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How Can Entrepreneurs Break Into an Already Established Market?

While the Internet has created entrepreneurial opportunities for the likes of both Fortune 500 companies and sole proprietors working out of their basement, the fundamental entrepreneurial dilemma still remains: how can entrepreneurs break into an already established market?

For Entrepreneurs A Simple IRA May Be Best

Q: I own a small decorating business and I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t know anything about taxes or retirement plans. I’d like to set up a 401(k) or an IRA or some other kind of retirement plan for me and my three employees. What are the various retirement plan options available for a small business owner and in your opinion, which would work best for me? — Wanda S.

Search Ranked #1 for “Invisible Entrepreneurs” But No Traffic?

I am ranked #1 for that silly phrase at Google. So What?

Socialtext: A Virtual Company Looks For A Home

When I was CEO of a risk management software startup, in very risky times, I had the honor of having John Nesheim as an Advisor.

SCORE and Register.com Team Up To Offer Entrepreneurs Guidance

At this week’s Small Business Administration’s SBA Expo ’05, Register.com, Inc., a leading provider of global domain registration and Internet services, announced that it has formed an alliance with Washington, DC-based SCORE Association, an SBA-funded organization of more than 10,500 volunteers who provide free, confidential small business counseling to entrepreneurs.

Marketing Automation For Small Businesses And Web Entrepreneurs

Many Internet marketers wonder how they spend less time marketing their website so they can focus on delighting their clients and developing better marketing strategies to improve sales.

Times Are Changing for Woman Entrepreneurs

Although the definition of an entrepreneur, “One who undertakes to conduct an enterprise assuming full control and risk.” is not gender specific, it is no wonder that most entrepreneurs are men.

VCs Don’t Invest In Ideas

SiliconBeat looks at the overhang in venture capital because interest rates have led to a general glut of capital, and wonders if all that supply benefits demand…

Business Planning for College Students and First-Time Entrepreneurs

More and more students, both in undergraduate and graduate institutions, are deciding to launch their own ventures upon graduation rather than taking the traditional route of working for another firm. Likewise, more and more individuals are leaving their jobs to fulfill their entrepreneurial dreams.

Bloggers Are Overconfident Entrepreneurs?

There are risks in blogging. The risk of being fired is evident from several examples. There’s also been talk about the possibility of legal actions against bloggers that say too much publicly (in relation to for example disclosure rules).

Time Management Tips for Solo Entrepreneurs

Does it seem like everyone and everything is vying for your attention all at once? It can be hard for solo entrepreneurs to know what to do first, let alone try to find the time to get caught up. Here are some time management tips that will help you to stay on top of it all:

The 7 Traits of an Exceptional & Successful Entrepreneur

How often have you either referred to or considered the expression, “Success is a journey and not a Destination?” Probably many times, yet often being in a hurry to get there, we forget that success is not an end unto itself, but is instead an ongoing process.

10 Ways Entrepreneurs Shoot Themselves In The Foot

Entrepreneurs and their businesses have a tendency to ambush themselves when they aren’t looking. This affects how much revenue they can generate, how fast their business rises, and even if they survive after the first few years. If you feel there is a possibility you are getting in your way to success, review these elements to see if any of these items might apply.

5 TIPS for Home-Based Business Entrepreneurs

Have you ever heard that only a small part (5%) of ‘all’ Home-Based Business entrepreneurs achieve success?

PR That Entrepreneurs Often Overlook

If that sounds like you, here’s what you may be missing once the new enterprise is launched

The Coming Wave Of Mature Women Entrepreneurs

There is a growing wave of retired female workers getting in on the massive amount of money to be made in the home based business field. The list of products and services that the older worker can provide is almost endless. Older workers usually come from the school of thought that if a job is worth doing it is worth doing properly and this gives them an edge in modern business. I know I would trust an older person to do a job right, more than a younger less experienced person. The empowering effect of a retired female worker augmenting a restrictive retirement income or better yet, getting off welfare and starting her own home based business is inspiring to witness.

Seven Key Qualities of Successful Entrepreneurs

A recent poll conducted by Forbes magazine shows that majority of its readers would prefer to become a billionaire rather than a Noble peace prize winner, a great scientist or a famous athlete. There is no secret that most of the average people dream about getting rich albeit very few makes any real effort to become one.

Why Do Grandmothers Make Better Home Business Entrepreneurs?

There are many home based business ideas that are taking root as an economic force to be reckoned with these days. The people who are taking advantage of them are coming from all types of social backgrounds and the work at home industry has proven to be most effective in producing a new boom of working grandmothers. The fact that retired female workers can now re-enter the work force under their own terms has been a great help in raising the self esteem and living standards of the older generation.

Entrepreneurs Just Get Better With Age

Q: I’m thinking about starting a business after I retire next month. I’ll be 65. Am I too old to start a business? — Milton A.

10 Ways For Entrepreneurs To Find More Time

It’s occurred to me lately that I don’t feel like there’s enough time to do everything I want to do in my business. Between working with clients, writing books and articles, teaching/training other professionals, marketing, and just living a good life, there seems to be less and less time in each and every day.

Africa Can be Built by Entrepreneurs
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Eleven years ago when I told my friends that I was going to build a business, they doubled up with laughter. Once they had finished wiping their eyes, they gave me their reasons for the scepticism: Since I had no business skills and no money at all, I could as well count my plan as a fat chance.