Successful Entrepreneurship is Hard Work!

Achieving the Success Stage

Well, it’s global entrepreneurship week again!  I made a prediction a while back that developing successful entrepreneurship will be the next big bubble. Not to be a negative nelly.  But, there is lots of hype around successful entrepreneurship … [Read more...]

2 Major Contributors to Successful Entrepreneurship


Next week is Global Entrepreneurship Week! It’s hard to believe a year’s already gone by.  However, how have your aspiration to become an entrepreneur progressed. If you follow any of my social media or blog posts you probably already know … [Read more...]

5 Characteristics of Entrepreneurship from the Industrial Giants


Back in October of 2012 the History Channel ran a mini-series call The Men Who Built America which exemplifies entrepreneurship at its best.  The series provides a historic account of the giants of industry, John D. Rockefeller, Cornelius Vanderbilt, … [Read more...]

Build a Successful Business by Asking the Right Question

Start Line

To build a successful business is easier than most people think.  You just need to ask the right question that lead you there in the most direct way possible Tonight I’ll be meeting a bunch of new people.  Most will be at the event because they … [Read more...]

5 Questions Help You Get Past Shiny Object Syndrome

Shiny Object Syndrome

I see small business owners get distracted from their main vision all the time.  It’s amazing how many owners have attention deficit disorder (ADD). ADD can be a strength in business.  But, it also presents its challenges by creating what I call – … [Read more...]

Do You Really Know What You’re Chasing?


I was attending a local networking event today.  The presenter was a local serial-entrepreneur that shared his most recent success story and his philosophy on what he felt was important to entrepreneurial success. Everything he said was right on … [Read more...]

Restore your business finance through debt consolidation – A guide for the entrepreneurs

If you’ve accumulated a huge amount of unsecured debts, you need not worry as you can opt for business debt consolidation through which you can finesse your business finances. If you’re a business owner, keeping careful track of your business … [Read more...]

Transitioning from Inventor to Entrepreneur

Turn Ideas to Money

Turing Your Vision into Reality This is a topic I was asked to revisit for an upcoming presentation.  Back in 2010 I gave the same presentation to the Tampa Bay Inventors Council and it was well received.  Not sure how many people heeded my advice, … [Read more...]

2 Skills Create Entrepreneurship on the Beach

Beach Business

Been at the beach for a short vacation this weekend and made a surprising observation. It doesn’t matter how big or small an establishment, if you think like an entrepreneur you can build a self-sustaining business!  What are the things that move a … [Read more...]

What is Entrepreneurship?


For nearly a decade DE, Inc. has focused on helping small business owners prepare their businesses to operate without their direct day-to-day involvement.  We created an entire line of small business tools and small business training to assist with … [Read more...]

2 Entrepreneurial Competencies That Lead to Business Growth

Handing Off Baton

Several weeks back I wrote a post titled Entrepreneurs Build an Asset NOT Just a Job .  In it I began to present the difference between small business owners and entrepreneurs.   While there are many differences and similarities I find a key … [Read more...]

1 Simple Question Can Change You Into an Entrepreneur


I was at a networking event this morning for business transition planning.  The statistics were shocking as to how few small business owners really think about transition planning, or more traditionally referred to as exit planning. As the speaker … [Read more...]

Entrepreneurs Build an Asset NOT Just a Job


I picked the entrepreneur topic because I am up to my neck in interviews this week.  A client finally admitted he didn’t want to do his job any more so we are trying to find his replacement.  An example of how too many small business owners start a … [Read more...]

5 Competencies of an Entrepreneur vs. Small Business Owner

Bald Eagle in Flight

About a week ago I received a really good article “Is there a difference between entrepreneurs and business owners?”  It states what I’ve said for years as people throw around the term “entrepreneur” like it’s something that you wake up one day and … [Read more...]

3 Reasons Entrepreneurs Struggle Financially


Any entrepreneur will tell you one of the biggest issues that they struggle with is having enough financial resources to accomplish their business goal.  This is because a business cannot exist without this resource, but many businesses don’t have … [Read more...]

Cash Flow: An Entrepreneur’s View

Cash Flow

  Cash flow is the life blood of any company.  But many entrepreneurs don’t understand the concept.  Most people believe it’s a financial term so they avoid it like the plague! What is cash flow? defines cash flow as “The … [Read more...]

12 Steps To Successful Entrepreneurship


Entrepreneurship is a goal to which many wish to aspire.  But, why do so many fall short?  In my 2 decades of helping small business owners to grow their business here are 12 things that I often see overlooked. 1. Know what you want personally … [Read more...]