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When Awesome Goal Setting Habits Destroy Growth – And How Minecraft Can Help

Every year, in the days after Christmas and leading up to the New Year, I start writing out a list of all my goals for the next 12-months. I usually end up with about 10 goals, which vary from personal to professional. Then I set to work paring those 10 goals down to a more manageable list, usually 2-3; one big business goal, one big personal goal, and maybe something small and strictly for myself. Continue reading “When Awesome Goal Setting Habits Destroy Growth – And How Minecraft Can Help”

A Letter to My MSU Entreprenuership Students

Dear students,

students-2Most of you know by now that this was my last semester at Metro. As the CFI department has been absorbed by the Management department, the Management department faculty will assume the duties of teaching the Entrepreneurship courses, getting your minors completed, and building up the new Entrepreneurship major (which sounds like will be one year in the making). Continue reading “A Letter to My MSU Entreprenuership Students”

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How Entrepreneurship Saved My Life

Entrepreneurship saved my life – and I don’t say that to be funny or make a joke. For me, it’s the truth.

I had a pretty tough life. I grew up in poverty – in a family that was completely dependent upon welfare and state assistance.

From a very young age I always seemed to know that owning my own business would be my only way out. As a kid, I really couldn’t tell you why I knew that – but as an adult it’s become crystal clear.
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What back surgery has reminded me about entrepreneurship. #2 Building trust in others is YOUR responsibility.

This is the second post in my series about what recovering from my recent back surgery is reminding me about entrepreneurship. To read previous posts, click the links at the bottom of this article.

#2 – Building trust in others is YOUR responsibility.

In the face of the unknown, someday we will have no other choice than to trust the advice of experts. This was certainly the case when it came to choosing back surgery. It is also the case when we, as entrepreneurs, arrive at a point on our journey completely foreign to where we have been. Continue reading “What back surgery has reminded me about entrepreneurship. #2 Building trust in others is YOUR responsibility.”

What back surgery has reminded me about entrepreneurship. #1 Progress is painful.

After nearly nine years of problems, I finally had back surgery this week. This is a short series I am writing as I lay in bed recovering. It is probably all the drugs that lead me to believe I have anything of value to offer, but in and out of my dosing I seem to be struck with these parallels I’d like to share. So, here we go:

1.) Progress is painful.

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Google Donates $775,000 to Help Minorities in Entrepreneurship

According to Entrepreneur magazine, minorities own about 15 percent of all U.S. businesses. Of those 15 percent, nearly half are in the services industry. Last week Google announced it’s donating $775,000 to increase the percent of minority-owned businesses, specifically in the technology industry, through Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) programs. Where is the money going and who can benefit? Continue reading “Google Donates $775,000 to Help Minorities in Entrepreneurship”