Vistas: Geri Stengel’s Blog: Entrepreneurship

Social Media Made Easy for Organizations With Multiple Locations and Communities

by Aimee Gindin

Today’s interview is with Augusta Sterne and Yves Salama, co-founders of Teem’d.  Teem’d is a powerful communications platform that transforms the way companies create and publish targeted social media content, allowing them to more effectively engage with their customers.

How do you describe the value that your product brings to the market?

Immigrant Finds US Land of Opportunity for Business

by Karin Kamp

Nada Kiblawi was born in a refugee camp, lived through regional wars and finally found safe haven and economic independence as an entrepreneur in the U.S.

As a child born and raised in a Palestinian refugee camp, she suffered from low self-esteem, despite feeling love and affection from her parents.

5 Ways to Break Through Barriers to Growth

I’m delighted with the recent Ernst & Young report, Thinking big: How to accelerate the growth of women-owned companies, which matches what I’ve found from talking with high-growth women entrepreneurs. With the number of women-owned businesses increasing yearly, accelerating their growth is important.

What is entrepreneurship?

Risk-taking. Passionate. Problem-solver. 

Investor. Innovator. Business person. 

Juggler. Hard worker. Idea person.

Sales person. Leader. Financial Planner.  

Palestinian Entrepreneur Exemplifies Adage That Social Responsibility is Good for Business

"Social impact is our entrepreneurship goal and this is also serving us from a business standpoint."

Need I say more? That's a nice definition of social enterprise.

The statement above is from Nasser Abufarha, 46, founder of several social enterprises that serve both the farmers of Palestine and those who want to support organic and fair-trade enterprises. In fact, as indicated in the statement above, the growing demand for fair-trade and organic products is part of his business plan.

Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Social Enterprises Will Benefit From Ventureneer's Free eBook

As a teacher, consultant, nonprofit board member, and entrepreneur, I've learned a lot about starting and growing a business. I'm distilling the key points into a series of free ebooks for small businesses – that includes commercial businesses, nonprofits, and social enterprises.

It's a Vision Thing: Entrepreneurship Is Seeing What Others Don't

Entrepreneurs are people who see the routine and envision change, who see an opportunity where others see a problem.

Tyga-Box Systems is the perfect example of entrepreneurship. Most of us anticipate moving-day by buying cardboard boxes, packing tape, and marking pens, then throw them all away at the other end of the move. But husband and wife Martin Spindel and Nadine Cino saw that routine as environmentally destructive and just plain silly.

Gladwell Ignores Most Entrepreneurs to Make Points About a Few

A recent article by Malcolm Gladwell in The New Yorker, The Sure Thing: How entrepreneurs really succeed has me steaming!

Gladwell's thesis is that entrepreneurs are not daring risk takers – they only bet on sure things, he says – and that they are predators. As an adjunct professor who teaches entrepreneurship at The New School and as a successful serial entrepreneur myself, I say that's a bunch of malarkey.
 

What Entrepreneurs/Nonprofits Execs Need to Succeed

The video is the work of creative director Janet Giampietro, with motion graphics by Gestalters, llc. and audio production by Al Fritsch.



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