Hungry Entrepreneurs Always Seem To Find Capital

Every startup needs access to capital, whether for funding product development, for initial rollout efforts, acquiring inventory, or paying that first employee. Most entrepreneurs think first of bank loans as the primary source of money, only to find out that banks are really the least likely benefactors for startups. Thus “creative” really means maximizing non-bank...

Practice Entrepreneur Integrity As Seen By Others

As an entrepreneur, your personal integrity is critical for getting and keeping the support of investors and team members, and your company’s integrity is critical for getting and keeping customers and vendors. But in a practical sense, what does that really mean? Most definitions of integrity include something like “the quality of being honest and...

Unprecedented Employee Support to Ousted Market Basket CEO Yeilds Lessons for All Businesses

The employees and customers of one supermarket chain have shut down a grocery empire, thwarting corporate greed, and demanding the reinstatement of an ousted CEO. Not one labor union has been involved. From top level managers, with the exception of two replacement CEOs, down to teenage baggers the entire labor force (including truck drivers, warehouse...

No More Landmines

This poster by Columbian designer Victor Manuel Barrera Rodriguez got my attention. “I wanted to highlight a problem that lingers long after countries have been at war. Planted like seeds of death and mutilation, land mines are indiscriminate, making victims of soldiers and civilians, children and adults. Most people who activate these mines will die,...