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As his online entertainment business became successful, founder David Ellington needed more employees with mid-level technical skills. Filling those jobs with well-trained young people of color became this entrepreneur's way of giving back to his community by creating a model program that benefits everyone. Not only that, he's creating wealth as he brings disadvantaged youth into the high-tech mainstream with good salaries and stock options.
Think of your board of advisers like your old college friend and your board of directors as your parents, says the author. Their roles are very different and your relationship with each should be customized for their part of your small business.
To attract big talent, healthcare business owners need to think big. Here are some ways to get the best high-level hires for medical device startups and other young companies.
What's in a name? Read one medical business and marketing consultant's take on the conflicting demands of naming medical technology and medical device startups.
Should women should seek out only women for mentors? Not for a second, says Joanna Krotz, author and owner of Muse2Muse Productions.
A media entrepreneur advises joining and utilizing peer-to-peer groups that are selective to build the human capital that enables the building of companies.
Last week, we hosted Ice House Facilitator Training here at the Foundation. We had people come from across the country and the international community to be trained in how to facilitate an entrepreneurial mindset to members of their community. I had the chance to sit down with one of the facilitators, Rob Elwood, and learn about his reason for coming to this training, and how he sees it benefiting his community in Annapolis, Md.
Through university lectures and financial support, Maxine Clark is giving the next generation of entrepreneurs a leg up.
Dr. William J. Perry, former Secretary of Defense discusses lessons in leadership reminding us that a pivotal point in management is realizing that "It's your ship" and your own "crew". Perry draws parallels from his experience in business as an entrepreneur and in the government in various critical technology development roles and most recently as the Secretary of Defense (1994-1997). Perry ends with an incisive management principle applicable both in the corporate world and the government - "Take care of your troops and they will take care of you."
Our founder, Ewing Marion Kauffman, once said: "It's your right to be uncommon if you can. You seek opportunity to compete. You desire to take calculated risk, to dream, to build, yes, even to fail, and to succeed". He was talking to entrepreneurs: those people who create new ventures, building visions into reality. Indeed, entrepreneurs are uncommon in many ways. They create something from nothing. They see problems (and solutions) that others might not. They take personal and financial risks.
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