Category Archives: Entrepreneurship

Episode #19: Four Sites to Expand Your Entrepreneur Mind

[viddler id=c7d4cc11&w=437&h=370] Dean takes you through 4 sites that help to increase your leadership and freelancing skills. Ultimately, all of them help you to become a better project manager. Links mentioned in the video: Elance Web Worker Daily Makeuseof.com Lifehack.org

Episode #17: Should You Have a Business Partner?

Knowing your strengths, and having someone available to augment your weaknesses is a tremendous asset. If you can find a business partner that can do that, you are golden.

LGS Episode #12: Taxes and Licenses

[metacafe]http://www.metacafe.com/watch/3795850/lgs_episode_12_licenses_and_taxes/[/metacafe] Okay, yeah I know this sucks and is boring, but it's necessary.  You need to know which licenses and taxes will affect your business.  These two factors are determined by what your business is, and what your business entity is.  Normally, these things aren't that expensive, but if you ignore them, the penalties that…

Episode #11: Choosing Your Business Entity

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJOKNArqReA[/youtube] So, hopefully you now what the heck you are going to do as your business. Now comes the boring, but necessary part - creating your business entity. There are 4 major business entities that I talk about: sole proprietorship, partnership, LLC, and corporation. Do NOT skip this part. It takes some research to enure…

LGS Episode #10: Back to Basics (Finding Your Business)

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANSeuQv2G_M[/youtube] Okay, we are going back to the beginning.  Why?  Because I want to go through the entire process of starting a business from beginning to end.  One of the hardest parts about venturing out on your own is figuring out exactly what you want to do. For a lot of people, finding their passion…

LGS Episode #9: Don't Give Up, Like Me!

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_wLcZG7ZHs[/youtube]A short one today.  Had a bit of a rough one, and instead of pushing through, I gave up.  I strongly advise never doing that!

Episode #5 Your Staff Makes Your Company

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PkvX2I0JG5w[/youtube] Okay, I am going to make this short.  Big corporations inherently lose sight of what made their company great to begin with - people.  By hiring and developing great leaders in your company, the organization as a whole will thrive more than a company that's following the latest productivity or quality management system.  Don't…

Episode #4 Low-Cost Tech Infrastructure, Part 2

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BSZzMsG3IA[/youtube] Yesterday, I was all excited about operating systems.  Today, I feel, is even more important if you are running your own business - the protection and accessibility of data.  If your business is data driven, you MUST have some way to backup and restore it in case of an emergency.  If you don't, you…

Episode #3 Low-Cost Tech Infrastructure, Part 1

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLoSfsCezaI[/youtube] The landscape for entrepreneurs has changed, and the barriers to entry are lower than ever before.  For example, with almost $0 you can have a smoking technology infrastructure that you can run your entire business on.  If you have an old computer, slap Ubuntu on their and get moving! Resources mentioned in this video:…

Episode #2: Two Concepts for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8yl-hsHKBs[/youtube] All aspiring entrepreneurs need to have two concepts locked in before they even think about starting.  These two ideas are: finding what you are passionate about, and not being afraid to do what you love.  If you don't know what you are passionate about, you need to get to work on finding it. That…

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