Notes from the Institute

8 Ways to Determine if Your Startup Idea is Good

2019-08-16T15:12:11-05:00

Do you think you are ready to set sail on a new business venture? First, take a deep breath — this is a big decision, and you want to be realistic with yourself. Just because an idea seems unique and revolutionary, doesn't mean it will gain real traction in the market. Before moving forward with your newfound concept, you'll want to make sure that it's worth your cherished time, money, and other resources.Follow these eight exercises to evaluate [...]

8 Ways to Determine if Your Startup Idea is Good2019-08-16T15:12:11-05:00

This Is How to Decide Whether You’re Ready to Work for Yourself

2019-08-06T10:09:45-05:00

Whether the motivation is inspiration or frustration, branching out on your own can be both exciting and totally terrifying. Here are a few simple steps to measure your readiness. By Lydia Dishman (Original Article from Medium) Many of us have thought about being our own bosses at some point, says Josh Grau, a lecturer at Stanford Graduate School of Business and Northwestern Medill Integrated Marketing Communications Program. “Maybe that idea stems from a killer business idea you’ve wanted [...]

This Is How to Decide Whether You’re Ready to Work for Yourself2019-08-06T10:09:45-05:00

How to Become the Next Top CEO?

2020-04-01T17:24:25-05:00

Being a CEO is a tough job. The entire success, or failure, of the company is on your shoulders.  There are many high-level decisions to make and tons of stakeholders, both internally and externally, to appease.  However, it is a great and challenging job.  But wouldn’t you prefer to own the company and be the CEO?  Becoming an entrepreneur might be a better choice. The path to entrepreneurship can be very rewarding.  You get a wonderful opportunity [...]

How to Become the Next Top CEO?2020-04-01T17:24:25-05:00

6 Essential Skills to Become a Successful Entrepreneur

2019-08-06T10:14:16-05:00

The important thing is not being afraid to take a chance. Remember, the greatest failure is to not try. Once you find something you love to do, be the best at doing it. Is becoming an entrepreneur your ultimate goal? Do you want to be your own boss, pursue your true passion, work your own hours, and make your own business decisions? Being an entrepreneur is all of those things and more, but [...]

6 Essential Skills to Become a Successful Entrepreneur2019-08-06T10:14:16-05:00