Tag Archive | entrepreneur

The Smartest Guy In The Room

Welcome back to VentureStart. Things slowed down a little over the summer, as they often do, but we’ve noticed a very quick resurgence of energy in the start-up space this week and expect the momentum to continue through the fall now that Labor Day weekend has passed. While a lot of people were relaxing, or […]

A truly thought-provoking blog post on one man’s journey to entrepreneurship and how his life experiences prepared him for the hardships of the start-up world. In every successful entrepreneur, there’s something deep inside that hardens us against the fear, the risk, the ambiguity, and the potential failure. Steve Blank explains how he found the courage […]

7 Lessons From My First Year as an Entrepreneur

This is a great article from a fellow entrepreneur. A year ago, I started Greatist with no real clue what I was doing. We’re now the fastest-growing health and fitness site on the Web, so a lot has gone right. But a lot has als0 gone wrong. A year ago, I’d never really hired someone. […]

Entrepreneurs Who Go It Alone — By Choice

Keep an eye out for Venture Start’s new domain, coming soon. Not every Entrepreneur wants a business partner, and not everyone NEEDS a business partner. Some industries are less physically demanding and require less literal heavy lifting than others, like tech vs. manufacturing, even if they require the same amount of figurative heavy lifting. Some […]

Failure Is Not An Option, Or Is It?

“Failure is not an option!” How many of us have been told that, or thought it, or even said it ourselves? The quote was made famous for an entire generation by Gene Kranz’s character in the movie Apollo 13. Yes, I just dated myself, but go see the movie anyway. It will teach you a […]

Female Entrepreneurs

Are female entrepreneurs any different from their male counterparts? The surprising answer is, yes! But it may not be in the way you think. This has been a hot topic lately in the start-up world. According to a report by The Kauffman Foundation, male and female entrepreneurs usually have equal levels of education and agree […]

Choosing The Right Business Parter

The third article in a series on the steps to starting a venture This post was written after Writing the Business Plan, but choosing a business partner can happen before or after writing a business plan. The order is less important than what takes place at each step. Choosing the right business partner can be […]