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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.…

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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…

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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…

Nicky Kelly, CEO & founder SurfHolidays.com

What Doesn’t Kill You Only Makes You a Better Entrepreneur

Many people dream of turning their passion into their jobs while many entrepreneurs dream of turning solutions in to businesses. Nicky Kelly did both. Founder and CEO of SurfHolidays.com, Kelly has navigated a series of near-fatal blows in his move from a part-time business/hobby to one ready for investment and world domination. SurfHolidays now has…

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A Startup is Not the Place to Make Money

Fiachra Ó Comhraí started his own company and gave himself the job title of Player 1. The company, Gordon Games, took off and Ó Comhraí decided it was time to grow up and change his title to CEO. People wouldn’t have that and he’s still Player 1. Even says so on his website. It was just one…

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Don’t Waste Time Starting Your Own Business

It was one of those nuggets of advice that came unexpectedly but bears repeating: If your startup idea is crap, or if your understanding of how startups work is crap, go work for a startup instead. The comment came during a Q&A session at Entrepreneurs Anonymous, a monthly meetup I co-run for early stage and…

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Think Like an Athlete: 11 Tips for Business

Think like an athlete, learn to sell and know noise. Those were among the tips offered up to entrepreneurs by Denis Breen (@profitpal_denis) at this month’s Entrepreneurs Anonymous meetup. Managing Director of ProfitPal (@profitpalie), an accounting and tax advice firm, Breen was passing on advice gleaned from his own experience and his company’s dealings with…

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Two Views on Data — It’s There But Be Careful What You Read In To It

There has never been as much data available as before. But is it any good? Jon Bradford (@jd) said the costs of starting a new business have collapsed in recent years. Yet the challenges remain the same. Bradford, who is Managing Director of TechStars in London, said early stage startups struggle to find the correct…

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Take All the (Vacation) Time You Like, Just Get the Job Done

If you told most managers their workers would be more productive with unlimited time off, the bosses would probably wonder about your mental well being. Yet, a few companies do just that and swear by the results. However, “If you treat people like adults, they will act like adults” is a cliche not always lived…

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An Entrepreneur Answers Your Questions

This is the second part of a post written by Ruth Underwood. Part I is here. After the talk, O’Connor was asked if it is fair to tell someone they don’t have the answers to the 3 questions? You have no right to tell someone they don’t have the answers to those 3 questions because you…