Don’t Burn Bridges  (ENT 630)

Schussler suggest to readers that writing off someone who has disappointed or taken advantage of you may not be the best option. Consider giving the same individuals a second chance, while being more cautious in the process (Schussler, 2010). While I like to give people the benefit of the doubt and form my own opinions…

Helping Others Achieve Their Goals (ENT 630)

Schussler mentions helping other people be successful just because you can, and there is a chance that others will do the same for you (Schussler, 2010). I completely agree with this concept, and have benefited from helping others in my own entrepreneurial pursuits. A friend of mine, who was a partner in a trucking company…

No Is Yes Waiting to Happen (ENT 630)

Schussler provides phenomenal insight on how to handle rejection, as well as how to potentially get a no to transform to a yes (Schussler, 2010). Being an entrepreneur is no different than working in sales. I anticipate I will receive a hundred responses of no, before I get a yes. Hearing no can be difficult,…

Strategic Partnerships (ENT 630)

Schussler notes that readers should be willing to create strategic partnerships with other businesses, as it can save time and money (Schussler, 2010). All businesses can benefit from strategic partnerships, but it should be exactly that, “strategic.” Some partnerships lack purpose and appeal to consumers or clients. Jeff Lotman highlighted a unique partnership between UNICEF…

Intellectual Property – Module D – Legal Considerations ENT630

Intellectual Property – Dexter Robinson According to the Legal Information Institute (LII) through Cornell University, intellectual property is a law that protects the unauthorized usage of any product created with human intuition (Intellectual Property, n.d.). LII mentions four basic types of intellectual property, which can be regulated by federal law as well as state law,…

Always Be on the Lookout for Your Next Big Thing (ENT 630)

Always Be on the Lookout for Your Next Big Thing is a chapter that defines an entrepreneur at their core. Schussler informs the reader to continuously observe their surroundings and inquire if there are things that can be changed for financial gain (It’s a Jungle In There). I am a firm believer that exposure is…

Sweat The Small Stuff (ENT 630)

There are a numerous moving parts to being an entrepreneur, and everyone prioritizes those parts differently.  Schussler mentions that you must pay attention to the details, and that even the smallest details can be game changers for an entrepreneur and their business (It’s a Jungle In There). I agree that presentation and details are important,…

“I Dream… Therefore I Can” (ENT630)

Steven Schussler’s, Its’ a Jungle In There, hits home for me in numerous ways, but  the “I Dream… Therefore I Can” chapter is  extremely important to me not only in entrepreneurship, but in life.  I often tell people if you are not dreaming then you are not living. Before I proposed to my wife, one…

Scaling Issues as a Startup (ENT 600)

Any transition in life has pros and cons. As businesses grow, the nature of the business typical becomes more complex and adjustments are needed to remain successful. Wasserman mentions the difficulties of the founder and CEO transitioning away from being a CEO and into a new position or away from the company (The Founder’s Dilemmas:…

Investor Dilemmas (ENT 600)

Wasserman addresses all the potential ways to receive funds to assist one in running their business. Rtriad started as self-funded, which has worked out well so far.  The start-up funds were used to register the business, pay lawyer fees, and other typical start-up cost. We have been able to land a few large clients, but…