The Unwitting Entrepreneur

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Archive for April, 2011

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Every so often, I, like anyone else trying to start (or maintain) something new, can grow discouraged or lose motivation. It’s tough to keep moving forward when not only is there no wind filling your sails, but a hurricane gale keeps picking you up and tossing you back towards the shore. It’s enough to make you want to drop anchor and go home. That being said, the secret of success (at least as far as I can intuit) for any [...]

Posted by bdg2011 On Apr - 27 - 2011 1 Comment READ FULL POST
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  A friend of mine forwarded me an article today from a blogger at Business Insider. The title: “VC CONFESSION: “I Have Doubts Once I Think Of Women Founders Having Kids And Being Distracted From Work“. My first thought was, as Charlie Brown might put it, ‘Good grief’. My second- how is it that in 2011, women are still being confronted/ limited by their ability to bear children? Are our wombs all the world sees when it looks at us? [...]

Posted by bdg2011 On Apr - 20 - 2011 1 Comment READ FULL POST
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 Name: Monisha Kapila Name of your product/ company: ProInspire What does your company do/ produce? ProInspire is a nonprofit that is building the next generation of leaders for the nonprofit sector by recruiting and training business professionals to work for nonprofits. Describe your background/ experience before starting your company. Prior to launching ProInspire, I spent 10 years in the business and nonprofit sectors.  Most recently I managed the launch of financial products targeting unbanked customers for Capital One.  Prior [...]

Posted by bdg2011 On Apr - 18 - 2011 3 Comments READ FULL POST
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  So after posting a couple of weeks ago on my desire to have a logo for this website, I spent the next two weeks exploring all of the options I listed (doing it myself, outsourcing, crowdsourcing). The first thing I tried was creating something myself using Microsoft Office, but to no avail- everything looked clip-artish or cartoonish, really not the look I was going for. Next I downloaded a copy of Adobe Illustrator (free trials are available on their [...]

Posted by bdg2011 On Apr - 14 - 2011 1 Comment READ FULL POST
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The Unwitting Entrepreneur is getting a new logo, via Hatchwise.com. Check back on Wednesday when we’ll reveal it, as well as tips for using online design services (today’s post is on hiatus today as I deal with house painters, box packing, and all the attendant tasks involved in moving to new digs).

Posted by bdg2011 On Apr - 11 - 2011 Add Comments READ FULL POST
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