Failing Gracefully: Infographic

Being an entrepreneur or small business owner can often be the most difficult thing that a person does in his or her life. To be a successful business owner is even tougher. This infographic is courtesy OnlineMBA.com. Interesting statistics include: Since the mid 90s, small businesses have created 60-80% of new employment The average technology entrepreneur has a middle-class background, ...

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Crowdsourcing 101: All You Need to Know About Crowdsourcing

What Is Crowdsourcing? Crowdsourcing is one of the fastest-growing forms of online work. More and more companies are looking for the answer to the question, “What is crowdsourcing?” By making use of this fast and efficient way of completing a task, companies, research groups and other organizations can get work done much more quickly than was possible before. For many ...

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Celebrating Women Business Owners [Infographic]

Over the past three weeks, Amex has spotlighted key statistics and successful women entrepreneurs in an infographic series. Here are some interesting statistics. August 16, 2012 Women-Owned Businesses: Watching an Idea Become a Business Alisa Volkman, co-founder of Babble said to build her business, “I have learned that the two key ingredients in business, which don’t always comfortably co-exist, are ...

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How to Sleep Better At Night As A CEO

As the CEO of a company you have a lot of riding on your shoulders. You are ultimately the one person responsible for everything your company does. I thought it would be interesting to look at the job description of a CEO on Wikipedia: Typically, the CEO has responsibilities as a communicator, decision maker, leader, manager and executor. The communicator ...

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The Billionaire College Dropout Infographic

This Infographic is courtesy South New Hampshire University and discusses whether foregoing education and following your dreams to become an entrepreneur is a better option. Related Post: CEO Lesson #1: Dream Big & Then Do It Related Post: Entrepreneurs Should (Or Shouldn’t) Go to College Presented By SNHU.EDU Online College

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Entrepreneur’s Bookshelf: How to Create A Creative Business

The Book Grow Your Handmade Business: How to Envision, Develop, and Sustain a Successful Creative Business Author Kari Chapin is a marketing mentor, magnetic idea machine, and best-selling author of Amazon.com’s #1 craft book of 2010, The Handmade Marketplace: How To Sell Your Crafts Locally, Globally and Online. Twitter Summary Grow Your Handmade Business by @karichapin explains the nuts and bolts ...

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Entrepreneur’s Bookshelf: Click Millionaires

The Book Click Millionaires $14.06 in Amazon 278 pages Author Scott Fox is a Click Millionaire online entrepreneur and an expert on social media marketing and e-business start-up strategies. He is the author of Internet Riches and eRiches 2.0. Twitter Summary As the covers says Click Millionaires by @Scott_Fox hopes to help you “Work Less, Live More w/ an Internet ...

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Business Plan 101: The Market & the Competitors

This part of the business plan is also known as the market analysis and illustrates and explores your industry and market knowledge (such as competitors) along with any research finding of conclusions. Here are the relevant sections of this section: Industry Description & Outlook: Take a snapshot of your industry and provide a description including current size, history, growth rates, ...

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Entrepreneur’s Bookshelf: Import/Export Kit for Dummies

The Book Import/Export Kit for Dummies (2nd Edition) $34.99/$21.27 on Amazon 340 pages w/ a bonus CD Author John J. Capela the President/Founder of CADE International and Assistant Professor of Business at St. Joseph’s College. Twitter Summary 2nd ed. of the Import/Export Kit for Dummies explains the in’s and out’s of trading even “Dummies” can understand. More info soon — Teach ...

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Business Plan 101: Products & Services

This section is an opportunity for your to describe in depth your products and services. There should be an emphasis on the benefits to potential and current customers. Also, ensure that your focus on the particular niche that your product and/or service fulfills for your ideal customer. Included in this section should be: A Description of Your Product/Service In this ...

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