Posts Tagged ‘smallbusiness’

10 Burning Questions About Why Some Entrepreneurs Fail And Others Succeed

via businessinsider.com This is a helpful blog summary from a extensive Harvard Business School working paper, Performance Persistence in Entrepreneurship. Here’s a sample of some of the burning questions and answers: Excerpted |  HBR & Business Insider War Room: Q:  Is entrepreneurial success a skill, or is it luck? A: Starting a company at the […]


In Detroit, Entrepreneurs Meet Success in Hard Times

Here’s some good news via entrepreneurs Joe Minock and Chris Xiromeritis and the New York Times.  This is as encouraging in 2013-14 during the Detroit bankruptcy as it was in 2010 when I originally posted this excerpt. Young entrepreneurs have met with success starting new businesses in Detroit, and continue to do so.  Future articles […]


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 […]


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 […]


Small Business can Help Each Other – How To Make A Tribe Page | Ken Pickard

Deb: There are some great ideas here on the power of tribe and networks.  Why not use the tribe to help each other? Excerpted: What is a Tribe page anyway? Good question and I’m glad you asked. The tribe page is one of my favorite pages as it’s the section where I can promote other […]


10 Insights from Heather’s 7,280 Hours with Social Media

I’m sharing this excerpted post from one of my mini-blogs because it is one of the most popular posts.   Businesses of all sizes may be able to see today,  the merits of Heather’s insights. via flickr.com   Deb: I found this gem in the higher education twitter stream via @barbchamberlain – Helpful, and VERY […]