Archive for the Business Ideas Category

Differentiating yourself as an Entrepreneur 1 – Introduction

Differentiating yourself as an Entrepreneur 1 – Introduction

There are few things in life that make me happier and excited, as waking up every morning knowing I’m my own boss, an entrepreneur, having the flexibility to arrange my own schedule, not having to answer to other people about my work and daring me to go

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Traveling in search of Venture Capital for our Business

Traveling in search of Venture Capital for our Business

At the beginning of the decade of 2000 I created my first major business with several friends from my university. We had a large business idea (at least thought that) and we required a large economic investment. Back then it was too hard to find venture capital

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What to do when people say that my business idea will not work?

What to do when people say that my business idea will not work?

I begin this article by going to the past, maybe some 13 o 14 years ago, when I was a student at my university. Back then I had an innovative business idea that I wanted to pursue and make a reality. I had gathered several of my

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Advantages and Disadvantages of being the first to enter a Market

Advantages and Disadvantages of being the first to enter a Market

One of the biggest dilemmas both entrepreneurs and innovators face, is to be the first ones to enter a new market. In fact, it’s quite common to see entrepreneurs guard their business idea as the best-kept secret in the world as they fear someone will copy their

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The conundrum of every entrepreneur: Facing New Competitors

The conundrum of every entrepreneur: Facing New Competitors

I’ve been an entrepreneur for more than 18 years and during this time I’ve had the opportunity to speak with many young entrepreneurs as well as established businessman. Many years ago I came to the conclusion that most entrepreneurs are afraid of competition. This fear usually begins

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Venture Capital Firms making their way into Latin America

Venture Capital Firms making their way into Latin America

Some 10 years ago, maybe a little bit more, I was trying to make my first large entrepreneurship a reality. At that time we analyzed with my business partners, different mechanism to finance the project. Among the options we analyzed, we included a bank loan, government funding,

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Launch of the Mailing List Aceleración.com

Launch of the Mailing List Aceleración.com

A couple weeks ago I told my readers some of the new project we have at An Entrepreneur Blog and Inversiones Gómez Montes S.A.S. for the year 2015. One of the news I announced that day, is that we were going to launch a new mailing list,

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Steps for Becoming an Entrepreneur 2: Analyze and Prepare Yourself

Steps for Becoming an Entrepreneur 2: Analyze and Prepare Yourself

On the first part of this series, I talked about the first step of becoming an entrepreneur, which I defined as the idea and the Calling. For this second step, I will analyze the next step, which is subdivided again into two elements: Analysis and Preparing Yourself.

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First Class Service, other type of businesses (part 3)

First Class Service, other type of businesses (part 3)

As I exposed in the first two parts of this series of articles, the first Class service is another way of doing businesses in the Internet, taking high quality services to virtual platforms. In my last post I talked about a transportation service named Uber, which connects

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First Class Service, other type of businesses (part 2)

First Class Service, other type of businesses (part 2)

As I wrote on my last post, the Long Tail model with low prices is an excellent option for online stores and businesses on Internet, because the model takes advantage of many of the benefits this media offers such as cost reduction in many of the processes

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