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5 Key Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs [INFOGRAPHIC]

December 17, 2013 by Irfan Ahmad

Entrepreneurial traits

Have you ever wanted to be an Entrepreneur? Becoming one's own boss is a very attractive idea for most folks. However, not everyone has the entrepreneurial spirit. If you really want to be a successful entrepreneur, you need to follow your instincts, and learn about yourself.[read more]

I'm All In: 11 Ways Entrepreneurship Is Like Poker

August 20, 2013 by Kriti Vichare

Entrepreneurship: a gamble?

I played my first poker game recently. Although my hope for beginner’s luck didn't pan out, I learned a lot during that game and saw many parallels to starting a company. And the more I understood poker, the more it made sense as to why poker was declared a game of “skill”, instead of a game of pure chance.[read more]

“The Social Network” will inspire an entirely new generation of entrepreneurs

October 7, 2010 by Dave Knox

“Watching this movie makes you want to run from the theatre, grab your laptop and build your own empire.  You’ve got the ability.  If you’re not starting, it’s sour grapes, you just don’t believe in yourself enough, you’re just not motivated enough.” – Bob Lefsetz At this point, I would imagine that most people who read this...[read more]

Blogger of the Week - Pamela Slim

May 19, 2009 by BrianRoger

We recently interviewed Pam Slim for MyVenturePad. Pam has not only run her own business for over a decade, she has also been instrumental in guiding many who seek to bridge the chasm between the corporate sphere and the challenging world of entrepreneurship. A well-known coach and writer, Pam is a former corporate manager who also spent...[read more]

What I Learned from Running a Startup Part 2

February 19, 2009 by Jacob Morgan

This is part one of a series of posts, I have no idea how many posts it will be, but I hope you will find the information useful and valuable. A few days ago I wrote part one of  “what I learned from running a startup,” this is the continuation. One of the first things I want to address is the distance between you and...[read more]

Don't Get Ripped Off By Venture Capital “Brokers”

May 31, 2008 by Sam Huleatt

Stuff like this makes me really angry. I noticed this in Google Adwords. Entrepreneurs who don't know any better might be enticed to spend $2495 for a “workshop” with Terem Capital. Right. Terem lists no portfolio companies on its site and several anonymous quotes. And who is running the workshop? Jodin Hansell whose bio...[read more]

Are YOU Ready to Escape From Corporate America?

May 9, 2008 by Daniel Schawbel

Pamela Skillings is an author, journalist, blogger and entrepreneur who spent twelve years working as a marketing executive for major New York companies. In 2004, she realized that corporate life wasn't working for her anymore. By 2005, she left the world of steady paychecks and free office supplies to launch her own company. She met...[read more]

Introducing /Anecdotes: Personal Experiences in Entrepreneurship

January 8, 2008 by Sam Huleatt

I have been struggling to think of a way to capture many of the interesting things taking place in my life as an entrepreneur. I think friends and family (and some readers) will find these experiences a much better way to connect with and understand what I've been up to (along with Ben and whole slew of the interesting characters that...[read more]

Guest Post: Taking the Professional Brand Online by Lief Larson

November 27, 2007 by Daniel Schawbel

Today is a special event.  It is the first guest post ever on the Personal Branding Blog.  This guest post is written by Lief Larson, the founder and genius behind Lyro.com, a social network for exchanging business cards with your contacts. I'm proud to support Lief and be featured on the main page of Lyro.  Lief was also mentioned as...[read more]

The Art of Entrepreneurship: Noah Charney

November 4, 2007 by Sam Huleatt

Entrepreneurs are an innovative breed, but it takes someone special to innovate within an industry that has existed for centuries. One of these people is my good friend, Noah Charney, whose debut novel, The Art Thief, is now available in a bookstore near you. <!--[if !supportEmptyParas]--><!--[endif]-->Despite the wild...[read more]