Why Entrepreneurs Hate (Most) MBAs

InfoChachkie

Someone on Quora recently asked me to answer the following question: Why Do Digital Entrepreneurs Hate MBAs? Tech entrepreneurs' consternation with MBAs does not rise to the level of loathing. A version of this article previously appeared on Forbes.

Should Millennial Entrepreneurs Skip College?

InfoChachkie

Should millennial entrepreneurs go to college? If you believe the mythology surrounding the handful of entrepreneurs who did not obtain a degree, you may think that the path to entrepreneurial success is enhanced by avoiding college.

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What Tech Entrepreneurs Could Learn from Chamillionaire

Both Sides of the Table

On why you should be an entrepreneur, “A lot of people do what they have to do. He studied the errors that other people had made and tried to improve on them. In his early career he realized the importance of email lists. His email list became his power.

How To Snag Lunch With A High-Profile Entrepreneur

InfoChachkie

I recently received an email from a former student in which he described how he was able to secure a lunch meeting with a high-profile entrepreneur who is operating multiple ventures in parallel. That same evening I followed up with him by email thanking for the opportunity.

5 Key Actions To Maximize Entrepreneur Productivity

Startup Professionals Musings

If you define your self-worth as an entrepreneur by how busy you are, it’s time to find another lifestyle. For survival, entrepreneurs need to be all about accomplishing results that matter for themselves, their team, and their customers. choices entrepreneur Kory Kogon productivity

Social Search – What Entrepreneur Needs To Know

InfoChachkie

In order to drill down on how entrepreneurs can leverage social commerce sites without alienating their potential customers, I spoke with industry expert Albert Wilson, who heads up Affiliate and Marketplaces for Deckers Outdoor Corporation.

How Great Entrepreneurs Really Listen To Customers

Startup Professionals Musings

Entrepreneurs and business executives seem to be even more focused on their technology than the rest of us, and less inclined to listen to the voice of the customer, even if they remember to ask. Email surveys and voice response units are not effective listening.

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Entrepreneurs And Startups Drive Future Work Trends

Startup Professionals Musings

I have added my own insights, based on my experience advising and working with entrepreneurs and startups: Pay for results, rather than pay for work. Another study predicts this number could grow to 24 million by 2018.

Many Entrepreneurs Are Too Busy, But Not Productive

Startup Professionals Musings

If you define your self-worth as an entrepreneur by how busy you are, it’s time to find another lifestyle. For survival, entrepreneurs need to be all about accomplishing results that matter for themselves, their team, and their customers.

8 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Lead With New Work Models

Startup Professionals Musings

I have added my own insights, based on my experience advising and working with entrepreneurs and startups: Pay for results, rather than pay for work. Another study predicts this number could grow to 24 million by 2018. business entrepreneur startup work trends

7 Tips For Entrepreneurs Who Like To Work Alone

Startup Professionals Musings

You can’t win as an entrepreneur working alone. See my recent article “ Entrepreneurs Learn Best From Business Networking ” on how and where to get started. Face time is critical, even with the current rage on social networks, phone texting, and email.

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Right Entrepreneurs In The Right Place Get Funded

Startup Professionals Musings

An older but still relevant study, published by CB Insights, Venture Capital Human Capital Report , summarizes a variety of characteristics for private early-stage Internet ventures funded in the US. entrepreneur funding venture capital

How Snapchat Could Increase Team Production

Tech.Co

After being disrupted with an email notification, an average person will need 23 minutes and 15 seconds to regain their focus again. Yet as an entrepreneur, you can rarely hide under the rock and pretend there’s nothing else happening around you and no one is demanding your attention.

An Entrepreneur Platform To Put You Above the Crowd

Startup Professionals Musings

According to the most recent study by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, there were approximately 514,000 new businesses created per month in the US in 2012. So what’s an entrepreneur to do to get his new business noticed these days? The space for startups is more crowded than ever.

Entrepreneurs Should Forget ROI And Focus On Return On Life – The New Measure Of Wealth

InfoChachkie

According to Tige Young, Founder and CEO of Tui Tai Expeditions , entrepreneurs should de-emphasize ROI and focus on a more accurate measure of wealth, Return On Life. Tige''s story of a Silicon Valley entrepreneur who creates a renowned business in Fiji is pretty epic on its face.

4 Tools to Help Startups Find Quality Leads

Tech.Co

Finding potential customers continues to be a huge challenge not only for established marketing and sales teams but also for startup executives and solo entrepreneurs. A study in 2013 showed that 61 percent of marketers found it hard to generate high-quality leads.

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Mark Cuban on Why You Need to Study Artificial Intelligence or You’ll be a Dinosaur in 3 Years

Both Sides of the Table

Machine Learning / AI They discussed many topics ranging from protection of the press to what Mark looks for in an entrepreneur to investing outside of Silicon Valley and of course Trump and sports. And we have a president that’s never sent an email in his life.

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10 Keys to Making an Entrepreneur Website Credible

Startup Professionals Musings

Be consistent is their application, and provide contact information for both phone and email access. credibility entrepreneur startup web site businessSmart people only visit and buy from credible and memorable websites.

An Entrepreneur Must Nurture Relationships

Startup Professionals Musings

You can’t win as an entrepreneur working alone. Face time is critical, even with the current rage on social networks, phone texting, and email. Studies show that as much as 50-90% of communication is body language. Tags: entrepreneur startup relationships business

Seven Tips For Entrepreneurs Who Are Lone Rangers

Startup Professionals Musings

You can’t win as an entrepreneur working alone. Face time is critical, even with the current rage on social networks, phone texting, and email. Studies show that as much as 50-90% of communication is body language. Lone Ranger entrepreneur relationships startups business

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Startups: What are your odds for success?

Berkonomics

We have years of real data to call upon: data that impacts both investors and entrepreneurs. Harvard University recently published a study that three of every four venture-backed firms fail. Again, quoting the ARI study, angel investors hold their average investment for 4.5

Can you name the two most powerful words for business?

Berkonomics

Email users, continue here…] One of the many important tactics in negotiation is the strategic use of the words, “Help me,” when attempting to understand the position of an adversary. I am a student studying your industry for a term report.

8 Work Trends Driven By New Ventures And Competition

Startup Professionals Musings

I have added my own insights, based on my experience advising and working with entrepreneurs and startups: Pay for results, rather than pay for work. Overall, as an entrepreneur, you just need to be aware that the notions of work are changing just as fast as the technology for products.

5 Reasons Business Leaders Are Short On Relationships

Startup Professionals Musings

Yet I find in my business advisory activities that busy entrepreneurs and professionals, especially the introverts like me, find it hard to spend the necessary time networking and nurturing the relationships they need to get ahead. business relationships entrepreneurs Zvi Band

8th Talk at USC Marshall School: How My Failure at Make It Work can Benefit Geek Squad and Best Buy

Eric Greenspan

In 2010, after my 5th talk, USC Marshall School produced a case study about the customer centricity offered by the company. When I woke up that Sunday morning and received an email that our investor had pulled out, I knew it was over.

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Taking on the Issues of the Day with Jonathan Strauss

Both Sides of the Table

I like that people can watch a long-form discussion with VCs and entrepreneurs covering the issues of our day. Study channel strategies. Entrepreneur AdviceIt’s been nearly a year since I did This Week in VC on a regular basis.

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Stay in touch with your investors.

Berkonomics

The entrepreneur often expects that person to keep fellow investors informed. Email readers, continue here…] Many times, companies need another round of investment, and the first people approached are the same ones that invested the first time.

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Interview with Chuka Ikokwu, Divercity.io

socalTECH

It makes it so that emails don't get lost in an inbox, and so that those communities are actually accessible, and so people can connect with other people in their respective fieldseven if they don't already know a person. MIT and McKinsey did some studies on this, that showed about $400 billion a year is lost in the tech industry, due to lack of diversity and inclusion. What's the biggest lesson you've learned so far as an entrepreneur?

What Can You Learn from the 4-Hour Workweek?

Both Sides of the Table

Getting Your Work Schedule on Your Terms – Many people in America sit at their desk much of the day and have email open. And from email we added IM, Facebook and LinkedIn where people contact us. He then goes on to recommend that you do email just once / week.

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.

How Many Investors Should You Talk to in a VC Fund Raise? And How Do You Prioritize?

Both Sides of the Table

The surest sign a fund-raising process has stalled is when you aren’t getting follow-up meetings or hearing from the VC or hearing from friends that they got a phone call or email asking about you. Remember, I was an entrepreneur for 10 years before a VC).

7 Action Items For Introverts Starting New Ventures

Startup Professionals Musings

You can’t win as an entrepreneur working alone. See my article from way back “ Entrepreneurs Learn Best From Business Networking ” on how and where to get started. Face time is critical, even with the current rage on social networks, phone texting, and email.

7 Guidelines To Assure Two-Way Customer Communication

Startup Professionals Musings

Entrepreneurs and business executives seem to be even more focused on their technology than the rest of us, and less inclined to listen to the voice of the customer, even if they remember to ask. Email surveys and voice response units are not effective listening.

7 Counter-Intuitive Insights On How To Get Things Done

Startup Professionals Musings

Studies of software teams, for example, show differences as great as ten to one in productivity between working team members. Unproductive procrastination is wasting time and effort, pretending to be busy, organizing your desk, checking email, surfing the internet, or taking another break.

Interview: Benjamin Satterfield, Co-Founder & CEO TestFlight

InfoChachkie

Studying Chinese Medicine in graduate school) allowed me to see intersection points to take different ideas and combine them. We are in a very different game as entrepreneurs. You can see if they opened the email. " Entrepreneur Interview The Fringe

7 Ways Smart Startups Tune In To Customer Feedback

Startup Professionals Musings

Entrepreneurs and business executives seem to be even more focused on their technology than the rest of us, and less inclined to listen to the voice of the customer, even if they remember to ask. Email surveys and voice response units are not effective listening.

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How to Know if You Have ADD and What to Do About It

Both Sides of the Table

I believe many entrepreneurs have ADD. Save it to Pocket, bookmark it, email it to yourself or whatever other coping mechanism you have. Email twice. I study for tests last minute. Let me start the post with three statements.

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How Introverts Like Mark Zuckerberg Build A Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

You can’t win as an entrepreneur working alone. See my article a while back “ Entrepreneurs Learn Best From Business Networking ” on how and where to get started. Face time is critical, even with the current rage on social networks, phone texting, and email.

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7 Ways to Keep Your Customers Begging for More

Startup Professionals Musings

Entrepreneurs don’t realize that this burden is actually costing them over $200 billion in repeat sales, according to a recent study by the W. The report also indicates that customer problem experiences continue to increase, up four percent to 54 percent since the last study.

Don’t be a Grin Fucker

Both Sides of the Table

And having frameworks is a useful way to standardize your customer studies so that highly intelligent, inexperienced young people can crank out PowerPoint slides with such authority and beautiful consistency. I get emails like the one above all the time.

Craft your roadmap. Plan your trip.

Berkonomics

Richa is a successful entrepreneur and technologist giving back to the entrepreneurial community in many ways, including his weekly Internet TV program on entrepreneurism, and participation in several mentoring programs. . By JJ Richa.

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6 Trends Generate Huge Data And Startup Opportunities

Startup Professionals Musings

Per the latest study by networking giant Cisco , the world’s yearly mobile data traffic has grown 18-fold over the past 5 years, reaching 7.2 Extend data metrics into non-traditional channels, such as email, internal social media, and customer collaboration platforms.

6 Trends Are Driving A Data Tsunami For Startups

Startup Professionals Musings

Per a new study by networking giant Cisco , the world’s yearly mobile data traffic grew 69 percent in 2014, reaching 2.5 As an entrepreneur, what steps can you take to help your business not only survive the data hurricane, but to thrive under these new and challenging conditions?