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7 Lessons Taught in College but not in the Curriculum

If you are thinking about running your own business, stay in school. Many of the skills learned surviving the college experience can be just as important as what they teach you in the classroom.
Just to get through 4 years of college requires disciplines and mindsets that are essential to self-employment and building your business. Yes, college is expensive and there’s no promise of a job. But just going through the… Read More

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New Radio Show Helps Budding Entrepreneurs

There’s a new, free resource for sage business advice that’s fun, entertaining, contemporary, and informative. It’s Ken Rutkowski’s Business Rockstars radio talk show.
When we were in LA last week, Ken invited us on his show. We shared some of our own experiences with folks who want to be business rock stars. As “entrepreneurial cheerleaders,” we loved the opportunity to encourage new entrepreneurs… Read More

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Gaining Traction in the Marketplace takes Tenacity and Focus

You may hear about a brand that “just took off.” From our perspective, very few brands just take off. What’s more likely is that they started out small and sometimes took years to gain traction.
As we’ve said many times before, it’s not the quality of the product, the price, or the demand so much as it is mastering the distribution and timing.
They say you can move the Queen Mary if you exert enough pressure over… Read More

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A College Degree Can Give You an Entrepreneurial Edge

This year’s grads face serious employment challenges, but there’s probably never been a greater opportunity to create your own job. According to Robert Reich, former US Secretary of Labor, the job prospects look rather dim due to the economic down turn. He cites some trends that may throw into question the very value of a college degree itself: heavy competition for jobs, a significant decrease in earnings, outsourcing,… Read More

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Entrepreneurship – Past, Present, Future

Title: Entrepreneurship Past, Present, Future
Location: Palo Alto, CA (Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman)
Description: Michael will be sharing valuable knowledge and experience to MBA students as a panelist at this private event being held by the Ohio State University Center for Entrepreneurship. This event includes a panel discussion, audience Q & A session, and a reception afterwards.
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The Advantages of Being a Small Start-Up – Part 1

Today we need new products, new services, and new ideas to invent our way back to prosperity. Small start-up producers have always been the backbone of the economy, not just because they provide the most new jobs, but because they improve the very quality of our lives by bringing more good ideas to the market. This is the first in a four part series on why small start-ups have an advantage over big companies.
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