CRM Overview

  CRM (customer relationship management) literary means managing your relationship with your customer. That applied when the term was first coined. Today, it refers to the IT systems and software that are designed to manage this relationship. CRM has evolved into a strategy that entails all your company’s interactions with your customers and potential customers. […]

Immigration and Entrepreneurship

  Immigration is tough. Nobody argues that. The same goes for entrepreneurship. One needs a combination of traits to become successful as an immigrant and as an entrepreneur. My personal, unscientific research tells me that immigrant entrepreneurs are a special bunch. The traits that make a successful immigrant are very similar to the traits that […]

Innovate or die!

  “It isn’t the incompetent who destroys an organization. The incompetent never gets in a position to destroy it. It is those who achieved something and want to rest upon their achievements who are forever clogging things up.” — F. M. Young   I’ve seen it firsthand. As a researcher I witnessed how hard was […]

Learn with other people’s money

  I have been very entrepreneurial as far back as I can remember, always thinking about what type of business could be profitable, how to make businesses profitable and so on. Growing up I liked to play Monopoly, having hours of enjoyment with my cousins and friends, sometimes winning and sometimes losing. So, after graduating […]

The business of free

The Free Stamp sculpture, created by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, has intrigued visitors at its location in Willard Park in Cleveland Ohio since 1991   Historically the strategy of giving freebies to gain market share is as old as the free market. For example, the freemium price strategy used nowadays by several digital […]

Your Career is Your Business

  “If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.” Albert Einstein This week I was talking with a friend about entrepreneurship and career transition. It is interesting that our careers paths were quite different but some milestones happened pretty much the same way. Personally, I […]

8 Bad Habits You Need To Get Rid Of To Be Successful

“Good habits are as addictive as bad habits, and a lot more rewarding.” – Harvey MacKay Every one of us has bad habits. This is normal and part of being human. It does not matter how successful is the person, there is always something that can be made better. Interesting enough, successful people are well […]

Too Old to Rock-n-Roll but Too Young to Die? – The Older Entrepreneur

“When working on a difficult task, ask for help. But ask to the busy person. They will certainly have some time to help you. The idle person is always too busy to help”. Abraham Kasinsky There are several well known entrepreneurs that started successful business, not fresh from school, but at an older age. This […]

How becoming an entrepreneur can be your stepping stone to freedom

“Nobody talks of entrepreneurship as survival, but that’s exactly what it is and what nurtures creative thinking” Anita Roddick In another post I delve into the hot field of entrepreneurship education and how to grow an entrepreneur. I also mention the growing interest in entrepreneurship of the newer generation. Now I would like to focus […]

How to grow an entrepreneur

Coaching “Formal education will make you a living; self education will make you a fortune.“ Jim Rohn Entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship education are hotter than ever. There are hundreds of thousands of Colleges and Universities engaged in creating and delivering entrepreneurship training programs. It seems that everything one can possibly imagine exists. There are Venture Capitalists […]