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Infographic: It’s Not Easy Being a Green Innovator

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / May 23, 2013

In today’s world, more and more people are becoming concerned with the environment – some to the point of dedicating their lives to trying to come up with innovative solutions to the world’s problems. Unfortunately, many of these people with great ideas don’t necessarily have the means to bring their concepts to life – at least, until now. Enter the great plane-leveler: the Internet! With the rise of…

Leadership Lessons From The Walking Dead

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / May 23, 2013

When was the last time you faced adversity? Hopefully, your office won’t be swarmed by a herd of reanimated corpses any time soon, but you and your team’s ability to face and survive adversity, from upset clients to industry melt-downs, is probably the single biggest influencer of your business’ on-going success. AMC’s “The Walking Dead” is highly educational for us entrepreneurs. It’s brimmed with wonderful metaphors for business…

Legacy: Why YOU Should Start Thinking About Dying

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / May 23, 2013

What did you do this week?  It probably wasn’t what you would have done if it was your last week on earth. What are you doing next week?  Wow.  Probably pretty depressing when you put it that way. Most people don’t think about death very often.  I certainly don’t.  The title of this article actually gives me the creeps.  Most people say things like “I want to live…

Top Tips for Keeping Motivated When Working From Home

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / May 22, 2013

In some ways, working from home is the ultimate luxury.  You get to lie in bed longer each morning, you save money on petrol, you don’t have to put up with the office gossip and that annoying guy who eats garlic-laced sandwiches at his desk every day.  Unfortunately, you also get to miss out on office bonding, you’re the last person to hear any news, and you don’t…

Importance of Energy Efficiency for a Startup Business

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / May 22, 2013

For entrepreneurs and small business owners, it can be a difficult task running a business and trying to succeed in the market, without having to think about green business ideals. However, it is more often than not the case that a small business should start simple with energy efficiency – which is what we are going to do today. The statistics Economist Intelligence Unit conducted the survey unlocking…

13 Surprising Startup Challenges

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / May 22, 2013

QUESTION: WHAT ARE SOME CHALLENGES YOU DID NOT ANTICIPATE WHEN DECIDING TO START YOUR OWN BUSINESS? Question by: Ashley CASH FLOW IS A COMMON STRUGGLE “We started with clients from day one, so we’ve always been profitable, but one thing we didn’t think about when we started was cash flow. Many profitable businesses experience famine and feast, due to invoice scheduling or higher sales during certain parts of the…

An Open Letter to Frustrated Entrepreneurs (A Response)

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Travel / May 22, 2013

Last week Daniel DiPiazza wrote “An Open Letter to Frustrated 20 Somethings” on Under30CEO.  It blew up.  The article had over 100 comments on the first day.  Daniel’s premise: If it was up to him, why would he make a “job” or “work” the center of his life?  When someone asks him “what he does”, why should he have to respond and narrowly define himself by the skills…

The 7 Startup “Mudas”

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / May 21, 2013

In the industrial world the elimination of “muda” (Japanese term for waste) can’t be stressed enough as means to increase productivity and profitability, yet there is a vast majority of service-related businesses that are still trying to figure out how to implement lean strategies to their businesses. Startup founders may find that there are several tools that are currently being used by big companies that may be applied…

Google+ Communities Every Small Business Owner Should Be A Part Of

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / May 21, 2013

Every entrepreneur and small business owner needs a little help now and then. Google+ Communities is the perfect place to find mentors, get advice and network with others who are trying to get their own startups going. Here are 31 of the best. Venture Capital Communities Venture Capital for Africa (VC4Africa) Have you heard the phrase, “See one, do one, teach one?” The idea is that you learn…

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