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For Want of a Nail . . .

Posted by Seth Elliott On December - 6 - 2010

This article was first published as “For Want of a Nail . . .” on Technorati For want of a nail the shoe was lost. For want of a shoe the horse was lost. For want of a horse the rider was lost. For want of a rider the battle was lost. For want of […]

What’s Your Problem?

Posted by Seth Elliott On April - 29 - 2010

One of the best ways to develop your company’s strategic plan, summary and especially elevator pitch is by asking yourself (and your team) a series of core questions. A great approach is to pose these questions and engage in an intensive brainstorming session for each to determine answers. In each case, you want to develop […]

6 Tips for Bootstrapping Your Business

Posted by Seth Elliott On April - 14 - 2010

DSWS8QF8XU4B Today it’s easier and cheaper to start a business than ever before in history. The technological advancements of the last ten years, particular in the internet and telecommunications, have brought the capital needed for core business formation to unheard of levels. However, growing your business is a different story. Many businesses do require a […]

An Entrepreneurial Quick Start Guide

Posted by Seth Elliott On March - 16 - 2010

Many would-be entrepreneurs are uncertain how to get started. Perhaps you have a strong desire to work for yourself, but you’re not sure what the next step should be. While the subject of entrepreneurship is extensive, it doesn’t have to be overly complicated. Here is an Entrepreneurial Quick Start Guide for those of you considering […]

FREE Resources for Entrepreneurs

Posted by Seth Elliott On December - 29 - 2009

Business formation is oftentimes a solo venture. The primary force behind starting and running a company is, many times, a single entrepreneur with drive and vision. However, as I’ve noted before – there is no need to reinvent the wheel when it comes to starting and running a business. Smart entrepreneurs take advantage of available […]

Entrepreneurial Jiu-Jitsu: Weakness to Strength

Posted by Seth Elliott On December - 22 - 2009

The reasons not to take the entrepreneurial plunge are as many as the day is long. “I don’t have the right connections;” “I don’t have access to venture capitalists;” “There’s nothing new – everything’s been thought of already;” “I’m not a technologist.” I’m sure you can come up with five more before finishing the next […]

8 Keys To Starting A Business Tomorrow

Posted by Seth Elliott On December - 3 - 2009

In addition to my regular consulting and coaching activities (and writing the Unchained Entrepreneur), I’ve been volunteering my time lately with the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE). NFTE is a fantastic organization with the mission of providing entrepreneurship education programs to young people from low income communities in order to provide a pathway to prosperity. […]