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.

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.

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

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 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

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.

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.

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.

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

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 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.

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

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

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 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.

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.

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 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.

26 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.

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.

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

3 Brutal Mindset Mistakes Female Entrepreneurs Make

YFS Magazine

Here are three mindset mistakes female entrepreneurs (including myself) have struggled with as it pertains to business ownership. Lead female entrepreneurs mindset personal development women in business

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

4 Entrepreneurs Discuss The Entrepreneurs That Best Represents Innovation

Hearpreneur

Different entrepreneurs take on diverse approaches to implement innovative ideas in their businesses and some emerge to be successful. This gains them recognition as innovative and inspire other entrepreneurs to be innovative as well. Innovation is a driver of many businesses globally.

Business Loan? Budding Entrepreneurs Raise Their Chances

ReadWriteStart

Regardless of the scale or the diversity of a business — budding entrepreneurs running from pillar to post in search of seed capital or […]. Budding Entrepreneurs Raise Their Chances appeared first on ReadWrite.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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 Tips For Entrepreneurs Seeking A Balanced Lifestyle

Startup Professionals Musings

I know some entrepreneurs with successful businesses, and others who seem to have a great relationship with their family, but I can’t think of many who have both. Individually, they both take focus, commitment, and a variety of skills, all the strengths of a good entrepreneur.

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

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

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.

How To Be An Innovative Entrepreneur

YoungUpstarts

The modern idea of a successful entrepreneur is an individual who is able to think outside the box and produce exciting solutions and new ideas. Consider these suggestions to begin your journey as an entrepreneur. Others entrepreneur advice

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. However, this topic is particularly critical to entrepreneurs, who struggle with challenges and crises every day that they didn’t anticipate.

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.