If I asked you to describe the prototypical successful entrepreneur, you may share a story mythologized in our culture of a brilliant young man with an idea so good and so disruptive that he just can’t waste any time finishing college. Of course, he never would have considered taking a job in a big corporation. Such places, thought of as employing less gifted automatons, would … [Read more...] about When it Comes to Entrepreneurship, Age 40 is the New 20…and Always Has Been
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It is not uncommon for university students to start their own businesses to earn money. On the other hand, it is also not uncommon for business owners to go back to school for several reasons. Some do it to master skills that will make them better business owners. Others do it for personal reasons or to pursue a passion. What most business owners don’t realize is … [Read more...] about How to Balance Between Business and Education
Around ninety percent of millionaires are self-made, first-generation rich, a number that’s been stable in the US since the 1880s. And two-thirds of millionaires are the self-employed. This is the great hope of those becoming entrepreneurs. However, if you don’t know how to run a business as compared to owning your job, you won’t be able to scale up the business to provide a … [Read more...] about 3 Great College Degrees for Entrepreneurs
When you're just starting a home business, you'll be so focused on establishing it and will be attending to so many things that it seems 24 hours is not enough to get things done for the day. Pressure can build up quickly, which contributes to stress. When you're stressed, you'll become irritable, have difficulty concentrating and may even lose sleep. If you're not careful, … [Read more...] about 5 Ways for Home Business Owners to Keep Stress-Free and In-Shape
Can you say that you are an entrepreneur, or are you still at the stage where you are just dreaming of becoming an entrepreneur? As a dreaming entrepreneur, you are quite perceptive, passionate and possibly familiar with business problems in general. But you do lack basic fundamentals in entrepreneurship, as well as capital and other resources necessary for a business to … [Read more...] about Are You an Entrepreneur or Are You Dreaming?
If you go to work every day, you might as well go all the way and shoot for the pinnacle of your profession. It's a competitive world, so set your sights high. If you're going to take the risk and invest the time, strive for greatness. Ever since Jim Collins wrote his best-selling book, Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...And Others Don't in 2001, business … [Read more...] about What Separates the Good Marketers from the Great Ones?
In just about any sport, toughness is measured both in physical strength and mental abilities. Some of the challenges include endurance, persistence, perseverance, practice, self-confidence … wait, are we talking sports or business? If you said both, you're right. There are plenty of books out there comparing sports to business, but as an entrepreneur, you're in your own … [Read more...] about Are You Truly Fit to be an Entrepreneur?
I've been hearing from many business owners lately that they're feeling stuck, like they're spinning their wheels and staying in one place instead of moving forward. Several things are currently really standing out for me in terms of what may be contributing to the sense of frustration and overwhelm that seems to be prevalent at the moment for some, and especially newer, … [Read more...] about What to Do When You Feel Stuck as an Entrepreneur
I cannot tell you how many people have called me, written to me and stopped me in social situations to ask about finding work as a home-based working mom. Easy as pie? "This is the hardest job in the world" I often reply, "but, well worth every minute of it!" I had a discussion with a single mother recently, and she informed me that she had felt guilty for nearly 10 years … [Read more...] about Is Being a Home-Based Working Mom Easy?
You are an independent retail owner. You've spent a lot of time trying to establish your store as distinctive and unique. You've put a lot of effort into trying to differentiate your business from the competition. You're always looking for that edge, the one thing that will make the difference. Look in the mirror. You are the difference. Your business is a direct … [Read more...] about Passion and the Independent Retail Owner