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Finding Your Path: Entrepreneurship in a Corporate World

Many women look for ways to combine a passion for giving back with a successful career. Others are torn between entrepreneurship and a corporate path. But Mary Jo Cook, Chief Impact Officer for Fair Trade USA and a former Clorox exec, decided to do it all.

Rethinking the Risk of Entrepreneurship

Ever thought about starting a business, but been afraid to take the plunge? It’s time to think again, says our entrepreneurship columnist Adelaide Lancaster. Here’s why the risk of entrepreneurship might not be risky at all.

Youth Entrepreneurship – An Overview

Youth entrepreneurship in any society is a sign of progress. It has an impact on social as well as cultural and economic progress of the society.

Entrepreneurship Articles

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Social Entrepreneurship at its best – Microfinance and the Revolution in the Third World

This article discusses how the hitherto unbanked poor and the small entrepreneurs have benefited from the microcredit and microfinance revolution. The article examines this revolution in lending to the poor from multiple angles including analyzing successes, diagnosing the reasons for some notable failures, and listing some suggestions on ways to improve the system as well as draw conclusions from the lessons learnt.

Cultural Dimension to Youth Entrepreneurship

Family and Community plays a very important role in directing and guiding the youth. Today Nations have recognised the need to build and train their youth by providing education and skills necessary to make them job creators rather than job seekers.

The Future of Entrepreneurship

With entrepreneurship being the rage and the in-thing, one must ask whether the future of entrepreneurship would be like. This article examines some trends that might shape the future in addition to using the past as a guide as well as an understanding of the present to discuss the key theme that entrepreneurs must peer into the future as well as look backward without losing their feet on the ground.

Creativity and Entrepreneurship

Individuals who are creative love to do things differently. Creativity and entrepreneurship go hand in hand. Lets understand the relationship between creativity and entrepreneurship.

History of Social Entrepreneurship

Social entrepreneurship is relatively a new term. But its usage can be found throughout the history. There were several entrepreneurs who established social enterprises to eliminate social problems and bring positive change in the society.

Administrative, Regulatory Environment and Youth Entrepreneurship

Building and Nurturing Youth Entrepreneurship requires understanding the impediments in the environment, understanding the mindset and attitudes of the Youth and removing the obstacles and hurdles that lie in their way in order to make it easier and encouraging to the Youth to get started with their own enterprise.

The Role of Technology in Social Entrepreneurship

This article discusses the central role that technology plays in solving social problems. The key themes in this article are that increasingly, social entrepreneurs are focusing on delivering social innovation through the astute use of technology as well as how such use of technology creates value through synergies and allows scaling up quickly. Real world examples are used to illustrate some of the key points and insights made in this article.

Youth Entrepreneurship Building Skills

Building a society that is responsive to, encouraging and favourable to Youth Entrepreneurship is the responsibility of every society as well as the Government.

Factors Which Affect Entrepreneurship

This article explains lists down the factors which play an important role in the development of entrepreneurship. Most of these factors are within the control of the government and can be enhanced by effective policy making.

Youth Entrepreneurship Policy Making – A Perspective

Youth entrepreneurship policies are defined at the national level by the Government in collaboration with several departments including Youth affairs, Education, Finance and other related disciplines.

Nurturing Youth Entrepreneurship – The Need of the Hour

Nurturing Youth Entrepreneurship is very beneficial for the society and economy as a whole. Many nations have recognised this fact and are providing focus and thought into building programs conducive for Youth Entrepreneurship.

Youth Entrepreneurship and Business Support

In this section, we shall look at few of the barriers that exist in Business Area including Business Information and Developmental Assistance as well as Business Knowledge and Support.

Approach to Youth Entrepreneurship Policy Making

Governments in all countries have realized the need for policy making in the field of Youth entrepreneurship with an aim to solve some of the unemployment problems amongst the youth.

Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies: Boom and Bust and Business Models

This article examines the spectacular rise and fall of startups in emerging economies with the changing business and economic conditions. The key theme in this article is that startups in these economies need to have robust business models based on realistic revenue and growth projections and not rely on crony capitalism and other forms of securing funding.

What is Entrepreneurship and Who is an Entrepreneur ?

This article introduces the readers to what entrepreneurship is and who an entrepreneur is. This article is an introductory piece on the skills and attributes needed for entrepreneurs to succeed. Further, this article also defines what creative destruction means and why entrepreneurs succeed or fail. Apart from these details, this article makes the point that entrepreneurs take the risk and hence, they are to blame for the failure as well as reap the rewards when their ventures succeed.

Emerging World of Entrepreneurship: Unicorns and Billion Dollar Start-ups

The recent sensational news about new age entrepreneurs taking the world by storm with their freshly minted eCommerce and Technology startups attracting Billion Dollar valuations needs some analysis based on sound business fundamentals. This article assesses the business strategies of these ventures some of them being called Unicorns because they can do no wrong. The key themes in this article are that businesses exist to make profits and investors fund to get returns and hence, one has to balance the eye popping valuations with the question as to whether their business models can survive over the longer term.

Principles of Entrepreneurship

This article discusses the principles of successful entrepreneurship by drawing from the insights of recent research done by management experts. While the principles mentioned here indicate how successful entrepreneurs operate, it is important to remember that for entrepreneurs to succeed, it is about finding balance between inner aspirations and external expectations.

Social Entrepreneurship | Coursera

Social Entrepreneurship from University of Pennsylvania. How do we create innovative and effective solutions to social problems around the world ? This course was designed for individuals and organizations who want to identify and bring about …

Entrepreneurship 2: Launching your Start-Up | Coursera

Entrepreneurship 2: Launching your Start-Up from University of Pennsylvania. Once you have a prototype and a clearer vision of the opportunity, you’ll need to create a small organization to discover how to create a repeatable and scalable …

Entrepreneurship 1: Developing the Opportunity | Coursera

Entrepreneurship 1: Developing the Opportunity from University of Pennsylvania. How does a good idea become a viable business opportunity? What is entrepreneurship and who fits the profile of an entrepreneur? This introductory course is designed …

Entrepreneurship 4: Financing and Profitability | Coursera

Entrepreneurship 4: Financing and Profitability from University of Pennsylvania. Start-ups can benefit from a wide variety of financing options on the path to profitability, but how do you know which one to choose? This course explores different …

Wharton Entrepreneurship Capstone | Coursera

Wharton Entrepreneurship Capstone from University of Pennsylvania. In this Capstone project, you will be assembling a pitch deck for a new venture, including the key deliverables (e.g., customer needs, concept description, financials, and so …

Identifying Social Entrepreneurship Opportunities | Coursera

Identifying Social Entrepreneurship Opportunities from Copenhagen Business School. This Course will clarify the definition and meaning of Social Entrepreneurship and will focus on the need to learn about the source and root of a social problem. …

Renewable Energy and Green Building Entrepreneurship | Coursera

Renewable Energy and Green Building Entrepreneurship from Duke University. Welcome to the course where you learn to launch a new business in the energy, finance, real estate, design, engineering, or environmental sectors, while also helping you …

Innovation: From Creativity to Entrepreneurship Capstone | Coursera

Innovation: From Creativity to Entrepreneurship Capstone from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The capstone for the specialization will provide a learning experience that integrates across all the courses within it. It will involve …

Healthcare Innovation and Entrepreneurship | Coursera

Healthcare Innovation and Entrepreneurship from Duke University. This interdisciplinary course focuses on sustainable innovation, introducing entrepreneurial students to the realities of problem identification and solution design within the …

Entrepreneurship 3: Growth Strategies | Coursera

Entrepreneurship 3: Growth Strategies from University of Pennsylvania. Start-ups are designed to grow quickly, but successful start-ups grow smart. This course is designed to provide you with an understanding of the essential elements of …

Business of Games and Entrepreneurship | Coursera

Business of Games and Entrepreneurship from Michigan State University. As well as a form of art and entertainment, games are about business. Whether you want to work at a game studio, start your own business or make games as a hobby, recognizing …

Entrepreneurship Capstone | Coursera

Entrepreneurship Capstone from University of Maryland, College Park. Integrate the tools and concepts from the specialization courses to develop a comprehensive business plan. Choose to enhance new venture concepts previously explored in …

Entrepreneurship Strategy: From Ideation to Exit | Coursera

Entrepreneurship Strategy: From Ideation to Exit from HEC Paris. This course covers in the chronological order each defining step of an entrepreneurial project. It begins with very personal considerations related to getting to better know …

Entrepreneurship I: Principles and Concepts | Coursera

Entrepreneurship I: Principles and Concepts from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. This course will explore the earlier stages of the entrepreneurial venture process across four modules. The modules will examine the nature of growth and …

Entrepreneurship II: Practices and Approaches | Coursera

Entrepreneurship II: Practices and Approaches from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. This course builds on previous concepts and outlines strategies and tactics for forming, financing and launching a new venture. Topics to be addressed …

Essentials of Entrepreneurship: Thinking & Action | Coursera

Essentials of Entrepreneurship: Thinking & Action from University of California, Irvine. Success in business can be greatly enhanced with an understanding of key entrepreneurial characteristics and competencies solutions. This interactive course …

Entrepreneurship | Coursera

Entrepreneurship from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. An entrepreneur is someone who is always on the lookout for problems that can be turned into opportunities and finds creative ways to leverage limited resources to reach their goals. In …

Creativity And Entrepreneurship | Coursera

Creativity And Entrepreneurship from Berklee College of Music. Creativity & Entrepreneurship will help you tap into your inner creativity and learn how to leverage it for career development or business innovation. Presented by Berklee Institute …

English for Business and Entrepreneurship | Coursera

English for Business and Entrepreneurship from University of Pennsylvania. Welcome to English for Business and Entrepreneurship, a course created by the University of Pennsylvania, and funded by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational …

The Art of Bootstrapping

In entrepreneurship, it is not the end of the world if you cannot get venture capital. Without any funds from venture capital, you still could launch your

Entrepreneurial mindset for Growth

Rosa Say has written a synchronized matching between her managing philosophy with Tom Ehrenfeld’s philosophy on entrepreneurship. She created three synchro

4 Traits Every Entrepreneur Must Have

Entrepreneurship can be a long windy road filled with obstacles and is often traveled alone. Here are four traits every entrepreneur must have in order to get to the finish line.

4 To-Dos for the “Someday” Entrepreneur

What’s the difference between people who want to start business and those who actually do? Being comfortable with the experience of entrepreneurship! If you dream of someday being your own boss, here are four things that will help you do just that.

5 Must-Dos Before Founding a Start-Up

Entrepreneurship is a wild ride, and a totally new one for most people. So, if you’re thinking about taking the plunge, read on for advice from a first-time entrepreneur on the lessons she wishes she’d learned before getting started.

Food Entrepreneur Friday: Cowgirl Creamery

Happy Foodie Friday! Today we bring you some sweet entrepreneurship advice from artisan cheese company Cowgirl Creamery. Read on for the founders got started, the challenges they faced, and the business advice they’d offer every entrepreneur.

Is Your Business Idea a Keeper?

What’s the difference between a crazy idea and one you’d be crazy not to pursue? The first installment of “The Opportunity of Entrepreneurship” column weighs in on how to know the right business idea when you see it.

My Biggest Mistake: I Jumped in Too Fast

Our fifth essay contest finalist jumped too fast into entrepreneurship. Here’s what that mistake taught her, and how she’s used it to build her successful business.

Want to be a Start-up Founder? Here’s What to Do Now

While entrepreneurship doesn’t require an advanced degree, it does take some specific skills. And even if you’re a few years out from starting a company, there are some key things you should be doing now to set yourself up for success.

Why We Left the Corporate World: The Women Behind Design My Meals

Cara Moretti and Carla Bayot left their careers to start Design My Meals, an online meal planning tool for moms, cooks, or anyone looking to adopt a healthier lifestyle. We sat down with the duo and learned more about their careers, their mission, and entrepreneurship.

David Cooperrider

An interview with David Cooperrider, Professor of Social Entrepreneurship, Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University; and Chairman and Founder, Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit. Cooperrider is best known for his theory and practice of appreciative inquiry as it relates to corporate strategy, change leadership, and positive organizational scholarship.

Philadelphia, PA: Regional Leaders Collaborate to Keep Life Science Talent Employed Locally and Fuel Industry Growth

PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Entrepreneurship and emerging businesses are expected to play a major role in the economic recovery. Yet finding a place in the entrepreneurial world can be a challenge; especially if a professional is coming from a large company. BioAdvance, the University City Science Center and Wharton Small Business Development Center (SBDC) are collaborating to develop Career GPS, a program which is designed to help displaced biopharmaceutical professionals navigate the Greater Philadelphia region’s entrepreneurial career eco-system . Career GPS – Navigating the Job Market in the Philadelphia Region’s Entrepreneurial Life Science Community, targets the broad group of life science professionals (manager and above) across the region who are seeking new employment options. The program, which is funded in part by the Delaware Valley Innovation Network, will be held on Friday, November 20, 2009 at The Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania, Huntsman Hall. Registration details will be available at www.bioadvance.com and www.sciencecenter.org beginning on October 1, 2009. “As the recent Milken Institute study of life sciences in our region noted, Greater Philadelphia is in a unique position to redeploy displaced executives into emerging biosciences companies and new ventures and harness the region’s world-class talent to create an unparalleled global hub for new life sciences companies,” said Barbara S. Schilberg, BioAdvance CEO. “Our goal is to redeploy the region’s rich scientific expertise to trigger growth in life sciences entrepreneurship,” added Stephen S. Tang, PhD, president and CEO of the University City Science Center. “At the same time, we can create new connections between established and emerging life sciences firms.” Read the full release.

Entrepreneurial Training Programs Now Available Through the Public Workforce System.

As many of you already know, the public workforce system (run by local and state workforce boards) currently spends billions annually on a variety of skill training programs. Most of these programs are designed to train or retrain workers in skills needed by local employers. State and local boards make their own decisions on what training should be utilized. A couple of weeks ago, the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) gave approval for state and local boards to approve training programs in the area of entrepreneurship. They are encouraging local boards to build working relationships and partnerships with other state and federal agencies in this area so that customers within the system can be made aware of these other small business services. The Small Business Administration (SBA) is a good example of a Federal partner. There are also other community resources, such as Chambers of Commerce and the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), that local workforce boards are partnering with in this endeavor. As we hear from members of Congress and the Obama Administration, the best way to get the US economy going again is to get small businesses started, growing and succeeding! So, what does this mean for ASTD members? As we know, when the economy struggles, training in unfortunately one of the items many organizations cut back on. Some of those cuts include eliminating staff in the training departments. Many of those cuts affect our members directly. Over the years, many of those individuals who have been downsized have considered going out on their own. This is a way for our members, who qualify for public training funds, to enjoy some of the benefits from these approved programs in entrepreneurship. Now you might be able to get your own small business started with some training help and possibly other assistance from other government agencies. Staff in the One Stop Career Centers are being trained in this area and are there to direct you to these and other community services and networking events for the new business owner. For ASTD members who provide entrepreneurship training programs, this is an opportunity for you to approach state and local workforce boards about getting your programs approved for customers in the One Stop Career Centers. There is paperwork to fill out and an approval process, but this would be a great way to bring more students into your programs. For either situation, our members should talk to the staff in their local One Stop Career Center or local workforce board executive director to ask more questions about this opportunity. You can also find more information on www.careeronestop.org You can hear the entire webinar from ETA about this opportunity on the Workforce3One website at: www.workforce3one.org. Just find the webinar Supporting Entrepreneurial and Self-Employment Training through the Workforce Investment System.

Building the Future of Africa

(From Huffington Post) — Nokwanda Ramatheko’s parents never understood her passion for learning or her desire to make a difference in the world. Born in Soweto, one of the most notorious townships in South Africa, her community was rife with crime, teen pregnancies, high school dropouts, high unemployment rates and high HIV/AIDS infection rates. After her parents separated, her father struggled to pay school fees so that she could attend a neighboring township school, go to university, and make a better life for herself. But Nokwanda had bigger ideas. At an early age, she felt that people had to stop waiting for the government to help and find their own solutions. “We have to change society’s view,” she said. When she wanted to attend a conference or enter a competition, she notes, “I would make a plan, find the money, get a taxi, and come back home with trophies in my hand.” Nokwanda does not just want a better life for herself and her family, she wants to change the world. She encourages others to follow her path as an advisor for the Universal Youth Group, a group of 300 underprivileged youth from her township. She gives them school applications and takes them with her on auditions and to competitions. When she was 18 year old and postponed attending university to join the African Leadership Academy (ALA), her father nearly disowned her. Preparing Africa’s next generation of leaders ALA is a highly competitive two-year, pre-university boarding school in Johannesburg, South Africa, that identifies promising young African men and women to build a strong, connected generation of leaders who will transform Africa. Cisco has funded 16 scholars over the past four years through the Cisco Scholars Program, a $680,000 scholarship fund. The intensive two-year program focuses on practical leadership experience, training in entrepreneurship, and African Studies for a deep understanding of the overarching issues facing Africa on both the global and local level. The rigorous curriculum prepares students for success on the Cambridge International Examinations and ALA guides them to scholarships at some of the best universities in the world. Following university, students commit to work in Africa for ten years, acting on their ideas and experiences. In 2011, Nokwanda was accepted to both the University of Pretoria and the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa to study Urban Planning, but she put her plans on hold to attend ALA. She told her father: “I don’t want to do what everyone else is doing. Daddy, this is your daughter, Nokwanda, this is who I am and what I want to do.” ALA offers much more than a curriculum of study; it helps students build a human network to support them for the rest of their lives that will multiply the impact of each individual’s study. “We seek to build a world-class leadership institution that will develop 6,000 transformative African leaders over the next 50 years,” said Theodore Sutherland, external affairs fellow, African Leadership Academy. In 2012, the ALA network included almost 400 young leaders from 43 African countries, selected from nearly 10,000 applicants. By pairing students from different African countries as roommates and teammates, ALA helps students break down barriers and become aware of their own prejudices. Nokwanda’s roommate is Kenyan and changed her thinking about the country and its people. “Irrespective of the culture or the religion we come from, we are the same,” she said. Global connections The ALA has drawn the attention and support of global philanthropic, government, and corporate partners, including Cisco. Former Cisco Scholars now attend prestigious institutions including Harvard University, Yale University, Trinity College, the University of Cape Town, and Drexel University. The first 12 Cisco Scholar graduates secured $1.5 million in scholarships from universities and fellowship programs, four dollars in scholarship funding for every one dollar invested by Cisco. After her first year at ALA, Nokwanda was accepted into the BezosScholars Program @ Aspen Institute where top students from around the world join top scholars, writers, artists, entrepreneurs, and change-makers at the Aspen Ideas Festival to share big ideas about sustainability. When Nokwanda returns to South Africa, she will lead a local Ideas Festival based on her experience. Read more.

Are You Ready for Act II

The definition of retirement is outdated. The word retirement used to mean withdrawal from one’s occupation or from active working life, but it now has a multitude of meanings, including leaving your current job for entrepreneurship, entering a new phase of life and work, or finding meaning as a volunteer or part-time worker.