Archive for the ‘Entrepreneurship’ Category

Think like an Entrepreneur: Be AntiFragile No Matter Where You Work

How do you  FRAME an approach to entrepreneurial change that helps you adapt to a business climate that continues to evolve? I asked those attending the session, how many of you are still in your same profession, for more than ten years or so?  Two raised their hands.  Their professions were cosmetology and nursing.  Though there […]


Business Entrepreneur Storytelling at Entre-Slam with Deb

Entre-Slam is an entrepreneurial story telling competition held in Ann Arbor. Storytelling is powerful – and is a key leadership tool.  Telling my story was also a great way to illustrate storytelling as important to change and communicating complex ideas, including my history in organization development (OD).   Explaining OD to the uninitiated is like describing […]


Change, Innovators, Creativity and Community, Will it Blend?

As the technology age moves us along, innovation has been heralded as one of the few growth spaces left, and the power of community, think social media, is the other.   Do they blend?   Does creativity have a place in how this can happen? Enter change.  It is important to keep change leadership and […]


Entrepreneurial Success in Business, Professor Saras Saravathy & Effectuation

To understand innovation and entrepreneurship, listen to Saras Saravathy, Associate Professor – Darden School of Business, University of Virginia.  She speaks on how to be successful in business, starting  with “entrepreneurship is teachable.”  She has also been featured on TEDxMidAtlantic. Professor Saravathy says, “if you have the desire and intention, as well attention, it can be […]


7 Facts about Baby Boomer Women & Over 40 Female Leaders

The statistics below about women in leadership were surprising.  Women, including many wealthy women who’ve earned their money themselves, are now entering politics, becoming university presidents and taking on roles as power brokers. Women born between 1945 and 1965… 1.  …hold nearly half of all executive, managerial, and administrative jobs in the United States (2010) […]


Write Your Business Plan in Pencil and consider a Vision Board

Write your business plan in pencil!   Bob Reiss’s suggestion is a solace as well as a practical reminder of the nature of planning in a disruptive, ever changing world.   Just taking a few minutes think about the business categories of strategic, tactical and operational is useful when considering what business planning is meant […]


The Entrepreneur Network, for Small Business, Start-Ups, Entrepreneurs

Deb: This site is quite a goldmine of Small Business & start-up resources from those with experience in the small business arena. The site includes articles on how to get started–straight talk, comparing the differences of leasing vs. buying real estate, business plan development resources (SCORE), and marketing advice. I highly recommend a walk-thru, from […]


Helpful Small Business Tools on DocStoc

via flickr.com In looking for a couple resources to help a small business owner, I came across my own membership information (free) in DocStoc.  After refreshing my memory on why I signed up, I realized that small business in general could be well served by reviewing resources on DocStoc.  A number of the free documents […]


3 Things To Know When Starting A Small Business, Lessons from Kitchen Nightmares

 Paring it down to the essentials makes a lot of sense for small business in start-up mode.  via flickr.com Gorilla-Force Blog provides insights into how to set-up simplicity (over simple) for featuring the best of what you do. Excerpted – March 31st, 2010 : If you have ever watched an episode of Kitchen Nightmares, then […]


Connecting with Others for Business Coaching

What happened when a business owner decided to attend a 90 day planning workshop with a local business coach offered to area business owners? He said that taking ½ day out from business to plan out his goals for the next quarter seemed a very helpful plan. Result: He gained much more than he had […]