Blog Profile / The Entrepreneurial Mind

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Simple Act of Record Keeping Can Make All the Difference in Success

In the rush to start a new business, the simple act of keeping records often gets put on the back burner. But poor record keeping has been the demise of many otherwise successful businesses.The entrepreneur needs clear and accurate records to help manage the challenges of the startup. Show More Summary

Building Community Throught Hiring

Owning a business gives entrepreneurs the freedom to pursue more han simply income and wealth from their businesses. Many choose to use heir businesses to become building blocks to help improve their community. Several students at Belmont...Show More Summary

One Small Step?

The National Foundation for American Policy released a policy brief this week that says international students who graduate from U.S. universities with advanced degrees in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) should...Show More Summary

No Good News on Employment Outlook from Small Business

Chief economist for the NFIB, William C. Dunkelberg, issued comments on the continued dismal job findings from the latest NFIB monthly economic survey that will be released on Tuesday, October 11, 2011: "There is a reason that Washington is talking in circles when it comes to the economy: There is no good news to report. Show More Summary

Business Owners Share Customers' Cautious Moods

Consumer confidence continues to languish, which is leading economists to: 1) worry about a double dip recession, 2) worry about a new recession, 3) or finally agree with most of us that we are still in a recession.Cautious customers are not spending their money. Show More Summary

Oh, to be a Young Entrepreneur Again...

Starting a business right out of college has challenges -- being light on experience and low on cash come immediately to mind.But it offers a very important advantage. These young entrepreneurs have very low personal overhead. Typically...Show More Summary

Job Description for Accidental Entrepreneurs

With the continued weak economy and little hope of recovery anytime soon, we can expect to see even more "accidental entrepreneurs" emerge. These are unemployed people whose best hope of generating income is to become self-employed or to start a business.Ami Kassar is a typical accidental entrepreneur. Show More Summary

Thanks to Our Students and Alumni

Belmont's Entrepreneurship program once again made the Top 25 in the country for Entrepreneurship magazine and the Princeton Review. From over 2,000 schools surveyed by The Princeton Review for Entrepreneur magazine, Belmont University was recognized as having one of the top 50 entrepreneurship programs in the country. Show More Summary

Welcome, Lucy!!

We welcomed our first grandchild into this world this morning!! Mom and baby Lucy are doing great!

Surviving the Other Twenty Percent

I tell my students that through our program we can help them manage the forty percent of business failure that has its roots in their pre-venture activities. We can teach them how to better assess opportunities and how to design, test,...Show More Summary

What is it with Economists and Small Business?

I have been rebutting Scott Shane's maligning of small business in the economy in this blog for some time. Prof. Shane is an economist who teaches entrepreneurship at Case Western Reserve U. (You can see those posts here, here, here,...Show More Summary


Flew up to New York yesterday to attend the Small Business Influencers 2011 awards. Thanks to Anita Campbell of Small Business Trends and Ramon Ray of Small Biz Technology for organizing the event. I appreciated being recognized as a "champion of small business".

Pivot with Purpose

Business models are developed by visualizing all of the "working parts" that make up a business. A traditional business plan, on the other hand, is most often a formal, written document that provides details about how an entrepreneur...Show More Summary

So Just Where will Jobs Come From?

So just how can we create job growth that can lead us out of the Great Recession? The word we get from our politicians is that ultimately it is government actions that create jobs. A few examples: Pres. Obama in 2011: "We've got roads and bridges across this country hat need rebuilding. Show More Summary

Jobs not Improving in Small Business Sector After All

There are some recent reports suggesting that small businesses may be getting in a hiring mood. Not so, says the latest survey of small business owners by the NFIB that is about to be released."We wish there was good news to report, says William C. Show More Summary

Trash as Opportunity

One man's trash, or compost in this case, is another man's treasure. Business on Main offers short video on EcoScraps, which is a great example of how opportunity can come from very simple ideas.

Customers Don't Want Excuses

"I'm sorry the delivery is late, but....""I know this didn't turn out the way you ordered it, but...."As entrepreneurs, we have all been in situations when we have been unable to meet our customers' expectations. You may have been counting on suppliers who did not deliver to you on time or with the products you ordered. Show More Summary

Social Media Fuels Guerrilla Marketing

Guerrilla marketing for entrepreneurial bootstrappers is nothing new. Entrepreneurs have been finding creative ways to promote their businesses when they have little or no marketing budgets for generations.In an article at Business on...Show More Summary

More and More Young Entrepreneurs Arriving on Campus

My favorite time of year. The beginning of a new academic year. (By the way, my office is the first bay window on the top floor up on the top right in the picture above -- stop by and visit sometime!)When I left academics years ago to...Show More Summary

Moving Beyond the Kitchen Table

Bootstrapping is the name of the game for most startups. By keeping their expenses low, particularly overhead costs, entrepreneurs are able to start businesses with limited initial funding. A bootstrapped startup also allows the entrepreneur...Show More Summary

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