ENT 600 Week 8 Blog: Discuss scaling issues as a startup evolves through various stages of maturity

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Week 8: Discuss scaling issues as a startup evolves through various stages to maturity (Chapter 10, The Founder’s Dilemmas; “Transitioning from a Startup to Growth-Stage Company”). The article “Transitioning from a Startup to Growth-Stage Company” refers to A-Players as hidden gems. This article explains how hidden gems can make all the difference in your company […]

Week 7 blog: Investor dilemmas: Adding value, adding risks

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Week 7 blog: Investor dilemmas: Adding value, adding risks (Chapter 9, The Founder’s Dilemmas).   I think the ideal situation would be if you have enough money to do self-funding. That is the least risk situation. You are not risking anyone else’s money but your own. This is my plan to start small and after […]

ENT 600 Week 6 topic Hiring dilemmas and Keeping top performers.

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Week 6 Blog: Hiring dilemmas (Chapter 8, The Founder’s Dilemmas). Keeping top performers (Conclusion, How to Hire A-Players).   A-Players want to stay with companies that they know they can progress with. Therefore they want to work for strong leaders who can help guide them to advance in their career. Strong managers and leaders help […]

Week 5 Blog: “Role Dilemmas”

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Week 5 Blog: “Role Dilemmas” Chapter 5, The Founder’s Dilemmas. Recognizing and appreciating people who may offer (the not necessarily obvious) “skills you can teach and skills you can’t” (Chapter 6, How to Hire A-Players). Talented people can be found in various places, you just always have to be looking and aware of the people […]

Week 4 Blog post: Benefits and risks of homogeneous teams

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Week 4 Blog post: Benefits and risks of homogeneous teams Chapter 4, Relationship Dilemmas: Flocking together and playing with fire, The Founder’s Dilemmas Chapter 1, the Value of A-Players, How to Hire A-Players Starting Your Business: Avoiding the “Me Incorporated” Syndrome   I don’t have the luxury of having the backing to pay employees off […]

ENT 600 Week 3 Topic – Building social and financial capital

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ENT 600 Week 3 Topic – Building social and financial capital “Building social and financial capital” (p. 47, The Founder’s Dilemmas) It would definitely make any business venture much easier to get started if you have access to financial capital, and human/social capital. That would be the ultimate leg up if you have opportunity and […]

ENT 600 Week 2 Topic Maintaining Control versus Maximizing Wealth

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ENT 600 Week 2 Topic Maintaining Control versus Maximizing Wealth “Maintaining Control Versus Maximizing Wealth” (p. 12, The Founder’s Dilemmas)   I never thought that you would have to choose between the priorities of maintaining control of your business and maximizing wealth of your business. I always thought they went hand in hand, that if […]