Donald F. Kuratko at IndyStar.com: Many myths have arisen about entrepreneurs. These ideas are the result of a lack of research and understanding. As many researchers in the field have noted, the study of entrepreneurship is...

Niche Market Risks

The Entrepreneurial Mind: There are some cautions that an entrepreneur should be aware with a niche strategy: Entering a niche requires adaptability in your plan. Many entrepreneurs assume that since the niche is a relatively safe...
Business Reform: "The rationale behind our list is as follows: We wanted to find the ten best Christian-owned, -run, or -founded franchises and list them according to their degree of market presence, financial success, their...
  If you have a business license and a tax ID number and want to get your hands on products long before they make it to the retail segment, check out these 10 resources (listed...
Finish better than your beginnings All education is self-education Seek first to manage yourself, then to manage others Influence is more important than victory Work hard and watch your costs Everybody wants to...
In his recent Newbiz column, Samuel Fromartz examines some of the findings in the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor. On totally original ideas: 27 percent of were pursuing an idea that was "not new to any...

After Layoff, a Start-Up

NY Times: Soon after David Riedel lost his job two years ago as an equity analyst at Salomon Smith Barney in a wave of layoffs on Wall Street, his entrepreneurial juices kicked in. He knew that...

The Benefactor

Mark Cuban: "My name is Mark Cuban. I am the Benefactor." ABC: "What would you do for a million dollars? Billionaire businessman and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is about to find out because he...
An Entrepreneur's Life: "If you run a business with employees, every single one of 'em who interacts with clients/customers/end-users needs to understand what is and what is not acceptable. We raise people defiant nowadays, so...
Inc: "Buying a business, it turns out, isn't all that different from buying a house. If we're shopping for a house, we can easily find out such helpful information as what the median sales price...
Dan Sherman: "Don't restrict yourself to creating value for your customer directly related to your service or product."
A List Apart: "If you're like thousands of other designers, programmers and other creative professionals out there, at one point in time you've considered starting your own business. Unlike most, you've gone against common sense...
Startup Journal: "Mr. Smith feels he owes his former boss a debt of gratitude because the tempestuous relationship spurred him to actively pursue his longtime dream of self-employment. 'I have to give him credit for...

Blogging for Dollars

ABC News: "Some blogs have become start-up businesses devoid of traditional business plans or venture capital finances. Because of relatively low start-up and maintenance costs, bloggers have found they need not market a longer lasting...

Five Things

Suzi Bonk: "Five Things I Would Tell Someone Who Wanted to Be An Entrepreneur... Before they became an entrepreneur (aka... The Five Things No One Told Me... Before I became an Entrepreneur)"
Karon Thackston on Insider Reports: Let me tell you right up front, there is no shame in being a small or home-based business. There is no reason to believe you have less to offer if...

Ink is Big Business

SFGate: "It's one of the great ironies of the digital age. Ink, a substance that has been around some 5,000 years, has become an enormous cash cow for computer companies. They sell the...

Grave Marker BizOp

Dan Sherman: "What you'll be doing is providing/making grave markers for the lower income families the funeral home may be talking to. Markers can cost well over $500. You can make one for about $10-$15...
Brad Feld: What follows are some fundamental financial tenets that all early-stage entrepreneurs should be aware of, understand, and heed.Cash is king: No matter what, don't run out of money. Nothing else in this article...
On the MIT Entrepreneurship Center website, there is a great collection of entrepreneurial advice and tips from friends and alumni of the school. My favorite quip comes from Bart Stuck, now the Managing Director...