Holiday Business Ideas

For our final post in entrepreneur month, we are going to take a look at some of the newest and hottest holiday business ideas that have really taken off in recent years.  We’re just going to rattle off a list here and won’t focus too much on the particulars, in the interest of giving you as many ideas as possible: …

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Tips for Entrepreneurs Around the Holidays

It’s just about that time of year again; visions of delicious turkey dinners have begun to dance around in everyone’s heads, and Christmas is just around the corner.  The holidays will soon be with us, once again.  While for most people the holidays are a time of rest, relaxation, and celebration, for entrepreneurs it can often be one of the …

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The Dark Side of Entrepreneurship

Today, we are going to take a look at a story that has been in the news recently, and reflect on a little discussed topic: the dark side of entrepreneurship. If you’re not sure what I’m referring to, picture the child labor practices common during the Industrial Revolution, or think about the behavior of the robber barons during railroad times.  …

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Stay Away from Software and Service that Doesn’t Really Add Value

One trap entrepreneurs have been known to fall into is investing in software or equipment that they end up not needing.  Stories abound of new software platforms and packages purchased by enthusiastic management that end up negatively impacting the organizations they were intended to help.  One thing that should guide every purchasing decision an entrepreneur makes is whether or not …

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Advantages and Drawbacks of the Entrepreneurial Mindset

Today we are going to look at several integral characteristics that entrepreneurs must have in order to succeed in the modern marketplace, and examine how they can be advantages or drawbacks depending on how a person chooses to express them.  Entrepreneurs have to be careful to mitigate their disadvantages and play to their strengths whenever possible, in order to exploit …

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Some Tips About Non-Compete Agreements

If you have ever started a company and then sold it to someone else, you are likely familiar with the non-compete agreement, which is the bane of serial idea entrepreneurs everywhere.  Usually, it is an arrangement legally binding the seller of the business to not act as a direct competitor to the person they sell the business to. While this …

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Must Have Business Software for Entrepreneurs

Today we are going to take a look at some specific pieces of business software that are increasingly considered must haves by those in the entrepreneurial world.  They make the list for a variety of reasons, including utility, excellent pricing, innovativeness, and more.  We will discuss some of the common uses they have and how most any business can gain …

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Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Take from the Obamacare Website

If you have been paying attention to the news, the glitches and problems associated with the new Obamacare website are making big news all across the nation.  While we will have to wait and see whether or not they are able to fix the site and the problems people are having with the new online health care marketplace, the whole …

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We Need Ideas for Entrepreneur Month

Based on input from readers, we have decided to make November Entrepreneur Month here at the blog.  This means we want input from you on topics you would like covered, problems you would like addressed, news or developments you want commentary on, and anything else related to entrepreneurship that you can think of.  So far, we’ve got plans to cover …

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The Next Big Development in QR Codes

Quick Response codes are kind of an interesting case study in the marketing world.  The possibilities and applications they can be used for are seemingly endless, but they haven’t really caught on in a massive way just yet.  Sometimes this is ascribed to smart devices not having reached a level of critical mass in the general populace, other times it …

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