Should Startup Fever Have a Place on Campus?

Previously Published on eCampusNews By Ed McLaughlin and Wyn Lydecker The startup ambitions of MBA students and college undergrads have spawned discussion about whether aspiring young entrepreneurs should launch new business ventures while still in school. Students, graduates, professors, and investors have varying opinions on whether startup fever should be [...]

By | October 27th, 2016|

What Is An Ideal Age to START UP a New Business

Previously Published in Home Business By Ed McLaughlin and Wyn Lydecker News from a recent 2015 Kauffman Report suggests that the best time for you to start your own business – at any age – could be right now. The report said we showed the greatest surge in U.S. entrepreneurial activity that we’ve had in [...]

By | October 25th, 2016|

When a Big Business Buys an Entrepreneurial Company: How to Make the Marriage Work

Previously published in The CEO Magazine By Ed McLaughlin and Wyn Lydecker Most entrepreneurial companies thrive on innovation, creativity, and speed as key ingredients for driving success. Entrepreneurs are willing to take risks to increase the probability of breakthrough achievement at the cost of possible failure. In many respects, these attributes [...]

By | October 20th, 2016|

Should You Build Your Own Software?

Eat the World with Proprietary Software Previously published in smallbizdaily   By Ed McLaughlin and Wyn Lydecker Five years ago (August 2011), Marc Andreessen, co-founder and general partner of venture capital firm Andreessen-Horowitz, famously said, “Software is eating the world.” His point was that most of the fastest growing companies were [...]

By | October 13th, 2016|

You Have a Great New Product. Here’s What You Need to Think About Next

By Ed McLaughlin Previously Published in FORTUNE Questions every entrepreneur should ask when thinking about sales, pricing and production. The following is an excerpt from Ed McLaughlin and Wyn Lydecker’s new book The Purpose Is Profit (Greenleaf Book Group Press, 2016), which recounts how, after quitting his [...]

By | October 11th, 2016|