Published Apr. 7, 2014
It is a widely held notion that truly successful entrepreneurs have achieved that coveted success by virtue of an unwavering focus on their goal.
However, if we peruse the bios of just a handful of self-made billionaires, it becomes clear that a laser-like focus may not be the hallmark of success we believe it to be. In fact, just the opposite may be true.
Richard Branson, for example, can hardly be credited with being an intensely focused entrepreneur, having started out in Christmas tree sales, then magazines, followed by the record industry, nightclubs, films, publishing, video games, hot air balloons, condom manufacturing, book publishing, radio, personal financial services, cosmetics, clothing and most recently, space travel…and, by the way, this is not a comprehensive list!
Published Apr. 2, 2014
When initially launching a business, many entrepreneurs and stakeholders consider sacrificing safety and comfort to save every cent they can. Entrepreneurs and their supporters will often gladly work their fingers to the bone to be part of something special, unique, and hopefully, profitable.
Companies created and run on shoestring budgets may eventually transform into successful businesses with real employees and real workspaces.
Broward SCORE Participated in South Florida Minority Supplier Development Council’s 29th Annual Business Exposition on March 21st, 2014.
SCORE Volunteers Angelica Love Valentine and George Gremse informed attendees about SCORE services and discussed business counseling and workshop programs.
Published Nov. 27, 2013
This being Thanksgiving week, we are reminded that as small business owners, we especially have much to be thankful for.
Our families: Of course at the Thanksgiving table when everyone shares what they are thankful for, usually the first and main thing is the love of family. I think this is even truer for the small business owner.
Published Nov. 4, 2013
I own a software development company. While I wouldn’t consider myself disorganized,
at the end of most days I can’t help feeling I haven’t accomplished what I set out to do that day.
What can I do to better manage my time?
Published Jun. 17, 2013
SCORE's CEO, Kenneth R. Yancey, gives considerations for starting a new venture with your spouse.
Starting a business with your spouse may sound like a dream come true—but it can just as easily turn into a nightmare. Before launching a business with your husband or wife, consider it carefully, and take these steps:
Published Jun. 7, 2013
Steve Strauss, founder of www.theselfemployed.com, gives tips for beating the effects of time zone changes in your business travel.
Q: My business travel is really upsetting both my work and home life. Twice a month I fly from the west coast to the east for business. I have no choice. But I can never sleep on the planes, I am too wired to sleep when I arrive and I am usually kinda useless the next day. Any suggestions?
Published Apr. 23, 2013
SCORE's CEO, Kenneth R. Yancey, gives advice for maintaining motivation and focus in your home office.
Running your small business from home has many benefits—from saving money to saving time to never having to wear a suit and tie. But for many entrepreneurs, working from home also leads to some serious motivational challenges. With everything from the refrigerator to the TV to your next-door neighbors tempting you to goof off, how can you get motivated and focus on your business? Try these tips.
Published Apr. 22, 2013
Workshop about handling priorities and stresses of a busy life
In a hectic world where we all try to balance personal lives and careers, see how one of the top female executives at a global company manages to juggle all aspects of a busy life.
Learn how to: