You know the saying—“nice guys finish last”, but as an entrepreneur that probably isn’t the case. Sure, you have to be an astute negotiator and a salesperson who is willing to work for the sale but there are plenty of reasons to be known as the nice guy (or woman) to your customers.
You’ve heard about the problem with resumes. Hiring managers at major corporations sometimes receive tens of thousands resumes each year and of the resumes they actually look at, they’re only going to spend a few seconds skimming for something that catches their eye. If you’re an entrepreneur and you’re hoping to catch the eye and […]
There are a lot of colleges and universities offering MBAs and even entrepreneur courses but another well known foundation has just graduated its first class in an effort to give entrepreneurs real world training on how to take a business from an idea to a thriving institution who is hiring employees and generating positive cash […]
Some aspects about operating a business are simply learned after getting started. There’s no special training for succeeding in every type of entrepreneurial situation. Success is a result of deploying commitment and establishing credibility.
If you’ve developed some specific skills at a particular type of business, you are might wonder if you can deploy them by working for yourself. Developing a few general business abilities adds the final components you need for starting your own business.
What do Michael Dell of Dell Computers, Herb Kohler, of the Kohler Company which makes sinks, faucets and other plumbing supplies, Arthur Blank of The Home Depot, Maxine Clark, CEO of Build-a-Bear, and Howard Schultz of Starbucks have in common? They were all past winners of the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year award […]
For anyone with entrepreneurial drive, moving forward by starting a new corporation may reveal a million-dollar idea. That’s what happened to one 19 year old, who didn’t initially realize the potential value of his business concept.
Much has been written about the diligence entrepreneurs must deploy to maintain contact with potential sources of investment capital. As the founder of a growing corporation, you must be aware of the communication skills to utilize when networking in these channels.