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Quiz- Do You Have What It Takes To Be An Entrepreneur?

Do you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur? Quiz

“Timing, perseverance, and ten years of of trying will eventually make you look like an overnight success.”- Biz Stone, Co-founder of Twitter With 8 out of 10 businesses failing within the first 18 months, being an entrepreneur isn’t easy. The most recognized companies we know today were once startups themselves, and every founder will tell […]

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Infographic- Anatomy of an Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurs are among the most celebrated people in our culture, but little is known about the backgrounds, experiences and motivations of these innovative company founders. For instance, it is widely assumed that entrepreneurs are young and single, or come from already wealthy family backgrounds, but a recent survey conducted by the Kauffman Foundation surprisingly shows […]

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Launching the RoC Innovator Interview Series!

To celebrate all the amazing work that innovators are doing to improve society and the way we live, Return on Change has launched the RoC Innovator Interview Series! So what is this exactly? We will be interviewing a startup innovator every week and get their story as well as their struggles which will provide the […]

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Efactor Presents – Got Funding?

Date: Thu, Feb. 21 2013 Location: Howard University School of Business, Washington DC Any entrepreneur knows that funding is crucial. It helps to have some money to get your business off the ground or to expand it when a great opportunity comes up. Traditional sources are tough in this economy, but all it takes is […]

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Crowdinvesting – A Historical Perspective on Why It Is Necessary – Part 2

by Sherwood Neiss, principal of Crowdfund Capital Advisors This is a continuation of Part 1, in which Sherwood addresses the earliest stages of crowdinvesting’s development. Welcome to the Internet Age The changes in how people communicate made the time ripe for crowdinvesting. In the past decade or so, people have largely moved their conversations and […]

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7 Secrets Every Startup Should Know

There are things that every startup needs no matter what field it operates in or what business it is pursuing. Sounding Boards – Every startup should have multitudes of sounding boards that provide feedback on your idea and help you refine it and continuously improve it.  Almost guaranteed that a startup’s initial idea will need […]

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Five “Easy” Pieces…. to a Startup

That’s right…..”easy” – RoC CFO, Doug Smith shares some advice on the 5 pieces NEEDED for Startup life.   1. Of significant importance, support (ESPECIALLY spousal support), is essential to beginning your own business. Believe it or not, you are going  to be married to your new business and you better be sure your significant other […]

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Before Startup Funding : Escaping the 9-to-5

Recently, there has been a lot of press and buzz about the changes that will occur with the recently passed legislation permitting crowdfunding of investments.  There is a 270 day rule making period for the SEC to make up their minds on how to regulate the ‘new’ industry, but nevertheless in the grand scheme of […]

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5 Biggest Obstacles Aspiring Business Owners Face & How To Resolve Them

Everyone has probably at one point in their life said “I had that idea years ago!” or “I have a really great idea that could make me rich!”.  However, there are probably very few people who have actually acted on that idea or pursued it beyond a lunch conversation on a mundane Wednesday afternoon at […]

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How can you tell if you are an entrepreneur?

The internet is littered with definitions on what it takes to be an entrepreneur.  The critical characteristics that will separate you from the rest of the pack and keep you going when the going gets tough.  There’s loads of traits that we can say are necessary to be a great entrepreneur: – Creativity – Passion […]

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