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How To Pick The Perfect Name For Your Startup

This post is syndicated from Ross Kimbarovsky.
I’m often asked by young entrepreneurs whether it’s important to find a strong name for a new startup. The name is important, but the process to come up with a unique name can easily distract you. For example, it took us nearly 50 hours to come up with “crowdSPRING” –...
How To Pick The Perfect Name For Your Startup

Do you celebrate incremental success?

This post is syndicated from Ross Kimbarovsky.
Entrepreneurs interpret goals and measure success in very different ways. While most people appreciate huge wins, many have difficulty appreciating smaller accomplishments. After all, most of us are conditioned to believe that success in founding a start-up is met only if you sell the company for...
Do you celebrate incremental success?

Is There a New Type of Entrepreneur?

This post is syndicated from Entrepreneur Blog by Seth Kravitz.
The barriers to entry are becoming so small in some aspects of the online world, that there is a new breed of entrepreneur evolving. Some call them the accidental entrepreneurs. Let’s refer to them as incidustrialists or unexpecutives. The simple reality is that all you need is access to a...
Is There a New Type of Entrepreneur?

Where is the Chicago Startup Ecosystem?

This post is syndicated from Does not compute..
Our goal is to make starting a startup one of the standard alternatives that ambitious people consider.- Paul Graham Absofrickinlutely! What does it take … for someone to take the entrepreneurial plunge and start a company, but more specifically, for that company to survive, grow and prosper?...
Where is the Chicago Startup Ecosystem?

Startup Tip: Marketing One-To-One

This post is syndicated from Ross Kimbarovsky.
When most people talk about marketing, they talk about broad, strategic tactics focused on large groups of customers or potential customers. Adwords, banner ads, print ads, email marketing – these are all common tactics used by many businesses to market their products and services. It’s...
Startup Tip: Marketing One-To-One

Goals, Strategies and Tactics

This post is syndicated from Ross Kimbarovsky.
It’s not uncommon for young entrepreneurs to focus on tactics at the expense of also setting appropriate goals and developing core strategies. It’s easy to fall into this trap when you see someone else successfully executing a tactic – and trying to duplicate their success by...
Goals, Strategies and Tactics

To Succeed, Don’t Obsess About Reasons You Might Fail

This post is syndicated from Ross Kimbarovsky.
A few months ago, I talked about why startups must focus first on the problem, not the solution. A few days ago, I talked about the need to refocus from time to time. There’s another side to focus that’s rarely discussed – focusing (and often obsessing) on reasons you might fail...
To Succeed, Don’t Obsess About Reasons You Might Fail

The Need To Refocus From Time To Time

This post is syndicated from Ross Kimbarovsky.
It’s common for us to be consumed by our daily tasks and routines, at the expense of focus, learning, and assessment of strategy. Two announcements yesterday highlighted for me the importance of constantly reassessing the direction in which we’re moving (personally and professionally)....
The Need To Refocus From Time To Time

Creative Entrepneurship Workshop – 4/17

Posted under Highlight on Tuesday, 30 March 2010 by
In a globalizing and challenging economy, the next generation of creative entrepreneurs will be reinventing the business world. Join featured speaker Laura Hollis of the Univeristy of Illinois, Carl Nordgren of Minogi, Zach Kaplan of Inventables, Phil Tadros of Doejo, Loran Nordgren of Kellogg,...
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Entrepreneurial Panel Discussion: Recruiting, Hiring and Harnessing the Right Talent for Growth

Posted under Highlight on Tuesday, 30 March 2010 by
In this panel discussion, hear first hand from a panel of experts on the importance of having the right team in place to enable your company to grow and succeed. The panel is comprised of four successful entrepreneurs and industry professionals. The discussion will be interactive and include...
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