All posts tagged "small business"
Dishonest Job Candidates: 3 Steps for Weeding them Out
Everybody writes their resumes in ways that enhance their best qualities and obscures their weaknesses. In the same vein, people answer interview questions in the most self-flattering way possible. This behavior is perfectly acceptable and should be...
- Posted August 3, 2015
Turning A Hobby Into A Business – A Happier Life
In 1937 George Valliant, a psychologist and Professor at Harvard University, began one of the longest running studies of physical and mental wellbeing ever recorded. For over 70 years Professor Valliant and his colleagues studied the lives...
- Posted July 25, 2015
How to Attract Investors to Your Start-up
Any new entrepreneur knows that investors can provide more than just capital to their business — they can become resources for organizing, marketing, and realizing ideas. Mentoring and nurturing people with their ideas can be as important...
- Posted July 23, 2015
Risks and Uncertainty in the Entrepreneurial World
Is it uncertainty or opportunity? Let’s talk about risk and uncertainty. I remember 20 years ago when I was working for Harrison & William in London, my manager unexpectedly resigned one morning and there was lots of...
- Posted July 9, 2015
How To Overcome The Fear Of International Expansion
We all suffer from fear of the unknown. It’s a perfectly natural response designed to keep our ancient ancestors from doing anything stupid. Without it the human race is likely to have been wiped out in a...
- Posted July 6, 2015
How To Write an Executive Summary in 6 Easy Steps
Think of the executive summary as a one-page business plan – it provides a comprehensive overview of all the elements that will make your business model a success. Since it’s likely the first impression that investors...
- Posted May 21, 2015
Turning Passion into Profit with the Co-Founders of Kandy Kruisers
Entrepreneurship is about turning your passion into your profession. That’s certainly what the brilliant minds behind Kandy Kruisers did. And these start-up entrepreneurs are making big waves in the skateboarding market -- while they’re still in college!...
- Posted July 11, 2014
Seven Common Small Business Mistakes and How to Deal With Them
Keep in mind that more start up businesses fail than succeed, but those who follow this advice are more prepared to ward off unnecessary blunders than wind up in bankruptcy. Mistakes are inevitable, but the best defense...
- Posted May 6, 2014
Amsterdam College Teaches Grad Students About Entrepreneurship
The team from left to right: Lara Hakkert, Marjin van der Linden, Cassey Shapiro, Marieke van der Werf, and Maarten Dan Dunnen I was recently contacted by Cassey Shapiro, a graduate student studying at Vrije University in...
- Posted September 8, 2013
Affordable Social Media for Small Business
You know you need to be on social media, right? It’s been pounded into your head enough. Everywhere you turn there’s a blog post or magazine article on the importance of small businesses having a presence on...
- Posted August 30, 2013