What it takes  to be anEntrepreneur. Sean MacEntee
Caring: About Quality, Peopleand the Planet we live on.
Character: Are you reliable,honest, fair, objective?
Courage: To be different, Tosay ‘Yes’ or ‘No’.
Credibility: Are you believable,dependable, realistic.
Clarity: Of Thinking, TheProposition, The Message.
Creativity: Leading to ProductiveChange, Innovation, NPD, NBM.
Curiosity: Ask Why, Why not,How, Be Nosey.
Change: An Opportunity, not aThreat.
Culture: The DNA of theorganisation. The way we dothings.
Collaboration: Sharing,Working with Others,Open Innovation.
Contacts: Networking – It’s ingiving we receive.
Concepts: The BusinessModel, MonetisingPropositions.
Confirmation: That profitablecustomers exist, Market Research,Show me the Money.
Communications: Internal v External,Listening , face:face, Branding, SocialMedia.
Categorise: Pareto Principle.
Capabilities: Key SuccessFactors – What’s needed.
Computers: Literacy, TheInternet, iPhones, iPads, Apps.
Customers: They pay yoursalary, mind them like jewels.
China/Cambodia: Factories of theWorld.
Competitors: Keep you fit.Good to have.. to comparewith.
Conservative: Assumptions,What if…..
Costings & Contribution: Fixedv Variable Costs.
Controls: Of overheads,expenditure, budgeting.
Contingency Planning: Plan ‘B’
Cash: You can run out ofprofit…but not cash.
Celebrate Successes, Learn fromSetbacks , Spoonful of honey vbarrowful of vinegar.
Conclusion: How will your Epitaph Read?What’s your Legacy going to be? See SteveJobs: Stanford University 2005.
Thank You.       Sean MacEntee Incubation Centre ManagerRegional Development Centre,     Dundalk Institute of         Tech...
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  1. 1. What it takes to be anEntrepreneur. Sean MacEntee
  2. 2. Caring: About Quality, Peopleand the Planet we live on.
  3. 3. Character: Are you reliable,honest, fair, objective?
  4. 4. Courage: To be different, Tosay ‘Yes’ or ‘No’.
  5. 5. Credibility: Are you believable,dependable, realistic.
  6. 6. Clarity: Of Thinking, TheProposition, The Message.
  7. 7. Creativity: Leading to ProductiveChange, Innovation, NPD, NBM.
  8. 8. Curiosity: Ask Why, Why not,How, Be Nosey.
  9. 9. Change: An Opportunity, not aThreat.
  10. 10. Culture: The DNA of theorganisation. The way we dothings.
  11. 11. Collaboration: Sharing,Working with Others,Open Innovation.
  12. 12. Contacts: Networking – It’s ingiving we receive.
  13. 13. Concepts: The BusinessModel, MonetisingPropositions.
  14. 14. Confirmation: That profitablecustomers exist, Market Research,Show me the Money.
  15. 15. Communications: Internal v External,Listening , face:face, Branding, SocialMedia.
  16. 16. Categorise: Pareto Principle.
  17. 17. Capabilities: Key SuccessFactors – What’s needed.
  18. 18. Computers: Literacy, TheInternet, iPhones, iPads, Apps.
  19. 19. Customers: They pay yoursalary, mind them like jewels.
  20. 20. China/Cambodia: Factories of theWorld.
  21. 21. Competitors: Keep you fit.Good to have.. to comparewith.
  22. 22. Conservative: Assumptions,What if…..
  23. 23. Costings & Contribution: Fixedv Variable Costs.
  24. 24. Controls: Of overheads,expenditure, budgeting.
  25. 25. Contingency Planning: Plan ‘B’
  26. 26. Cash: You can run out ofprofit…but not cash.
  27. 27. Celebrate Successes, Learn fromSetbacks , Spoonful of honey vbarrowful of vinegar.
  28. 28. Conclusion: How will your Epitaph Read?What’s your Legacy going to be? See SteveJobs: Stanford University 2005.
  29. 29. Thank You. Sean MacEntee Incubation Centre ManagerRegional Development Centre, Dundalk Institute of Technology.Email: sean.macentee@dkit.ie Tel: 042 93 70453 www.rdc.ie

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