Leading a Small Business vs. Large Organization

2017-03-16T12:51:14-07:00By |Entrepreneurship, Featured, Personal Growth, Recent|

I learned my leadership very early in my career.  In fact, I learned even before my career began. My leadership training came while I was in Air Force ROTC in college.  From there I spent 7 1/2 years applying what I learned in the best organization you can practice [...]

Do You Think Like a Small Business Owner or Entrepreneur?

2017-09-20T03:19:31-07:00By |Entrepreneurship, Personal Growth, Survival|

The Employee Scenarios Defined Several events recently occurred with client businesses that made me take a step back and really try to understand a why small business owner makes some of the decisions that they do!  For nearly a year I have been advising one client to put better [...]

Successful Entrepreneurship is Hard Work!

2017-09-07T14:18:49-07:00By |Entrepreneurship, Featured|

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. However, whenever [...]

2 Major Contributors to Successful Entrepreneurship

2019-08-24T17:07:15-07:00By |Entrepreneurship, Featured, need keyword|

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 [...]

The Industrial Giants

2017-09-15T19:18:08-07:00By |Entrepreneurship, Featured|

5 Characteristics of a Great Entrepreneurship The History Channel has a mini-series called The Men Who Built America which exemplifies entrepreneurship at its best through the industrial giants of the industrial revolution.  The series provides a historic account of the industrial giants John D. Rockefeller, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Andrew Carnegie, J.P. Morgan and [...]

Build a Successful Business by Asking the Right Question

2019-12-14T09:02:01-07:00By |Entrepreneurship, Foundation|

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 are starting their [...]

5 Questions Help You Get Past Shiny Object Syndrome

2016-10-24T09:59:33-07:00By |Entrepreneurship, Featured, Home Page, Planning, Strategy|

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 – shiny object syndrome! Shiny object syndrome [...]

What’s Your WHY!

2019-08-20T14:42:50-07:00By |Entrepreneurship, Featured, Motivating, Personal Growth|

I was attending a local networking event today.  The presenter was a local serial-entrepreneur. He shared his most recent success story and his philosophy on what's important to entrepreneurial success. He said you need to know what's your WHY. Everything he said was right on point. In fact, I've [...]

Inventor vs Entrepreneur: Transitioning to Turn Your Vision into Reality

2018-03-31T12:16:15-07:00By |Entrepreneurship, Foundation, Personal Growth|

Inventor vs entrepreneur 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 [...]

2 Skills Create Entrepreneurship on the Beach

2019-08-24T17:21:15-07:00By |Entrepreneurship, Featured, need keyword, Strategy|

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 [...]

What is an Entrepreneur?

2017-09-15T09:26:53-07:00By |Business Growth, Entrepreneurship, Featured, Leadership, Management|

For nearly a decade DE, Inc. has focused on the entrepreneur community by 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.  National, regional, and local [...]

Business Scalability and Self-Sustainability

2019-05-05T09:33:53-07:00By |Entrepreneurship, Featured, Self-Sustainability, Strategy|

2 Entrepreneurial Competencies Leading 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 two entrepreneurial competencies, mastering [...]

How to Become an Entrepreneur

2019-12-14T08:40:27-07:00By |Entrepreneurship, Featured, Personal Growth, Strategy, Succession_Exit|

Answer One Question to Change Your Mindset The statistics are shocking as to how few small business owners really think about transition planning, or more traditionally referred to as exit planning. That's why they are small business owners.  They don't know how to become an entrepreneur! As I looked at [...]

Build an Asset NOT Just a Job – Entrepreneurship

2019-12-14T09:26:51-07:00By |Business Growth, Entrepreneurship, Featured, Slider, Strategy|

Do you work your business like a job for a paycheck or do you build an asset which will generate wealth like an on-going annuity for you and your family? This is what keeps small business ownership from true entrepreneurship. I picked entrepreneurship as the topic because I am up to my [...]

5 Competencies of Entrepreneurs vs. Small Business Owners

2018-11-07T04:46:43-07:00By |Business Growth, Entrepreneurship, Leadership|

I read a great article titled “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 you wake up one day and decide you’re going to be one!  Nothing could be further from the truth. [...]

3 Causes of Entrepreneur Financial Problems

2019-12-14T09:34:37-07:00By |Accounting & Finance, Business Growth, Entrepreneurship|

Entrepreneur financial problems are one of the biggest challenges they face.   Usually it’s because they don’t have enough financial resources to accomplish their business goal.  This is because a business cannot exist without financial resources, but many businesses don’t have enough to accomplish their growth objectives. There are [...]

Cash Flow: An Entrepreneur’s View

2019-08-23T17:56:58-07:00By |Accounting & Finance, Entrepreneurship, Featured|

Cash flow is the life blood of any business,  but many small business owner don’t understand the concept.  They believe it’s a financial problem and avoid it like the plague! Merriam-Webster defines cash flow as “ the cash expected to be generated by an investment, asset or business.”  This [...]

12 Steps To Successful Entrepreneurship

2019-12-14T09:37:11-07:00By |Entrepreneurship, Featured, Personal Growth|

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 [...]