Tweeting vs. Meeting

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Just got a new twitter follower who claims to be a Networking Ninja.  He is following tens of thousands of twitter users and is followed by as many.  I am just trying to keep my twitter head above water.  If he is checking the 2 or 3 daily tweets of those he follows, he is […]

The Perfect Employee

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We teach a class on entrepreneurship for wounded veterans in the hospital.  A recent class speaker told us that she decided to start her second (successful) company when she met the perfect employee.  Then she knew.  “When you have the perfect employee, you have to start a company,” she said.  Why?  Because they’re so hard […]

Pioneers and Entrepreneurs

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Pioneers were especially hardy types who had to become proficient in hunting, sewing, navigating, cooking, skinning animals, doctoring wounds, nursing illnesses, fixing wagon wheels, growing crops, taking care of horses, and so forth, and so on.  At least, those were the pioneers who moved across continents. Pioneers today are often entrepreneurs. Like pioneers, entrepreneurs find […]

PR for New and Small Businesses

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Entrepreneurs I work with and students at our entrepreneurship classes for wounded veterans have asked, “How do I shine a light on my business?.”  Last night, I attended a great panel discussion hosted by Her Corner, an organization for women entrepreneurs, and the experts on PR had great advice.  Combining some terrific points made by […]

A Social Media Cautionary Tale

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I interview Entrepreneurs to learn from them.  My survey has 100 questions, however, I rarely have to ask more than 10 questions in an interview – the rest of the questions are answered naturally while the Entrepreneurs tell the stories of their lessons learned. Recently, I interviewed a guy who taught me a great deal […]

Intentional Prospects

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Some entrepreneurs have a great idea and know a market for their idea is out there, but when it comes time to sell their product or service, they are essentially “throwing it up against a wall to see what sticks.”  This is exacerbated by companies that are throwing their business concepts out to the world […]