Ever thought about starting your own business but wondered if you have what it takes? Today we’ll review the top thinking in “Are Entrepreneurs Born or Made.”
First…what YOU think?
Are you passionate about an area? Do you want to start your own business some day? Are you willing to work hard?
These are key questions to consider as you review the below viewpoints on “Are Entrepreneurs Born or Made.”
It’s not all about “gradutate, get a job, and stay there for life” anymore. On the contrary, entrepreneurship is hot. Small enterprises account for 52 percent of all U.S. workers, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Want to march to your own beat? Entrepreneurship may be the way. Check out these unconventional entrepreneurs for inspiration.
Seth Goldman, Honest Tea Founder (and – p.s. – New York Times Best Seller with a new “how to” business book) took the stage at a recent event. “We got our start at a business plan competition,” he said. He praised such competitions as perfect for getting the practice, exposure, connections, and – if you’re lucky – funding needed to fuel a start-up venture.
This post focuses on the top business plan contests in the nation at the college+ level, teen level, as well as resources to help prepare for these competitions.
Can you be without your phone for a 24 hour period?
Researcher Sergey Golitsynskiy looked into this exact topic in a study of student cell phone users around the world. The results were surprising.
“It ended up being the most horrible experience many of them had ever in their life…
Now is final call for recruiting time: For internships, jobs, and maybe you want to start your own business. “Top Grading” has proven – over time in elite entrepreneur circles – to be a standard reference for recruiting because of its focus on how to recruit A Players….”Top Grade first–once you do this, your organization can do anything.”
Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day doesn’t work for everyone. Between missing school, company policies, and the nature of what you do, it may be downright impossible. This post offers some ideas for how to start planning now to do that so when Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day rolls around, everyone can participate.
The Blueprint Growth Institute. This is the institute borne from David G. Thomson’s book profiling billion-dollar businesses. But not just any billion-dollar businesses: Ones that got there better and faster than others.
Below we highlight the seven keys to success espoused by the most successful billion-dollar companies studied by Thomson.
When you control your own business, you can also use that power for good. This holiday season, in the car, on the plane, at the breakfast table, huddled around the iPad or droid…consider discussing these questions about doing well, while doing good, with the kids and family in your life.
Teaching Entrepreneurship in 30 Minutes or Less Part 3: (Free Award Winning Syllabus and Lesson Plan)
Want to teach entrepreneurship to a class, kids, grandkids (yourself) in 30 minutes or an hour? Here’s part 3 in our 3 part series…featuring Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Ernest L Arbuckle professor, Harvard Business School, and HR Most Influential 2012 International Thinker.
Teaching Entrepreneurship in 30 Minutes or Less Part 2: (Free Award Winning Syllabus and Lesson Plan)
As mentioned in the last post in this series, we’ve recently updated this entrepreneurship curriculum, and here’s a post to give you a quick 30 minute exercise in each module that is one of my personal favorites as an intro. I am the curriculum author, Kathy Korman Frey, and teach a nationally award-winning entrepreneurship course at the George Washington University School of Business. So scroll down, dig in, and have fun.