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    Here’s How We Can Empower Women Entrepreneurship in India

    via The Economic Times : In recent years, there has been a heart-warming paradigm shift of demographics in the Indian corporate landscape. The country has witnessed a titanic surge in the number of women entering the economic wave. With emphatic strides, walking shoulder-to-shoulder with their male counterparts, the sheer confidence exuded by them brings about a fresh wind of change. While it has definitely been a pleasant change, it has not been one without its fair […]

  • Successful Entrepreneurs Are More Likely to Have These 2 Crucial Personality Traits

    Successful Entrepreneurs Are More Likely to Have These 2 Crucial Personality Traits

    via CNBC : Imagine that you are in an interview and your future employer has asked you to describe your personality in a few words. You might mention traits like optimism, ambition and friendliness. While these are all great attributes, if you want to be the boss, a different set of characteristics might be better. According to a 2017 study by CPP Inc., a firm that publishes the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator assessment, there are two top […]

  • Top 5 Personality Traits Investors Look for in an Entrepreneur

    Top 5 Personality Traits Investors Look for in an Entrepreneur

    via Entrepreneur : They’ll read your business plan but it’s you they invest in. People often ask me what kind of personality traits successful entrepreneurs possess? I’ve always maintained a mental list, based on my observations over years of meeting with entrepreneurs who have founded, scaled and exited businesses. To explore this further, I thought it might be interesting to gather the perspectives of professional investors at venture capital funds who have backed some of the […]

  • 11 scary truths about entrepreneurship no one talks about

    11 scary truths about entrepreneurship no one talks about

    Via Chicago Tribune : Recently, I returned to my alma mater, the University of Illinois (after 20-plus years), to give a talk on entrepreneurship. It was energizing to speak to budding entrepreneurs on campus and share lessons from my career building and selling companies. As always, my favorite part was Q&A, when I engaged directly with undergraduate and graduate students about any topic. Most of the questions were some version of “How hard is it to […]

  • 5 Wrong Reasons for Becoming an Entrepreneur

    5 Wrong Reasons for Becoming an Entrepreneur

    Via Entrepreneur : Unlimited vacation? Getting rich? Becoming famous? These may be the benefits, but certainly not the reason for, starting a business. There are many good reasons to become an entrepreneur. We live in a place and time that not only celebrates entrepreneurship, but makes it both possible and rewarding. Even those of us who never take the plunge at least occasionally fantasize about what it would be like to create and run a business […]

  • 5 Things You Need To Know As An Entrepreneur

    5 Things You Need To Know As An Entrepreneur

    Via BW Disrupt : India is seeing a new wave of entrepreneurship with youngsters wanting to experiment and take risks. If we go by the definition, the most obvious example of entrepreneurship is the starting of new businesses, of running one’s own enterprise. Different people have a different understanding of this concept. As entrepreneurs, some would imagine tech geniuses with Silicon Valley start-ups, while others will picture small business owners opening up their shop doors on […]

  • How Entrepreneurs Can Conduct Primary Market Research

    How Entrepreneurs Can Conduct Primary Market Research

    Via Entrepreneur : The entrepreneurship community has lagged behind in incorporating primary market research into startup formation, which is a significant missed opportunity. Critical to the success of an entrepreneur is an ironclad process for product marketing, which is only possible if you have accurate, robust information about the marketplace. In this excerpt from the just-released Disciplined Entrepreneurship Workbook, MIT entrepreneurship expert Bill Aulet describes how to do the research to get this critical information that […]

  • How Entrepreneurs Can Deal With Depression

    How Entrepreneurs Can Deal With Depression

    Via Entrepreneur : Entrepreneurs are often more susceptible to depression, so it’s important to practice good mental techniques. One of the last people I would have associated with depression is entrepreneur Ramon Ray, the human spark of energy behind SmartHustle.com. I have hosted panels with Ramon and love his positivity that he shares prolifically via social media videos. But, when I recently saw that Ray was doing a talk at South by Southwest (SXSW) on entrepreneurship […]

  • Business Man in the City

    Know These Warning Signs Before You Become an Entrepreneur

    Via Fortune : Being an entrepreneur is incredibly rewarding. As co-founder, chairman, and CEO of Concordia, I am privileged to wake up every day and experience a sense of fulfillment in working with people I greatly respect. However, for the many reasons I love being my own boss, misconceptions run rampant when it comes to entrepreneurship. First and foremost, entrepreneurship does not equate to better or fewer working hours. Rather, you have to constantly be accessible […]

  • 6 Misconceptions About Entrepreneurship

    6 Misconceptions About Entrepreneurship

    Via Entrepreneur : A successful CEO breaks down the major myths of what it takes to succeed. After being bored out of my mind working 9 to 5 at IBM, I dreamed of entrepreneurship. Underlying my aspiration was the fantasy that I’d own my calendar, have more freedom and execute my visions quickly, without dealing with the usual corporate politics. Like a lot of people, I thought entrepreneurs were their own boss. Turns out, they’re not. […]