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Like many entrepreneurs, John Earle, owner of Johnny Cupcakes, built his successful business with the help of his family. How did this work for him? Just ask his Mom, Lorraine Earle, the CFO of Johnny Cupcakes. Balancing a full time job and starting up a...

 

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Posted by: Thom Ruhe
on June 30, 2010
Entrepreneurship News Roundup: Week of 6/25/2010

This week Gary Schoeniger’s, Founder and CEO of the Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative, (ELI), reviewed how entrepreneurs are more like insurgents rather than predators. We also looked at, how entrepreneurs like The Denver Cupcake Truck and Solotrekkers are using social media to build awareness of their...

 

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Posted by: Thom Ruhe
on June 25, 2010
The Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur Of The Year® Award

Looking forward to attending the Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of The Year Northeast Ohio Awards Gala tonight.  I’m honored to be a part of this honorable tradition. The Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur Of The Year® is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The award...

 

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Posted by: Thom Ruhe
on June 23, 2010
Pepsi Tech?
Today I posted an update to the home page of entrepreneurship.org about an idea exchange on media, communications and technology. Specifically, the Pepsi Company, yes the soda making giant, is “championing outside innovation and welcoming it into the organization to push our marketing and communications... [More]
Posted by: Thom Ruhe
on June 21, 2010
Entrepreneurs as insurgents?
Still a bit wrankled by Malcolm Gladwell’s recent article, “The Sure Thing,” in which he (mis)characterized entrepreneurs as “predators.” I began to search for a more accurate metaphor; one that might be negatively construed, yet more accurately describes the behavior and attitudes of successful entrepreneurs.... [More]
Posted by: Anonymous
on June 21, 2010
Entrepreneurship News Roundup: Week of 6/18/2010
This week we looked at how entrepreneurs are finding financial relief through individual development accounts (IDAs). These accounts help small business owners boost their savings to purchase equipment or advertising for their companies. In addition to this we reviewed, 7 tips for generating buzz for... [More]
Posted by: Thom Ruhe
on June 18, 2010
Entrepreneurship News Roundup: Week of 6/11/2010
This week we looked at a group of entrepreneur students at Babson College who transformed walls to whiteboards with their innovative entrepreneurial approach to the company IdeaPaint. Also, Kauffman Foundation Vice President of Advancing Innovation Lesa Mitchell testified to the House Committee on Science and Technology... [More]
Posted by: Thom Ruhe
on June 10, 2010
New “Infectious Talk” Podcast Series
“Infectious Talk,” is a new podcast series presented by the Kauffman Foundation.  Hosted by renowned blogger and financial commentator Paul Kedrosky, this series focuses on current issues as well as feature leading industry thinkers to discuss topics regarding: •    Entrepreneurship •    Economic Growth •    Innovation Check out the... [More]
Posted by: Thom Ruhe
on June 09, 2010
Entrepreneurship News Roundup: Week of 6/4/2010
This week we looked at how women entrepreneurial businesses are growing twice as quickly as the national average for all startups. One women entrepreneur that has helped in this growth over the past two years is entrepreneur Kate Friedman, owner of Atelier Shoes. We also... [More]
Posted by: Thom Ruhe
on June 04, 2010
Reaching into the past to create the future.
Last week I had the pleasure of attending Tech Town’s 2010 FastTrac to the Future conference in Detroit, Michigan. More than 700 experienced and aspiring entrepreneurs gathered on the campus of Wayne State University to participate in what will become the future of Detroit’s economy. ... [More]
Posted by: Anonymous
on June 03, 2010

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