Building a business? Cultivate & invest in these relationships.
The new venture creation process often has business builders focused on the technical and systems aspects of building their organization – getting the product made, hiring staff, finding early customers, locating the business and developing and producing marketing assets. However, in the process, they often overlook important variables (read: people) and adaptive leadership (& emotional […]Read More
Take Care of Yourself. (No one else will.)
Starting or building a business can be an emotional roller coaster with some extreme high highs and some really low, lows. Entrepreneurial self-care is real and necessary. Often entrepreneurs experience higher rates of mental illness because they experience loneliness, hopelessness, fear, anxiety, burnout, and depression. All the weight of the business—its success and failure—lies on […]Read More
Fixing fragmented follow-up care
Olio CEO’s five steps for launching a health-tech startup Ben Forrest, founder and CEO of Olio, offered insights to healthcare entrepreneurs at Connected Health Lab Third Thursday Connections event at The NIIC in Fort Wayne, Ind. He candidly shared the rewards and challenges of launching a digital healthcare startup. His presentation was very timely. Healthcare […]More
Are you ready to explore and learn?
It takes guts to be an entrepreneur. It is much easier to work for someone else than it is to build your own business. Through passion and persistence, you know it is the way to go. Fear of failure and thinking about what others might think of you weighs on your self-confidence and makes you […]Read More
It takes more than a good idea to succeed.
While a good business idea is essential to your entrepreneurial journey, ideas are fragile. Fewer than 1 out of 3,000 raw ideas become successful. Navigating risks and uncertainties will be crucial to getting your idea off the ground. How do you know if your idea is just a good idea or if it is an […]Read More