2012 the Year of the Entrepreneur

Could 2012 be the year of the entrepreneur? Some believe it is. Check out these important links for more tips on your entrepreneurial journey.


Is 2012 the year of the entrepreneur? Scott Gerber, founder of the Young Entrepreneur Council and co-founder of Gen Y Capital Partners, thinks so. Among other things, Gerber says the current economy and job market will push more people into the idea of providing an income for themselves through starting businesses. Bloomberg Businessweek

Always be a market leader. Whether you enter an existing market or create one yourself, always remember to be the leader. Entering popular markets just because they’re booming can lead to a game of catch-up your company will probably loose. Instead, take a step back and rethink your company. Feld Thoughts


Building your management team. As your business starts to grow, a management team will be critical. Realizing you cannot do it all by yourself is an important first step. But how can you be sure that the team you assemble will  be able to grow with your business? Some basic tips will help create a stable team that scales. A VC

Improving your business productivity. If you haven’t put much thought into your business’s productivity, you may be missing important tweaks that could increase efficiency and reduce cost. These are changes that could make your business more competitive and more adaptable in the future. You’re the Boss

Marketing & Sales

Creating a better business Website. Your Website says a lot about you and your business. If you’re like most entrepreneurs, you use it to educate others about your product, service, or company. Beware of a Website that gives a bad impression of your business and brand. What do you want your Website to say about you? Firefly Coaching

Sales tips for any business. Sales are, of course, a critical thing for any business, so you need a sales apparatus in place that can go after prospects and meet revenue projections. Here are some tips that may help. Expert Business Advice


Losing your best talent. People define your company, and when they leave they take some of the creativity and experience with them that your business has relied upon. Is there a way you can stop this “brain drain” from impacting your business? How do you retain the talent you want instead? Ability Success Growth

What is small business leadership? Too often we use the term without fully defining it. In fact, this leadership isn’t simply about forging ahead and obliging those who work with you to follow. Leadership is about something else instead. BizCompare.com

Success Stories & Tips

Small business still draws support. One reason entrepreneurship remains strong is that grassroots support for such businesses exists everywhere. Here’s one story about how a small town came together to support their local hardware store. Yahoo! Finance

Five entrepreneurial tips. Starting or running your own business is a challenge. Here are some serious issues to consider. Think about implementing these tips this year, not just for you but for your business. Give yourself and your business the chance to take things to the next level. Small Business Trends

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  1. Great wrap-up of small business-entrepreneur posts!

    I hope that 2012 is, “The year of the entrepreneur”…job-creating ones.

    The Franchise King®

  2. It’s great to see that 2012 is predicted to be the year of entrepreneurship. Thanks for sharing these tips and success stories! Using tips like yours and finding the correct resources to help with funding, office spaces or general help in business management is pertinent for entrepreneurs to effectively start or expand their businesses.

    Jana Hocker, group product manager at Intuit