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YPC Entrepreneur Panel Discussion

Posted under Highlight on Tuesday, 30 March 2010 by
I'm sorry for the late notice. You can still make it! Announcement: Join YPC, in partnership with the Illinois Institute of Technology as they host some of Chicago’s most successful serial entrepreneurs for an interactive panel discussion. YPC’s E3 events provide you with an...
YPC Entrepreneur Panel Discussion
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Part 15: The Long Haul

This post is syndicated from Entrepreneur Blog by Seth Kravitz.
Every business owner will face this question at one point. The decision is different for everyone, but generally it boils down to: “Do I continue managing the company and own my business for the long haul, do I consider selling, or do I close up shop?” The Long Haul: This mentality...
Part 15: The Long Haul

What is Your Core Business?

This post is syndicated from Ross Kimbarovsky.
Too often, startups risk getting misdirected by the media and customers to add features and functionality to a product or service that turn out to be collateral to the core business. I believe this is happening now with Gowalla and Foursquare, among others. Both services have recently become media...
What is Your Core Business?

Startup Tip: Dealing With Customer Resistance To Change

This post is syndicated from Ross Kimbarovsky.
Whether you are a small or a Fortune 50 company, customers typically resist attempts to change products or services they perceive work well. People prefer to deal with the things they already know rather than get used to something new. But innovative companies must constantly find ways to improve...
Startup Tip: Dealing With Customer Resistance To Change

Not Every Failure Is A Learning Experience

This post is syndicated from Ross Kimbarovsky.
Many entrepreneurs and investors – especially in Silicon Valley – believe that failure is acceptable. Mark Suster writes: I prefer second time (or more) entrepreneurs. Sure, I would love to work with people who have had multiple successes. But I’m not afraid of entrepreneurs...
Not Every Failure Is A Learning Experience

Startup Tip: The Dirty Secret About Features

This post is syndicated from Ross Kimbarovsky.
I have little doubt that every investor has heard an entrepreneur touting how their new product or service will “crush” the competition with great features that the competition hasn’t yet seen. Many entrepreneurs – especially aspiring entrepreneurs – believe that...
Startup Tip: The Dirty Secret About Features

Why You Should Start A Company In Chicago

Posted under Highlight on Monday, 1 March 2010 by
Here’s a couple articles on the startup community in Chicago: http://www.fastcompany.com/article/why-you-should-start-a-company-in-chicago http://www.readwriteweb.com/start/2010/02/never-mind-valley-chicago.php http://www.chicagobusiness.com/cgi-bin/multiMedia.pl?mmId=1028 Know of any...
Why You Should Start A Company In Chicago
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