Since the business side of my world is focused on entrepreneurialism and business growth, so is my new year reading list.
How to Build a Winning Team
How to Create a Strategy, Vision and Mission
How to Create an Advisory Board
How to Get Funding
How to Improve Your Company
How to Improve Your Pitch
How to Start Your Company
Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Spotlight
Startup Accelerator Spotlight
Startup Investor Spotlight
Business Startup Spotlight
Entrepreneur Events Spotlight
University Entrepreneurial Program Spotlight
Women Entrepreneurs Spotlight
There has been a trend to try to create one overarching company mission statement. However, they often become “wall art” hanging in the office of little practical use in operating the company.
Every company is composed of individuals with different skill sets and has different roles that must be filled in order to succeed.
There are many motives to start a business. In a market system at its simplest form, the purpose of a business is to make money. However, you must never forget your “raison d’être,” your company’s real reason for being.
A simple business plan template to follow is to develop a “sniff test.” Hold up the fish (project) – if it doesn’t smell right, throw it away. This is simply a short-hand way to tell if a project is worth a more detailed look.
Entrepreneurs have numerous options for obtaining funding to explore and validate their startup concept.
A Patent is a set of exclusive rights granted by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) or another internationally recognized organization to an inventor or assignee for an invention, product or process that provides a solution to a specific technological problem.
At its core, entrepreneurship is about the monetization of an idea. That idea emanates from the process of identifying a problem that someone or some business faces and finding a solution. That idea is the very heart and soul of your start-up.
We often think of business as a special function. In reality, it operates in much the same way normal things around us do. In fact, the concepts behind Newton’s Three Laws of Motion are as applicable to business as they are to physics.
Like a master chef preparing a sumptuous feast, every entrepreneur needs to know the right “ingredients” to make his or her business turn out just right. Here are the 8 ingredients for a business secret sauce: