Tag: small business

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Bobby Sager: “You Need to Understand Your Customer”
Amplifying Social Innovation
Bobby Sager: “You Need to Understand Your Customer” » How did Bobby Sager, who grew up outside of Boston and married his high school sweetheart, become the international philanthropic force he is today?
From Battlefield to Boss
Living Entrepreneurship
From Battlefield to Boss » In cities and towns across the country, today more than 2.4 million small businesses are veteran-owned.
Running a Business Rooted in Mission
Amplifying Social Innovation
Running a Business Rooted in Mission » What happens if an organization’s business side conflicts with its mission?
Slow Money Investing Takes Root
Amplifying Social Innovation
Slow Money Investing Takes Root » An emerging cadre of enterprising investors and entrepreneurs is committed to turning this situation around, and making money in the process. Food entrepreneurs are revitalizing dozens of old businesses, and starting hundreds of new ones, based on sustainable farming and food production methods.
A Worthless, Impossible, & Stupid Recipe for Policy Success
Preparing Entrepreneurial Leaders
A Worthless, Impossible, & Stupid Recipe for Policy Success » Can an inspirational story catalyze a business or kick-start a career?
Keeping It In The Family
Living Entrepreneurship
Keeping It In The Family » My two sisters and I have always had the family business itch, but it took a few years—and a pregnancy—to come up with the right idea.
Mentors: An Entrepreneur’s Most Valuable Player
Preparing Entrepreneurial Leaders
Mentors: An Entrepreneur’s Most Valuable Player » While much is made of the critical importance of finding a mentor, the term can seem as broad as the spectrum of human relationships.
Debating the Exit Strategy
Living Entrepreneurship
Debating the Exit Strategy » For the venture-minded entrepreneur, an end might be a successful business … but then what? What are the different paths to “done” for an entrepreneur starting out? Is it going public, getting acquired, starting a spin-off, or expanding to multiple locations?
How an Alpine Adventure Inspired a Business
Preparing Entrepreneurial Leaders
How an Alpine Adventure Inspired a Business » What can the Matterhorn, a 14,000-foot alpine peak, teach an entrepreneur about running a business?
All Kinds of Minds: A Conversation with Temple Grandin
Living Entrepreneurship
All Kinds of Minds: A Conversation with Temple Grandin » Dr. Temple Grandin wears many hats: she is a professor, author, animal behaviorist, inventor, autism advocate, and the subject of a Golden Globe Award-winning film. One role she never has considered, however, is entrepreneur.