entrepreneurshipTop of Mind

Commentary & Insights on Entrepreneurship The Top of Mind blog brings an array of editorial views to current events shaping the world of entrepreneurship. Engage, exchange, and expand your own view of the world!

RSS Feed Link

Entrepreneurship News Round-Up: Week of 8/10/2009

Posted by: Thom Ruhe on August 10, 2009 Source: e360 Blog

Alibaba.com has kicked-off a new marketing campaign that includes TV, print and online media and targets entrepreneurs. There’s a new version of its U.S. microsite and three video "mock-umentaries" to greet visitors to the site with entertaining stories of how entrepreneurs used Alibaba.com to find suppliers and manufacturers to help them launch their businesses. The TV ads are currently running on CNBC and ABC, with other ads appearing in Inc., Fast Company, Women's Wear Daily and on Purchasing.com.

The New York Daily News has an interview with Manhattan-based business baroness Barbara Corcoran, one of the judges on ABC’s new reality TV show “Shark Tank.”  On the show, wannabe entrepreneurs get the chance to pitch their ideas and secure funding to kick-start a business.  Corcoran is an entrepreneur herself, having turned a $1,000 loan into a $5 billion real estate company.

A new program named “Top Gun” takes aim at entrepreneurs in Maine.  Steve Bazinet, President of the Maine Center for Enterprise Development in Portland, is looking for “next generation business leaders,” the innovative entrepreneurs who can see their ideas and companies generating millions in revenues.  Enrollees get a personal mentor, access to lawyers, accountants and industry professionals and 12 weeks of homework that culminate in a pitch before investors.

- - -

Sign up for the Entrepreneurship.org eNewsletter or RSS feed for regular ideas on entrepreneurship.

  • 1
comments powered by Disqus

Twitter Updates

  • Millennials are finding KC a friendly place to be as found on http://t.co/wwEOCkVLTs
  • How much $ would an entrepreneur need to make, to equal working for someone else? | 5 Must-Read Articles in Eship http://t.co/My6Ynh1tYr
  • Colorado Springs holds event to increase entrepreneurship potential in region | Innovate Colorado Springs http://t.co/C4vWYWR3tv
  • "When you're starting a business, every decision feels like this monumental decision." @WarbyParker on starting up http://t.co/zXP170UAOa
  • Tax Season is over. Now let's talk numbers you might actually want to see | 5 Must-Read Articles in Entrepreneurship http://t.co/ZWoyW5svb4

Email Newsletters

Want to be up-to-date with the latest news and updates from Entrepreneurship.org? To subscribe, just give us your email address below; you'll choose which e-newsletters you'd like to receive on the next screen.