From the monthly archives:

July 2009

Saturday, July 11th at midnight I embarked upon a journey to climb four 14’ers in one day. For those non-Coloradoans, a 14’er is a mountain that is 14,000+ feet above sea level. There are over 50 14’ers in Colorado and I plan on climbing each one. In my most recent expedition, I realized climbing mountains is similar to running businesses.

I’ve listed four obvious and four not-so-obvious similarities between entrepreneurship and climbing mountains.

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Can anyone be an entrepreneur? Absolutely. Can anyone be a successful entrepreneur? Probably not. Successful entrepreneurs are a rare breed. Not everyone meets the requirements. In general, there are four characteristics an entrepreneur must possess in order to be successful.

Take Dorsey, Brin and Page, for example.

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For the last week or so, I have been exchanging emails with a bright young lady who wants to start a business. Initially she wanted to pursue something other than a lemonade stand. However, she weighed her options and decided to go with selling lemonade.

She spent several hours outside without selling a single cup. There are a few lessons to be learned from Chelsea’s lemonade stand.

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Two weeks ago I started this mini-series with an article about how to build your network offline.

While there is no substitute for physically meeting and talking to people, online networking offers a capacity for quantity and efficiency that old-fashioned networking simply can’t keep up with. Here I will explain exactly how to network online as a young entrepreneur through LinkedIn, Twitter and blogs.

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