Wikipedia defines bootstrapping as, “a self-sustaining process that proceeds without external help” A simple concept, but expert advice on how to do it proved a bird’s nest of conflicting suggestions. Here’s an unraveled version of Top 10 Ways to Bootstrap a Business: Barter. Exchange your offerings or assets–like your wife’s shoe collection–for the products or… Read more »
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Brad Sugars, Entrepreneur.com columnist and founder of ActionCOACH writes, “The business landscape is littered with would-be entrepreneurs who’ve stumbled in their search for startup capital.” Here’s his 6 most common funding blunders (along with our two-bits of course): 1. Half-Baked Business Plans. We couldn’t agree more Brad, but we prefer a fishing metaphor: i.e., a dangling… Read more »
Doug Hall has invented over 500 products for big companies like Proctor & Gamble, Nike and Disney. Now he’s been tapped by the Fed to come up with inventions to jump start the economy. Checkout this abcnews.com clip to see some of the whacky inventions and some examples of good elevator pitches.
I sat down in my 9am Intro to Marketing class and looked at my watch: 8:55am. As I looked up, I noticed a man next to our teacher. “Nice!” I thought, “No lecture today. We got a guest speaker!” His name was Darren Kimura and his presentation was what sparked my entrepreneurial plug. Here was… Read more »
Darwin was right when he said only the strong survive. In business today, that increasingly means leadership through innovation that tests limits and transform markets. In the world of surfing, a brave new warrior has emerged in Firewire Surfboards, a company positioning itself to take over surfing’s billion dollar market. By making boards using unorthodox manufacturing… Read more »
You know him as the the leader of the Phoenix Suns where he has earned back-to-back NBA MVP titles in the 2004-05 and 2005-06 seasons. But did you know he’s also an avid film-maker, philanthropist, and now environmental gym entrepreneur? We salute Steve Nash for making something of his life beyond a stellar round-ball career…. Read more »