What are the ten traits most entrepreneurs have in common? Many say that entrepreneurs are born, it’s in their blood. On the other hand, certain skills can be developed and mastered with time and experience. We tried to gather a rundown of the basic traits, what would you add?
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Monthly Archives: December 2012
By Morris Kaplan, a Special to Overdrive
You have something your customers desperately want…
And it’s not yet another brochure. Nor is it an interrupting ad or irritating promotion-
It’s your expertise.
By: Marshall Gregg, a Special to Overdrive
As the workforce becomes more and more tech savvy, a recent trend called BYOD — or bring your own device — has really begun to take off in popularity.
Basically, BYOD means just what it implies—people using their own devices in the workplace. Rather than rely on your boss for a computer, just bring your laptop or tablet from home and use it at work. According to an article on Forbes.com, by the middle of this year, 60 percent of companies were allowing consumer devices and software in the workplace — a 43 percent increase from last year.
By: Verne Harnish, a Special to Overdrive
Marissa Levin more than doubled her revenues at Information Experts in the past three years, and she’s the first to tell you she couldn’t have done it alone.
Her secret sauce: A great advisory board. About three years ago, the founder and CEO of the 18-year-old strategic communications consultancy turned to a mentor for help in growing Information Experts.
“My company was stuck at $5 million,” she says. “I couldn’t get past certain road blocks.”
Her mentor advised her to put the board of advisors in place. “He said it’s a group of people you hand select that can get over your problem,” she says. “That conversation sparked a light bulb for me.”
By: Speak-First.com, a Special to Overdrive
“Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society” Mark Twain.
At Speak First, we’re all about helping people to make the right personal impact. So we invited image coach Sue Donnelly to give you some essential tips on making a great first impression with your appearance…