Business in Action, 9th Ed.
Chapter 6: Entrepreneurship and Small-Business Ownership
Many Americans dream of starting a business and — despite recent economic downturns — they continue to pursue this dream more than ever.
"New technologies, evolving customer demands, and societal shifts are rapidly changing the business landscape.
"If you decide to make the leap and launch a business, the people in your life -- from family and friends to investors -- will all have opinions that they will gladly share with you, sometimes whether you ask them to or not.
We asked 8 entrepreneurs from the Inc.
"There are lies, there are big lies, and then there are myths.
"Elite athletes push themselves to perform at an extraordinarily high level.
"A business model is an outline of how a company plans to make money with its product and customer base in a specific market.
"I’ve observed thousands of founders and thought a lot about what it takes to make a huge amount of money or to create something important.
"Before, entrepreneurs would usually pay more attention to their gut rather than trust data.
"Steer clear of these traps if you're planning to manage a business from home.
"If you’re an entrepreneur, you likely have a role model you carry around in your head as you go about building your business.
"To help you truly understand what gives a high-achieving entrepreneur that edge, here are the 10 things successful people never tolerate in themselves and in those around them.
"In the last five years “Lean Startup” methodologies have enabled entrepreneurs to efficiently build a startup by searching for product/market fit rather than blindly trying to execute.
"Key to KFC's success in the country has been catering its menu to local tastes.
"Get-It-Done Guy Stever Robbins talks business advice with Robert Herjavec from TV's Shark Tank, entrepreneur and author of the book You Don't Have to Be a Shark.
"If you asked me why I gravitated to startups rather than work in a large company I would have answered at various times: “I want to be my own boss.
"Amber Venz Box has always had an entrepreneurial spirit.
"Smart entrepreneurs are always on the hunt for ways to grow their businesses," writes Sonia Thompson (photo, left) in a piece at BusinessInsider.
"In this first-of-its-kind conversation, the Bezos brothers discuss their early influences, habits for success, and predictions for the future.
Presented by Polina Marinova (photo, left) at Fortune.
"I asked a few highly successful founders to share their advice for other entrepreneurs going through a rough patch.
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"A few weeks ago, I was trying out an online resume builder, Visual CV, on behalf of a recruiter friend of mine.
"Serial entrepreneur, angel investor, philanthropist, author and CEO of Bizzultz May McCarthy [photo, left] explains how intuition will help you achieve financial freedom.