Your Potential As An Entrepreneur

Startup Professionals Musings

As a mentor to aspiring entrepreneurs, the most common question I get is, “I want to be an entrepreneur -- how do I start?” Many people with great ideas never make it as entrepreneurs, and true entrepreneurs can make a business out of anything.

Real Entrepreneurs Must Make Good Decisions Quickly

Startup Professionals Musings

Every so often a promising entrepreneur seems to freeze in the oncoming headlights and gets run over by his competition. These points may sound obvious, but the process is certainly contrary to the popular “shoot from the hip” approach that is practiced by some entrepreneurs.

New Entrepreneurs Are Rebuilding Our Business Engine

Startup Professionals Musings

On the other hand, everyone wants to be an entrepreneur. His focus is on entrepreneurs in America, but what he says applies to every other country as well. Entrepreneurs growing companies create more value and more jobs. The cost of entrepreneur entry is at an all-time low.

10 Ways For Entrepreneurs To Assure Happiness In 2020

Startup Professionals Musings

As a mentor to entrepreneurs and business owners, and seeing their workload and challenges, it would be easy for me to conclude that starting a business is a big hit to health and happiness. A great way is to become an entrepreneur and join the happiest work segment.

Great Entrepreneurs Rush To Embrace The Right Risks

Startup Professionals Musings

Serious entrepreneurs know that, but too many “wannabes” still fall for that elusive get-rich-quick scheme with no risk. As an active angel investor, I still hear entrepreneurs asserting large opportunities with minimal risk and no competition.

10 Symptoms Of An Entrepreneur Who Is Nearly Broken

Startup Professionals Musings

If an entrepreneur doesn’t find themselves in over their head at least 20% of the time, they are probably not pushing the limits, not taking enough risk, and probably not working on an idea that’s worth doing. entrepreneur over your head seek help

8 Tips For Right-Brain Entrepreneurs To Build Balance

Startup Professionals Musings

Traditionally, the majority of entrepreneurs have been logical thinkers, problem solvers, with full attention to details. That means we need all the help we can get to bring out the right-brain attributes we need to be the best entrepreneurs in this challenging new age.

6 Ways To Make You An Entrepreneur Before The Product

Startup Professionals Musings

Many of the entrepreneurs I advise or invest with spend considerable time on the Internet, keeping up with technology, customers, and competitors, but very few feel the need for an early personal presence. Every future entrepreneur should start by networking.

6 Hard Questions That Every Entrepreneur Must Answer

Startup Professionals Musings

As a mentor to many aspiring entrepreneurs, I challenge them to think beyond what I call linear extensions to a current trend, such as another “easier-to-use” app for smartphones, a new dating site for pets, or another niche social network. Great social entrepreneurs are rare.

8 Keys To Business Success For Entrepreneur Introverts

Startup Professionals Musings

It really is possible for an introvert to succeed as an entrepreneur, even though you can’t expect to start and build a business alone. entrepreneurs introverts keys to success Mark Zuckerberg

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

Why Economically-Smart Entrepreneurs Get Better Results

YoungUpstarts

There are endless reasons why some entrepreneurs get better results than others. Some entrepreneurs are better marketers, salespeople, and others just know how to delegate responsibilities to experts. Entrepreneurs are always looking for ways to gain an advantage in business.

10 Attributes That Make You An Entrepreneur To Follow

Startup Professionals Musings

Every new entrepreneur has to initiate the right actions to be perceived as a leader in their chosen business domain by their team and by their customers, or the road to success and satisfaction will be lost along the way. No entrepreneur can build a business alone.

5 Steps To A Winning Personal Brand For Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

Although most people believe that being a successful entrepreneur is all about having the right idea, I’m convinced from my years of experience as a startup advisor and investor that’s it’s more about you as a person. entrepreneur influencer memorable personal brand

10 Ways For Entrepreneurs To Enhance Their Leadership

Startup Professionals Musings

Most new entrepreneurs don’t anticipate the learning burden of being the leader, including the sense of loneliness and isolation at the top. Even in a single entrepreneur startup, the leader carries a heavy weight.

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.

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.

7 Emigrant Entrepreneur Traits We All Should Emulate

Startup Professionals Musings

In my experience as a business advisor and angel investor these days, I seem to more frequently hear from entrepreneurs and business owners with “can’t-fail” or “get-rich-quick” ideas. Brian Buffini emigrant entrepreneur success traits

8 Indications Of An Entrepreneur Sought By Investors

Startup Professionals Musings

An entrepreneur is literally “one who creates a new business.” It allows entrepreneurs to challenge what is already “known” to extrapolate that to an original idea. That’s really the best indication of a true entrepreneur. Bryan Mattimore creative entrepreneur investors

6 Keys To Marketing That Many Entrepreneurs Overlook

Startup Professionals Musings

Yet I see many technology entrepreneurs that focus on the basics of marketing too little and too late. Many entrepreneurs fear giving away their very best insights, strategies, or tools via social media – it might diminish the demand and the profit. Marketing is everything these days.

8 Attributes Shared By Most Successful Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

Maybe starting a new business isn’t your passion, but in these days of rapid change, where everyone is dealing with uncertainty, I believe that thinking and acting like entrepreneurs will help you get ahead in any profession. attributes entrepreneur paul brown successful

8 Change Triggers Every Entrepreneur Must Spot Early

Startup Professionals Musings

New entrepreneurs are notoriously great at capitalizing on new opportunities, both weak and strong. change entrepreneur Loc de Brabandere weak signalsWhen the economy tanks as it did in the last recession, that’s a strong signal that things have to change, and it’s hard to miss.

10 Keys To Making Money By Investing In Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

Investing in entrepreneurs and startups is a fun but different world from investing in conventional stocks, bonds, and commodities. Fund an entrepreneur you know and trust. Most entrepreneurs start asking for money from this tier, when they have very little more than an idea.

Biggest Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make When Starting Out

YoungUpstarts

There are many mistakes entrepreneurs make when they first start their business. A big mistake a lot of entrepreneurs make is to decide that they want to open a business out of passion, but they do not work out whether or not it will be profitable.

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.

22 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.

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 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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5 Pivotal Decisions That Define A Great Entrepreneur

Startup Professionals Musings

Most aspiring entrepreneurs are convinced that the strength of their initial idea somehow defines them as a leader, as well as the success potential of their derivative business. Yet we all know that there is a big gap between good entrepreneurs and a great business leaders.

How Smart Entrepreneurs Don’t Hesitate To Seek Help

Startup Professionals Musings

Thus, in my consulting with entrepreneurs, I always encourage them to get more comfortable asking for help. She suspects, like me, that no self-respecting entrepreneur wants to seem weak, needy, or incompetent, and none of us like to feel indebted to someone we see as a peer or a competitor.

10 Outside Staffing Quotes True Entrepreneurs Avoid

Startup Professionals Musings

He is regarded by many as the number-one authority on virtual staffing and personal outsourcing, and is himself a successful entrepreneur based in the Philippines. Some entrepreneurs get outsource-happy to save costs and begin outsourcing everything and anything that lands on their desks.

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.

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 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.

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

8 Strategies To Avoid The Entrepreneur Arrogance Trap

Startup Professionals Musings

In my years of mentoring entrepreneurs, a problem I have seen too often is low self-esteem, and over-compensating through arrogance and ego. These entrepreneurs find it hard to respect customers or team members, and their ventures usually fail.

5 Reasons Why Women Excel As Entrepreneurs

YoungUpstarts

by Randy Patterson , author of “ The Matriarch Rules: How to Own Your Power, Know Your Worth, and Lead the Life You’ve Always Wanted “ Becoming an entrepreneur is no joke. But if you are a woman and an entrepreneur, you have some serious advantages.