Entrepreneurs do not easily retire.

Berkonomics

Most successful sales of businesses, again especially in the technology arena, enrich younger entrepreneurs and stock-option holders who are under fifty years of age. I followed many of these stated retirees, and very few if any retiring entrepreneurs stay that way for long.

6 Motivations Shared By Most Satisfied Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

Out of curiosity, I often ask aspiring entrepreneurs like you, who come to me for help, what drives them to take on the workload and risk of a new startup. The result is a higher probability of success, and the true entrepreneur lifestyle. best entrepreneurs motivations satisfaction

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10 Strategies That Work Best For Serial Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

Entrepreneurs who experience success with their first startup are often amazed to realize that the risks and fears of doing it right the second time go up, rather than down. I have pulled together here a few of our joint recommendations to every entrepreneur and startup that I advise.

10 Ways Entrepreneurs Limit Their Creative Potential

Startup Professionals Musings

Every entrepreneur believes in their heart that their startup is more innovative and creative than their competitors. creativity David Burkas entrepreneurs innovation myths

5 Keys to Moving From Entrepreneur Thinking To Action

Startup Professionals Musings

As a mentor to aspiring entrepreneurs, I’m always surprised by the fact that some never seem to be able to that first startup going, while many others never seem to stop, starting their second or third initiative before the first one is fully hatched. Real entrepreneurs start experiments.

5 Crowdfunding Approaches To Tempt Every Entrepreneur

Startup Professionals Musings

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

5 Rewards Of Independence That Excite Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

For all entrepreneurs, starting a business is the route to “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness,” no matter how risky. According to a classic article and poll by Startups.co.uk , having the independence to make your own decisions is considered the key benefit of being an entrepreneur.

7 Winning Business Writing Pointers For Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

Since we all lose when an entrepreneur with a great idea is held back by a failure to communicate, I would like to offer a quick summary of business writing basic strategies. business writing entrepreneurs tips for success

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

10 Traits Demonstrate Entrepreneur Character Strength

Startup Professionals Musings

As I was watching the investor show, Shark Tank , on TV the other night, I was struck by how quickly and how extensively the sharks focused on the background and character of the entrepreneurs, compared to time spent evaluating their products. For example, if you as an entrepreneur come across as arrogant or too casual, many people you need to deal with in business, including investors, suppliers, and customers, will run the other way. entrepreneur investors stregth of character

Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum - Entrepreneur Lessons Learned

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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.

5 Ways To Sample The Joy Of An Entrepreneur Lifestyle

Startup Professionals Musings

Even though I’m a big proponent of becoming an entrepreneur, it is definitely not for everyone. In my view, entrepreneur roles need to be planned carefully rather than made on the spur of the moment. Adopt the Silicon Valley entrepreneur family model.

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Why Smart Entrepreneurs Build Plans For Their Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

Most technical entrepreneurs I know demand the discipline of a product specification or plan, and then assume that their great product will drive a great business. Is it any wonder why so few entrepreneurs ever find the professional investors they seek?

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 Get Ahead With The Entrepreneur Lifestyle

Startup Professionals Musings

One obvious alternative is to become an entrepreneur. As a mentor to many aspiring entrepreneurs, I’m often asked what it takes to switch and get real satisfaction from this lifestyle. In fact, Mehta focuses on a special class of entrepreneurs that he calls disruptors.

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

8 Indications Of A Real Entrepreneur Versus A Hacker

Startup Professionals Musings

I recognize that entrepreneurs tend to substitute vision and passion for formal processes, but using no discipline or process in building something new is a sure way to spend money, rather than see any return and build a self-sustaining business. I still see entrepreneurs who spend money and time for months on a new business idea without any separation of personal and business funds, and any formal accounting system for their new business.

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

Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum - Transportation

SoCal Tech Calendar

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.

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.

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.

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.

How TuesdayNights is Helping Women Entrepreneurs Connect With Capital

socalTECH

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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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. First, let’s separate the “good heart” from the issue of whether an entrepreneur is driven to succeed. A sense of values that allows for sharing and fairness is not at odds with a ‘type A’ entrepreneur driven for success.

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. The post The Ten Commandments for Entrepreneurs appeared first on Eric Greenspan. Entrepreneuring Ignite Motivational Think Big

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.

8 Team Member Types Test Your Entrepreneur Leadership

Startup Professionals Musings

The most valuable assets of a new startup are the people on the team, and the most challenging task of the entrepreneur and team leaders is to spend their leadership time and energy productively. Cash isn’t always the scarcest resource startups have to invest – more often it’s the leadership capital of under-experienced and over-stretched entrepreneurs and co-founders. entrepreneur team leadership team members Victor Prince

7 Personal Strategies That Define Great Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

As an angel investor in startups, I’m a believer that smart investors invest more in you as the entrepreneur than the next billion dollar solution you are pitching. I want to see and hear that determination, never-give-up attitude, and focus that separate the exceptional entrepreneurs from the other ninety percent that ultimately fail or give up in the face of the big challenges that face every new business.

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. We need more people who are willing to follow the mantra of business leader David McCourt in his new book, “ Total Rethink: Why Entrepreneurs Should Act Like Revolutionaries.” Great entrepreneurs cross industry boundaries to find synergies, and are constantly in learn mode on several fronts.

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

7 Ways Investors Assess Your Focus As An Entrepreneur

Startup Professionals Musings

Most of you aspiring entrepreneurs have new ideas on a regular basis, and find it hard deciding which to pursue, or try to tackle several at the same time. Good examples of initial focus by an entrepreneur would include Jeff Bezos when he started Amazon as an online marketplace for books only, and Elon Musk starting PayPal as an online bank. entrepreneur focus investor learn from failure

LA's ECMC Foundation Backs Female Entrepreneurs

socalTECH

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

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. So, it is like a punch in the gut when an employee makes a claim against the company for a perceived or actual but unintentional violation of a law or regulation.

Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum - Robotics

SoCal Tech Calendar

Saturday, May 11, 2019 -- Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum - Robotics. The past few years have seen significant improvements in ease of adoption of robots with the introduction of collaborative robots, low-cost easy-to-use drones, and level 3 autonomous vehicles. In parallel, low-cost 3D machine vision systems and widely available deep learning AI toolsets have been adopted in the enterprise.

First Time Entrepreneur Workshop

SoCal Tech Calendar

Saturday, September 15, 2018 -- First Time Entrepreneur Workshop. LAVA is extremely pleased to announce its next First Time Entrepreneur training program. The program is open to entrepreneurs that are starting companies in areas that are likely to draw venture capital investment. The program is not open to service providers. You are encouraged to apply today for one of the 25 slots open in our workshop.

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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. Let me assure you, from personal experience, and from helping many successful as well as struggling entrepreneurs, that starting a business is hard work, and doesn’t come with any of the benefits mentioned. Entrepreneurs at this level will seek the minimum cost and quality to be more competitive.

Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum - Longevity

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Saturday, October 13, 2018 -- Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum - Longevity. Join us for this exciting forum where we will review how entrepreneurs may approach the most promising advances in healthspan biotech, how entrepreneurs may approach these opportunities, the path to financing, and the resources in Southern California. Approaches to enhancing healthspan range from drug discovery efforts to big-data methods and direct-to-consumer (DTC) strategies.

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 I’ve had an interesting run this past year and I’ve dealt with restarting…more than once. After my latest company collapsed in June of 2012, I went into a bit of a depression.

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

TechCrunch LA

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

Why ADD Might Actually Benefit Startup Entrepreneurs

Both Sides of the Table

” This sentiment is probably familiar to many entrepreneurs and it must certainly resonates with anybody who suspects he or she has ADD. It was called “ Delivered from Distraction ” and it outlines many successful executives with ADD and in particular some famous entrepreneurs. ” So as I realized that ADD is a trait found in many successful CEO and entrepreneurs and that it has this creative benefit I started to feel better and look at how to improve my life.

5 Pivotal Decisions That Define A Great Entrepreneur

Startup Professionals Musings

Most aspiring entrepreneurs are convinced that the strength of their initial idea somehow defines them as a leader, as well as the success potential of their derivative business. Yet we all know that there is a big gap between good entrepreneurs and a great business leaders.

What Makes an Entrepreneur? Four Letters: JFDI

Both Sides of the Table

In case it’s not obvious it’s a play on the Nike slogan, “Just Do It.&# ) I believe that being successful as an entrepreneur requires you to get lots of things done. Good entrepreneurs can admit when their course of action was wrong and learn from it.