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Even if you're the CEO, building enthusiasm among your troops for a new product idea can be tricky. What's the secret to success? Show them how it can actually become their idea. This article provides three real-life examples of how this approach works.
The Young Entrepreneurs' Organization created opportunities for Keith Alpers, but he has given back to the organization many times over.
There is no shortage of well-educated people in academic environments. But the challenge is in turning the attention of those bright minds to entrepreneurship. Here are a few ideas on how to do it.
Every Thursday evening in downtown Pittsburgh, something special happens at Little E's Jazz and Blues Club. During happy hour each week, entrepreneurs get together to tap into what's hot in the Pittsburgh start-up arena. Over drinks and cool jazz, they have the opportunity to interact and create relationships with potential financiers, university incubators, economic development thought leaders and other business stars.
What's the most valuable aspect of your business? Is it the bricks and mortar? The equipment? Or is it something intangible? While you can't touch it, feel it or see it, intellectual property when defined as "knowledge" or "know how" is often times the real equity of a business, and if it's lost, it can bring that business to its knees.
Carl Behnke's investment of more than 20 years on the board of Junior Achievement is just one example of his belief in giving back.
Founder Bob Beyster describes his highly successful approach to recruiting, retaining, and rewarding top performers--a culture of employee ownership. This is a core strategy for growing SAIC, an entrepreneurial, employee-owned, high-technology corporation.
Pittsburg, Kansas and Pittsburg State University benefit from the broad generosity of Gene Bicknell, who gives because "it's the right thing to do."
When Arthur M. Blank talks about entrepreneurship - what it takes to create, build and grow a company - he talks about principles. And, when he talks about principles, he talks about giving back.
When every start-up you're involved in grows quickly and you're working all the time, how do you manage to squeeze in philanthropic activity? Searching for a way to support his community, a company president got together with other successful business owners to establish the Austin Entrepreneurs Foundation. They endowed it the same way they rewarded employees, consultants and investors: with equity. And, as a result of their business success, the AEF now has plenty of options.
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