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Self-Made Success: How I Left My Job to Start a Business

Self-Made Success: How I Left My Job to Start a Business | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it
Have you ever thought about leaving your corporate gig to start your own business? This woman shares the true story of how she did it.
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An old(ish) piece but a very valid and interesting article on switching from a corporate job to an entrepreneur life.

Lots of advice here for entrepreneurs-to-be.

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When Entrepreneurs Sacrifice Too Much

When Entrepreneurs Sacrifice Too Much | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it

How much would you give up to start a company? A car? Your own apartment or house? Heat? From prized possessions like a classic motorcycle to priceless things like time with friends and family ...

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A question to be asked. A lot of successful entrepreneurs often speak about reaching a point where they were wondering about filing for bankruptcy but ended being successful. 

But, overall, can all entrepreneurs play with fire without getting burnt ? 

A great reflexion on that matter here.

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Bootstrapping Is a Business (and Not Just a Startup) Strategy

Bootstrapping Is a Business (and Not Just a Startup) Strategy | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it
Limiting expenses helps me and my employees focus on what really matters for the long haul.
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A new look into the matter of bootstrapping. A safe way to launch a business but, indeed, work to do to get it rolling.

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Lessons On Bootstrapping: The $250 Office by Swipe

Lessons On Bootstrapping: The $250 Office by Swipe | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it
This is a guest post by Horia, co-founder and CEO of Swipe - the better way to present and share information to anyone, anywhere – live.
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An interesting piece on getting started and, well, doing it your way.

I like this piece as it does show what entrepreneurs really are ... and need. Just their own belief they can do it and the will to do it.

 

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Hector Peña's curator insight, October 29, 2013 10:43 AM

Most of us have gathered thru this...

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What happens when VCs don't want you

What happens when VCs don't want you | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it

Matt Cooper is not your typical founder. He dropped out of high school when he was sixteen and joined the circus life. He started juggling at parties and festivals to make money.

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Start up, bootstrap your company, have business, make money. Fancy attracting VCs, that still might not happen.

Here is a look at Addroid's example. And a reminder you can still live without VCs too.

 

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Should You Bootstrap Or Raise Money For Your Startup?

Should You Bootstrap Or Raise Money For Your Startup? | Entrepreneurship in the World | Scoop.it

Will investor money help you scale more quickly? There’s a raging debate going in the tech startup world: should you bootstrap a company or raise money from investors?

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A quick look in the funding question. Bootstrapping vs raising capital ? Rather a documented look at both and the reasoning behind where to go.

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