Entrepreneurs & Entrepreneurship Articles For Entrepreneurs & Small Business Owners

Female Entrepreneurs Reshaping Small Business in Detroit

As the role of men and women continue to evolve, society is seeing the latter present breakthrough capabilities and demonstrating their significant contributions. In the business arena, for one, the playing field has certainly leveled. Women are proving they can do business and mean it. Just as more and more women now proving themselves worthy [...]

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Top 10 Lessons Business Owners Learn After College

Learning is an integral part of human existence and going to school embodies the formality of it all. We aim for higher education to enrich our knowledge faculties and complete this educational phase with flying colors. Little do we know the real world out there is about to give us bigger and brighter lessons that [...]

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10 Successful Entrepreneurs Under 40

Every day, thinkers and observers challenge themselves to do something great, something life-changing, something so great everyone will want to become part of it. For those who own a business with a steady flow of income in mind, the very first step matters – and pushing on against the odds is equally important. The popular [...]

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5 Reasons Venture Capital Is Bad For Start-Up Businesses

Getting venture capital used to be the focal point of an easy way out of investment woes, while ensuring fast business growth. For the longest time, aspiring start-up owners have been wired to believe it’s all about convincing investors of their venture’s massive potential for success through rock-solid business plans based on proven business processes [...]

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12 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Buy a Business

Going into business has so many advantages over being employed. It is challenging, that’s no doubt, but the benefits are worth every challenge. You experience financial freedom like never before, you become your own boss and most importantly, your life becomes one of learning and experiencing new things every day. You may decide to start [...]

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Overcome Phone Phobia

Phone phobia is a common affliction among many sales people, especially those who have a strong fear of rejection. When you are a direct sales professional, you will have to spend a lot of time on the phone. Some calls can be easy to make. That happy customer who wants to place an order is [...]

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5 Things about Best Practices that Every Entrepreneur Should Know

Your business idea and even your business model are only part of what it takes to get a company off the ground. Many a great idea has failed to take off, or the business build around that idea failed, because an entrepreneur didn’t develop the best practices that build efficiency and help a company to [...]

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Books With Great Entrepreneurship Stories

Entrepreneurship is not always about starting or operating a business.   Bill Murphy Jr., in his Inc.com article, says it is about executing a unique solution to a problem.  The author singles out books with characters that exemplify this quality to pursue opportunities in problem solving.  One such book is The Aeneid, Virgil’s epic.  The story [...]

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How to Balance Entrepreneurship and Parenthood

Inc.com shares with its readers the advice of successful young entrepreneurs on how to handle growing children and a growing business.  Erin Blaskie says you have to be flexible despite having a schedule for small crises, especially with children, that may crop up.  Aron Schoenfeld says you should know your priorities.  A supportive family means [...]

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What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Olympic Athletes

Kelli Matthews at Bplans.com compares athletes to small business owners or entrepreneurs.  She said, “An athlete is their own product and their business is to be the best in the world.”  What then, can entrepreneurs learn from Olympic athletes?  She discusses three lessons:  set new goals, strategize, and be flexible.  Set up your goals.  Go [...]

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10 Tips on Becoming a Successful Entrepreneur

We often equate entrepreneurial success with innovative thinking and breakthrough ideas.  Yes, these factors contribute a lot, but Naveen Jain in his article at Inc.com says there is a lot more you, an entrepreneur, need to be successful.  You need to believe in what you are doing.  You and your team should be passionate and be [...]

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What Makes A Good Entrepreneur

The Key Attributes of a Successful Business Entrepreneur It can be a rocky and arduous road to success but very little compares to the feeling of being a successful entrepreneur and watching new business ventures take off. There are a number of characteristics that are commonplace within the best entrepreneurs and business owners, regardless of [...]

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Small Business Bankruptcies Are Declining

A new Equifax’s Small Business Bankruptcy Report reveal that small business bankruptcies are down the second quarter of 2012 by 17% more  compared to the first quarter.  This is the fourth quarter in a row that showed decreasing small business bankruptcies.  Equifax’s chief economist, Amy Crews Cutts told Courtney Rubin of the American Express Open [...]

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3 Big Mistakes Made By Entrepreneurs

Victor Green, a successful entrepreneur who has founded several successful businesses, names some mistakes made by entrepreneurs that cause the failure of their businesses.  In an Inc.com article, he says one of the biggest mistakes of business owners is their failure to test their product or service in the actual marketplace. Green says, “And once [...]

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Complainers are Destroying your Brain!

We all know someone that complains just way too much, it could be a professional colleague or an old friend. Those same people become famous for that nasty habit that everyone hates, constantly complaining about everything. However you now have a great excuse to not listen to them, the excuse is that they are making [...]

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Fundraising Tips for Entrepreneurs

YoungEntrepreneur.com featured an article by Irving Fain on lessons he learned on raising funds for his start-up, CrowdTwist.  Fain says you have to develop a relationship with people you want to work with.  Begin building relationships well before you ask them to join you in your business venture.  Raise funds only when you are ready.  [...]

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Starting a Business Cheat Sheet

Small businesses have grown since the recession.  In the past few years, the nation has seen the highest number of new startups.  We also have a historic number of small business failures.  Would-be entrepreneurs could very well use cheat sheets to steer them through their business ventures.  A business cheat sheet is a business-planning checklist [...]

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Small Business Owners Talk about Tax Policies and the Economy

In an article that appeared at Forbes.com, small business owners with businesses that netted $250,000 and below last year were interviewed to get their views on the economy and tax policies. Chad Archibeck of CWA Enterprises and Edward Sullivan G2Link LLC whose businesses are product-oriented say their companies are doing well. Rajendra Hariprashad of Ace [...]

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Franchising Seen to Grow this Year

Things are looking up for the franchising business. The International Franchise Association has projected a growth of 1.7% in the number of franchise establishments this 2012. This will be the first increase since the economic recession in 2008. Scott Nishimura in his Star-Telegram.com article featured three couples who found their respective niches in buying franchises. [...]

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An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Get Family Support

In an article that appeared at YoungEntrepreneur.com, Adam Toren enumerated ten ways to win over the support of your family should you try your hand at entrepreneurship. He notes that most families find going into business a riskier endeavor than being an employee and receive regular paychecks. Explain to them your plans by showing them [...]

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