What Makes an Entrepreneur?

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Bias.  This is a word I think of often when listening to people talk about entrepreneurship and entrepreneurs.  Why?  Because the definitions vary based on the person talking!  Experience impacts their perception of what makes an entrepreneur. High tech entrepreneurs are often biased by defining entrepreneurs as world-changing, technology developers.  Note, Phil Libin, the co-founder […]

Business Plan Evolution

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Business plans take research, analysis, and, quite frankly, a great deal of work.  When you finish one, it seems as solid as a sculpture carved of stone.  You can see the business being assembled:  the market accepting, buyers buying, factories cranking up production, job candidates applying, supervisors training, and revenue flowing. The solidity of the […]

Business Wisdom Distilled from More Than 100 Entrepreneurs

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I’m a serial entrepreneur.  My story, like many entrepreneurs, is mixed with successes and failures.  I built and sold TWG (a marketing consulting and staffing firm) to a publicly traded consulting company called TMNG.  I sold my shares in McKinley Marketing Partners to my partners.  Along with these successes, there have been failures.  I created […]