Entrepreneurs

CHICAGO – One of the American dreams has always been to build a business from scratch and sell it for a not-so-small fortune. We had this same dream in the 1990s but we wanted to speed it up so the entire thing from start-up to...

Editor’s Note: We recently had the opportunity to discuss the role of technology in state government to deliver more efficient information technology based services - internally and externally for constituents. The Governor also commented on programs to help entrepreneurs with investment funding and health insurance....

In my last column of this series, I’m going to follow my own advice and stick to my core competency: evaluating angel investment opportunities. More specifically, I’m going to provide some basic thoughts on how to avoid bad investments. After all, I often explain my...

When beginning a brand new startup or building a small company, entrepreneurs need to fully understand the challenges of attracting, and more importantly, keeping good employees. Providing the economic incentive for all employees to share in the wealth-building process has been the cornerstone for many...

Over the years I have watched many people succeed and some fail at starting new businesses. As they begin to define their ideas on “how and why” the world needs their new product or service, certain personality characteristics begin to emerge regarding how they approach...

In any company, an entrepreneur’s role is to establish leadership, set business goals and prioritize steps to reach those goals. For owners of start-up or early-stage companies, those activities must be accomplished in a compressed time period that requires their full, unwavering attention. Capital must...