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Entrepreneurship News Roundup: Week of 3/1/10
It can be tough to determine a concrete amount of money to raise for a startup. Mark Suster debates this issue facing many young startups. Women entrepreneurs are making their mark in business ventures.  Get insight on what works for some women entrepreneurs in their startup... [More]
Posted by: Thom Ruhe
on March 15, 2010
Entrepreneurial Approach Pays Off For Hurt Locker
By the ‘conventional wisdom’ that has prevailed in Hollywood over the last decade, The Hurt Locker should have been (quietly) happy to merely have been nominated for several Oscars and serve as grist for the mill that would have recognized the mega-production that is Avatar.... [More]
Posted by: Thom Ruhe
on March 09, 2010
Fool me once, shame on you … Fool me twice, I’m an idiot!
In my past companies while interviewing prospective new employees, when I get to the topic of our corporate culture, I was fond of saying that we encourage an entrepreneurial environment that respects the intellectual contribution of others, encourages rigorous debate, and is open to intelligent... [More]
Posted by: Thom Ruhe
on March 02, 2010
Entrepreneurship News Roundup: Week of 2-22-10
Wade Roush discusses the idea behind AccelGolf, a mobile app developed by mCaddie which is one of nine startups that graduated from the TechStars Startup Boot Camp. To try and strengthen the links between local and national enterprises, and expand the program, The National Business Awards... [More]
Posted by: Thom Ruhe
on February 26, 2010
Leveraging Broadband to Power Growth
Last week the FCC unveiled recommendations for using broadband to advance key national priorities. The plan, which can be read here, identifies the top priorities as: • Creating jobs and economic opportunity • Improving healthcare and controlling costs • Providing more educational opportunities and improving outcomes • Promoting energy independence and efficiency • Enhancing... [More]
Posted by: Thom Ruhe
on February 20, 2010
Entrepreneurship News Roundup: Week of 2/15/2010
According to a survey done by the UK Business Barometer and UK Business Advisers Barometer Small Businesses are frustrated with the portrayal of TV entrepreneurs.  Most feel that they don’t properly illustrate the real-life challenges that face entrepreneurs. Job Searches can be stressful because it’s hard... [More]
Posted by: Thom Ruhe
on February 19, 2010
New Voices and New Ideas
This week I am happy to introduce a new voice that will be contributing posts for e360; Gary Schoeniger, founder of the Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative. Gary has been a long-time advocate for entrepreneurs and educator of the youth in his community, that demonstrate an interest... [More]
Posted by: Thom Ruhe
on February 16, 2010
Entrepreneurship News Roundup: Week of 2/8/2010
Amy Wilkinson discusses President Obama’s plans for small business that includes increased funding as well as tax incentives for small business.  This could be the jump start that entrepreneurs are looking for. Biz World takes a look at the rise of young generation entrepreneurs. The... [More]
Posted by: Thom Ruhe
on February 12, 2010
New Decade New Hope
Now that I have stopped writing 2009 on checks and other documents, I feel ready to reflect on the New Year, and new decade. Mercifully, the passing of last year capped a decade marked by the 9/11 terrorist attacks, intelligence failings that led to an... [More]
Posted by: Thom Ruhe
on February 07, 2010
Dying to Make Money – are you joking?
I spent part of my Labor Day Weekend getting current on my required reading. From the pile of magazines that invade my mailbox monthly to a week’s worth of various and sundry newspapers, which I still get in that good old-fashioned printed way (quaint I... [More]
Posted by: Thom Ruhe
on September 08, 2009

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