Taking Risks: The Investor’s Side

There may come a time in a founder’s journey when he or she must admit the financial resources have been tapped out. Of course, there is no shame in this as many startups would not be able to get very far without the help of outside investors. After weighing the risks involved, that founder may […]

Rolling with the Go-Getters

Emotional detachment can be viewed as a harsh character flaw under certain circumstances. Let’s face it; it is tough to deal with someone who seems uncaring and unapproachable at best. It is also fair to say we have been conditioned to only accept things that have been properly sugar-coated to our liking. Under these conflicting […]

Categories
Uncategorized

Who’s in Charge, Anyway?

I am sure just about everyone has heard the term “too many chiefs” and may have even experienced this phenomenon at school or on the job. While this is almost always an unpleasant situation, it can be very detrimental to a new startup. Choosing who gets the title of CEO in a company can be […]

Categories
Uncategorized

Why Birds of a Feather Shouldn’t Always Flock Together… In Business

Birds of a feather, as the old adage goes, they all flock together. And with that, it can also be reasoned that any flock, or team, for the purpose of this discussion, no matter if we are discussing a football team or a global media conglomerate, is only as strong as its most valuable members. […]

Categories
Uncategorized

Social Capital, Financial Capital, or Both?

Building social and financial capital are both necessary components of establishing a business that is destined to become successful in the long run. Without them, aspiring entrepreneurs could be setting themselves up for failure right from the beginning. Many new organizations are lacking either a strong social network or essential funding or both. Seeking these […]

Categories
Uncategorized

The Benefits of Relinquishing Control

According to Paul B. Brown, contributor to Forbes, “There are many different ways of being a CEO and unfortunately a majority of people gravitate toward the old command and control model where the boss’ fingerprints can be found on everything” (Brown, 2014.) Micromanaging in the name of getting rich can be extremely time-consuming and exhausting […]

Categories
Uncategorized

The Accidental Entrepreneur

Ten years ago, I started an automotive repair business with my, now, ex-husband. We had no capital, no education, and no idea what we were doing.  He was a mechanic by trade and I was a young mother who had experience as a part-time assistant manager in the restaurant and retail industries. We had no […]

Categories
Uncategorized

Turning Ideas into Successful Ventures

I never dreamed about success, I worked for it. — Estee Lauder