Startup Spotlight: Let’s Go Du+ch!

Sharing experiences, creating memories, engaging with like-minded people, enjoying a richer life… this is the concept behind going “du+ch.” The company was born of longtime friends Vincent Paradiso and Debora McCleary, who partnered to create a social network for travel and entertainment. Both entrepreneurs in their previous lives, Vincent and Debora created a unique wayContinue reading “Startup Spotlight: Let’s Go Du+ch!”

What Kind Of Mindset Should An Entrepreneur Have??

I love Quora. It’s a really cool knowledge-sharing site. You register and build up your profile with topics of interest. Then you can apply your own experience and answer users’ questions about said topics. As you build up your credibility on the site, people then come to you to answer their questions. I’ve gotten someContinue reading “What Kind Of Mindset Should An Entrepreneur Have??”

Why Do Startups Fail?

A multitude of potential pitfalls can negatively impact entrepreneurs as they eagerly try to build their fledgling companies…and basically crush their spirit if allowed. In my experiences, there are four reasons that stand out the most: Lack of Research – Research is imperative. It provides insight about what your competitors are doing so can stay severalContinue reading “Why Do Startups Fail?”

Think Twice Before Joining The Style High Club

Hubby recently joined the Five Four Club. For $60 per month, he was promised an entirely new and fashionable wardrobe. Upon registering, he completed a detailed questionnaire so the company could gauge his style and taste and send him items according to his preferences. Sounds simple enough, right? The first shipment came the other day. IContinue reading “Think Twice Before Joining The Style High Club”

Compete At Your Peril?

I just started reading “Zero To One” by Silicon Valley innovator, entrepreneur and prominent venture capitalist, Peter Thiel. He presents a unique way of thinking as a key ingredient for startup success. Startups have to generate new ideas and act on them rapidly to grow and expand their operations. That’s really the only way theyContinue reading “Compete At Your Peril?”

Be Loyal To Your Royals

Customer is king…or in my case, queen. =) But words are cheap. You need to create an experience so a customer truly feels that patronizing your product offering is worth their time and money. You need to make them feel special and valued to inspire loyalty. I’m going to tell you a little story. AContinue reading “Be Loyal To Your Royals”

You Have Five Seconds To Impress Me…GO!

I’m long-winded by nature. If something can be stated in five words, it will take me thirty to get there. Luckily, I’ve tempered this in my writing.  But speaking…yeah, takes me a while to get to the point. So it’s no surprise that I hate the words “elevator speech.” This is the golden opportunity toContinue reading “You Have Five Seconds To Impress Me…GO!”

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