Are Entrepreneurs Born or Made Part 3

An Entrepreneur “Gene”? Jason Daley wrote in a September article of Inc magazine: In the past five years, multiple studies have indicated that there may be an “entrepreneur gene”–or at least that people with certain genetic characteristics and personality traits are more likely to be successful entrepreneurs than others. In his 2010 book Born Entrepreneurs, Born…

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Are Entrepreneurs Born or Made Part 2

Nature or Nurture? Thomas Harrison in his master book “Instinct: Tapping Your Entrepreneurial DNA” posited both scientific research and anecdotal evidence to suggest that entrepreneurs have inborn predisposition to thinking in a certain way that contributes to their success. Such predisposition needs to be switched on by certain behaviors, but it’s there from the beginning.…

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Are Entrepreneurs Born or Made

Are Entrepreneurs Born or Made? This is an age old question. Are entrepreneurs born or are they made? Traditionalists believe that, with the proper education and resources everybody can be an entrepreneur. On the other hand, many successful entrepreneurs have indicated that they were “born” to be entrepreneurs. In this series, I thought I would…

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Idea Killers Part 2 of 2

Idea Killers Part 2 of 2 In our earlier post, we’ve talked about the first 2 idea killers in this installment, we’ll talk about the last 3. 3. Never Come to a Brainstorm with Your Mind Already Made Up The quickest way to turn your brainstorm team off is by coming to the creative session…

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Idea Killers Part 1 of 2

Idea Killers What are idea killers? Well, simply put, these are the activities that will kill the results of any good brainstorming session. 1. Don’t Let the Brainstorm be Dominated by One or Two Persons Make sure that all brainstorm participants are actively participating. It is very common for aggressive personalities to try and take…

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Idea Generators 2 of 2

Brainstorming In our earlier post, we discussed the first 2 steps in brainstorming. Today, we’ll finish up that discussion. 3. Facilitator Must Facilitate The key to an excellent brainstorm is to make sure the facilitator is asking questions, initiating thought starters, encouraging participation, building upon ideas and moving the brainstorm forward. A poor facilitator can…

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Idea Generators Part 1 of 2

Entrepreneur Concept Series: Idea Generator As entrepreneurs we need to constantly evolve and innovate. In this series, I’d like to share with you several idea generating concepts and then conversely share with you some idea killing concepts. These concepts may help you take your product or venture to the next level. Brainstorming The biggest driver behind…

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How To Go From Startup To Enterprise

From Startup To Enterprise I thought I’d take a moment to chat about a different type of entrepreneur. The one who has succeeded in moving from a solo entrepreneur to micro-entrepreneur to ongoing entrepreneur. And now, they’re moving from the startup phase to an enterprise phase. First of all, congratulations! If your startup has made…

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What is an Entrepreneur?

 What is an entrepreneur? A common definition of an entrepreneur is any person who organizes and manages any enterprise, usually with considerable initiative and risk. History is rich.History is rich with countless examples of entrepreneurs in all areas of endeavor, personal and professional. Look around you. Literally everything you see,everything that has been created is the result…

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8 Tips To Maximize Your Brand’s YouTube Presence

Maximize Your Brand’s YouTube Presence I recently read an article by Michael J Procopio about maximizing your brand’s youtube presence. It reminded me that the online world had drastically changed how we should look at marketing our business. Marketing can be easier because the tools are free. On the other hand small business marketing can MUCH harder because there are…

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