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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Previously published in YoungUpstarts By Ed McLaughlin and Wyn Lydecker You have a great idea for a new business and can’t wait to start up. Should you rush to market with a minimal viable product (MVP) and risk the cycle of failing, pivoting, and then starting again? Or should you do [...]
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 [...]
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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 [...]