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Are Women Entrepreneurs Risk Averse?

Are Women Entrepreneurs Risk Averse?

| March 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

  In a recent blog post Dr. Helen Smith raised a question about the differences between men and women in business. She asked, if women are more risk averse than men in business, will they be less successful? Now as a matter of full disclosure I must say that I have a great many women in my life […]

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Becoming an Entrepreneur Doesn’t Have to Mean Risking Everything

Becoming an Entrepreneur Doesn’t Have to Mean Risking Everything

| February 3, 2014 | 3 Comments

  “No one has gone to school to be a CEO—you don’t learn this except by getting in there and figuring it out” ~Jerry Colonna (Venture Capitalist) I think there’s this notion that a certain set of characteristics determine what an entrepreneur is, that by some definition of the word, if you’re not crazy enough, […]

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Start(up) After Answering These Three Questions on Risk

Start(up) After Answering These Three Questions on Risk

| September 29, 2013 | 3 Comments

Entrepreneurs are risk-takers, sacrificing everything to change the world. Let me know if this sounds familiar: A father of four risks his house and the livelihood of his wife and children in an effort to pursue his dream. After taking another mortgage on his house, his business flourishes and it all works out. But what […]

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Pump Up Your Risk-Tolerance Muscles

Pump Up Your Risk-Tolerance Muscles

| February 19, 2013 | 1 Comment

I’m going to take a wild guess that the majority of you included “exercise more” as one of your New Year’s resolutions. I’m going to take another wild guess that many of you haven’t done the best at sticking with this goal (good for you if you have!). Either way, there’s one muscle group you […]

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Starting a Business? Do You Know the Real Risk?

Starting a Business? Do You Know the Real Risk?

| September 23, 2010 | 4 Comments

Recently Jay Goltz, a blogger at The New York Times, published an article about the real numbers behind starting a business. He noted that many people who start businesses don’t do the full research behind what it will take to get going. According to him there are two major factors to look at when starting […]

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