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January 2011 Blog Posts (25)

Entrepreneurial Lessons From The Orchestra: 3:Job Descriptions

entrepreneur lessons orchestra job descriptions by Ian Hodge, Ph.D. of Clarion Communications

Attending a concert is an exhilarating night out.…

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Added by Ian Hodge on January 31, 2011 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Branding and the importance of choosing the right business name

branding business naming entrepreneurdex from onebestway design agency, newcastle uk.

 

Choosing the right brand name is the first and most important marketing decision that you will ever make. Get it wrong and not only will you have to…

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Added by entrepreneurdex team on January 28, 2011 at 1:00am — No Comments

Mistakes to Avoid When Opening Your Own Business

running business startup entrepreneurdex mike daley by Mike Daley, owner of MJD Business Advice

Everyday there are hundreds if not thousands of sane, rational, normal people like you that take the plunge and start their own businesses. As they move forward, they do not realize there are…

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Added by Mike Daley on January 26, 2011 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Businessnatomy: The Business Model | Analog, Hybrid or Digital

by damir perge | founder of entrepreneurdex

Basic Taxonomy of a Business Model: Analog, Hybrid or Digital | Introduction Part 2

The current thinking is that business models are focused on the digitization of the business or sector, but in reality business models have been in existence since the beginning of human history. …

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Added by Damir Perge on January 26, 2011 at 1:00am — No Comments

Develop a Marketing Mindset

by Mike Daley, owner of MJD Business Advice

 Having a marketing mindset makes good business sense for an entrepreneur but unfortunately it is not a frequent business practice. Small business owners are quite like a juggler that tries to keep his objects from falling to the ground. Two areas that commonly start to lower themselves in the juggling hierarchy are…

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Added by Mike Daley on January 24, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

A Checklist For Buying a Business | How to buy a business like an entrepreneur

by Mike Daley, owner of MJD Business Advice

Buying a business can be a daunting task for an entrepreneur. If you have ever sold anything, you probably tried to get more than it was worth. The same is true in selling a business. You might have to deal with the seller’s broker who, most of the time, will tell the buyer that the business is the leader in the industry. Unless you know…

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Added by Mike Daley on January 24, 2011 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Businessnatomy: The Business Model : Introduction

Having lived in Silicon Valley from time to time, I’ve noticed that entrepreneurs and investors there focus more than the rest of America on analyzing business models – perhaps with the exception of New York and Boston.

If accounting is the language of business, the business model is the grammar and syntax. Sure, you have to understand accounting but if you don’t understand your business model, your venture or your investment is going to be in peril of not making money. One of the…

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Added by Damir Perge on January 23, 2011 at 11:30pm — No Comments

How to Build Your Network

Notice that the title to this post is not "networking." Why? Perhaps it’s merely semantics, but it seems that the word ‘networking’ conjures up images of the topmost schmoozer’s that have perfected the art of butt kissing.  You shalt not find advice on cocktail parties and business cards here.    This post aims to give helpful insights into how to build a society of long-lasting valuable connections.  While I realize that not every person in your network will be equally strong, nearly all…

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Added by Gary Schroeder on January 21, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

Sayings of Ohno #11: Shifting gears Just in Time

Taiichi Ohno Says:

“One of the characteristics of the Toyota System is to make the size of the lot as small as possible.

If the time spent for exchanging die is greater, the lot is likely to remain larger. When the lot is larger, it is often assumed that through it the time lost through the exchange of die can be recovered. But this can lead to the waste arising from overproduction.”

Damir Perge Commentary: It is one…

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Added by Taiichi Ohno on January 20, 2011 at 11:30pm — No Comments

7 Steps to Creating a Social Media Contest | Advertising & Marketing

social media contest how to by Jana Arnold | editor of entrepreneurdex.com

Social media contests and sweepstakes are the trend of the moment and customers are climbing on board. Follow this easy seven-step plan to promote your product or service to…

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Added by Jana Arnold on January 19, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Out of Control | Kevin Kelly: Entrepreneur Book of the Day

Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems, & the Economic World is a must-read for any startup entrepreneur or angel investor dealing with early-stage, chaotic markets -- meaning startups. I have read this book more than once. I plan to read it again. This is one of…

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Added by entrepreneurdex team on January 18, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Richest Man in Town | W. Randall Jones: Entreprenuer Book of the Day

Do you want to make a hundred million bucks or one million dollars? W. Randall Jones can help you make that decision with his book The Richest Man in Town: The Twelve Commandments of Wealth .



One million bucks doesn’t get you much these days. If you want to be filthy rich, the…

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Added by entrepreneurdex team on January 17, 2011 at 12:30am — No Comments

Sayings of Ohno #10 | Can the Cost Really Be Lowered?

Taiichi Ohno Says:

Every decision must be based on these principles: “Can the cost really be lowered?” and "Can this action help the company’s overall performance?”

You may have one goal but many approaches to solving it. Let us look at increasing the overall performance of the company through improvements. 

In undertaking the task of improvement, do not proceed with your improvement activity without full investigation. It can turn into an improvement…

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Added by Taiichi Ohno on January 14, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

Complexity: The Emerging Science at the Edge of Order and Chaos | M. Mitchell Waldrop : Entrepreneur Book of the Day

Complexity: The Emerging Science at the Edge of Order and Chaos by M. Mitchell Waldrop is on of those rare books that, even after all these years being a closet complexity scientist, I read again and again. But why the hell would an entrepreneur or investor read this book? The subtitle says it…

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Added by entrepreneurdex team on January 14, 2011 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Cradle to Cradle | McDonough & Braungart : Entrepreneur Book of the Day

Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things by William McDonough and Michael Braungart is one of those books you want to keep under your arm and carry it everywhere you go. The book is very sturdy but is not made of paper. It’s printed on synthetic paper – made without wood pulp or…

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Added by entrepreneurdex team on January 13, 2011 at 4:30am — No Comments

Sun Tzu: The Art of War | Samuel B. Griffith : Entrepreneur Book of the Day

Sun Tzu: The Art of War is the bible for strategy. Every startup entrepreneur needs to read this before they enter their market – if they want to survive and prosper.

Unfortunately, this book is often misunderstood. Whenever I hear an entrepreneur or investor use the book out of context, I…

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Added by entrepreneurdex team on January 12, 2011 at 12:30am — No Comments

How to Become Your Own Country…or Corporation

by Gary Schroeder of GaryJSchroeder.com

In The World is Flat, Tom Friedman points out that we live in an age that he calls globalization 3.0. In quick…

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Added by Gary Schroeder on January 11, 2011 at 4:00pm — 3 Comments

Does Your Business Need a Dress Code?

Maybe your business or startup needs every edge it can get in this economy. You only get one chance to form a first impression. How you dress and how your employees dress provides an image of the company -- neat or sloppy, casual or formal, style or no-style. The dressing style of the company depends on the culture, life cycle of the company and sector. 

If you're a high-flying tech company, your dress code is going to be significantly different than an investment bank. Even if you're…

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Added by Jana Arnold on January 11, 2011 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

Natural Capitalism | Paul Hawken, Amory Lovins and L. Hunter Lovins : Entrepreneur Book of the Day

Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution is the Bible of the environmental movement for the business sector. This book has changed the way I think about business in multiple dimensions. I read it first time about eight years ago, and make a point to read it every year.…

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Added by entrepreneurdex team on January 11, 2011 at 12:30am — No Comments

Sayings of Ohno #9 | Managers must transform mere motion into work

sayings taiichi ohno entrepreneurdex lean management by taiichi ohno | ohnodex

Managers and foreman must endeavor to transform a mere motion (ugoki) into work (hataraki).



I have discussed this before but I must point it out again. Everyone needs to keep their eyes open when it comes to the…

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Added by Taiichi Ohno on January 10, 2011 at 4:00am — 1 Comment

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