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Does Instagram’s Success Send the Wrong Message to Entrepreneurs?

Does Instagram’s Success Send the Wrong Message to Entrepreneurs?

| April 22, 2012 | 14 Comments

There is no doubt that Instagram’s co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger are highly intelligent and motivated people. But let’s be clear, Instagram’s rapid-fire success is due in large part to Systrom’s and Krieger’s connections. Both went to Stanford and took part in the Mayfield Fellowship Program, which gives its participants opportunities to meet venture […]

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Entrepreneurs Persevere: There Are No Overnight Successes

Entrepreneurs Persevere: There Are No Overnight Successes

| April 5, 2012 | 6 Comments

Recently, Founder and CEO Michael Fear of Get Better Today wrote “Don’t be Fooled: Entrepreneurship isn’t Instant Gratification.” Fear’s point is to remind aspiring entrepreneurs that “there is no such thing as overnight success” and that being an entrepreneur takes perseverance beyond just needing to survive a few stressful months in a row. As he […]

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Success at Any Age: The Baby Boomer’s (and Gen Y) Guide to Becoming an Overnight Success

Success at Any Age: The Baby Boomer’s (and Gen Y) Guide to Becoming an Overnight Success

| April 4, 2012 | 6 Comments

If only I could go back to my twenties and know what I know now, at age 57. I have screwed up more times than anyone ever had the right to, and here three decades later I am finally getting my act together. There are lots of Boomers out there that have the one thing […]

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Don’t be Fooled: Entrepreneurship isn’t Instant Gratification

Don’t be Fooled: Entrepreneurship isn’t Instant Gratification

| January 11, 2012 | 9 Comments

In October, my posting, “The 5 Things in Business that College Can’t Teach” reviewed 5 important qualities and abilities that are essential for entrepreneurs.  These qualities are of such an utmost importance, that I felt it would be beneficial to take a closer look at each. 1.      The ability to Adjust  (You Better Adjust…If You […]

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Five Tips to Make Any Business Successful

Five Tips to Make Any Business Successful

| December 2, 2011 | 4 Comments

I wanted to share with you a portion of Financial Bin’s recently released book called Entrepreneur Intervention: Triumphs & Failures of Entrepreneurs. The part included below is written by Chris Sonjeow, founder of LoveBook. Chris talks about what he has learned since starting his company and I think it is something we can all benefit […]

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Keeping Your Dream Alive…While Working For Someone Else

Keeping Your Dream Alive…While Working For Someone Else

| December 1, 2011 | 4 Comments

As entrepreneurs we have a dream and vision of how great our life will be when we have our business up and running. We can see the “open” sign on the door, we can feel the cash running through our fingers, we can hear the accolades of our peers as our business grows and succeeds. […]

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Can Failure Become a Means of Success?

Can Failure Become a Means of Success?

| August 1, 2011 | 5 Comments

We’ve all heard the stories about famous failures that ended up being stepping stones – Michael Jordan getting cut from his high school basketball team, or Thomas Edison’s 9,000 light bulbs that didn’t work before one became illuminated – but it’s hard to remember the lessons therein when we’re staring up from the bottom of […]

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Play Toward Your Strengths and Outsource Your Weaknesses

Play Toward Your Strengths and Outsource Your Weaknesses

| February 15, 2011 | 5 Comments

When it comes to entrepreneurship, it’s worth noting that not all founders are created equal. Why does this matter? Because the type of entrepreneur you are dictates a plethora of different business variables, such as your management style. Personality characteristics and traits have a direct and impactful effect on the achievement potential of an entrepreneur […]

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10 Qualities of a Successful Entrepreneur

10 Qualities of a Successful Entrepreneur

| September 27, 2010 | 73 Comments

Successful businesspeople have many traits in common with one another. They are confident and optimistic. They are disciplined self starters. They are open to any new ideas which cross their path. Here are ten traits of the successful entrepreneur. 1. Disciplined These individuals are focused on making their businesses work, and eliminate any hindrances or […]

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62 Business Leaders Answer: What Does Success Mean To You?

62 Business Leaders Answer: What Does Success Mean To You?

| April 1, 2010 | 15 Comments

Success means a lot of different things to a lot of different people. Money? Power? Fame? We asked 62 business leaders what success meant to them to try to help us understand why we do what we do…. “Success means I’m at liberty to help others reach THEIR success, instead of worrying about my own.”- […]

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