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Why Entrepreneurs Need To Be Accountable

By Martin at June 24, 2014 | 8:26 am | 0 Comment

Why Entrepreneurs Need To Be Accountable

Everyone seems to like the aspect of being an entrepreneur that goes with “being your own boss” and “able to do things my way.” But sometimes they forget that this kind of freedom comes with a price of personal accountability. Accountability means “the buck stops here,” and “all the failures are mine.” Too many people seem to do whatever it takes to more...

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How Entrepreneurs Think & Act

By Martin at June 21, 2014 | 10:23 am | 0 Comment

How Entrepreneurs Think & Act

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. In simple terms this means taking control of your life, going after something you love to do, and taking action. Stop letting life decisions more...

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Top Ten 0utsourcing Mistakes Made By Entrepreneurs

By Martin at June 19, 2014 | 10:56 am | 0 Comment

Top Ten 0utsourcing Mistakes Made By Entrepreneurs

These days, it is almost impossible to find a small business where everything is done at the home location, by full-time employees. We are in the age of outsourcing, by any of many popular names, including subcontracting, freelancing, and virtual assistants. These approaches allow your startup to grow more rapidly, save costs, but costly mistakes can lead to business more...

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Startups Are All About Execution

By Martin at May 17, 2014 | 9:38 am | 0 Comment

Startups Are All About Execution

I’ve always said that startups are all about execution. Sometimes I encounter self-proclaimed entrepreneurs who have been “thinking” about a concept for many years, and haven’t started yet. Some of these may be visionaries, but none are real entrepreneurs - yet.Elon Musk has built several innovative companies, including SpaceX and Tesla Motors, and is worth about more...

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Entrepreneurs Are Hunters Or Farmers?

By Martin at May 13, 2014 | 8:25 am | 0 Comment

Entrepreneurs Are Hunters Or Farmers?

Most entrepreneurs believe they are “different,” but they can’t quite understand how. They usually explain it by insisting that they are driven to follow their passion, need to be their own boss, want to get rich quick, or want to change the world. I now believe that the roots of the difference may go back more than 10,000 years, when hunting and farming became two more...

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Huge Opportunities For Entrepreneurs in Natural Resources

By Martin at May 6, 2014 | 8:34 am | 0 Comment

Huge Opportunities For Entrepreneurs in Natural Resources

The cost of entry for an aspiring entrepreneur has never been lower, and the total wealth of opportunities has never been larger. You can start a new e-Commerce site on the Internet for as little as $100, with cheap smart phone apps, new technology innovations, or tapping the multitude of opportunities brought by capitalizing on our concern for dwindling natural more...

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Lessons For Entrepreneurs To Learn From Good Incubators

By Martin at March 31, 2014 | 8:07 am | 0 Comment

Lessons For Entrepreneurs To Learn From Good Incubators

More and more entrepreneurs are hearing about the successful graduates and investors queued behind a few well-known startup incubators, including Y Combinator, TechStars, and the Founder Institute. They dream of appearing at the door, with their idea on the back of a napkin, and popping out a few months later with investor money to burn. The reality is far more...

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209th 1M/1M Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Spotlight on Penn Students

By Guest Post at March 24, 2014 | 10:19 am | 0 Comment

209th 1M/1M Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Spotlight on Penn Students

209th 1M/1M Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Spotlight on Penn Students During this week’s roundtable, we collaborated with the University of Pennsylvania to support their student entrepreneurship drive. All four presenters today are semi finalists of the PennVention competition. AWARE First up, John Bergantino from Philadelphia, PA, pitched AWARE, a very more...

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Why Entrepreneurs Should Focus On Getting Things Done

By Martin at March 18, 2014 | 8:14 am | 0 Comment

Why Entrepreneurs Should Focus On Getting Things Done

When someone introduces me to an “idea person,” I automatically jump to the down-side conclusion that this person doesn’t do follow-up. Of course there are people who are great at getting things done, but haven’t had an original idea in their life. Great entrepreneurs, like Bill Gates, are great at both. I was with IBM in the early PC days when Bill worked with more...

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Six Good Habits For Entrepreneurs

By Martin at March 8, 2014 | 9:01 am | 0 Comment

Six Good Habits For Entrepreneurs

Most of the entrepreneurs I know realize they have some bad habits, like maybe procrastination or not listening well, so they focus on dropping these. New studies indicate that a more productive approach would be adopting new good habits and behaviors that clearly move your business forward, like good time management and implementing customer recommendations. These two more...

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