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The Anatomy Of Entrepreneurship: Top 10 Characteristics of An Entrepreneur

Clearly understanding the characteristics of an entrepreneur is an important step in your entrepreneurial journey. Why? Because being an entrepreneur requires a lot from an individual that is often not properly thought through before many venture into entrepreneurship. But until recently, entrepreneurs were not widely studied. There was a general lack of knowledge and information about what made them tick. One of the leading studies on the anatomy of an entrepreneur was published by the … [Read More...]

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Decision Making Checklist for Entrepreneurs

An entrepreneur’s decisions affect the success of his products, the loyalty of his employees and the overall success of his business. In order to make the best decisions you have to think critically and quickly. You have to avoid flaws in the process which may harm the business when confronted with an important decision. Strong business decision-making skills are an important characteristic of entrepreneurs. They should make the right choices at the right time to remain competitive in the … [Read More...]

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Unusual Entrepreneur Interview With Ernest Umeike Of PushAndStart.com

In this edition of the unusual entrepreneur interviews, ex-banker Ernest Umeike after losing his job finally decides it’s time to take on the entrepreneur’s journey. In this interview, he shared with us why he decided to launch his startup; PushandStart – a crowdfunding platform. He also takes us behind the scenes on; How to define a price for your product/service, The crucial difference between a business idea and a business opportunity, The essential role mentors play in the … [Read More...]

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5 Beats by Dr. Dre Marketing Strategies for Entrepreneurs

Not often do you get to see a brand quickly become a global phenomenon as the beats by Dr. Dre brand. Since it launched in 2008, the Beats by Dr. Dre brand has risen to a 53% share of the global headphones market. Also, the current news about Apple’s proposed 3.2 billion dollar acquisition further confirms the magnitude of the brand. In my typical entrepreneurial style, I decided to dig deeper amidst the ongoing buzz to uncover the behind-the-scene secrets of this powerful brand in … [Read More...]

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DO MORE: 21 Free Powerful eBooks for Entrepreneurs, Plus Something Extra!

Very few things have as much impact on your capacity to succeed as an entrepreneur like learning does. From my over 10 years personal study of entrepreneurship and successful entrepreneurs, plus my 8 years personal experience as an entrepreneur, besides passion and purpose, one other common denominator I found across board is this; voracious learning. Self Education For Entrepreneurs All education is self-education.  Period.  It doesn’t matter if you’re sitting in a college … [Read More...]

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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...]

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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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7 Deadly Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make In Business

Entrepreneurs are humans and all humans are prone to mistakes. As the saying goes; “no one is above mistake.” But you must also know that all mistakes are not created equal, some mistakes are more deadly than others, especially in business. So in this unusual article, I want to open your eyes to some of the deadly mistakes entrepreneurs make in … [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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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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How To Upgrade Your Business: 5 Practical Steps That Guarantees Sustainable Business Growth

A man in a hot air balloon is lost. He sees a man on the ground and reduces height to speak to him. "Excuse me, can you tell me where I am?" "You're in a hot air balloon hovering thirty feet above this field," comes the reply. "You must work in Information Technology," says the balloonist. "I do," says the man, "How did you know?" "Well," says … [Read More...]

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How To Get People To Buy Into Your Idea

So you want to build a business? The journey into entrepreneurship often begins with the conception of an idea. It comes like a lightning bolt with a promise of taking your life on an exciting journey beyond your wildest dreams. The feeling is very much the same for almost every entrepreneur.   First it begins with a feeling of … [Read More...]