There’s a myth that having a family and running a company are incompatible, but here are 3 reasons why kids can be a business advantage.
As a mother of two (with a third on the way), who started both a company and family at the same time, I’m always eager to dispel the myth that having a family will set back your business. This is constantly a topic of focus in the media regarding women-owned businesses (as if men don’t have kids too), which make up only 35% of the total entrepreneurial population. Who knows how big that percentage might get if women felt like starting a family was an asset, instead of a conflict, with launching a business?
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By Richard Harroch
Having been a start-up lawyer, entrepreneur, and venture capitalist, I have been asked many of the following questions over the years from entrepreneurs when starting a business. Sometimes there isn’t an easy answer, and as lawyers often like to say, “It depends on the circumstances.” But, here are my short-hand answers to the frequently asked start-up questions, which hopefully will be right 95% of the time.
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By Olaf Swantee
The twin disruptive forces of tough economic times and technology-driven innovation are giving birth to new innovations, new markets and new opportunities.
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By Dan Schawbel @DanSchawbel
Many entrepreneurs start accumulating experience, contacts and education by working for companies first. These intrapreneurs have all the same characteristics as entrepreneurs, including the ability to take risks, sell their ideas and see opportunities where others don’t.
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Despite the fact that Lean Startup is sometimes classified as a method, the reality is that it is not. Actually, Lean Startup is inspired by the scientific method but it should be complemented with a real methodology. Otherwise Lean Startup could get stuck being only set of principles and buzzwords and become a nice fad that dies someday in the future, and this would be a disaster since Lean Startup is really needed by innovators and entrepreneurs in order to fail less. We have the opportunity to forge a truly evidenced-based entrepreneurial management science but some steps further are still needed.
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