Category: Entrepreneurship & Small Business

Painful Lessons in Entrepreneurship

I’ve been in business long enough to have made some pretty spectacular mistakes. And I’ve also gotten some things very right. Here Are 3 of My Most Painful Lessons in Entrepreneurship:   Not getting an office early.  We have a team that is all over the area.  Lesson Learned now:  Get the office early, and…
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Women Face Unique Business Challenges

The reality of being a woman in an entrepreneurial role is that women face unique business challenges.  Recent statistics show that women are CEOs of only 5% of Fortune 500 companies.  We make up only 5% of entrepreneurs, yet we make up just over 50% of the population.  I think that we could talk about…
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5 Things Successful People Don’t Do

I previously wrote a post about 5 Things that Successful People Do.  I realized when I created that post that there are just as many things that successful people don’t do as well.  Or rather things that successful people do to overcome challenges. Things Successful People Don’t Do They don’t allow negative thoughts to take over…
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5 Things Successful People Do

I’ve been looking at my life over the last year or so, and thinking about what specifically sets successful people apart from others.  My life has changed dramatically in the last 5 years, and it accelerated dramatically about a 15 months or so ago when I changed careers.  I started wondering, what do successful people…
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Entrepreneur Interview – Jordan C Lofton

Jordan Lofton After completing her Bachelor’s in Business Management from the University of Georgia, Terry College of Business, Jordan began her career in consulting.  Starting with one of the Big 4 IT Consulting firms, Jordan quickly found herself engaged in the firm’s two largest Telecommunications, Media, and Entertainment projects.  During her time in the Big…
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Do You Want to be an Entrepreneur?

Do you want to be an entrepreneur?  Do you want to start your own business?  Have you thought about it?  What kind of idea do you have for a business?  Here are some things to think about prior to stepping out on your own, to decide if maybe it is a good idea. 5 Questions…
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The Value of People

Most businesses that have grown past the point of having a single employee have been built with the people who work for the company.  Some people will have a positive effect on the corporate or company culture, and others will have a negative effect.   But every person will have an effect on the company.…
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Doing What It Takes

One of the most important lessons in entrepreneurship is learning to do whatever it takes to get the job done.  That can mean doing research on something you’ve never done before, or rolling up your sleeves and just wading in, even if you have no idea what you’re doing.  A few examples of this have…
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Remembering Dad And A Year Of Changes

One year ago, today, my father died.  It was one of those moments in my life that wasn’t exactly unexpected, but it was also one of the most difficult.  It was also one of the biggest turning points in my life.  So many things have changed in the last year, despite losing my dad.  I…
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Teams Are Stronger

~by Haley Lynn Gray~ How many times have you just done something because it was faster to do it than to rely on someone else? How many times, because you could do it better, or you didn’t feel like communicating with someone else or dealing with them? Would you believe me that good teams are…
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