Posts Tagged Money

Ways to be known and visible 6 – Teaching a Class

Ways to be known and visible 6 – Teaching a Class

One of my favorite ways of being known and visible, although not the easiest one, is by teaching. I discovered that this strategy will help us to open doors, especially when your subject of knowledge is specialized and your students are at certain level, such as post

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Why should entrepreneurs be noticeable and visible?

Why should entrepreneurs be noticeable and visible?

A couple days ago I was watching the first and second season of HBO’s Silicon Valley series (which I highly recommend for every entrepreneur). Besides the excellent humor, I was caught by the way the project team is conformed. To start they have a strong leader (the

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I’m broke, what do I do now?

I’m broke, what do I do now?

In the year 2008 the company that I had created and which I had put in my faith, my heart, my time and money was broke. Today in retrospective I understand that I made many mistakes, many of them due to my lack of experience. Currently and

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Good Account Keeping as the Basis for any Successful Organization

Good Account Keeping as the Basis for any Successful Organization

In Colombia, my home country, there is a colloquial phrase that I’ve heard elderly people say. I can translate the phrase as follows: I like my “accounts clear and my chocolate thick”. The first part of this sentence talks about good account keeping and the other one

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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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Steps for Becoming an Entrepreneur 4: Full-time or Part-time Entrepreneur?

Steps for Becoming an Entrepreneur 4: Full-time or Part-time Entrepreneur?

In the third installment on this series about the steps that are needed to become an entrepreneur, I talked about taking the decision of starting the project. In this article, I introduced the idea of working full-time or part-time on the project, as both are viable scenarios.

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A new company’s guide to contracting

A new company’s guide to contracting

For anyone the idea of setting up a new company may seem like a daunting prospect, however by taking things step-by-step it can be surprisingly straightforward to establish a contracting business. From establishing your company to obtaining the host of financial benefits attached to being a contractor,

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The risk of not taking the first step

The risk of not taking the first step

When entrepreneurs are beginning a business, they have one million reasons to do so. These reasons range from a challenge to a new financial opportunity. However, there are also 10 million reasons not to start a new venture. It’s very easy to find these negative reasons and

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My Goals for 2014

My Goals for 2014

We are just a few days away from ending the first month of 2014 and it is an excellent time to restate the goals we have defined for this year. In the first two articles of 2014 I wrote about starting the New Year with the best

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