Acceler8Success Cafe Weekend Edition 5.11.19

Acceler8Success Cafe Monday 5.6.19

Acceler8Success Cafe Tuesday 5.7.19

Acceler8Success Cafe Wednesday 5.8.19

Acceler8Success Cafe Thursday 5.9.19

Acceler8Success Cafe Friday 5.10.19

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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 Wednesday 5.8.19

National Small Business Week 2019

National Small Business Week marks more than 50 years of recognizing small business growth. The event highlights their contribution to the U.S. economy. And it identifies the challenges they face.

Small businesses seek to find workable solutions to these challenges in order to grow. And the administration says the success of these businesses “Depends on leadership and vision from all perspectives and backgrounds.”

Women own close to 10 million American small businesses. And minorities and veterans make up 29% and 10% of those owners respectively.

With the right policies, incentives, and environment, small businesses can grow without too much meddling from the government. Read more.

Small Business Week Is Here. These Are America’s Most Intriguing Hot Spots for Entrepreneurs

Small Business Success Tips In The Age Of Disruption

Small-Business Owners Upbeat; Uncertain on Impact of Tax Law

This is the top city for small business in the US: Study

As we celebrate National Small Business Week please remember that most franchises are Mom & Pop owned & operated businesses. With long hours and in many cases, investment of life savings, franchisees have committed to the American Dream of business ownership no different than any Mom & Pop business owner on Main Street USA.

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3 Takeaways From Facebook’s Small Business Week Announcement

Celebrate Entrepreneurs During National Small Business Week

This is an important week for all Americans who rely on small businesses — it’s National Small Business Week. In addition to supporting small businesses in your local community, it presents a great opportunity to learn about the essential role small business entrepreneurs and their employees play in the American economy.

According to the Small Business Administration, there are more than 30 million small businesses in the United States—which employ nearly 60 million people. When stacked up against other participates in the business community, small businesses account for 99% of all enterprises in the country.

For the past decade, small businesses have been responsible for creating two-thirds of all net new jobs, empowering local economies all across the country. Not a lot of large businesses would open a location in a town of a few thousand people, yet you can’t go anywhere in America without running across a small business. They are truly the hallmark and cornerstone of Main Street. Read more.