Is Profit Evil? What Do You Think?

Previously Published on LinkedIn By Ed McLaughlin and Wyn Lydecker Is profit evil? We raise this question to frame the debate: What is the reward for taking the risk to start and build a business? As I see it, if you develop a value-added idea and start a business by putting capital, reputation, and sweat [...]

By | August 25th, 2015|

Should You Work for a Startup or Launch Your Own?

By Ed McLaughlin and Wyn Lydecker If you’ve been wondering if you should work for a startup or launch your own, we’ve assembled some arguments on both sides: 15 reasons to work for a startup and 15 reasons to launch your own. What’s your opinion?   15 Reasons to Work for a Startup Reasons 1 [...]

By | August 20th, 2015|

Crystallize Your Startup Idea!

              By Ed McLaughlin and Wyn Lydecker Do you want to launch your own business, but just don’t know where to start? You are not alone. I had made a written promise to myself that I would start a business, but I couldn’t settle on the idea. I kept [...]

By | August 18th, 2015|

Startup Founders: Do Credentials Matter?

By Ed McLaughlin and Wyn Lydecker Investors often claim that they invest in people – not ideas. They bet on the jockey, not the horse. But what makes a funder choose the jockey he or she wants to fund? Investors can look at track records, character, and/or credentials. When an entrepreneur can demonstrate a proven [...]

By | August 13th, 2015|

Increase Your Productivity – Try Coworking!

By Ed McLaughlin and Wyn Lydecker Coworking space – the antithesis of working alone in your garage or basement home office – has redefined the workplace for startups. This new kind of work structure, the 2005 brainchild of Brad Neuberg, has changed the way entrepreneurs, sole proprietors, and employees in established businesses go to work. [...]

By | August 11th, 2015|

Why Engineers Make Great Entrepreneurs!

By Frances McLaughlin Although it seems that the world is constantly filled with dissension, I think there are two things on which we all can agree: 1. The world has problems. 2. The world is changing. Who do you think is the best candidate for taking on the crucial responsibility of facing and solving these [...]

By | August 6th, 2015|