5 Entrepreneur Lifestyle Drivers That Lead To Success

Startup Professionals Musings

As a startup advisor, I see many aspiring entrepreneurs whose primary motivation seems to be to work part time, or get rich quick, or avoid anyone else telling them what to do. Entrepreneurs at this level will seek the minimum cost and quality to be more competitive.

5 Crowdfunding Approaches To Tempt Every Entrepreneur

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Even if you ignore all the hype around crowdfunding, there can be no doubt that it is a real alternative for entrepreneurs to achieve visibility and funding today. crowdfunding entrepreneur model startup

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5 Startup Challenges That Derail Many Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

As a mentor to entrepreneurs, I tend to see many of the same obstacles appearing in every new startup, and since I don’t want to appear to be a downer , I’m not sure how to properly warn people ahead of time to be on the alert for these challenges. business challenges entrepreneur startup

We Need Entrepreneurs Who Think Like Revolutionaries

Startup Professionals Musings

The realm of an entrepreneur is all about change, but in my experience as a mentor to business founders, I hear too much about incremental change, and not enough about revolutionary change. As entrepreneurs adopt this new mindset, they are becoming fearless and more powerful.

Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum - Entrepreneur Lessons Learned

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10 Manageable Risks That An Entrepreneur Should Take

Startup Professionals Musings

Entrepreneurs see “no risk” as meaning “no reward.” There are no guarantees in business, but it pays to learn from the experiences of entrepreneurs and business experts who have gone before you. business entrepreneur smart risks

7 Questions To Test Your Potential As An Entrepreneur

Startup Professionals Musings

As a mentor to aspiring entrepreneurs, the most common question I get is, “I want to be an entrepreneur -- how do I start?” Many people with great ideas never make it as entrepreneurs, and true entrepreneurs can make a business out of anything.

Real Entrepreneurs Must Make Good Decisions Quickly

Startup Professionals Musings

Every so often a promising entrepreneur seems to freeze in the oncoming headlights and gets run over by his competition. These points may sound obvious, but the process is certainly contrary to the popular “shoot from the hip” approach that is practiced by some entrepreneurs.

The Ten Commandments for Entrepreneurs

Eric Greenspan

Years ago I began doing a presentation called Think Big for area high schools and colleges which included The Ten Commandments for Entrepreneurs. Part of my Think Big presentation is the 10 Commandments for Entrepreneurs. Entrepreneuring Ignite Motivational Think Big

New Entrepreneurs Are Rebuilding Our Business Engine

Startup Professionals Musings

On the other hand, everyone wants to be an entrepreneur. His focus is on entrepreneurs in America, but what he says applies to every other country as well. Entrepreneurs growing companies create more value and more jobs. The cost of entrepreneur entry is at an all-time low.

10 Symptoms Of An Entrepreneur Who Is Nearly Broken

Startup Professionals Musings

If an entrepreneur doesn’t find themselves in over their head at least 20% of the time, they are probably not pushing the limits, not taking enough risk, and probably not working on an idea that’s worth doing. entrepreneur over your head seek help

Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum - Microbiome

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Thursday, September 12, 2019 -- Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum - Microbiome. This event will explore many fascinating and potentially life-saving developments in the Microbiome field. Keynoting will be Professor Sarkis Mazmanian of Caltech's Division of Biology and Biological Engineering. See [link] (more

Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum - Transportation

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Saturday, November 16, 2019 -- Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum - Transportation. Emerging Opportunities in Urban Mobility and the Business Models It Will Enable. The ways that people and products move around cities worldwide are rapidly changing. As traditional car ownership declines, companies are offering cost-effective alternatives powered by new technology and networks.

Great Entrepreneurs Rush To Embrace The Right Risks

Startup Professionals Musings

Serious entrepreneurs know that, but too many “wannabes” still fall for that elusive get-rich-quick scheme with no risk. As an active angel investor, I still hear entrepreneurs asserting large opportunities with minimal risk and no competition.

10 Ways For Entrepreneurs To Assure Happiness In 2020

Startup Professionals Musings

As a mentor to entrepreneurs and business owners, and seeing their workload and challenges, it would be easy for me to conclude that starting a business is a big hit to health and happiness. A great way is to become an entrepreneur and join the happiest work segment.

Entrepreneurs: Employment law is not on your side!

Berkonomics

To most entrepreneurs, this often leads to an event whose resolution by a governmental agency or even a court seems unfair and illogical. Small companies most often scrape by with borrowed or invested funds, doing everything possible to grow and prosper with limited resources.

8 Tips For Right-Brain Entrepreneurs To Build Balance

Startup Professionals Musings

Traditionally, the majority of entrepreneurs have been logical thinkers, problem solvers, with full attention to details. That means we need all the help we can get to bring out the right-brain attributes we need to be the best entrepreneurs in this challenging new age.

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Looking to new products, Bev adds strategic investors and redoubles focus on women entrepreneurs

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Peabody is one of several entrepreneurs in Los Angeles and beyond looking to upend the market for beverages worldwide — an industry that’s expected to hit $1.9

How TuesdayNights is Helping Women Entrepreneurs Connect With Capital

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So, to help other female entrepreneurs, they founded TuesdayNights (www.tuesdaynights.org), a group in LA which helps female entrepreneurs connect with capital and each other to improve their access to capital. What is the most difficult challenge that women entrepreneurs face? For the men who are investors who might be reading this, what advice would you give them on working with women entrepreneurs?

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6 Hard Questions That Every Entrepreneur Must Answer

Startup Professionals Musings

As a mentor to many aspiring entrepreneurs, I challenge them to think beyond what I call linear extensions to a current trend, such as another “easier-to-use” app for smartphones, a new dating site for pets, or another niche social network. Great social entrepreneurs are rare.

6 Ways To Make You An Entrepreneur Before The Product

Startup Professionals Musings

Many of the entrepreneurs I advise or invest with spend considerable time on the Internet, keeping up with technology, customers, and competitors, but very few feel the need for an early personal presence. Every future entrepreneur should start by networking.

Restarting – an Entrepreneur’s Journey

Eric Greenspan

I''m a dad, an entrepreneur, coffee farmer, I attend TED, and my hidden passion is in the kitchen. About my company: [link] The post Restarting – an Entrepreneur’s Journey appeared first on Eric Greenspan. Coffee Entrepreneuring Me

8 Keys To Business Success For Entrepreneur Introverts

Startup Professionals Musings

It really is possible for an introvert to succeed as an entrepreneur, even though you can’t expect to start and build a business alone. entrepreneurs introverts keys to success Mark Zuckerberg

Los Angeles investors and entrepreneurs launch PledgeLA, a diversity and inclusion program

TechCrunch LA

In an attempt to boost diversity and inclusion efforts and civic engagement between the growing technology industry in Los Angeles and the community that surrounds it, over 80 venture capitalists and entrepreneurs joined the city’s mayor, Eric Garcetti, and the non-profit Annenberg Foundation to announce PledgeLA. The initiative is one way in which the Los Angeles technology community is attempting to ensure that it does not repeat the same mistakes made by Silicon Valley and San Francisco and alienate fellow citizens who could feel left out of the opportunities created by tech’s rise to prominence in the city. Anti-Tech Protesters Are Telling Kevin Rose’s Neighbors That He’s A “Parasite” “L.A.’s tech growth is no accident – it is a tribute to our region’s tradition of creativity, leadership in innovation, and wealth of talent. With PledgeLA, we will promote transparency in a growing sector and open the doors of opportunity to our diverse base of workers, no matter their race, gender, or background,” said Garcetti, in a statement. As part of the diversity and inclusion effort, the signatories to PledgeLA have agreed to track civic participation and diversity data each year and to make that data publicly available. The metrics that signatories will track include community engagement statistics like participation in mentorship programs, volunteering, board service, offering internships, using local banks, giving preference to vendors owned by women or minorities, dedicating a portion of annual spending to local impact initiatives, and investing in local Los Angeles startups. Demographics at funds and startups will also be under the microscope, since signatories have agreed to report on their composition by race, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability status, immigration status, veteran status, educational attainment, socioeconomic origin, tenure at a firm. PledgeLA participants will also need a code of conduct around diversity and inclusion and are required to privilege diversity in corporate hiring practices. Over the past five years, Los Angeles has emerged as one of the top five destinations in the U.S. for technology investment and corporate development. It’s one of the fastest growing tech hubs in the country with the 100 largest tech companies in L.A. and Orange County reporting a 24 percent increase in employment from the previous year, according to data provided by the Annenberg Foundation. Southern California needs to find its hub for it to develop its own tech ecosystem. The local non-profit was instrumental in setting up the PledgeLA initiative, which grew out of discussions that the institute fostered among the Los Angeles venture community. Nonetheless, diverse talent remains vastly underrepresented in the workforce of the local tech sector. The landmark. PledgeLA initiative grew out of a series of problem-solving sessions within the Los Angeles venture capital community. “This commitment from L.A.’s venture capitalists and Mayor Garcetti means that change is happening, and this change is good, as long as we can work to make Los Angeles a more diverse, inclusive and community-focused city that benefits everyone,” said Annenberg Foundation Chairman, President and chief executive Wallis Annenberg, in a statement. For Los Angeles investors like Upfront Ventures partner, Kobie Fuller, diverse hiring practices are just good business sense. “Investing in a diverse array of founders, looking for talent in all corners of the city, and bringing different voices to the table when making decisions on investments is just smart business,” Fuller said in a statement. “We know companies with a diverse workforce are more successful, which, in turn, increases community engagement and provides opportunities for the community-at-large. PledgeLA will put Los Angeles on the right trajectory.”. Nearly every large investment firm and Los Angeles based company agreed to sign on to the pledge with at least three notable exceptions. Neither Snap, SpaceX, nor Tesla appear on the list of companies willing to participate in the diversity pledge. TC california civic engagement economy Kobie Fuller Los Angeles Mayor San Francisco SpaceX Tesla United States upfront ventures venture capital

10 Ways For Entrepreneurs To Enhance Their Leadership

Startup Professionals Musings

Most new entrepreneurs don’t anticipate the learning burden of being the leader, including the sense of loneliness and isolation at the top. Even in a single entrepreneur startup, the leader carries a heavy weight.

8 All Too Painful Entrepreneur Negotiation Mistakes

Startup Professionals Musings

For example, one of the first decisions that most of you entrepreneurs face is how much equity to give to early investors, co-founders, and key new hires. business entrepreneur mistakes negotiation Samuel Dinnar

One Book Every Entrepreneur Should Own

Both Sides of the Table

” I have long thought about and written about the personal toll that being an entrepreneur places on your life. These were amongst some of the most read blog posts I have written, which shows me that the stress, pressures and loneliness of being and entrepreneur resonates.

10 Attributes That Make You An Entrepreneur To Follow

Startup Professionals Musings

Every new entrepreneur has to initiate the right actions to be perceived as a leader in their chosen business domain by their team and by their customers, or the road to success and satisfaction will be lost along the way. No entrepreneur can build a business alone.

5 Steps To A Winning Personal Brand For Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

Although most people believe that being a successful entrepreneur is all about having the right idea, I’m convinced from my years of experience as a startup advisor and investor that’s it’s more about you as a person. entrepreneur influencer memorable personal brand

10 Entrepreneur Attributes That Will Make You A Star

Startup Professionals Musings

Elon Musk via Flickr by TED Conference To be successful as an entrepreneur, you don’t have to be a fabulous person, but it helps. Some people, and some entrepreneurs, have that something extra that you can’t quite put your finger on, like Ryan Seacrest is searching for on American Idol.

LA's ECMC Foundation Backs Female Entrepreneurs

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Los Angeles-based ECMC Foundation , a foundation that provides funding to both nonprofit and for-profit ventures focused on college success and career readiness, has helped backed two female entrepreneurs, along with investment firm Chloe Capital. Live, where women entrepreneurs pitched live for up to $250,000 in funding. inscribe ecmc foundation female entrepreneur investor investment venture capital

Can a “good-hearted” entrepreneur succeed in business?

Berkonomics

People argue over whether an entrepreneur with a sense of fairness, a desire for collegiality, a want to share the profits can succeed in the long run within a business world full of lions and tigers that eat timid entrepreneurs for lunch. Stories of the selfish entrepreneur.

Can a “good-hearted” entrepreneur succeed in business?

Berkonomics

People argue over whether an entrepreneur with a sense of fairness, a desire for collegiality, a want to share the profits can succeed in the long run within a business world full of lions and tigers that eat timid entrepreneurs for lunch. Stories of the selfish entrepreneur.

10 Collaboration Myths No Entrepreneur Should Believe

Startup Professionals Musings

In reality, it takes a collaboration of many good people to build and run a business, even though the original idea probably did come from that innovative entrepreneur. It also may be a hard concept to accept if you are a fiercely independent entrepreneur driving an innovative vision.

Understanding Your True Character as an Entrepreneur

Both Sides of the Table

” The post Understanding Your True Character as an Entrepreneur appeared first on Bothsides of the Table. Why do we do all that we do? Is it for the money? The recognition? Is work a part of life and life a part of work?