September 2012 Blog Posts (12)

8 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Master the Creative Mind

An entrepreneur is literally “one who creates a new business.” The best new businesses are ones that have never been done before, so mastering creativity and recognizing creativity are key skills and mind-sets. But how does one recognize and nurture creativity in a person or team?

Recently, I was reviewing a new book by Bryan Mattimore, “Idea Stormers: How to Lead and…

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Added by Jason Roberts on September 27, 2012 at 8:38am — No Comments

Staying Focused on Creating Your Location Independent Life While Stuck In Your Day Job

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Added by Jason Roberts on September 26, 2012 at 11:39am — No Comments

Things are hopping in Knoxville!

According to this website there are literally dozens of entrepreneurs in Knoxville!

http://www.startupgenome.com/city/knoxville-tn-us#&category_ids[]=2

Wouldn't it be great if EOK could create of map of entrepreneurs that really reflected activity in this area?  And gave people a good picture of who we are?

Added by Walter Lounsbery on September 25, 2012 at 9:57pm — No Comments

IMPROVE YOUR PHOTOGRAPHS | THREE RULES OF COMPOSITION

Do your photographs draw the viewer into the image? Where does the viewer’s eye go to in your image? Where is the subject of your photograph?

Composition is one of the most important elements in creating a pleasing image that captures the viewer’s attention and draws them into the image, ultimately landing on the subject of the photograph. For some people, amazing composition seems to come naturally and every photograph they take makes you say ‘wow’ and other folks will share images…

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Added by Lisa Gifford Mueller on September 25, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

The myth of the entrepreneurial personality

I'm incredulous when I read or hear people talking about some kind of prototypical entrepreneurial profile. Many well-meaning experts, and even empirical research, would have you believe that most successful entrepreneurs fit an identifiable personal mold. But based on my own experience, and my associations with many entrepreneurs -- both successful and not so much -- over two decades, this is simply not true.

Some common myths and misconceptions about the…

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Added by Jason Roberts on September 25, 2012 at 11:54am — No Comments

Celebrating the spirit of entrepreneurship with the new Google for Entrepreneurs

Startups and entrepreneurs have the power to build technologies and creative solutions that transform the world and move us forward. Innovation is happening everywhere: There are approximately 400 million entrepreneurs across 54 countries, and 69 million early-stage entrepreneurs offering new products and services. As…

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Added by Jason Roberts on September 24, 2012 at 12:18pm — No Comments

Seven (7) Steps to Entrepreneurial Success ( via Forbes )

Seven (7) Steps to Entrepreneurial Success

Everyone is familiar with a BHAG: A Big Hairy Audacious Goal. It’s a type of strategic business plan that focuses an organization on a shoot for the moon outcome designed, by dint of its desirability, to serve as a catalytic agent to engage the hopes (and energies) of rank-and-file workers. Theoretically, a BHAG helps workers ignore how aggressively they are being pushed to perform by guys in corner offices; an opiate…

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Added by Jason Roberts on September 20, 2012 at 4:40pm — 1 Comment

Do You Need To Be A Jerk To Be A Successful Entrepreneur?

Source: Do You Need To Be A Jerk To Be A Successful Entrepreneur?

I recently read Ben Austen’s WIRED article about Steve Jobs, which prompted me to put together my thoughts about the tradeoffs of being a successful entrepreneur. Austen’s article draws a…

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Added by Jason Roberts on September 18, 2012 at 10:42pm — No Comments

Google for Entrepreneurs

Google for Entrepreneurs | Google +

Google for Entrepreneurs has programs all over the world to foster entrepreneurship, empowering the next generation of innovators to be successful.
Whether it is...
day-long mentorship events for small businesses owners, 
sponsoring Startup Weekend to double their presence around the world, 
free…
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Added by Jason Roberts on September 18, 2012 at 7:28pm — No Comments

Class: Perfecting the Pitch that Raises Your Seed Round ( via SkillShare)

David Tisch

Angel Investor, BoxGroup

About David Tisch

For two years, I was the Director of TechStars NYC, where I worked with early stage technology companies through both advising and seed stage investments.

I also do angel investing through the BoxGroup in…

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Added by Jason Roberts on September 12, 2012 at 9:49am — No Comments

question for the members

I have a question for the members: can anyone advise me on how/where to apply for a microloan? I don't really know where to start. Thanks

Added by Shannon Davis on September 11, 2012 at 5:49pm — No Comments

The First 20 Days on StreetJelly (and my favorite moment so far)

StreetJelly.com went live on August 15th, 2012!  StreetJelly is a streaming music website for live performances.  Here is a run down how the first twenty days have gone, which have been nothing short of amazing.  First though, we are grateful for all the new artists and viewers on the site.  We really appreciate everyone for helping spread the word, "liking" us on…

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Added by Frank Podlaha on September 4, 2012 at 1:51pm — 1 Comment

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