Charles Peter Mwangi

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The Shark Tank Guide to Surviving the Treacherous Waters of Entrepreneurship

For starters, consider the slim odds of landing a spot on the Emmy-winning ABC show. Last year, 45,000 entrepreneurs applied for an audience with …

5 Marketing Tips For The Entrepreneur Without Marketing Experience

Gresham Harkless, Jr., the Blogger-in-Chief at CEO Blog Nation, gives some advice to new entrepreneurs who are wondering about how to market their brand. He says, “I use several methods to market my business – all the methods I’ve chosen to adopt are ones that work for me and my personality.<p>When …

Entrepreneurship

Why Entrepreneurial Failure Is Good -- Except If It Happens To You

Everyone seems to want fewer entrepreneurial failures. The recent Fast Company article asks, “What if we could cut the 90% failure rate in half?”<p>I suggest that we stop worrying about the failure rate for a number of reasons — and worry about the entry rate. To cut the failure rate, you need to …

Top Entrepreneurial Business Lessons I've Learned

As an entrepreneur, I love to learn from the stories of others. When we share our triumphs, challenges and setbacks, we all get a little smarter and wiser a little faster. That was the spirit of the panel discussion, "How to Be Your Own Boss in Book Publishing," held recently at the Exceptional …

The 5 Most Valuable Players on the Entrepreneur Dream Team

Management April 22, 2015 14 Reads share<p>One of the best parts about being an entrepreneur is the opportunity to live out your passion and the freedom …

5 Ways to Get Startup Funding Outside of Traditional Investors

There are plenty of other ways to get startup funding outside the traditional venture capitalist approach. Consider trying one of these five alternative options for funding your startup.<p><i>"So, who are your investors?"</i><p>If you're in the process of launching a startup, you've probably heard this question …

Why I Didn’t Drop Out To Create My Startup

There is a lot of media buzz around entrepreneurs that dropped out of college to become startup founders. It’s a storyline that has resulted in …

5 Qualities Angel Investors Want in Founders

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What do angel investors want in startup founders? Drive, passion and smarts? Sure but every founder claims those. Integrity and character? Yes, they are essential, but investors notice them only if they are missing. So what do investors …

10 Movies Every Entrepreneur Needs to Watch

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>No one ever said being an entrepreneur would be easy. A million obstacles seem to stand in the way each and every day. The naysayers and budget woes can be enough for the average person to start waving the white flag.<p>But you are not an …

When should you pay that goodwill?

Small and medium enterprises are finding it increasingly difficult to access prime commercial properties across the country as a result of a one-off …

5 Habits Managers Need to Break

<b>The 5 Habits Managers Need to Break</b><p>Without question, these are interesting times for organizations. Managers are challenged to achieve increasing …

15 Quotes to Inspire Great Teamwork

The difference between success and failure is a great team. Here's how to inspire yours.<p>The difference between success and failure is a great team.<p>When I first became an entrepreneur, in the spring of 2002, I was a consultant. As Dave Kerpen Strategic Consulting, I could make my own hours, …