An experienced coach has seen your movie before.

Berkonomics

Business coaches come in all sizes and shapes. Entrepreneurs will have a relative willing to devote time, a school friend with business experience, professionals who charge for the service, investors with a reason to promote your success and more. Photo courtesy IBM Business Coaching.

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Entrepreneurs: Are You an Olympic Athlete or a Spectator?

InfoChachkie

Often entrepreneurs are running their playbook for the first time. Entrepreneurs who can figure out how to solve a problem, even when they don’t have the muscle memory, will succeed. Olympic athletes are very familiar with the high standards set by coaches and judges.

How To Apply For A Free CEOFlow Coaching Session (Five Available)

CEO Flow

I have a great opportunity for both you and the person that refers them to me…keep reading… CEOFlow is my coaching program for CEOs. Plus, I just enjoy working with women entrepreneurs! I’m offering a f^ree CEOFlow coaching session to five CEOs (each is a $375 value).

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Do you think you are flexible and coachable?

Berkonomics

As an early stage investor, the first test for me is whether “my” entrepreneur is flexible in both the plan and execution of his or her vision (since from experience almost everything about a business plan changes over time), and whether s/he, no matter what age or experience, is coachable.

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The most satisfying life journey is never about the money.

Berkonomics

Looking back over an entrepreneur’s journey. As I look back over more than fifty years as an entrepreneur, I can think of the financial focus of my three entrepreneurial businesses as a prime driver in my life during the early stage of each. Allow me to reminisce.

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Entrepreneurshit. The Blog Post on What It’s Really Like.

Both Sides of the Table

It’s what life was like as an entrepreneur. But this is nothing like the stress of being an entrepreneur. What’s it really like being an entrepreneur? There is a difference between a Conference Ho and a successful entrepreneur. Investor emails.

Solving Problems in the Google, Facebook, Twitter Era

Eric Greenspan

My inbox was getting filled up with emails about it. I coached them through it over email and then fixed how the site operates to eliminate the issue for others. Ferocious entrepreneur. Entrepreneuring Tech Not a day goes by without me giving it my all.

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Accelerators: a recent and positive trend

Berkonomics

Often I see executive summaries from entrepreneurs who have never managed any form of business, or even managed employees in their past life, and who don’t know the first thing about business formation and managing for growth.

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Will tech kill your job?

Berkonomics

And the prime motivators of this massive destruction are the same class of entrepreneurs and innovators that have done it before. Email readers, continue here…] Yes, Amazon is partially to blame. Close. Stop me if you’ve heard this story before. “My

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Where is the best source of early stage investment?

Berkonomics

Email readers, continue here…] My very first investment as a professional angel was in a small startup where the entrepreneur’s vision fueled my imagination in the audio market niche where I had run a business in an earlier life.

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Turn the tables: What’s an angel look like?

Berkonomics

Angel investors, particularly those in organized angel groups, are typically former entrepreneurs who have had successful liquidity events in their pasts, or executives of companies who’ve retired with the funds from their stock options. Email readers, continue here.]

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Money is not the only measure of success.

Berkonomics

I am sure you heard of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs that motivate our behavior, in which Abraham Maslow laid out a human’s needs – from the physiological, to safety, then love and belonging, on to esteem and finally self-actualization. A little too esoteric for you? Let’s make it more personal.

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Solving Problems in the Google, Facebook, Twitter Era

Eric Greenspan

My inbox was getting filled up with emails about it. I coached them through it over email and then fixed how the site operates to eliminate the issue for others. Entrepreneuring Tech Not a day goes by without me giving it my all.

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Solving Problems in the Google, Facebook, Twitter Era

Eric Greenspan

My inbox was getting filled up with emails about it. I coached them through it over email and then fixed how the site operates to eliminate the issue for others. Entrepreneuring Tech Not a day goes by without me giving it my all.

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Every Dollar Spent At A Startup Should Yield A Return

InfoChachkie

Richard White, author of The Entrepreneur’s Manual , surveyed a number of venture capitalists, asking them to identify the characteristics of successful, serial entrepreneurs. For many years after Microsoft became highly successful, its executives (yes, including Mr. Gates) flew coach.

Does your business need money? Read this!

Berkonomics

Email readers, continue here…] Bootstrapping: This term describes your ability to start a business with little investment and grow it using internally-generated funds. VC’s do not even engage in discussion with most of those entrepreneurs seeking capital.

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The most satisfying life journey is never about the money.

Berkonomics

As I look back over more than fifty years as an entrepreneur, I can think of the financial focus of my three entrepreneurial businesses as a prime driver in my life during the early stage of each. Email readers, continue here.]

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The five C’s of Business Partners: a marriage without the sex

Berkonomics

Dave’s note: Our guest insight this week is by Richard Sudek, an associate professor of entrepreneurism at Chapman University Graduate School of Business. Sometimes an entrepreneur picks a partner because they experience some insecurity. Email readers, continue here.]

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The last money has the first say.

Berkonomics

This important variation on “money talks” is an important consideration for entrepreneurs when seeking an investment from professionals such as VC’s. Something like a marriage (and often lasting just as long statistically), your investment partner can be a great cheerleader, coach and resource. Angel investors tend to be much more understanding, and usually resort to coaching rather than replacing the CEO during bad times. Email readers, continue here.]

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Stage 32: An Education Hub For Entertainment Industry Creatives

Tech.Co

Jon Sperry – a highly respected dialect coach who has worked with Harvey Keitel, Sofia Vergara, and Russell Crowe – taught a Stage 32 class that was attended by members from over 40 different countries. When the beta was ready in 2011 Botto emailed a link to 100 of his industry contacts, asking them to send it along to five more people if they enjoyed the experience. Entertainment Industry Entertainment entrepreneurs Startups

Don’t be a Grin Fucker

Both Sides of the Table

I come from a world that if the coach wasn’t yelling at you, it meant he didn’t care. I get emails like the one above all the time. I come from a world that if the coach wasn’t yelling at you, it meant he didn’t care.

How To Communicate with your Investors between Board Meetings

Both Sides of the Table

And let’s be honest, other than money and coaching most VC’s add little value to your company strategy. Make sure to send a monthly email to all board members / investors with a link to your spreadsheet saying, “I’ve made a few updates.

Maverick Angels Merging Members Into Tech Coast Angels, Say Members

socalTECH

In recent years, the Maverick Angels had mostly been focused on running coaching programs and seminars for entrepreneurs. As of press time, The Maverick Angels did not respond to emails asking for comment on the move.

You may burn your first professional manager.

Berkonomics

The first professional senior manager that an entrepreneur hires to share the growing workload does not last more than a year. I urge the founder to coach, but not to expect the new executive to be a duplicate in style or perceived ability. It seems to be a rule, not an exception.

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Why you should never have a data room — the most counter-intuitive fund-raising advice you’ll ever…

Both Sides of the Table

If you’ve got the skills to be a strong entrepreneur then it shouldn’t be too difficult to find people who know a partner at a VC firm and if you can build relationship with them you can get introduced. Most entrepreneurs (and VCs raising from LPs) think this means progress.

Equity financing: great for rapid growth startups

Berkonomics

Each has a process in place to accept applications or recommendations for investment into new companies, and to review these and make decisions based upon their exploration, previous experience in the field, knowledge of the company or industry, or about individual entrepreneurs.

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How Kidworth Is Spurring Kids To Become Entrepeneurs, with Rudy DeFelice

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How do you make it easy for kids to learn how to be entrepreneurs--and not only learn about it, but actually go out and create a business? commerce youth learning entrpreneurship startup entrepreneur children kids kidworth defelice rudy

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Money is not the only measure of success.

Berkonomics

I have great respect for the young entrepreneur CEO of the game company I described a few weeks ago, because he disciplined himself enough to take extensive time for family after the closing of the sale, increasing his participation in all things family. Email readers, continue here.]

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Manage your MANTRA.

Berkonomics

I am constantly surprised when speaking with entrepreneurs and CEO’s who act puzzled and a bit flustered when I ask, “So what is your mantra? I recently spent fifteen minutes in front of a table-top display, attempting to coach an entrepreneur who repeatedly tried to state why his business was better than a competitor (one I didn’t recognize) and never explaining what it was that he did.

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Pipeline Fellowship | Raising Women to Become Investors

Tech Zulu Event

We also want to create more capital for women entrepreneurs to increase the chances of being funded and connected to a bigger network. Entrepreneurs are everywhere and capital isn’t. Also, the skill sets and expertise they can learn and experience as an entrepreneur.

Getting Back Your Series A Mojo

Both Sides of the Table

Last year I wrote a blog post on entrepreneurs with a chip on their shoulders. A chip on one’s shoulder as in, “F**k the system, it’s broken and I want to fix it” is exactly the energy I look for in entrepreneurs.

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6 Hiring Lessons from Vince Lombardi

InfoChachkie

Vince Lombardi is widely considered the best football coach of all time, and ultimately may be the greatest coach in the history of all sports. How can today’s entrepreneurs leverage the teachings of Vince Lombardi to identify talent that will drive the company to success? Coach Lombardi put teamwork first (which is why we did, too). As probably the most famous football coach of all time, it seems to have worked.

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As Populist as it May Feel, 98% of VCs Aren’t Dumb

Both Sides of the Table

After all, I am no stranger to the publicly expressing the frustrations of dealing with the downside of this industry as I wrote about in 2006 when I was an entrepreneur. The best VCs don’t try to help entrepreneurs. And Coach Campbell. Many entrepreneurs are, too.

Manage your mantra.

Berkonomics

I am constantly surprised when speaking with entrepreneurs and CEO’s who act puzzled and a bit flustered when I ask, “So what is your mantra? I recently spent fifteen minutes in front of a table-top display, attempting to coach an entrepreneur who repeatedly tried to state why his business was better than a competitor (one I didn’t recognize) and never explaining what it was that he did. Email readers continue here.] “We

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Some Reflections on VC Investment Decisions

Both Sides of the Table

Today we’re in a world where 10 accelerators are bombarding you with emails to meet their 10-15 companies. Of course these are great places to network with other investors, meet great entrepreneurs and keep your connections strong with senior execs at larger companies like Yahoo!, But it’s very easy to be flattered into “here’s why we want YOU as an investor” by entrepreneurs and earlier-stage investors alike.

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