The Single Biggest Mistake in Communication

By Ed McLaughlin and Wyn Lydecker From childhood, we are told to "use our words," and once we have a grasp on the finer points of how those words fit into sentences, the world of easy communication seems to open right up. It seems simple to give voice to thoughts and exchange them with others. Why, [...]

By | June 12th, 2014|

Borrower Beware

By Ed McLaughlin and Wyn Lydecker I'm a huge proponent of bootstrapping, as I've mentioned a previously.  I completely understand, however, that not everyone who wants to start a business is in the same position. If you've figured out that borrowing is what you need to do to get your company off the ground, just [...]

By | June 11th, 2014|

How Do You Inspire Innovation? Incrementally

By Ed McLaughlin and Wyn Lydecker I've mentioned the lightning-strike narrative in entrepreneurship and how I wish it came up less frequently. (See: 4 Questions Successful Entrepreneurs Must Answer and The New Face of Business.)  When people think they all have to be the next Mark Zuckerberg to be successful, they may never get started on what could [...]

By | June 6th, 2014|

Four Lessons from Facebook Fit

Written by Rebecca Lovering, Social Media Coordinator for The Purpose is Profit Facebook is touring the country, hosting events called Facebook Fit where they talk to local small businesses about how wonderful Facebook can be for them. This may be a welcome change to what has been a narrowing of opportunities for small, local businesses on Facebook, as reported by [...]

By | June 5th, 2014|

4 Questions Every Successful Entrepreneur Must Answer

By Ed McLaughlin and Wyn Lydecker There are a lot of ways to be an entrepreneur. Familiar stories all seem to involve a blinding insight that manifests as a spectacular, game-changing product, à la Facebook. But that’s definitely not the only way. Don’t be intimidated by those flash-of-brilliance stories, because I truly believe entrepreneurship is [...]

By | June 3rd, 2014|