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Entrepreneurial Approach Pays Off For Hurt Locker
By the ‘conventional wisdom’ that has prevailed in Hollywood over the last decade, The Hurt Locker should have been (quietly) happy to merely have been nominated for several Oscars and serve as grist for the mill that would have recognized the mega-production that is Avatar.... [More]
Thom Ruhe
on March 09, 2010
Part Two: John Osher's Startup Mistakes with Financial Planning
This is the second part in a four part series.Gary Schoeniger discusses his interview with one of America's most successful entrepreneurs John Osher and the mistakes that startups make.  Below is Part Two: Mistakes in Financial Planning.  Part One discussed the mistakes in Market Research... [More]
on March 03, 2010
Fool me once, shame on you … Fool me twice, I’m an idiot!
In my past companies while interviewing prospective new employees, when I get to the topic of our corporate culture, I was fond of saying that we encourage an entrepreneurial environment that respects the intellectual contribution of others, encourages rigorous debate, and is open to intelligent... [More]
Thom Ruhe
on March 02, 2010
Entrepreneurship News Roundup: Week of 2-22-10
Wade Roush discusses the idea behind AccelGolf, a mobile app developed by mCaddie which is one of nine startups that graduated from the TechStars Startup Boot Camp. To try and strengthen the links between local and national enterprises, and expand the program, The National Business Awards... [More]
Thom Ruhe
on February 26, 2010
Part One: John Osher's Startup Mistakes in Research and Strategy
This is the first in a four part series.  Gary Schoeniger discusses his interview with one of America’s most successful entrepreneurs John Osher and the 17 mistakes that startups make. For our purposes we will be breaking the mistakes out into different posts each week.... [More]
on February 24, 2010
Leveraging Broadband to Power Growth
Last week the FCC unveiled recommendations for using broadband to advance key national priorities. The plan, which can be read here, identifies the top priorities as: • Creating jobs and economic opportunity • Improving healthcare and controlling costs • Providing more educational opportunities and improving outcomes • Promoting energy independence and efficiency • Enhancing... [More]
Thom Ruhe
on February 20, 2010
Entrepreneurship News Roundup: Week of 2/15/2010
According to a survey done by the UK Business Barometer and UK Business Advisers Barometer Small Businesses are frustrated with the portrayal of TV entrepreneurs.  Most feel that they don’t properly illustrate the real-life challenges that face entrepreneurs. Job Searches can be stressful because it’s hard... [More]
Thom Ruhe
on February 19, 2010
The Courage to Think Big
In a recent interview, 28 year-old  Denuo Source founder Rahul Chowdhury described how business school gave him the courage to think big;“At the end of the day no matter what you do - you start a small little shop on the corner of Michigan Avenue selling... [More]
on February 17, 2010
New Voices and New Ideas
This week I am happy to introduce a new voice that will be contributing posts for e360; Gary Schoeniger, founder of the Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative. Gary has been a long-time advocate for entrepreneurs and educator of the youth in his community, that demonstrate an interest... [More]
Thom Ruhe
on February 16, 2010
Entrepreneurship News Roundup: Week of 2/8/2010
Amy Wilkinson discusses President Obama’s plans for small business that includes increased funding as well as tax incentives for small business.  This could be the jump start that entrepreneurs are looking for. Biz World takes a look at the rise of young generation entrepreneurs. The... [More]
Thom Ruhe
on February 12, 2010

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