Modern Entrepreneurs Need To Learn How To Write

Startup Professionals Musings

Even in this age of videos and text messages, the quickest way to kill your startup dream with investors, business partners, or even customers, is embarrassingly poor writing. Business writing is not a skill that anyone is born with, but one that everyone can learn.

7 Writing Rules Eliminate Any Failure To Communicate

Startup Professionals Musings

Even in this age of videos and text messages, the quickest way to kill your startup dream with investors, business partners, or even customers, is embarrassingly poor writing. Business writing is not a skill that anyone is born with, but one that everyone can learn.

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.

My First Book – Pricing Your Practice by Eric Greenspan

Eric Greenspan

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.

10 Writings Tips To Get Maximum Impact From Any Plan

Startup Professionals Musings

If you want people to invest in your idea, then my best advice is first write a business plan, and keep it simple. This means writing at the level of an average newspaper story (about eighth-grade level). business plan entrepreneur simple startup Tim Berry

How To Write An Effective Answer On Quora: Communications 101

InfoChachkie

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

10 Reasons Not To Write A Business Plan First

Startup Professionals Musings

If you are one of the new age of entrepreneurs who hates the thought of doing a business plan as a first step in starting your new venture you will love this message. No entrepreneur can survive as an island. business business plan Cecilia Hegarty entrepreneur Simon Bridge startup

Restarting – an Entrepreneur’s Journey

Eric Greenspan

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

As An Entrepreneur, Are You Ready To Meet The Press?

Startup Professionals Musings

Most entrepreneurs I know admit to a poor first media interaction, and many are still waiting for the instant replay. Even the most experienced executives write down what they need to say, and practice for every event. entrepreneur media training meet the press

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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

Understanding Your True Character as an Entrepreneur

Both Sides of the Table

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?

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. Write a book; I did.

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.

The Entrepreneur Thesis

Both Sides of the Table

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.”

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

socalTECH

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.

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

InfoChachkie

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.”

7 Attributes Of People With An Entrepreneur Mindset

Startup Professionals Musings

As an angel investor and a mentor to aspiring entrepreneurs, I’m always disappointed to see founders who seem stressed out most of the time, and more annoyed than energized by the abundance of challenges they see in building their startup.

A Serial Entrepreneur’s Guide To Uncovering Awesome Startup Ideas

InfoChachkie

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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10 Business Plan Tips Too Many Entrepreneurs Forget

Startup Professionals Musings

If you want people to invest in your idea, then my best advice is first write a business plan, and keep it simple. This means writing at the level of an average newspaper story (about eighth-grade level).

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Why Aren’t There More Female Entrepreneurs?

Both Sides of the Table

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.

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

Both Sides of the Table

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.

Honesty Is An Entrepreneur’s Secret Weapon

InfoChachkie

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.

8 Entrepreneur Principles For Managing Your Destiny

Startup Professionals Musings

Maybe starting a new business isn’t your passion, but in these days of rapid change, where everyone is dealing with uncertainty, I believe that thinking and acting like entrepreneurs will help you get ahead in any profession. business entrepreneur lifestyle Paul B.

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

Eric Kuhn: 'I'm Developing An App' Is The New 'I'm Writing A Script'

The Huffington Post

making it easier for a new entrepreneurs and seasoned Hollywood executives alike to quit their jobs and pursue the startup dream. Technology accelerators and incubators have sprung up around L.A., Read more: Los Angeles Startups , La Tech Incubators , La Startups , Los Angeles Tech , Venture Capitalists , Tech Accelerators , Tech Incubators , Venture Capital , Slideexpand , Silicon Valley , Los Angeles News

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

Both Sides of the Table

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

Every Entrepreneur Wins With A Goal-Oriented Mindset

Startup Professionals Musings

Successful entrepreneurs are usually hard-driving, and highly focused on some specific goals, like being the dominant player in a given domain, or the low-priced provider of their product. Write it down. On the other hand, most people don’t hesitate to write down excuses.

10 Tips For Managing Entrepreneur Startup Overload

Startup Professionals Musings

One of the most common complaints I hear from entrepreneurs is that they are overwhelmed by the workload and stress of starting their company. Write it down, but even then, keep it to the top ten priority items or less. entrepreneur manage startup stress workload

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Entrepreneurs Need The Right Mindset Before Products

Startup Professionals Musings

As an Angel investor and a mentor to aspiring entrepreneurs, I’m always disappointed to see founders who seem stressed out most of the time, and more annoyed than energized by the abundance of challenges they see in building their startup. business entrepreneur mentality mindset startup

7 Business Mistakes Serial Entrepreneurs Never Make (Twice)

InfoChachkie

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.

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. 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.

Entrepreneurs Need More Relationships And Fewer Friends

Startup Professionals Musings

Successful entrepreneurs understand the difference between a good business relationship with more people and having more friends. In the world of entrepreneurs and startups, professional relationships are critical. business relationships entrepreneurs friends startups

Are You an Entrepreneur?

InfoChachkie

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 Tips For Aspiring Entrepreneurs Who Stay In School

Startup Professionals Musings

Some people even believe that entrepreneurs must be born with the right genes, and no element of education is relevant. A more important question, then, for an aspiring entrepreneur, should be what to study in college for maximum value, rather than whether to drop out or stay.

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Escape From Corporate America - Be An Entrepreneur

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.