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  • How This Foreign Entrepreneur Raised $20 Million To Disrupt US Healthcare

    How This Foreign Entrepreneur Raised $20 Million To Disrupt US Healthcare

    via Forbes: There’s a lot more to startup fundraising that most entrepreneurs anticipate. Checking out the behind the scenes stories of the trials and triumphs of other founders can help a lot with developing realistic expectations and smart strategies that lead to superior outcomes, with less stress. A couple of weeks ago I had the huge pleasure of interviewing healthcare tech entrepreneur Carlos Reines on the DealMakers Podcast. To date he’s already raised close to $20 […]

  • Our image of an entrepreneur desperately needs an update–here’s how we change it

    Our image of an entrepreneur desperately needs an update–here’s how we change it

    via Fast Company: “Young people are just smarter,” Mark Zuckerberg infamously said to 650 aspiring entrepreneurs at a Y Combinator Startup School event in 2007. His logic was straightforward–young people lead simpler lives, so they’re able to focus on big-picture problems. Now that Zuckerberg is in his thirties, I’m not sure he’d still agree–in fact, I’m confident he wouldn’t. But this idea continues to resonate. Silicon Valley still fetishizes youth, and a lot of people probably […]

  • The 8 P’s Of Entrepreneurship

    The 8 P’s Of Entrepreneurship

    via Forbes: Being a business owner doesn’t necessarily mean being an entrepreneur. If that was the case we wouldn’t need a new and such a complicated word. If you Google “entrepreneur” it will tell you that an entrepreneur is a person who sets up a business or businesses, taking on financial risks in the hope of profit. However, economists and some of the most successful entrepreneurs would disagree. According to economist Joseph Alois Schumpeter (1883-1950), entrepreneurs […]

  • Managing Time: Eight Ways To Help You Stay Organized

    Managing Time: Eight Ways To Help You Stay Organized

    via Forbes: Entrepreneurs, regardless of their company’s focus or scope, all have the same amount of time to work with every day. Time management and strategic organization are key habits for making the most of each day’s potential. Time-optimizing tools come in as many variations as the people who use them. So, which organization and management techniques are the best? Below, eight members of Young Entrepreneur Council share their preferred methods, as well as discuss why […]

  • Three Types Of Imaginativeness Important In Entrepreneurship

    Three Types Of Imaginativeness Important In Entrepreneurship

    via Forbes: Imaginativeness may be widely acknowledged as a vital entrepreneurial trait, but what exactly is it and what role does it play? A new study has identified and assessed three separate types of imaginativeness – creative, social and practical – as important in generating valuable entrepreneurial ideas. Researchers developed an “imaginativeness scale” and measured these three cognitive abilities in more than 500 people in the United States, ages 19 to 88, with varying degrees of […]

  • Six Ways To Become The ‘Cool Kid’ Entrepreneur (And Why It Will Change Your Life)

    Six Ways To Become The ‘Cool Kid’ Entrepreneur (And Why It Will Change Your Life)

    via Forbes: Growing up, I wasn’t popular. As a teenager, I was over 300 pounds, extremely antisocial and introverted. I didn’t think I would ever become the cool kid, much less get paid for it. But I did. I believe we never truly grow up; we’re just 8-year-olds who are taller with more advanced problems. Especially in the world of entrepreneurship, it’s easy to become lonely and disconnected. You probably have virtual teams. Your family, friends […]

  • 8 Behaviors That Distinguish Effective Entrepreneurs

    8 Behaviors That Distinguish Effective Entrepreneurs

    via Forbes: Entrepreneurship may be the purest form of leadership. If leadership adds value by going beyond what is, then entrepreneurs express this tendency at the most essential level. What makes an entrepreneur an effective one? And what do these most effective entrepreneurs have to teach corporate leaders? While we work with mainly corporate CEOs and senior leaders for the world’s largest companies, I have a soft spot and admiration for these enterprising, risk-stimulated types. Granted, […]

  • 3 Simple And Essential Money Lessons For Entrepreneurs

    3 Simple And Essential Money Lessons For Entrepreneurs

    via Forbes: It’s hard to believe I have been running a business for 22 years. My business has taught me more than I ever imagined. Some of the biggest lessons I’ve learned center around money, which is an area where women struggle in different ways from men when it comes running and growing their businesses. Here are three of the most poignant lessons I’ve learned. Lesson #1: “Do what you love and the money will follow” […]

  • 3 Simple Tips To Succeed As A Student Entrepreneur

    3 Simple Tips To Succeed As A Student Entrepreneur

    via YKA: People often feel that a business can only be started or run by a graduate who has the proper knowledge about how to run a business by virtue of their degree. But in today’s time, Gen Y is there to prove that they can do everything. Even students can run a business and that too successfully. Here are some of the ways: Prioritize I believe scoring marks and making a profit is possible at […]

  • Meet The Italian Music Entrepreneur Who Went From Being Hired To Hiring In Sweden

    Meet The Italian Music Entrepreneur Who Went From Being Hired To Hiring In Sweden

    via The Local: In 2007, guitar-maker Michele Benincaso found himself in the first generation of music tech entrepreneurs moving to Stockholm. Now he’s at the helm of the award-winning startup company, MIND Music Labs, and hiring music tech talent from all over the world just four years after launching. Italian national, Benincaso began his career studying at the prestigious Antonio Stradivari School of Violin Making in Cremona, Italy. He worked building guitars for many years before […]