Tag: entrepreneurship

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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Entrepreneur Interview – Stephen C. Allison

Stephen C. Allison Biography Stephen Allison is a former US Naval Officer, from Kansas City, Missouri. He let the good times roll in New Orleans where he attended Tulane University and he earned his MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. Stephen has been to six continents and lived on three. He’s crossed the…
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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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How to STOP Running in Heels and Get a Life you Want! – Jackie Ruka

 By Jackie Ruka Are you a woman running heals, frantic to figure out your time with career, money, family and social life but end up not doing anything at all to resolve this feeling of disarray? Well, join the club! Each and every one of us has been there. I coin this as “women running…
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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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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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Do What You Love

I’ve heard it said over and over again that if you do what you love, it will seem right, and that you’ll do better in your career.  I think that it’s important to note that you are going to spend a large percentage of your waking hours working.  If that career or work is something that…
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YAB- Yet Another Business

My friends who know me very well know that I own several businesses, not just the two I talk about here the most.  I actually also own a real-estate investment business as well as a couple of other, smaller businesses/holding companies in addition to Extension of You Home Care, and the Care Patrol of the…
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Why Entrepreneurship?

~by Haley Lynn Gray~ How did I know entrepreneurship was right for me?  Let me begin by explaining. Last August, I left my very nice job in the corporate world. I was a manager in a large IT Corporation, with a great job. But something was missing. I started some soul searching, and ended up…
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