Posts Tagged ‘Entrepreneurship’

Serial Entrepreneurship: The Medici Success Formula

The daily tedium, stress and uncertainty of being an entrepreneur is a malady most of us are familiar with. For entrepreneurs generally, the most common mantra might be a variation on the theme, "Just let me get the business on an even keel, and then I will get the rest and enjoyment my labors deserve."

Against this backdrop, the subject of this article might sound absurd, but if you want to truly stand out from the crowd, accomplish all of your financial objectives and realize your dreams, the best approach may be serial entrepreneurship.

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Derek Elliott ? Entrepreneurship and Freedom

Now with smart phones being advanced, you can get connected with your network and access all your files right from the dock of your summer home on the lake. When I was talking with a fellow entrepreneur about this we laughed about how connected we are with our businesses and actually kind of like it.

The difference between being an employee in an organization and a business owner is dramatic, your level of financial and personal independence is amazing. You will be intrigued by the possibility of financial freedom and time freedom. You can live a good life as an employee, but you can't as easily experience the financial and personal freedom until you are a business owner and the owner of your destiny. As an Entrepreneur, you can experience freedom in the areas like,

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The Massachusetts Office of Small Business Development and Entrepreneurship Hires 451 Marketing

Boston Marketing Agency 451 Marketing is pleased to welcome their newest client, the Massachusetts Office of Small Business Development and Entrepreneurship (OSBE). OSBE has hired the 451 Marketing team to develop an integrated marketing plan that will create awareness of the myriad resources that OSBE's offers entrepreneurs to help tem start and grow their business in Massachusetts. "We are thrilled to announce that the Massachusetts Office of Small Business Development and Entrepreneurship is our newest client," said 451 Marketing Founder AJ Gerritson. "As a growing Boston marketing agency that got its start in Massachusetts, we are proud to be working with a state agency committed to helping new businesses thrive in the Commonwealth." OSBE works with the Commonwealth's many service providers of technical assistance and financing, as well as directly with small businesses to provide them with the direction and tools they need to succeed. OSBE understands small business needs, provides appropriate programs, and advocates policy that will enable growth and job creation in Massachusetts.

451's team of Inbound Marketing Specialists will offer the OSBE a combination of cutting edge marketing techniques and creative inspiration in order to effectively establish a strategic marketing campaign, enhance their brand, create a quarterly newsletter, redesign their existing web page and reinvent their marketing material. These efforts will develop awareness for the OSBE within their respected communities, which will increase resources available to businesses in Massachuestts. About the Massachusetts Office of Small Business Development and Entreprenuership The Massachusetts Office of Small Business & Entrepreneurship (OSBE) works directly with small businesses to provide an atmosphere of success. They strive to understand small businesses needs, provide appropriate programs, and advocate policies to enable growth and job creation within. Whether a business is in the beginning stages of development or has already been established, with the right information, assistance, and training any company can have the opportunity to thrive and grow in Massachusetts.

About 451 Marketing

451 Marketing (www.451marketing.com) -The Leader in New Media Communications - is one of the premier Online Lead Generation agencies in the country that utilizes cutting-edge communication techniques on the web. The firm's areas of expertise include branding, public relations, SEO/PR (search-leveraged public relations), PR 2.0 (public relations through social media), advertising, and marketing. 451 Marketing's experienced team takes a revenue-centered approach for all of their clients, developing out-of-the-box solutions that solve real business problems and broadcasting clients' messages effectively to any audience or media outlet. 451's experienced staff works to produce and implement unique and effective communications strategies that raise and bolster a client's public profile, while simultaneously driving new leads and business.

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Entrepreneurship – Save Yourself!

A conventional method of earning an honest wage is known by working a conventional job. A job at a typical Monday through Friday, 9 to 5, is what most people have grown accustomed to and sees it as safe. Our current economical flaws have tainted the comfort and security of this, which is why more people now than ever are beginning to realize that the only entity that will truly be honest with them, is themselves. More and more today, people are counting the costs only to discover that what once was secure and promising is nearly a thing of the past.

There was once a time where a person would have had one or two jobs their entire lives. They would work for a company 30 years and retire comfortably. Today, the average person holds job anywhere from 1 to 3 years, if that. The dynamics of the work-force has changed so much to where it seems as if there is no dignity, no respect and no positive outlook on employment. Much of this is not only on the shoulders of employees; employers should bear the burden on this too.

You've completed high school, attended and graduated college. Or, college just wasn't your thing and you discovered other means of survival. You're educated, marketable and have already drawn a lay-out of how you're going to climb the corporate ladder. Well, if the company you work for happens to survive another month, it's not necessarily an indication that your particular position is safe.

Down-sizing, cutting-costs, out-sourcing, internal changes and whatever else they're calling it is why we need to stop and look around at those that have fallen and start making preparations. Do not panic and start looking for another job. One of two things will happen. You either won't get the job because no one's hiring anyway, or, you'll get the job and be laid-off within a year.

It has become apparent that no one is safe. Every couple of months or so, companies hold periodic budget meetings and this is where they find areas that they can either financially afford to improve on or get rid of altogether. If you're able to, have your own an exit strategy already in place. Continue to work as usual, but keep in mind that everyday someone gets cut. You may be lucky enough and survive all of this, but there's so much uncertainty.

One way to slowly transition into the possibility of having to earn your own keep, start taking your hobbies seriously. Sure, there may be some things that you do on the weekends that are pure fun and something to simply pass away the time. But go down the list and see what you find that maybe you can turn into a viable business.

I find entrepreneurship happening in one of four ways:

* After solving one of your own problems and other people coming to you for help.

* Tired of working for other people and following procedures that make absolutely no sense.

* A new way of doing something that already exists but in a more efficient or cost-effective way. Why recreate the wheel?

* Loss of employment.

To help get things moving, here is a list of questions to ask yourself:

* What are some of the things you find yourself doing in your spare time?
* What things are you knowledgeable about that keep people coming to you about?
* What things do you think about that get you really excited?
* What things can you talk about for hours on end?
* What did you always want to do for a living, but you ended up getting "a job" to pay the bills?
* What can you do with your eyes closed? What can you do without even thinking about it?
* What do people always compliment you on?
* Even at your job, what do others say you're really good at doing in the office?
* What are some of your favorite movies or music? Maybe you can create an income in entertainment?
* Comic Books are big movie-makers today. Maybe you can create a new villain, or good guy.
* Like to draw? There you go.
* Like to write? There's another one.
* Love to cook? Maybe you can cater, from home.
* Always in the mirror yourself or do you enjoy making people look their best? Go into the beauty business.
* Do you enjoy business administration? Help more than one company and become a Virtual Assistant, from home.
*Do you always have a hard time finding clothes that fit right or shoes that fit right? Create prototypes of what you like, design it and start your own line. I can almost guarantee that whatever issues you're having, others are too. Solve a problem (strong piece of advice).
* Enjoy talking to people and helping them to figure things out? Become and start your own counseling business. Be a personal Coach.
* What outdoor activities do you enjoy?

These questions should help give you ideas on where to start and how to think about this. There is tons of information on the internet that can inform you on how to actually get started on your way to entrepreneurship. Best of all, many of these can be done from home.

People go into business for themselves for many reasons. Some have a choice and have the money, and some loose their jobs and have no choice. A lot of us are somewhere in between. Find your place and start living out your dreams. Entrepreneurship is not always easy, but it is very rewarding. Do a lot of research, take good notes and calculate your costs. But the most important thing is to take one step at a time. Time, effort, knowledge and passion for whatever you decide to do, will get you where you want to be at the right time.

Wishing you the best success.

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