Posts Tagged ‘startups’

Why Don’t Entrepreneurs Complain?

Why Don’t Entrepreneurs Complain?

I have found that there is a large correlation between people who are negative and people who make excuses. These are the same people who complain about their jobs, their relationship, their lack of income, the weather and etc… When given a solution, they make an excuse of why they can’t do it. You know who these people are. You may be one of them. Think to yourself. What have you complained about and have you done anything to change it? (more…)

The Do’s and Don’ts of a Start Up After Layoff

The Do’s and Don’ts of a Start Up After Layoff

During the stream of lay offs, I had a handful of friends who sat in front of their computers searching for jobs, day after day while collecting unemployment. What a waste of time I thought to myself. Months passed, a year passed and still, no job insight. What did they have to show for that year? They made sitting in front of the computer sending out resumes their job. Unemployment checks became their paychecks.

A couple of my friends were ecstatic to be laid off. This was their opportunity to be aggressive and build something that belonged to them. Never to be pushed around or be a victim of corporate restructure again. If you are the person who have decided to be proactive and be an entrepreneur, here are some do’s and don’ts that can help push you along. (more…)

7 Traits You Need if You Want to Be An Entrepreneur

This article was originally posted on gary whitehill.com

As the global economy undergoes more changes (and it will continue to do so) even more people will choose to take the plunge into entrepreneurship. Changes to corporate mindsets, downsizing and other upheavals in the “safe” world of formal employment are forcing many to embrace entrepreneurship, and start their own small businesses. Add to those the people with the burning desire to “be their own boss” and you have plenty of new entrants into the wonderful, frightening, exciting and exhausting world of being a business owner.


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5 Resiliency Secrets From America’s Top Founders | BNET

By Robert Jordan

How do entrepreneurs create highly successful companies? After interviewing 45 of America’s leading company founders, I learned that it doesn’t take luck to start and grow a company that sells for $100 million or more, or goes public for $300 million or more, as each of theirs did. But it does take resilience — the ability to see an obstacle as something to climb over and move beyond.

Each of these entrepreneurs faced at least one major setback that should have stopped them in their tracks; instead, they rebounded stronger, smarter, leaner, and meaner than before.

Here are 5 ways they did it:

1. If you can’t hit home runs, go for singles.
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