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Flight 7677 is Now Boarding

Traveling for business can sometimes seem glamorous and fun – you generally get to travel to fun cities and hopefully have some free time to explore and experience something new – all on someone else’s dime. While this certainly can be the case, it can also be hectic, exhausting and lonely. While I would have...


Be Your Own Boss. Work Harder. Lose Sleep.

Are you ready to work? If you had any doubt about how much business owners work, the Staples survey of small business released earlier this month provides some evidence. Ninety-eight percent of U.S. small-business owners and managers are working during their time off–including nights, weekends and vacations–and nearly 54 percent expect to work even harder...


The accidental entrepreneur

There’s always something interesting happening over at Anita Campbell’s “Small Business Trends” website. This article by Dr. Susan L. Reid, a business coach and consultant for entrepreneurial women starting up businesses, caught my eye this morning. It’s all about how she became an entrepreneur completely on accident after resigning as the Director of Choral Activities...


Defining Entrepreneurs

Steve King of Small Biz Labs picked up this quote from NYU economist William Baumol, interviewed by the International Herald Tribune: The other factor, Baumol said, has to do with where entrepreneurs find the best opportunities. He quoted Willie Sutton, the American criminal who said he robbed banks because that’s where the money was. “The...


Montrose’s Toast

No, it is not a marmalade and burnt bread item on the breakfast menu. “He either fears his fate too much, Or his desserts are small, Who dares not put it to the touch, To win or lose it all.” James Graham, 1st Marquess and 5th Earl of Montrose, 1612-1650 Oft quoted, it sounds like...


But Grandpa, How Did You Send E-Mail When You Were a Boy?

Being in the software business, it’s in our best interest to always be watching and utilizing the newest technology to keep up with the market and customers. People want the best and newest that’s available. Anything older just won’t do! But how many of us – when confronted with the newest tech gadget or hot...


Entrepreneurs Jump Barriers

I don’t think it’s just coincidence. In the U.S., entrepreneurs are disproportionately young, disproportionately immigrants and, now, disproportionately dyslexic. This makes perfect sense to me because starting your own business is so often a way to break out of the normal path, get off the track and succeed your own way instead of the so-called...


Quit? Take No For an Answer? Accept Second Best?

“Believe in yourself. Don’t take no for an answer. Never quit. Don’t accept second best.” Doesn’t that sound just like the language we–experts, teachers, entrepreneurs and even bloggers–use about starting a business? Passion is everything, never give up and so on. Yes, I think so, too. We do hear that a lot. Which makes me...


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