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