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Successful Entrepreneurship is Hard Work!

Successful Entrepreneurship is Hard Work!

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 these days.  And for good reason, there is a lot of upside with being an entrepreneur.…

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2 Major Contributors to Successful Entrepreneurship

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 that my definition of entrepreneurship is a little more stringent than Webster’s Dictionary. …

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Do You Really Know What You’re Chasing?

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 point and what I have experienced myself over the years. …

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Transitioning from Inventor to Entrepreneur

Transitioning from Inventor to Entrepreneur

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, but what I presented then is still and will always be the difference between success and failure with anyone with an idea.…

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2 Skills Create Entrepreneurship on the Beach

2 Skills Create Entrepreneurship on the Beach

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 business owner in the direction of entrepreneur?…

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What is Entrepreneurship?

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 the process.  …

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2 Entrepreneurial Competencies That Lead to Business Growth

2 Entrepreneurial Competencies That Lead to Business Growth

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 competency of an entrepreneur is the ability to understand the necessity of scalability and sustainability in a business.…

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1 Simple Question Can Change You Into an Entrepreneur

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 referred to these statistics my recent post Entrepreneurs Build an Asset NOT Just a Job came into clear focus. …

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Entrepreneurs Build an Asset NOT Just a Job

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 business as a job, not for self-sustainability as an ongoing asset!…

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3 Reasons Entrepreneurs Struggle Financially

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 enough to accomplish what is required.…

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Cash Flow: An Entrepreneur’s View

Cash Flow: An Entrepreneur’s View

 

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?  About.com defines cash flow as “The movement of money in and out of a business and the resulting availability of cash.”  This is a good technical definition, but it does nothing to help someone understand how it works. …

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12 Steps To Successful Entrepreneurship

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 before you get started (personal goals)

When people start a business they do it for a reason. …

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