Business Entrepreneurship Is a Roller Coaster

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: Business , Insights

Running a business is like riding on a roller coaster. Business Entrepreneurship is creativity and management in un-ending motion. And although it is fun and exciting, there will be times when you’ll be scared and feel powerless. During the bad times there isn’t much you can do, other than to keep on pushing forward. So in that spirit, here are 101 quotes that will motivate you to push forward.

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Tips, Rules and Principles For Business

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: Blog , Business , Insights , Opinion

To paraphrase Eleanor Roosevelt, she noted in a documentary interview that a president has to have his principles in tact before crisis hits. Because during a crisis so many options present themselves, that without principles as your guiding rudder, you can lose your ability to navigate with confidence.

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Bad Deals Don’t Get Better

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: Business , Insights , Opinion

Being an entrepreneur all of my life, I’ve had several business ventures that required investment funding.  I’m not talking about big venture capital, I’m referring to seed and start-up catpital — usually ranging between $50,000 – $300,000.  Smaller than that you have to raise from your friends-and-family universe, which I’ve also done.

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Types of Startup Funding

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: Business , Insights

There are several types of investors to consider when raising funds for your startup business. These include, Angels, Venture Capital, and Debt financing, to name a few. Learn what you need and how to approach them.

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Private Investors

Posted By Brie Austin In Category: Business , Insights

With a well written business plan completed, it’s time to get your startup funded. (Published in Examiner Magazine) While there are many types of funding sources you can, and should, pursue, you might just find the underwriter you need close to home. Talk initially with friends and family. They know you; they trust you, so all you have to do is sell the idea, not yourself. No never means no. As an entrepreneur you need to continually talk up your business idea. If friends and/or family won’t, or can’t invest, they may […]

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