Posts Tagged: Entrepreneurship

10 Business Resources Every Entrepreneur Should Be Familiar With

Skillful entrepreneurs are always entering unknown territories and learning new ways to better their understanding and further their resources. While there are business degrees to be earned, nothing teaches the entrepreneurial spirit. There is no textbook to guide you on how to navigate the ins and outs of every resource available to businesses today. With… Read more »

Can Government service be as ‘sexy’ as the startup?

Photo credit: Luis Gomez Photos Yesterday, I had the pleasure of meeting two young entrepreneurs–the co-founders of the super-hip, new event crowdfunding startup, EventStir. Afghani-born Sajad explained to me how he met his business partner Andrew, at Startup Weekend DC. The event is a 54-hour race against the clock to launch a business in one… Read more »

Why Civic (Startup)?

Last week, Good Magazine featured the launch of our Civic Startup Accelerator, which prompted a bunch of tweets — mostly supportive, some curious, but one however caught my eye: Peace Corps meets VC meets Silicon Valley. But why not just work for a startup? bit.ly/Js0TH5 — Chase Adam (@ChaseAdam17) May 12, 2012 Basically it’s the… Read more »

Entreprelooza! A Celebration of DC Area Entrepreneurship

Mark Drapeau (Washington, DC) — Startup DC in partnership with Startup America and Microsoft has announced Entreprelooza! is occuring on Tuesday, March 6th at what was previously a Borders bookstore on 18th and L St. NW in Washington, DC. It will be a 70,000 square foot celebration of all things geeky, startup, and entrepreneurial in… Read more »

Data.gov launches business community, adds more open data

Just after midnight last night, here on the East Coast, a new part of Data.gov went live. http://www.data.gov/business Politico’s @MorningTech reported this morning that around 200 new datasets were released to the public. At present, I’m seeing 120 datasets, most of which relate to the agricultural industry, census data or import/exports:http://www.data.gov/communities/node/244/data_tools?itemcount=100&tid=&keys=&field_categorization_value= US CIO +Steven VanRoekel… Read more »

Leadership and Entrepreneurship

Leaders need to be Entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs are creators. They work with little structure or resources. They see opportunity and have the internal drive and resourcefulness to make it reality. A Leader will benefit from developing entrepreneurial skills such as identifying new areas for development, initiating new projects, spotting opportunities, and encouraging managers to create new… Read more »

Top 6 Essentials of a Government Start-up Accelerator

Love the idea of the new government-focused startup accelerator created by Code for America. We need more talented entrepreneurs working hard to solving government problems (instead of just creating iphone apps or another new games). Government is a huge market so it’s potentially lucrative for entrepreneurs and also really meaningful as there are deeply important… Read more »

A Review: The SBE Council’s 2011 Business Tax Index

Three Takeaways 1. Although Washington, DC ranks last in the SBE Council’s index, the rankings do not correlate with entrepreneurial and small business growth. Compare Washington, DC (# 51) with California (#45) and South Dakota (#1). 2. According to the rankings, Virginia (#14) is far more favorable to entrepreneurs and small businesses than Maryland (31)… Read more »