Tag: entrepreneurship

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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New Business Should Fill a Need

  I am of the mind that a new business should fill a need in order to succeed.  Generally, it is difficult, if not impossible to create a market for an item after inventing it- just on the merit of “it’s cool”.  It may be that you are filling a need for a smaller, faster…
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Things Worth Doing Are Often The Hardest

My MBA from Duke.  Giving birth to four children, and raising them so far.  Donating my mom’s kidneys, and corneas when she died. Things worth doing are often the hardest to do. This week, I got a letter from the gentleman who received my mom’s kidneys after she died two and a half years ago.…
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Head Spinning and Speaking in Tongues. Fluently.

  Sometimes as a parent, I find myself with my head spinning and speaking in tongues.  I really do wonder if I have the right to be so frustrated and annoyed by some of the things that my children do.  Particularly the older children.  You know, things like half do a chore, and then move…
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Don’t Let Power Get To Your Head

~by Haley Lynn Gray~ It is said that power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely.   I’m pretty sure that most of us think of ourselves as good people who know right from wrong. We know what we believe in. So why is it that people start to go bad? Or rather, why is it that…
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Big to Bigger – Secrets to Growing Your Small Business | LinkedIn

I never set out to run a company. I left Corporate America and started my individual consulting practice assuming I’d always be a work-from-home, one-woman show. Fast forward 12+ years and I have an office, co-workers, and a business model. Looking back, I wish I had consulted business experts sooner. Today, I have a small,…
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What I’ve Learned as an Entrepreneur (and Didn’t Know as a Corporate Exec) | LinkedIn

1) There are more great business ideas out there than great businesses. The difference is in the people, the execution and the timing. 2) At a big company, you can say you spend your company’s money like it’s your own. You don’t spend it like it’s your own until it’s your own. 3) Enterprise sales…
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