Acceler8Success Cafe Friday 5.10.19

Which Came First – Leadership or Entrepreneurship?

I engaged this weekend and walked away considering every entrepreneur I know is a pioneer, and I discover their success and a correlation between every entrepreneur’s leadership skills. So, which comes first? Do you have to be a pioneer before you can be an entrepreneur? Or will you become an entrepreneur and also learn? Read more.

How an MBA in Entrepreneurship Can Make You a Future Leader

Almost, if not every, English language dictionary defines an entrepreneur as a person who sets up a business at their own risk, with the view of making a profit. Definitions have a tendency to highlight the cold logic of a word, rather than capture its essence – casting aside the drive, the passion, the epiphanies, the solution-finding and the ‘dreaming it big’ elements, which lie at the heart of the most entrepreneurial spirit. Moreover, not every entrepreneur is necessarily seeking profit; however, what is essential to the definition of an entrepreneur, is the risk taken to achieve his or her ambition. Read more.

Can “Not-So-Rich” Kids Become Unicorn Entrepreneurs?

Along with the problem of rich parents buying their kids’ way into universities of their choice, do we also have a problem with business schools focusing on entrepreneurship education that is targeted to rich kids, rich schools, and venture capital? What’s common among Richard Schulze (Best Buy), Richard Burke (UnitedHealthcare), Glen Taylor (Taylor Corporation), Earl Bakken (Medtronic), and Bob Kierlin (Fastenal)? They are all Minnesotans (Burke moved from Georgia to Minnesota). They built unicorns from startup. They were not born rich. They saw entrepreneurship as opportunity, not risk. Read more.

Drink Up: Millennials Spend More on Craft Beer Than Any Other Generation

new survey conducted by C+R research found beer drinkers spend an average of $59 per month on craft beer, with Millennials leading the spending pack due to their obsession with craft beer. Millennials spend an additional $5 per month because more than half said they prefer having at least one craft beer per week. 43% of Millennials said they visit a brewery or brewpub at least once a month. Read more.

How To Know If Franchising Is Right For You

Franchises don’t come in a “one size fits all” model. The same applies to franchisees, the people who run these businesses. Some people fit well in the franchisee role – others, not so much. You should have a particular set of characteristics if you want to be a successful franchisee. You may survive without them, but the process will be painful. Before diving into the role or a franchisee, vet yourself to make sure you’re the right fit for this business model. Read more.

Evolving Attitudes, Laws Dissolving Risks on Mainstream CBD, Hemp Ventures, Experts Say

Projected to be a $32 billion a year industry by 2022, according to a research report published by CB Insights, CBD and hemp could revolutionize the relationship between agriculture and entrepreneurship, added James DeWitt — an Olathe hemp grower and co-founder of United American Hemp. Read more.

It’s Never Too Late: Entrepreneurship Has No Age

While it’s always good to start early, a study suggests that businesses are more likely to succeed as their founders’ age increase up until about age 40. From Gordon Bowker, who founded Starbucks when he was over 50, to Vera Wang, the editor at Vogue who decided to be a famous fashion designer at the age of 40, success cannot be determined by age. It has been observed that older entrepreneurs are more adept at building resilient businesses, which is especially crucial during times of modest economic growth. Read more.

How Franchising Helps Women Achieve a Better Work/Life Balance

As seen in the recent post, ‘Women in Business: Is Franchising in Your Future?’, the number of female business owners is growing in terms of sheer numbers and the rate of ownership growth. Many of those business owners are women, attracted to the name recognition, support and networking that franchising offers. Read more.

Leadership Lessons From Top Entrepreneurs Of The World

Every businessman has a phase where inspiration and motivation is required from greatest leaders who ruled the field with their poise, decision-making skills, and optimism. These leaders proved their mettle via conformist or a non-conformist path with their amazing balance of thought. They also proved that for a successful businessman to make it big, there is no need to be born with a silver spoon or the path needn’t be challenge free. Some of the greatest businessmen had no mentors or formal education but still, they made a mark in the field. Read more.

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Acceler8Success Cafe Monday 4.29.19

3 Reasons to Become an Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurship presents a business idea that is followed by millions of people. The people who pick it up as career options are called entrepreneurs and an entrepreneur is someone who is his or her own boss, doing and controlling over their jobs by themselves. With the basic information given, have you ever thought of becoming an entrepreneur or are you an entrepreneur already? What is or might be your reason to select entrepreneurship?

Every individual may have their own reasons for choosing to become an entrepreneur. They might get tired of the bossy behaviors of the supervisors or do not want to financially depend on anyone. Whatever it may be, the choice and efforts will not go in vain, it will certainly add up to your experience for best. This article will tell you about the top three reasons why you should also consider being an entrepreneur. Read more.

How Resilience Turned A Homeless Teenager Into A Millionaire SEO Entrepreneur

This Mom Entrepreneur Is Developing Medicinal Cannabis to Treat Kids With Autism

Four Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs

Business Mentor: What Aspiring Franchise Owners Need To Know

10 Adjustments You Can Make to Improve Your Chances of Business Success

The Definitive Guide to Franchise Research

Franchising In The Smart Home Era

Franchising Isn’t Broken – Don’t Fix It!

The Next Franchise Purchase – What to Know Before You Go

The leap from owning one franchise to two or even more can be just as daunting as that initial purchase. But by taking a defined, strategic approach to selecting another brand, entrepreneurs can hone in on their best options and make an informed decision.

First, let’s look at the reasons why franchisees typically are interested in purchasing or developing units with another concept. Often, they’re looking to reduce their risk by diversifying, which also allows them to use their existing resources and real estate strategies.

But sometimes expansion-minded franchisees are failing to see the growth opportunities they desire with their current brand. Or they may even be concerned about their existing brand’s strategic direction. Finally, they might even be seeking to add new avenues of growth for second- or third-generation family members entering the business. Read more.

Funding and Beyond: The Strategic Benefits of Partnering with Benetrends

How Much Will You Need to Fund a Franchise Purchase?

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Acceler8Success Cafe Tuesday 4.16.19

17 Excellent Entrepreneurship Books You Can Read In A Weekend

As a new entrepreneur, you have a lot to learn, and you likely want to do it fast. Short but impactful business books can be the perfect solution for learning how to plan your business, hack your growth and develop other core entrepreneurial skills.

No matter what area you’re focused on, there are many books that cover all the bases. Click here for 17 Forbes Coaches Council members who share their must-read recommendations for emerging business owners. These picks are all 350 pages or fewer and can be finished in a single weekend—or a single sitting if you read quickly!

10 Small Steps You Can Take to Start or Grow a Small Business at Any Stage

How These Women Entrepreneurs Improved Their Supply Chain Finance

5 Essential Steps for Women Who Want to Become Entrepreneurs

Basic Principals of Creative Entrepreneurs

There Are Two Types Of Entrepreneurs – Both Can Benefit From An Aligned Hustle

Hard work is often lauded as the key American virtue that leads to success and opportunity. It has preoccupied the business world for years creating a divide and resulting in two camps: Hustle Nation vs. Ease & Flow.

On one side are entrepreneurs who grind. They put in long, arduous hours and focus on high-performance achievement, devoting themselves completely to their businesses.

On the other side are entrepreneurs who concentrate largely on sustaining lifestyle businesses (with a focus on mindset: clarity, alignment, and attraction).

Both sides have their pros and cons. Read more.

Finding Financing for Your Restaurant’s Stage of Life

The Delivery Dilemma Rages On for Restaurants

Restaurant Same-store Sales End 2018 on a High Note, Despite Low Traffic, High Labor Costs

Changing Dynamics of Craft Beer

Is Craft Beer as Close to a Sure Thing as an Entrepreneur Can Get?

Cannabis And the Beer Industry

Suddenly, CBD is everywhere. Here’s what’s next.

The CBD gold rush has begun. CBD, the chemical found in hemp and marijuana plants, is showing up in shampoos, lattes, body oils, gummy bears and dog treats. It’s being sold in coffee shops and farmer’s markets, mom-and-pops and high-end department stores and most recently, drugstore chain CVS.

“Literally overnight, you’re seeing CBD all around you and in everything,” said Troy Dayton, CEO of The Arcview Group, an Oakland, California-based cannabis investment and research firm. “This is a product that is going from relative obscurity to being on everyone’s mind: producers, consumers and especially entrepreneurs.” Read more.

11 Unexpected Ways You Can Relieve Headaches

The Preferred Meditation Apps of Entrepreneurs

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