My First Book – Pricing Your Practice by Eric Greenspan

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I looked at it for a bit and started thinking about writing it. Why did I write a book? I’m going to keep writing books; many of them. Give it a read, a review, help me write more books. Woke up and there it was, my book cover. She just made it and sent it to me.

Why Every Entrepreneur Must Write

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Monday, April 18, 2011 -- Why Every Entrepreneur Must Write; Attract Customers, Generate Leads and Increase the Bottom Line. Dr. Flora Brown believes that every entrepreneur has a story or a process to share. Join Barbara as her special guest Dr. Flora Brown - author, speaker and entrepreneur - shares her secrets on the importance of expanding your business world and life through writing.

How To Write An Effective Answer On Quora: Communications 101

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John Greathouse , Entrepreneur, Investor, Professor and Freshman In The School Of Life. I write a bit more about how entrepreneurs can protect their ideas here: Spilling The Beans. I encourage emerging entrepreneurs to utilize Quora. Entrepreneur Sales The Fringe

One Book Every Entrepreneur Should Own

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Brad Feld seems to write books faster than I can read and write about them. He teamed up with his wife, Amy Batchelor , to write about about the impact that entrepreneurship has on relationships and what to do about it. Entrepreneur Advice

Restarting – an Entrepreneur’s Journey

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Today, as I write this, I’m working on several deals in the world of coffee and other food products. I''m a dad, an entrepreneur, coffee farmer, I attend TED, and my hidden passion is in the kitchen. Coffee Entrepreneuring Me

Understanding Your True Character as an Entrepreneur

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I often think about business and life but seldom write about it because it’s not a sound-bite or a nugget of knowledge one can apply immediately to businesses so it generally doesn’t feel blog-worthy to me. Why do we do all that we do? Is it for the money? The recognition?

The Entrepreneur Thesis

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I call it the entrepreneur thesis. I’m not talk about the age old debate amongst investors whether you back entrepreneurs, markets or products (or as people like to hedge – product / market fit). It’s entrepreneurs I back. It’s what I call the “entrepreneur thesis.”

Why ADD Might Actually Benefit Startup Entrepreneurs

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” 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.

What Makes an Entrepreneur? (1/11) – Tenacity

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This is part of my new series on what makes an entrepreneur successful. I originally posted it on VentureHacks , one of my favorite websites for entrepreneurs. I wanted to also post the series here to have it as a resource on my blog for future entrepreneurs who stop by.

A Serial Entrepreneur’s Take On Guy Kawasaki’s Enchantment

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Although many are entertaining, most fail to provide entrepreneurs with a sufficient return on their time investment. Unfortunately, most business books do not offer entrepreneurs an adequate payoff. At the beginning of the index, Guy writes, “I hope Robert Cialdini checks this index.”

Why Aren’t There More Female Entrepreneurs?

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I’m often asked the question about why there aren’t more women who are entrepreneurs. The truth is I have been thinking a lot about the topic, I just haven’t been writing about it. My inspiration to become an entrepreneur came from my mom, not my dad.

A Serial Entrepreneur’s Guide To Uncovering Awesome Startup Ideas

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Seth is a design-oriented entrepreneur, with little desire to document details. The more you play around with ideas and you write them down, the better. Per Seth, emerging entrepreneurs should, "Find problems that need solving… that resonate (with you). Entrepreneur Video

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Entrepreneur’s Don’t Think Enough. Here’s What You Can Do About It …

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Now, I’m pretty on the record that being an entrepreneur is about being great at The Do. I have written about the need for entrepreneurs to take inventory in themselves before deciding whom to hire as the rest of the team. Entrepreneur Advice

Honesty Is An Entrepreneur’s Secret Weapon

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Multiple surveys confirm that honesty is one of the most common traits of serial entrepreneurs. In his book, The Entrepreneur’s Manual , Richard White cites a survey of venture capitalists which ranks honesty as the single most important characteristic for serial success.

How To Snag Lunch With A High-Profile Entrepreneur

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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. He also noted that, "I probably meet with one or two aspiring entrepreneurs a month.

What Tech Entrepreneurs Could Learn from Chamillionaire

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On why you should be an entrepreneur, “A lot of people do what they have to do. As a teenager he experimented with writing & producing his own rap music and received a lot of feedback from elders that he had a talent with words.

Why Startup Entrepreneurs Need to Communicate More Like George Bush Than Al Gore

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I use George Bush vs. Al Gore as allegory and I’ve been using it with entrepreneurs for years to sink in a simple point about how to communicate with the market. This does not mean you shouldn’t solve big, complex problems or write complex code. Entrepreneur Advice

Are You an Entrepreneur?

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Hint: He was an entrepreneur. A Writer Is Someone Who Writes. A writer is someone who writes, not someone who goes about telling their friends that they are “a writer”. The same is true of entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurship is so highly valued in the Western World that some people try to convince themselves that they are an entrepreneur, when in fact they would be better off at a Big Dumb Company (“BDC”). Entrepreneur Does Not Equal Inventor.

7 Business Mistakes Serial Entrepreneurs Never Make (Twice)

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As an entrepreneur, I helped create companies which achieved two IPOs and two trade sales totaling $385 million. Fallacy: An entrepreneur’s two most precious assets are time and money. Your commitments to investors must be significant enough to compel them to write you a check.

A Serial Entrepreneur’s Take On Brad Feld & Jason Mendelson’s Venture Deals

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Their primary intended reader is a “first-time entrepreneur”, but clearly other stakeholders within the startup universe can also benefit from the book’s hands-on advice. They are both former entrepreneurs and current Partners at Foundry Group , a highly successful, early stage venture firm.

Insights and Opinions: How I Got Investors to Write Checks this Year

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Wil also founded Go Big Network , an online community for entrepreneurs. He recently landed a round of funding, and shares his experience here: Before you start bitching about investors not writing checks in this economy let me just say this  bullshit. I just finished our capital raise for our new company, Affordit.com and can tell you first hand that I've never seen more people eager to write checks.

What Entrepreneurs Should do about Price Fixing

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I thought I’d try to look at it from a different lens, that of the entrepreneur. As an entrepreneur you should assume that. So what is an entrepreneur to do? I sometimes ask entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs need angels. This is super funny.

Why Has LA Suddenly Gotten So Much Attention from VCs and Entrepreneurs?

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” It’s the most common refrain I hear from investors and even entrepreneurs these days. I think there is also no denying the role that Richard Rosenblatt has played in building the LA tech ecosystem and spawning great entrepreneurs who followed in his footsteps.

Told She Would Never Walk, This Entrepreneur Danced

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It''s grueling and difficult for every single entrepreneur, no matter what their circumstances. Write them down and challenge each of them, with objective facts. The post Told She Would Never Walk, This Entrepreneur Danced appeared first on John Greathouse

What Every Entrepreneur Could Learn from Justin Bieber

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To be a great entrepreneur you really do need talent. The media eats it up as they always need something to write about. But when I write a blog post I always allocate a certain amount of time to having debates in the comments section.

I Would Only Fund an Entrepreneur with High Integrity

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Back in November I agreed with Nivi over at VentureHacks to do a series on the ten most important attributes of a successful entrepreneur. Unfortunately, I don’t believe it is perfectly correlated with what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur.

What Makes an Entrepreneur (2/10) – Street Smarts

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This is part of my new series on what makes an entrepreneur successful. I originally posted it on VentureHacks , one of my favorite websites for entrepreneurs. Thinking out loud – I’m sure that’s important for entrepreneurs as well.

Entrepreneurs Should Create A Degree – Not Buy One Off The Rack

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Entrepreneurs create their own jobs, why shouldn’t they also create their own degrees? As described in Should Millennial Entrepreneurs Skip College? most young entrepreneurs benefit greatly from the college experience. Writing / English / Public Speaking.

What Makes an Entrepreneur? Cojones (7/11)

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This is part of my series on what makes an entrepreneur successful. I originally posted it on VentureHacks , one of my favorite websites for entrepreneurs. I started the series talking about what I consider the most important attribute of an entrepreneur : Tenacity.

Startup Children – How To Parent An Entrepreneur (Part I) - Teach Your Children To Create Something Out of Nothing

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I recently answered the question “ What are good ways to raise your children to be entrepreneurs? ” My response was brief and straightforward, which is common of popular Quora answers (as discussed in How To Write An Effective Quora Answer ). Entrepreneur Parenting The Fringe

Contract Traps Entrepreneurs Should Avoid At All Costs - Sweet Sixteen Kisses of Death

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Just as Batman repeatedly avoids Poison Ivy’s kiss of death, so too must entrepreneurs avoid the Kiss of Death provisions which BDCs attempt to include in their agreements. As noted in Frugal Is As Frugal Does , after cash, an entrepreneur’s most valuable asset is time.

Now Is Never Too Early For An Entrepreneur - Start Small, Start Now

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I was inspired to write this entry after reading Scott Dinsmore’s 11 Quick Actions article. Write about it. As noted in Do Not Seek Your Fortune, Create It , successful entrepreneurs do not wait for someone to shout, “Go!” Entrepreneur Team Building

From Startup Newsletter To Best Selling Book: How This Entrepreneur Pulled It Off

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Consistent with the statistics cited in Why Entrepreneurs Hate (Most) MBAs , the large majority of John and Kyle''s classmates accepted positions at investment banks and consulting firms upon graduation. Saying, ''Hey, we want to pay you to write a book.’

Domain Experience Gives Entrepreneurs an Unfair Advantage

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I originally conceived it as the Top 11 things that I believe “all entrepreneurs need to succeed.&# If it stuck to this theme then I would stand by my top 11. There’s one attribute (coming soon) that I need to have in order to write a check but I don’t believe is vital for success. It isn’t a “must&# for me but it’s certainly a huge positive when entrepreneurs have it. Tags: Entrepreneur Advice Start-up Advice Startup Advice

Non-millennial Bootstrapping – These 50-Something Entrepreneurs Rejected VC $ And Nailed It

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Greathouse: Your collective experiences have clearly made bootstrapping a viable option for you, more so than might be the case for a typical, younger entrepreneur who needs more direction, doesn’t have cash discipline, etc. How do early-stage entrepreneurs go about doing it?