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Passion Alone Can’t Pay The Bills

You can’t crush true entrepreneurial spirit. If you have it, it’s only a matter of time before you find your niche. Each “failed” attempt has to be viewed as a lesson learned. The real failure comes about when you don’t take anything away from the experience, when you don’t apply any of your newfound knowledgeContinue reading “Passion Alone Can’t Pay The Bills”

How Do You Keep The Music Playing? How Do You Make It Last??

So you’re sitting in front of your laptop a couple of months post-launch scratching your head, thinking “What the heck should I do NOW?” Very good question. It’s one that I’m pretty sure most small business owners have. Launch week ROCKED!!! We sold a TON!!! But now? Two months later? CRICKETS. You’re still a waysContinue reading “How Do You Keep The Music Playing? How Do You Make It Last??”

This Love Affair Will Cost You

There is a really good reason why feedback is so critical in the product development process. MONEY. Hmm, interesting.  Tell me more. If you go down a path without prospective customer feedback, you run the risk that you will never be able to gain traction in the marketplace. You WILL feel strongly about your product. ThisContinue reading “This Love Affair Will Cost You”

See A Need, Fill A Need

Yes, I stole the title from the movie “Robots.”  But I just credited them, so we’re good.  It’s a powerful statement, one that begs a question… Are people going to pay for your idea or service? This is the very first question you need to ask yourself as an entrepreneur.  And answer it honestly becauseContinue reading “See A Need, Fill A Need”

Scoring The Holy Grail…Must Channel Your Inner Indiana Jones!!

I read a lot of interviews in Entrepreneur magazine.  A LOT.  If you haven’t already picked up on this, I am obsessed with all things start-up, Silicon Valley and innovative.  Unfortunately, my own endeavors led to one pile of handbags and a second, larger pile of debt.  But I’m still an entrepreneur…and as such, I needContinue reading “Scoring The Holy Grail…Must Channel Your Inner Indiana Jones!!”

Are You Creating Something Disruptive? If Not, Get Back To The Drawing Board!

I’m a lot of things.  Patient is not one of them.  And it cost a boatload of cash for me to realize that rushing toward the finish line without a solid pair of running shoes is the surest way NOT to win the race. You see, back when I decided that I was going toContinue reading “Are You Creating Something Disruptive? If Not, Get Back To The Drawing Board!”

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