Archive for October, 2010

Do You Love Your Business More Than Your Family?

Icon Written by Alora on October 28, 2010 – 11:41 am

Old school advice about loving your business more than loving your family makes a lot of assumptions — not the least of which is that your family could or should wait around for you to start living up to your obligations.

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5 Steps in Finding the Right Team for Your Startup

Icon Written by Alora on October 26, 2010 – 11:40 am

I was recently talking to a single friend about his misadventures in dating. He was telling me about different approaches he’d take, the types of questions he’d ask and then — inevitably — the crazy type of mismatches he’d find himself with. I couldn’t help but think about this conversation as I read Tim Berry’s great blog post called, “5 Ways to Build a Team that Builds Itself.”

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The Tribe of the Entrepreneur

Icon Written by Alora on October 19, 2010 – 11:40 am

If you’re an entrepreneur, how and where do you find like-minded people with whom to build your own tribe?

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The Entrepreneurial Legacy to Gen Y

Icon Written by Alora on October 12, 2010 – 10:40 am

I see how big the difference is in my life versus my parents and grandparents, and I am riveted at the idea of what subsequent generations are going to experience that I am not even capable of imagining.

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Tis the Season for Taxes

Icon Written by Alora on October 5, 2010 – 10:40 am

There may be no bigger, more intimidating aspect to running one’s own business than taxes. The complexity of small business taxation is easily one of the most overwhelming parts of trying to build a business. What resources are there for (especially new) entrepreneurs, trying to wear a bunch of different hats — including that of Chief Tax Officer?

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