When I started writing EntreLeadership: 20 Years of Practical Business Wisdom from the Trenches, I asked myself the question, “What are the fundamental principles that caused my company to win?” In the process, I came up with six concepts that helped transform my business from a card table in the living room to a nationally […]
Tom Stroup has the kind of business where a single phone call not only changes his plans for the day, but may require him to have as much as $25,000 in funds available at a moment’s notice. Stroup is owner of Valaset, a computer repair and restoration company. That phone call could come in from […]
Once Mark Fogarasi heard of a franchise business known as Rocket Fizz, he simply could not get the idea of owning a store of his own out of his mind. There was the first mention when he saw it on “Undercover Boss,” a popular TV show that Fogarasi had not regularly watched but happened to […]
Sky’s the Limit for Older Adults
Starting your own business can be an exciting, intellectually stimulating time, but it also can feel isolating as you leave behind trusted co-workers and the social life of a busy corporate office. As the telecommuting trend continues to grow, freelancers expand their reach and companies look for ways to reduce costs, more people are going to […]
Jennyfer Crawford is a self-starter. And her goal as the owner of Ask Jennyfer, Crawford wants to help others start something great – their own business. Crawford, an established business consultant who knows what it takes to help small business owners succeed, is bringing the popular local business-focused trade show and food truck rally to […]
John Ryder Guides Collection of 700-plus Veteran Experiences
Ask any of a number of filmmakers and producers nationwide about what they think the “next big thing” in the industry is likely to be and it won’t be long before the term “virtual reality” comes up. Certainly, Hollywood has taken note, as have media companies, including The New York Times, which has dallied with […]
Art Van Furniture, the Midwest’s most familiar name when it comes to furniture and accessories, Wednesday reached an agreement to sell the company to Thomas H. Lee Partners, a Boston-based private equity firm. After 58 years, Art Van Elslander, chairman and founder of Warren-based Art Van Furniture, said in a statement that the timing felt […]
There are moments when a company and its management know something special has happened, and for a growing number of companies that monumental event is gaining national recognition through inclusion on the Inc. Magazine 500.
If communication isn’t a priority in your organization, then your company simply isn’t living up to its true potential. A first-class HR department makes it their mission to facilitate communication upward, downward and horizontally. Expectations and objectives need to be delivered and understood, frustrations need to be dealt with and concerns have to be heard. […]
Imagine being a young, hungry entrepreneur again. You’re looking around for help, hoping that someone else sees the potential in your idea like you do. That is one of the many reasons why Hatch Detroit, sponsored by Comerica Bank and Opportunity Detroit, is such an essential competition. The competition, which recently announced its Top 10 […]
The business world is moving at a rapid pace. We see the creation, the merger and the transition of numerous businesses due to overwhelming globalization, technology, and Internet conductivity. Every morning we open up such periodicals as the Wall Street Journal reading about new entrepreneurial ventures. These are very exciting times for the organizations that […]
When I was an undergrad working in the Virtual Reality Lab at Stanford, I never could have envisioned the path that would take me to founding LifeSite, a startup that helps families securely store and share important life information online. After graduation, I represented California in the Miss America pageant, running on a platform of […]
Ninety percent of startups fail and with entrepreneurship at an all-time high, the competition has never been fiercer. While this is grim, entrepreneurs can find a little bit of comfort in knowing that their chances of success get incrementally higher with each business undertaken.
Entrepreneurs invest a great deal of sweat equity and personal resources into nurturing and growing their business, so it’s only natural to want what’s best for the next generation of their company – as well as their own future.
For inventors, lasting returns come from understanding the complexities of the law
Many sharing-economy startups are finding out the hard way that physical, real-world logistics get in the way of margins.
Corp! magazine’s Most Valuable Professionals and Most Valuable Millennials packed the house April 27 at VisTaTech Center. The awards program highlights C-suite executives and entrepreneurs doing great things at their companies and in their communities.
In today’s economy, your most valuable asset tends to be your brain power. This includes your IP: patents, copyrights, trade secrets, trademarks and so on. You must find the right IP to protect your commercial space.
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