The Evolving Journey of the B2B Buyer
Guest post by: Christopher Ryan CEO or Fusion Marketing Partners and Center for Business Modeling. Chris is a SCORE colleague and a marketing and sales maven. We are super fans of each others work. The following post was published by Chris on his blog is February of 2016 and is chock full of valuable advice.
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A Major Shakeup Is Looming – Are You in Jeopardy of Missing the Boat?
I certainly spend more time shopping online these days than in the mall and I don’t think I’m alone. The internet allowed for “online shopping” that in turn created online-retailers like Amazon and Overstock, but they were the only businesses visible on the front line. While malls suffered from this shift in buying behavior, other industries benefited. At the next tier, [...]
Small Business Stories – Pick of the Week April 29, 2017
Business Plans vs. Business Models – When No Plan Survives First Contact With CustomersInc42 By: Steve Blank I was catching up with an ex-graduate student at my favorite coffee place in Menlo Park. These guys had spent 4 months writing a 60-page business plan with 12 pages of spreadsheets. It [...]
What Is the Value of Experience as an Entrepreneur?
Not too long ago, I was asked to participate on a panel to speak about entrepreneurialism and evaluate business proposals prepared by college students enrolled in the Bachelors of Innovation program at a local college. The request got me thinking – What could I, a person with no formal academic education, offer to a college student who has attended nearly [...]
A College Degree and Entrepreneurship in the Millennial Generation
Recently, I was speaking at a local community college about the value of an entrepreneurial mindset. While there, one student asked me,
“How important do you think a college degree is to becoming a successful entrepreneur?”The question was a bit awkward since I was the guest speaker with no college education and here were a bunch of young adults [...]
Small Business Stories – Pick of the Week April 22, 2017
You're Not Crazy: Trading Your Six-Figure Job for Entrepreneurial Freedom Is the Right MoveEntrepreneur By: Jacob Warwick [caption id="attachment_4932" align="aligncenter" width="822"] Image Credit: Jetta Productions - Getty Images[/caption] Entrepreneurialism defies human instinct, yet it’s addicting. Once you get just a taste of what life can be like with a future built on [...]
Why in the Heck Would You Start a Business
Chris is a SCORE colleague and a marketing and sales maven. We are super fans of each others work. The following post was published by Chris on his blog in June of 2016 and is chock full of valuable [...]
How to Make the Most of Networking Events
Over the past several months, I have attended dozens of networking events and what strikes me most is the lack of real understanding of how effective networking works. Many businesses think networking is just meeting people. Networking is much more than just meeting people and exchanging business cards! A properly constructed networking plan can lead to phenomenal business success. Yet, [...]