Starting a part-time business can be a low-risk entry into entrepreneurship, says Eric Markowitz of Inc.com. He offers some advice on getting your business idea off the ground in your spare time.
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On Bloomberg Businessweek, Karen E. Klein examines entrepreneur Sasha Gurke's advice on keeping a business thriving – the overall theme of which is: think like an engineer.
On Fast Company, Mark Suster advises entrepreneurs on using PR firms for their start-up companies. He says: "One of the most frequent questions entrepreneurs ask about when they raise a little bit of money or are getting close to launching their first product is whether they should hire a PR firm.
Are you finding it difficult to attract top talent to your company? Do you need ideas for finding extraordinary employees to help with your venture?
If so, Verne Harnish offers some advice on the Fortune website in the form of the following five tips:
Do you feel that your work as a manager is getting more and more complicated? You are almost certainly right.
Everybody would like to make money – and success will usually depend on the degree of enterprise that is intelligently applied to the business idea.
Entrepreneurs don't on the whole read management books, and most such books don't seem to be written for them - especially those who run smaller businesses. After all, there's a vast gulf between the scale of business that employs at most 100 people and a payroll in the tens of thousands. The large company can turn over £1 million, not in a good year, but an everyday hour.
The romantic image of the founder-millionaire wearing overalls. tinkering visibly with some mechanical marvel in workshop or lab, is often reality.
Managers are constantly asked to behave like entrepreneurs.
All companies today want to stay or become entrepreneurial.
But what are the attributes of the entrepreneur? The most convincing list by far was assembled by Geoffrey A.Timmons in an article published by the Harvard Business Review in 1979. He found that entrepreneurs required the following nine qualities:
People are the key to organisational success, and also the cause of corporate failure.