Research, Plan and Strategize: The Fundamentals of Starting Out as an Entrepreneur


When you choose to hack your own path through the workplace jungle, you’re taking on a lot of risk and uncertainty. No matter your industry, you’ll face financial risk. Even freelancers struggle to find clients from time to time. You’ll also have to adapt to the varying demands of your business—you’ll have to be good at both forward-facing client communication, and head-to-the-books labor.


And just because you’re in charge doesn’t mean you don’t still conceptually have a boss. There will always be commitments to customers and business associates. There will always be deadlines.

But the benefits are numerous. Your business is your ship, and you set the course. You choose your own hours. You choose your goals. No one can

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The Fundamentals of Starting Out as an Entrepreneur

When you choose to hack your own path through the workplace jungle, you’re taking on a lot of risk and uncertainty. No matter your industry, you’ll face financial risk. Even freelancers struggle to find clients from time to time. You’ll also have to adapt to the varying demands of your business—you’ll have to be good at both forward-facing client communication, and head-to-the-books labor. 



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And just because you’re in charge doesn’t mean you don’t still conceptually have a boss. There will always be commitments to customers and business associates. There will always be deadlines. 

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But the benefits are numerous. Your business is your ship, and you set the course. You choose your own hours. You choose your goals. No one can say no to a day off, and nobody makes you wear a tie. But most of all, you directly receive the rewards

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Local entrepreneur group offers LinkedIn webinar for business owners | Business



EO Charleston

 EO Charleston




EO Charleston, the area’s local chapter of Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), a global business network for entrepreneurs, is offering a virtual presentation to all local business owners on Wed., October 14 at noon. The in-depth and interactive workshop will be presented by Colleen McKenna, a national LinkedIn consulting, coaching and training expert who has been engaged by more than 600 companies to increase their presence, revenue and hiring opportunities.

This session will challenge business owners to think differently about their personal brand, network and engagement on LinkedIn. Entrepreneurs will gain clarity, insight, and actionable next steps including how to elevate their presence, generate referrals and new business opportunities.

“Colleen and her team will provide attendees with concrete results right out of the gate,” said Matt Sullivan, EO Charleston’s learning chair. “Based on feedback from other EO chapters, this webinar will open our eyes to how much traction a

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Polo entrepreneur Janek Gazecki behind plans for Bondi Beach club defends proposal

A polo entrepreneur who plans to turn part of Bondi into an exclusive beach club with an $80 entry fee has defended his controversial proposal, insisting he isn’t an ‘elitist’.

Janek Gazecki made a proposal to Waverley Council to erect luxury cabanas roped off from the public over a 40 metre stretch of sand on Australia’s most iconic beach.

But the former lawyer’s goal to take over two per cent of the beach near Roscoe Street to serve expensive food and cocktails to ‘high net worth’ customers was met with swift backlash. 

‘It’s‌ ‌not‌ ‌elitist‌ ‌to‌ ‌give‌ ‌people‌ ‌an‌ ‌opportunity‌ ‌to‌ ‌enjoy‌ ‌the‌ ‌beach‌ ‌in‌ ‌a‌ ‌different‌ ‌way. It’s‌ ‌diversifying‌ ‌the‌ ‌use‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌beach,’ Mr Gazecki told the Sydney Morning Herald. 

‌Waverley‌ ‌Council ‌initially‌ ‌rejected the proposal, deeming it ‌unsuitable, but staff are now considering allowing the exclusive beach club to go ahead.

Former lawyer and polo entrepreneur Janek

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Jungle Scout CEO Greg Mercer Wins 2020 EY Entrepreneur of the Year for Central Texas

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Jungle Scout CEO Greg Mercer Wins 2020 EY Entrepreneur of the Year for Central Texas

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Jungle Scout CEO Greg Mercer Wins 2020 EY Entrepreneur of the Year for Central Texas

AUSTIN, Texas – October 9, 2020 – ( Newswire.com )

Jungle Scout, the leading all-in-one platform for selling on Amazon, today announced that its Founder and CEO, Greg Mercer, won the Ernst & Young LLP Entrepreneur of the Year® 2020 Central Texas Award

Award winners were selected by an independent panel of judges and were unveiled during a virtual awards gala on Oct. 8. Finalists were evaluated based on six criteria: overcoming adversity, financial performance, innovation, societal impact, talent management, and commitment to building a values-based company.

“I’m incredibly fortunate to have been

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‘The Detroit Entrepreneur’ Ranks #1 Small Business Online Magazine in Detroit

Numbers do not lie. As the first of its kind, The Detroit Entrepreneur was a mere idea early this year. This month, the media outlet proudly stands as the #1 small business online magazine in Detroit, and one of the top business magazines in Michigan. Despite these rankings, the incredible brand is the only one of its kind.

Denisa Axhami, founder and president, shares her gratitude. “The idea originated from past experiences I had as a young business owner,” the visionary explains. “The lack of exposure and a network hindered my growth, which lead me to lose faith in my first business.”

The Detroit Entrepreneur highlights entrepreneurs in all avenues of business. From small businesses to talents, the media outlet has featured 60+ brands, businesses, talents, and entrepreneurs thus far. The site received over 1,000 visits a week at its worst week. 

In addition to its online website, their Instagram

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Entrepreneur Sophia Amoruso Dishes On New Venture, Business Class

Sophia Amoruso Photo Credit: Drew Escriva

Sophia Amoruso — has two major businesses under her belt in Nasty Gal and Girlboss — and she’s about to do it again. The serial entrepreneur and New York Times bestselling author is wheels up on her next adventure, Business Class, an in-depth digital entrepreneurship course that delves into the A to Z of how to start a business… and how to make it successful. In the span of eight weeks, Sophia will cover all aspects of business, including the best staff development practices, diversity and inclusion training, how to cultivate brand identity, understanding the role of legal, financial handling, how to earn customer loyalty and much more.

It makes sense that she would play professor — not only does she have the experience, but she wants to see fellow females, in particular succeed. After all, that was the intention behind starting GirlBoss, a community for

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Entrepreneur, Small Biz Conference Focuses on Tech Training

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Oct. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The National Entrepreneurs Association will host the 2020 Entrepreneur and Small Business Conference virtually on Friday, October 23, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Zoom.

With the theme “The Future of Entrepreneurship,” the one-day event is designed to train entrepreneurs to use technology to maintain and grow their businesses despite challenges from COVID-19.

The event will feature facilitated networking, keynote speakers, breakout sessions and a panel discussion. Topics include financial literacy, more effective online meetings and tech tools to digitally transform your business.

“This will be the most important conference we’ve ever done given the state of the economy. The content will focus on how entrepreneurs can use technology to take their businesses online and continue to thrive,” said Dr. ZaLonya Allen, President of the Michigan-based National Entrepreneurs Association.

There will be a panel discussion, “Technology in the

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Entrepreneur Eric Porat Shares the Truth About Building an Online Business

NEW YORK, Oct. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Eric Porat, a New York-based online entrepreneur and the founder of One Acquire Media takes time to discuss the value of determination and drive when it comes to building a successful online business. Since the early 2000’s Porat has shown a knack for building and scaling online businesses, as a website investor and the co-founder of three companies.

In a recent article featured on CaliforniaHerald.com, Porat talked about his journey over two decades, to evolve as a leader in the online business and adtech startup space. Now he tries to inspire and help other online entrepreneurs in their journey towards success. He also warns against get rich fast schemes.

“This is the truth that none of the “gurus” trying to sell their courses will tell you. The reality is that the internet has gotten hyper-competitive over the last two

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