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Customer Service Tips For Entrepreneurs

By Martin at June 22, 2013 | 12:07 pm | 0 Comment

Customer Service Tips For Entrepreneurs

Most leaders agree that poor customer service is a business killer today, in terms of lost customers, reduced profits, and low morale. Yet the average perception of customer experience continues to decline. Young entrepreneurs and startups, in particular, often remain naively unfocused, despite their passion, of what it takes to provide the high-quality service more...

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Why Personal Integrity Is Important For Entrepreneur?

By admin at May 1, 2013 | 8:24 am | 0 Comment

Why Personal Integrity Is Important For Entrepreneur?

As an entrepreneur, your personal integrity is critical for getting and keeping the support of investors and team members, and your company’s integrity is critical for getting and keeping customers and vendors. But in a practical sense, what does that really mean? Most definitions of integrity include something like “the quality of being honest and morally more...

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How To Minimize Risk In Your Startup Company?

By Martin at April 29, 2013 | 8:15 am | 0 Comment

How To Minimize Risk In Your Startup Company?

You have probably heard plenty of times that being an entrepreneur is a risky business, and investors talk all the time about reducing the risk. Yet everyone seems to have their own view of key risk drivers for startups, and I’m no exception. I don’t agree, for example, that the first priority is to avoid startups with a high attrition rate, like trendy restaurants more...

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How To Start A New Career As An Entrepreneur

By Martin at April 15, 2013 | 8:32 am | 0 Comment

How To Start A New Career As An Entrepreneur

These days I see a surge of new startups as the economy seems to be recovering. If you are not starting one yourself, the next best thing is joining one as a partner, or as an early employee. It takes much the same preparation to make you the best entrepreneur, or the best job candidate. Of course experience is the best teacher, but you need to get the job to get the more...

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5 Points To Consider While Moving From Employee To Becoming An Entrepreneur

By Martin at March 29, 2013 | 8:17 am | 0 Comment

5 Points To Consider While Moving From Employee To Becoming An Entrepreneur

5 Points To Consider While Moving From Employee To Becoming An Entrepreneur Many people, especially those who have spent years struggling up the corporate ladder, dream of jumping ship and becoming an entrepreneur. But every job move is fraught with risk, and the move from employee to entrepreneur is on the high end of the risk curve. This is a big jump, especially more...

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Tips For Engineers Who Wants To Become Entrepreneur

By Martin at March 26, 2013 | 8:18 am | 0 Comment

Tips For Engineers Who Wants To Become Entrepreneur

Every engineer who has invented some new technology, or is adept at creating solutions, believes that is the hard part, and it should be a short step to take that solution to market as an entrepreneur. In reality, that short business step embodies far more risk, and a poor technology solution is not near the top of most lists of common reasons for business failures. more...

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Smart Tips For Your Kids To Become A Entrepreneur

By Martin at March 16, 2013 | 9:43 am | 0 Comment

Smart Tips For Your Kids To Become A Entrepreneur

I continue to see stories of really young entrepreneurs, like this article on Business Insider, with pre-teens as young as 9 years old who make millions more than their parents. This makes me wonder what starts that entrepreneurial drive in kids, and how early parents and schools should start teaching the basics. There are already a couple of good books out there for more...

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How To Define Traction Metrics For Your Startup

By Martin at February 27, 2013 | 8:27 am | 0 Comment

How To Define Traction Metrics For Your Startup

Almost every early-stage startup who has approached investors for funding has heard the innocuous sounding rejection “I love your idea, but come back when you have more traction.” What does traction really mean to investors, and how much is enough? Let me try to clarify the rules, and what it takes to win at this game. First of all, a definition. Traction is more...

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Why You Need “Go-To-People” In Your Startup Company?

By Martin at February 26, 2013 | 8:20 am | 0 Comment

Why You Need “Go-To-People” In Your Startup Company?

Go-to people get things done. As an entrepreneur, you need these people, and you need to be one, if you expect your startup to be successful. That may be easier said than done, since resumes do not tell the story, and without real nurturing, the best people won’t stay around long. To highlight how rare this breed is, Jeffrey Gandz of the Richard Ivey School of more...

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Who Make Better Entrepreneur,Men or Women?

By Martin at February 13, 2013 | 8:51 am | 0 Comment

Who Make Better Entrepreneur,Men or Women?

Do you think men make better entrepreneurs than women, and why? I did some research on this subject a while back, and I found some interesting perspectives. Everyone seems to agree that women think differently than men, and run their businesses differently, but there is a lot less agreement on which styles are better or worse. First of all, it is evident that there are more...

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