Brewers Hope Innovative Flavors and Community Involvement Keys to Success

This article first appeared on The Local Brewing beer at home is a simple enough process. You start off by making a few iffy batches, but, with persistence, you can end up with an okay beer. Who knows? With a deft touch, you might even make a great beer. Gary and Jake Rogers know. They…


How Facebook Is Engaging Brands

Another nifty infographic from OneProductions in Dublin. And this time it’s animated! The graphic shows how Facebook is engaging brands. Native video is rising and predicted to reach eighty-four percent by 2018. Facebook native video accounts for three billion video views a day. The early adopters of Facebook native video are primarily major media companies…

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New Tech’s Nearly New Notions

There’s a tendency in tech to think its innovations are the result of new thinking. Sometimes that may be the case but often old thinking is merely repackaged or rediscovered. In a small economy like Ireland’s, starting and growing a business can be slow (or excruciating) if entrepreneurs are to rely on the domestic market…


Happy Birthday, Pinterest!

Another great infographic from Dublin-based One Productions. This one outlines Pinterest’s first five years.


“The Moses Myth” Undermines Your Confidence as an Innovator

In the Moses Myth, innovation is a miracle when a special person raises their hands to God, the Red Sea is parted or the iPhone is born. “Pick your own utopian outcome. The message is the same,” says Dr. Jeanne Liedtka, a professor at the Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia.…


Don’t Name It After Yourself and Other Indicators of Potential Entrepreneurial Success

Sticks and stones may break your bones, and the name you call yourself could also hurt you. Entrepreneurs often agonize over their new business name, and for good reason. Now a new study advises entrepreneurs not to name the business after themselves and to keep the name short. Research in the journal, Science, finds firms…


Infographic: YouTube Grows From Teething to 10 Year Old

Here’s a fun infographic with an innovative twist: It shows the first 10 years of YouTube’s life mapped to those of a child. Developed by One Productions, a creative communications company based in Dublin, Ireland, the infographic celebrates YouTube’s upcoming 10th birthday. It’s not the first infographic One Productions has sent this way. Their last…

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Top 10 Posts All Entrepreneur Related

The list below shows the most visited pages on this website in 2014. Although I write about a number of issues, the most popular ones were all related to entrepreneurship. So, here are the Top 10: The Entrepreneurs Anonymous (EA) page here Gary Leyden of the NDRC on how to use the Business Model Canvas.…


How to Quit & 6 Other Tips for Entrepreneurs

Seán O’Riordan had a steady job in a Big Four accounting firm. It looked reliable and recession-proof. What’s more, he came from a family with a high regard for such jobs. So, he was a little nervous at the thought of telling them he wanted to chuck it all in for the uncertainty of a…


Get Ready to Waste Time & 9 Other Tips for Entrepreneurs

It’s the entrepreneur’s routine affliction. They start out with a brilliant idea and start building it. Then, reality intervenes and they find the final product is nothing like they envisioned. There are usually four steps to getting it right, said Manoj Chawla. You start by doing the wrong thing the wrong way. Then you do…