The New Millennial Life: What does being an entrepreneur mean to a young person?

Often, when defining an “entrepreneur”, often Virgin’s Richard Branson or Apple’s Steve Jobs come up. These are definitely entrepreneurs, but from a specific era who grew empires worth may Billions of dollars. With entrepreneurship becoming a more common (and at time necessary) part of life for everyday people, it is time to re-define the image of an […]

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Sustainable Business Models: Be married to the process, not the idea

Launch lean. Pivot or iterate. Change one of the boxes in your Business Model Canvas, or make a tweak to your Positioning… A whirlwind of knowledge that would take months to navigate was covered over 5 short weeks in the Foundations in Entrepreneurial Management course at University of Toronto’s Continuing Studies. In the final class of the course, instructor Keri […]

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Startups vs. Businesses: Defining Your Venture Along the Way

What’s the difference between a start-up and a business? During a recent #StartUpEdu course, one big thing that stood out to me was how startups specifically differ from big companies. Particularly: #Startups are not smaller versions of big companies. #StartUpEdu (at @oisenews) http://t.co/AwPaIGqxwY — Daniel Francavilla (@francavilla) May 27, 2014 Startups are not smaller versions of large companies. […]

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Are Entrepreneurs Alone?

Although it may look (or feel) that way at first, entrepreneurship is not a lone pursuit. Every individual entrepreneur (and their new enterprise) is part of an existing ecosystem. Ecosystems and the networks within them include customers, suppliers and providers, government and other regulatory bodies, and trade associations. For an ecosystem to thrive, it needs to be inclusive […]

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