November 2012 Blog Posts (7)

52,000 reasons to start your own business - By Richard Branson

Richard Branson announces an amazing opportunity for budding entrepreneurs

I started my first business as a teenager, so entrepreneurship, particularly in young people, has always been something close to my heart. 



Going into business for yourself is a really exciting and rewarding career option, especially in tough economic times like today.



And that's why we are proud to support the UK…

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Added by Jason Roberts on November 30, 2012 at 9:57am — No Comments

Five Predictions For The Future Of Social Entrepreneurship

What’s the future of social entrepreneurship? On November 29th,Ashoka’s founder, Bill Drayton, isgiving his predictions in an interviewwith David Bornstein from the New York Times. But what do you think? Give your say on Twitter using the hashtag…

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Added by Jason Roberts on November 20, 2012 at 11:10am — No Comments

Great article on Startups & Accellerators

This seems to fall right in line with what Leo & Kathryn were talking about this morning.  

Outside of the major entrepreneurial hubs (Silicon Valley, NYC, London, etc.), there's just not enough deal flow to make investors (both Angel & VC) and accelerators as successful as they need to be.  

What the article suggests:  a not-for-profit entity educates the market, instead of tries to profit from it.  I wonder what that sounds like!…

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Added by Michael Erwin on November 14, 2012 at 2:18pm — 1 Comment

5 Ways Social Media Can Ruin Your Reputation

Social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and Google+ allow us to connect with the players in our market. But, when used improperly, social media can be a dangerous platform for entrepreneurs to ruin their reputations.

Here are five ways social media users can destroy their online rep, and tips for steering clear of these costly…

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Added by Jason Roberts on November 11, 2012 at 10:15am — No Comments

Why Am I a Member of EoK? {Part One}

On the first Wednesday of each month Entrepreneurs of Knoxville hosts the Meet & Greet, giving members the opportunity to share, in about two minutes, who they are and what they are doing. It is also a time to let the other members know how you got involved with EoK and how EoK and its members can help them. 

The Meet & Greet is my favorite meeting of the month because I get to learn more about each member and discover new ways to engage them in my own businesses or share…

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Added by Lisa Gifford Mueller on November 7, 2012 at 1:22pm — No Comments

Another EOK Startup!!!

Since EOK members began gathering once a week many years ago, we have collectively launched over 40 businesses!  Last night another EOK startup took flight!  FairMechanics.com is the brain child of Augustine Gattuso and provides the best way for "consumers to locate the perfect local mechanic for…

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Added by Leonard Knight on November 1, 2012 at 2:21pm — 2 Comments

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