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Why Entrepreneurs Should Focus on Education

by / ⠀Startup Advice / June 8, 2012

With Facebook’s IPO finally launching, the thirst for being an entrepreneur has never been higher. More and more companies and entrepreneurs take shape everyday, but with that comes a much more challenging environment to stand out from the competition. This is now forcing entrepreneurs to think outside the box and figure our what problems they want to solve, as well as the industries they want to change. My…

5 Lessons From the Berenstain Bears for the Young Entrepreneur

by / ⠀Startup Advice / March 4, 2012

For 50 years, the Berenstain Bears have been teaching American youth lessons that last a lifetime. I’m sure all of you have read at least one of the 260+ editions of Berenstain Bears that Stanley and Jan Berenstain wrote, starting in 1962. Stanley passed away in 2005 and unfortunately Jan passed away at 88 because of a stroke this past Friday in Solebury, PA – 15 minutes from…

Why You Should be a Social Entrepreneur

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / December 16, 2011

The terms social good and entrepreneurship are becoming more and more tied as entrepreneurs start to realize their potential to change an industry, their environment, or even the world. That being said, many young entrepreneurs stay away from social good or philanthropic issues because traditionally, non-profit initiatives don’t exactly make someone the next Mark Zuckerberg. Ultimately, young entrepreneurs must understand that being a social entrepreneur or focusing on…

5 Entrepreneur Lessons from Mad Men

by / ⠀Startup Advice / October 4, 2011

Coming off their 4th straight Emmy for “Best Drama,” Mad Men is as hot as ever despite not having one new episode in 2011.  Mad Men also happens to be my favorite show, as I’m sure many of you share that sentiment. I’m continuously in awe of the style and work they portray, but those take-aways have been covered over and over again. I wanted to take a…

Finding the Education of an Entrepreneur

by / ⠀Startup Advice / August 8, 2011

The thirst for learning something new is an essential component to the DNA of an entrepreneur. Entrepreneurs don’t drop out of college because they can’t handle the work, they drop out because they see an external opportunity to succeed, grow, and learn in the real world. One of the key lessons I have learned since diving into an entrepreneurial mindset is that an education means much more than…

Passion and Drive: It's What Every Entrepreneur Needs to Succeed

by / ⠀Startup Advice / April 3, 2011

Drive and Passion, Passion and Drive. Either way you say it, these are two of the main qualities that every entrepreneur; regardless of age, or experience must have. That being said, I think we are looking at the correlation between the two incorrectly.  Many have just gone along their journey towards entrepreneurial or even career success thinking drive and passion are the same thing.  Heck, a month ago,…

How to Get Others to Believe in You and Your Product

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / October 7, 2010

Starting off as an entrepreneur in the public relations industry as a college student has been anything but easy.  Aside from putting together a team, a business model, and the documents needed to complete our tasks, it all comes down to one thing: pulling in clients.  Whether you’re targeting consumers or clients, there is a looming obstacle that any new, young business owner faces: How do you get…

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