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. entrepreneur investors stregth of character

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

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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 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

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

Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum - Entrepreneur Lessons Learned

SoCal Tech Calendar

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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.

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.

Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum - Microbiome

SoCal Tech Calendar

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

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 - 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.

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

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.

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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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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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 do not easily retire.

Berkonomics

Next week, we begin again with new insights from startup through liquidity event, including guest postings by some of the nation’s best known angel investors and entrepreneurs. I followed many of these stated retirees, and very few if any retiring entrepreneurs stay that way for long.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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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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

How Do VCs Choose Their Investors (and should entrepreneurs care?)

Both Sides of the Table

I recently read a blog post by Beezer Clarkson, Managing Director of Sapphire Ventures about why entrepreneurs should care about from whom their VC funds raise their capital. But should entrepreneurs really care whom the LPs of a fund are?

Caltech Entrepreneurs Forum - Longevity

SoCal Tech Calendar

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.

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

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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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.

Real Entrepreneurs Are Never “Stuck”

InfoChachkie

Thus, it is incumbent on entrepreneurs to turn their ideas into viable businesses before seeking venture funding. Entrepreneurs Are Never Stuck. I recently was sent a Tweet from an aspiring entrepreneur which said, “I have a prototype but I need funding to bring it to market.

Entrepreneurs: Take the time to celebrate your exit.

Berkonomics

But what most entrepreneurs fail dramatically at is to celebrate the moment. Not many founders or entrepreneurs do experience the success of a favorable sale of the business they dreamed would make them rich. The do as all good entrepreneurs do.