The Elevator Pitch: First Contact

Entrepreneurs with businesses in early start-up differ on what they believe to be the most important element, although many professionals will argue that creating a solid business plan should definitely be the first step.

Bootstrap Financing Your Way To Business Success

Do you need to start or grow your business but have little money? Before you look to banks and similar sources of financing, why not bootstrap your way to business success? A bootstrap is a small loop of leather or other material that is found ...

Bootstrapping a Retail Business

Starting a business is always easier when you have some funding, and far too many business advisors will tell you to wait until you have a substantial amount of capital before launching. But what if you just can’t raise the money? Then ...

Business Tools: Using a SWOT Analysis for Small Business

Analyzing the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT) of a business is a well-established tool that is widely used by MBA students, business consultants, and strategic advisors. Despite it being a simple concept, business owners ...

Why Entrepreneurs Fail

In my 15+ years working with professionals in Business Development, I’ve discovered that they have learned to think like entrepreneurs. This has allowed them to rise to the top of their profession. Each would probably tell you that along ...

Is Starting A Business Safer Than Your Job?

Times have changed. Have you considered the possibility that “job security” is now an oxymoron? Consider starting a business, even if just for learning or as a part-time project, you’ll be surprised what new skills you can gain ...

Business Startup Program for Military Families

The Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans’ Families (EBV-F) is an education and training program offered by the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University and the Florida State University College of Business.