Take The Shot!

"You miss 100% of the shots you don't take." -Wayne Gretzky   By Ed McLaughlin and Wyn Lydecker  This blog is about a highly successful entrepreneur who started on an unlikely playing field but always took the shot. His name is Brandon Steiner, and Richard Sandomir calls him  "The Man Who Spins Pinstripes Into Gold" [...]

By | September 26th, 2014|

A Generation Of Innovators Won’t Wait

By Ed McLaughlin and Wyn Lydecker A new generation of solution seekers who have grown up with nonstop technological innovations are now challenging the mindset of tradition when they hit college. When these young adults encounter inefficient online registration on campuses, they want to fix the kinks or find a way around the old legacy [...]

By | September 22nd, 2014|


By Omar Douglass Contributing Writer for The Purpose is Profit Blog In my last blog, I identified 6 Tips for Attracting Startup Funding that I gleaned from a workshop on raising startup capital. As #4 on the list contends, an important piece of the startup puzzle, quite frankly, is for entrepreneurs to “nail the pitch” [...]

By | September 18th, 2014|

Disruption in the Classroom

By Ed McLaughlin and Wyn Lydecker  There is deliberate disruption taking place in thousands of classrooms across the United States. But this time the students are not the ones causing a break in the status quo. Rather, the entrepreneurs who founded Panorama Education identified an alternate window of opportunity for innovation in schools, and they [...]

By | September 16th, 2014|

Seeking Your Editorial Feedback On Our Book, “The Purpose is Profit.”

Originally published on LinkedIn To Our Followers and Friends: We are finalizing the last chapter of our book, The Purpose Is Profit. We value your editorial input. To get the ball rolling, we’d like to send you Chapter 10: The Ten Commandments of Startup Profitso you can share your opinions with us. Please click here to get Chapter [...]

By | September 12th, 2014|

Talk It Up!

By Ed McLaughlin and Wyn Lydecker  You have probably dreamed about and worked toward launching and growing your company for years. You know it inside and out, and it is as much a product of you as a child. Friends and family probably helped you figure out what distinctive competence you have, and you harnessed [...]

By | September 11th, 2014|

Peeking Behind the Curtain of Crowdfunding

  By Ed McLaughlin and Wyn Lydecker  There is a lot of Crowdfunding buzz in the media, particularly in entrepreneurial forums. It is portrayed as the new alternative for fundraising – a form that is more democratic than traditional venture funding or small business loans. Unlike raising money from venture capitalists, crowdfunding enables you to [...]

By | September 10th, 2014|

Entrepreneurs! Take Charge of the Money and Control It – Startup Principle #4

Originally published on LinkedIn By Ed McLaughlin and Wyn Lydecker Your decision to build a profitable business is directly proportional to your ability to take charge of the money. Taking control of your money is a commitment to take responsibility for all of the following financial disciplines: Developing a realistic budget and operating the business [...]

By | September 9th, 2014|

6 Tips for Attracting Startup Funding

By Omar Douglass Contributing Writer for The Purpose is Profit Blog Money is a tool. If used correctly and efficiently, it can accelerate the success of your business – and your life. I have heard it said, “When you ask for money, you get advice. But when you ask for advice, you might get money.” [...]

By | September 8th, 2014|