My own company is in a crisis right now… but this is the opportunity that will cause us to grow faster and stronger than before.
In Italy, the past does not have to mean the future. Being an entrepreneur has historically been tough, but there are good things happening in Trento.
Enterpreneurs are not losers… unless they quit.
When I was 15 I listened to Joni Mitchell sing of finding true love. When I was 20 Bob Dylan sang about truth and courage. When I was 30 Bono sang about purpose and changing the world. Now I am over 50 and I just discovered a band of a bunch of Venture Capitalists who sing about Bernie Madoff stealing from investors. The Circle of Life is grand.
European Entrepreneurs must Startup Global European startup companies actually have a big advantage over US based startups and many don’t even know it. No, I am not talking about fat government subsidies or protected local markets. I am talking about “street smarts”.
There are two kinds of bootstrapping that are critical for entrepreneurs. One is about your business. The other is about your life.
If you listen too much to the financial news these days, you can put yourself into a deep clinical depression within about 15 minutes. Most of the experts are predicting global slowdowns and catastrophe scenarios, but how do you adopt a strategy to keep your small startup business afloat? Is it possible to even thrive in a recession? To accelerate your startup during a recession you must have a STRATEGY for SURVIVAL and GROWTH.