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Too Small to Fail

Size matters. No, we’re not going there. We have all seen many companies start from humble beginnings and grow over time to become some of the world’s largest and most successful organizations. Regardless of sector, companies that are able to … Continue reading

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Pivot or Persevere?

Launching a startup is often a roller coaster ride of successes and disappointments punctuated with critical decisions regarding the current business model and whether or not it can survive, maintain and ultimately thrive. It is at these critical junctures that … Continue reading

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Taking the first step

In the words of the great philosopher, Nike: “Just do it!” In today’s fast-paced, market-driven economy, launching a startup and getting to market quickly is an essential first step for a successful new venture. My experience as both an educator … Continue reading

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A cure for entrepreneurship?

There has been a silent epidemic in our country for many years, and it’s time to confront it head-on. As our economy slowly but surely improves, it seems that the contagion is continuing to spread. What can be done to … Continue reading

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Choose Yoda as your mentor.

I’m no obsessed Star Wars maniac or super-fan, but I always thought it was clever how George Lucas was able to prominently place a gifted entrepreneur into the storyline. No, it’s not Luke Skywalker or Darth Vader. It’s Yoda. You … Continue reading

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The Entrepreneurship Imperative

I’m frequently asked for advice on launching a new business. Not only do I enjoy helping entrepreneurs eager to bring the next big idea to market, I do so because launching startups is the key to job creation in our … Continue reading

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Funding Your Business Startup

Back in the old days, if you wanted to start a business and needed funding, you might just head over to your neighborhood bank and apply for a loan. Those days are long gone! Much has changed in the way … Continue reading

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Do you know who you really work for?

I was fortunate early in my career to work in the hospitality industry, and the leadership at Hyatt Hotels was quick to make sure that each new employee understood who paid their salary. Like most newbies, I assumed that whoever … Continue reading

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So you want to be an entrepreneur?

Students frequently ask me for advice regarding starting a new business, Having been involved in a number of startups, including two this past year, I have a few general suggestions: 1. Don’t quit your day job. If you already have … Continue reading

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