Comic: Passion Trashin’: Is your business worth it?

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / September 6, 2013

 Who cares about passion, right?  “We don’t have time for fanatics! We have a business to run.” On the contrary, passion is one of the most important things you can bring to a business. Here are a few questions to ask yourself: If you were extremely, unbelievably tired, would you still work that extra hour on your business? If you had no incoming money for 3 years, and…

Comic: Outreach Out of Hand

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / June 23, 2013

Beware of the gigantic social media time vortex.   15 tweets, 6 updates and 8 status messages later, you realize your whole day has disappeared!  The lure of social media is hard to resist. Instant gratification and constant validation make the channel irresistible.  It’s also so easy! So you can understand why many entrepreneurs, even without a product or customer turn to social media first. The irony is that…

Comic: Penny Pinched Beyond Bootstrapping

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / June 15, 2013

Time to pull up your socks and start bootstrapping.  Got a great idea but it’s still in your head? Not sure if any customers would give your idea a second look?  Still trying to figure out the startup game? Bootstrapping is great way to give you and your idea some validation and a jumpstart.  It allows you to take the time and effort to assess and tweak your…

Comic: Co-Founders Keepers

by / ⠀Startup Advice / March 29, 2013

“I can do it all myself” declare many new entrepreneurs as they decide to go solo. However, cofounders can complement skills, help propel business and provide investment amongst many other things. Unfortunately, it is difficult to find a suitable cofounder! So it’s common to have solopreneurs represent their ventures as ‘we’ and ‘my team’.  And why shouldn’t they? They are indeed the CEO, CFO, CMO, Developer, Assistant, and…

Comic: Emotional Roller Coaster of Entrepreneurship

by / ⠀Startup Advice / March 22, 2013

“Don’t forget to strap in your friends and family! It’s going to be a bumpy ride.”  No one can deny that starting your own venture is like a roller coaster ride, but those closest to you probably have no idea that they are also in for a stomach-churning adventure. As you embark on your entrepreneurial journey, you, and your friends and family need to be prepared for internal…

Comic: Race to the Bottom

by / ⠀Startup Advice / March 15, 2013

Climbing the good ol’ corporate ladder is a tried, true, relatively predictable, yet slow way to reach the top. Heeding the speed limit and traversing the dotted lines can get frustrating, as there is no magical formula for ascension. And cracking the office politics and favoritism codes can be a mystery.   This is a reason you may have pursued your own venture: so you could declare yourself…

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