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What Is The Purpose Of Entrepreneurship? 21 Answers from 21 Unusual Entrepreneurs

Regardless of the goal, task or activity being undertaken, there are a lot of factors that can be attributed to your success or failure in any given endeavour. But of all these factors, none is as powerful as personal conviction –a deep seated belief that you can accomplish the goal, task or activity and an unwavering commitment to do whatever it takes to get it done. This personal conviction comes from clarity of purpose –an unbiased understanding of WHY [the reason] you are undertaking … [Read More...]


The MOST IMPORTANT Word In Business

Each time I throw open this question to entrepreneurs; what is the most important word in business? The most frequent answer I get is profit. Profit is a short term view of assessing the health and wealth of a business. Unless you want to stay in business for the short term, don't focus on profit alone. The most important word in business is not profit, but cash flow. Yet, many entrepreneurs strongly believe that profit is the most important word in business. But according to … [Read More...]

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Unusual Entrepreneur Interview With Hamilton Powell Of

In 2011, Hamilton Powell sold a couch on Craigslist. By 9:00pm, a man in a van showed up with $400 cash to his office. It scared the heck out of him! That’s when he started thinking about the downsides of Craigslist and it led him to search for common categories that are more valuable, and therefore even scarier to sell, than couches. He typed in several search terms and when he typed in “Rolex” he was dumbfounded. Right there, he knew there had to be a better way to sell a watch. And Crown … [Read More...]

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Personal Branding Checklist for Entrepreneurs

What’s the singular driving force behind the success of unusual entrepreneurs like Steve Jobs, Richard Branson, Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, Donald Trump, and many others in their league? Is it their ground breaking innovations or exceptional business skills or determination? The answer is neither. While it’s obvious that all of these attributes definitely contributed to their success, as a matter of fact, these are the very attributes that have been often popularized. The truth is that … [Read More...]


5 Ways To Reduce Inventory Costs And Boost Profitability

Unusual Entrepreneurs are in business to make a profit by making a difference. Around here, we simply call it; changing the world and profiting from purpose. Neither is an easy task. While you should always strive to create products/services that positively impact the life of your customers, you should never lose sight of the bottom-line –profits. The more profits you are able to make, the more impact you will eventually make. So in this unusual article, we would be looking at one of the … [Read More...]

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Business Funding Checklist: 9 Brutal Facts You Shouldn’t Overlook When Raising Money

Perhaps the most frequently asked question by entrepreneurs is this; “How do I get funding for my business?” Without any doubt, this is a very valid question. However, this is not the right question entrepreneurs should start with. Rather, they should be asking questions such as these; “Will I get funding for my business?” “Should I get funding for my business?” “When do I qualify for funding?” “How can I build my company without funding or by delaying funding?” The question of … [Read More...]

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Entrepreneurial FOOLISHNESS: How To Become A Better FOOL In Business

Recently I got this remark from one of my startup consulting clients during one of our strategy sessions. She said; "why didn't I come to you 3 years ago when I just was starting out?" I replied; "Because you didn't think it was SO necessary". And that's the sincere answer. She was just starting out for the first time. She was full of her dreams and had great ideas about how her business was going to turn out.  As a matter of fact, she had sufficient technical skills than most of her … [Read More...]

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9 Ways How NOT To Start A Business

9 Ways How NOT To Start A Business

A journey that begins with a wrong step seldom ends at the right destination. Becoming your own boss has sort of gained a global appeal. These days many people start up their own businesses for virtually any reason. Somehow it doesn’t seem to count anymore what led people to go into business, going into business has suddenly become the new … [Read More...]

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The HUMAN SIDE Of Entrepreneurship: Why Entrepreneurs Also CRY!

Being an entrepreneur has its own perks and privileges such as time freedom, financial freedom, creative expression, admiration of peers, attraction of the opposite sex [trust me] and celebrity status, thanks to social media. Amidst all these, entrepreneurship also has its own share of woes and challenges. Yes entrepreneurs are perhaps one of … [Read More...]

How can entrepreneurs change the world like Steve Jobs?

REMEMBERING STEVE JOBS: How You Can Change The World As An Entrepreneur

“You’ve got to find what you love. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly How can entrepreneurs change the world like Steve Jobs? satisfied is to do what you believe is great work and the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking and don’t settle. As … [Read More...]

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Recruitment Checklist For Entrepreneurs: How To Hire Exceptional Employees

Unusual entrepreneurs will always depend on other people to help them in their quest to change the world and profit from purpose. Top on the list are employees. Regardless of how talented or passionate you are as an entrepreneur, it's pretty obvious you can't succeed all by yourself! To build the company of your dreams, you need a team of … [Read More...]

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How To Celebrate Your Birthdays As An Entrepreneur

How do you celebrate your birthdays as an entrepreneur?   I marked my 26th year birthday yesterday (July 25, 2010) and I’m so sorry I couldn’t invite you all to come and jolly and party with me. I’m sure you can imagine what a party of about 4,515 guests will look like?   So every year because of my inability to invite my … [Read More...]