"You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
You must do the thing which you think you cannot do." -Eleanor Roosevelt

October 10, 2010 by  
Filed under Advice on Education, Blog, Education, Entrepreneurs

Tweet More and more entrepreneurs are  saying they  had symptoms of Dyslexia in school.  An early  lifetime of difficulties & challenges faced in the classroom by those suffering from Dyslexia  can lead to success later when they learn to compensate with other skills.  Some of those skills are;  developing new ways of doing things, delegating responsibility and problem solving.  These areas […]

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Richard Branson in TED / Dyslexic / ADHD / ADD

July 29, 2010 by  
Filed under Blog, Education, Entrepreneurs

Tweet   Richard Branson is yet another successful entrepreneur that indicates he was not a good student.  He goes on to define his learning style as dyslexic and suggests a low IQ score be the result of his assesment.  Intersesting how this pattern continues to emerge in the stories of particularly successful entrepreneurs.  As the […]

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Opinion: Startups Should be Colocated

July 13, 2010 by  
Filed under Advice on Success, Blog, Business Planning, Entrepreneurs, Success

Tweet Startups Should be Colocated By Francine Hardaway From FastCompany.com Editor’s note: This blog is written by a member of our expert blogging community and expresses that expert’s views alone. Long before I went to China and got to know Mark Suster, I read and admired his blog.He’s one of the new generation of open, transparent VCs. So […]

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4 Tips for Raising Funds in a Harsh Environment

July 5, 2010 by  
Filed under Advice on Money, Blog, Money

Tweet 4 Tips for Raising Funds in a Harsh Environment Lessons from an entrepreneur who raised $6.25 million in venture capital funding By Zephrin Lasker From Entrepreneur Magazine Online While capital markets continue their well-documented convulsions, that doesn’t mean that dedicated entrepreneurs must shelve their startup dreams next to the past few years IPO filings. […]

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Is Your Great Idea a Real Business?

July 1, 2010 by  
Filed under Blog, Principles, Success

Tweet Is Your Great Idea A Real Business? Twelve questions to help you separate the merely clever from the ideas that stand a true chance of succeeding. By Christopher Steiner From Forbes Magazine Online Entrepreneurs constantly comb their brains and the world around them for new ideas. The trick often lies in figuring out whether […]

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Video: These Kids Mean Business

June 29, 2010 by  
Filed under Blog, Entrepreneurs, Kid Entrepreneurs, Parenting, School Age, Teens

Tweet Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Clarence Page looks at the role of entrepreneurship education as a way to help change the lives of at-risk youth. Centered on budding entrepreneurs across the country and the programs created to foster their interest and understanding of the free-market, the documentary tells the tale of underserved youth creating and living […]

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15 Things Every Business Owner Needs to Know

June 29, 2010 by  
Filed under Blog, Business Planning, Entrepreneurs, Principles, Success

Tweet Running a business requires many skills, from planning for the future to keeping excellent records. Here’s a list of some essentials that every entrepreneur must keep in mind. From Inc.com Running a small business is no small task and though it is associated with great freedom, any business owner will tell you that there […]

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Entrepreneurs’ volunteer opportunity: be a business mentor

June 23, 2010 by  
Filed under Blog, Giving Back, Volunteer

Tweet Be a Business Mentor From VolunteerWatch.org MicroMentor is a free online service that connects small business owners with business mentors. MicroMentor puts your skills and experience to work, and gives you the opportunity to engage in a meaningful one-on-one relationship with an entrepreneur. Whether you want to volunteer locally or virtually, sharing your expertise […]

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Jacobson Entrepreneurship Academy for middle school students

June 22, 2010 by  
Filed under Blog, Entrepreneurs, Events, Kid Entrepreneurs

Tweet Jacobson Entrepreneurship Academy Middle School Camp for Students Completing Grades 7-9 Iowa City July 19-23, 2010 Apply Today! Download an Application Des Moines July 26-30, 2010 Apply Today! Download an Application The Jacobson Entrepreneurship Academy is a week-long day camp for Iowa students who have completed 7-9 grades and are interested in entrepreneurship and owning […]

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High School Drop Out Rates cost the US Billions

Tweet High School drop out rates affect our economy in vast and numerous ways.  Eating at the core of our job market and economic growth as a whole we are faced with the question of what to do with our education system.  Our nations High School drop out rates are only growing and the expense […]

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