Creating a Startup: Good luck

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I won’t ever worry about telling anyone a business idea of mine because of the work it takes to get it off the ground.  Entrepreneurship may be sexy, but it’s a hell of a lot of work (I’m talking about a startup as a new business idea — restaurants, services companies, and solo entrepreneurs – although entrepreneurial – aren’t exactly startups, think of Facebook, PayPal, and companies that require a massive amount of resources).  You have to live, breathe, talk, think, and again live your business. Every startup is a billion-dollar business.  (If you don’t believe me, ask founder of …

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I don’t watch Shark Tank: Am I a winner or loser?

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Full disclosure: I don’t watch  Shark Tank, so I don’t know much about the show.  In fact, most of what I know about the show I learned from watching a standup comedienne and Wikipedia. If sitting down to watch Shark Tank inspires one to become an entrepreneur, great.  But do the people who start businesses and seek investor capital watch the show? I’ve read in a forum or two about why more famous people don’t post.  Maybe because they’re doing what they’re doing that make them famous?  Duh. People rarely stumble upon being famous; it takes years of persistence, struggle, …

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How to instantly start a business?

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How to instantly start a business? Step 1. Think of an idea Step 2. Start a business. It’s that simple.  If it’s an obsession, passion, or calling, we start now.  If there’s a new show to binge on Netflix, we bet our asses those aficionados start binging now, not next week. Those two steps are all it takes.  We can read “20 GREAT BUSINESS IDEAS!”, but if none of them peak our interest today, do we really think we’ll start tomorrow?  For those who’ve been in the startup circle, we know there’s too much that goes into starting a business …

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