Robert Schwartz from Schwartz Heslin Group, Inc.

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Robert Schwartz from Schwartz Heslin Group, Inc.

  1. 1. Managing Director Robert Schwartz
  2. 2. MYTHS ABOUT ENTREPRENEURS <ul><li>Entrepreneurs are born, not made. </li></ul><ul><li>Anyone can start a business. </li></ul><ul><li>Entrepreneurs are gamblers. </li></ul><ul><li>Entrepreneurs want the whole show to themselves. </li></ul><ul><li>Entrepreneurs are their own bosses and completely independent. </li></ul><ul><li>Entrepreneurs work longer and harder than managers in big companies. </li></ul>
  3. 3. MYTHS ABOUT ENTREPRENEURS <ul><li>Entrepreneurs experience a great deal of stress and pay a high price. </li></ul><ul><li>Start and business and fail and you’ll never raise money again. </li></ul><ul><li>Money is the most important start-up ingredient. </li></ul><ul><li>Entrepreneurs should be young and energetic. </li></ul><ul><li>Entrepreneurs are motivated solely by the quest for the almighty dollar. </li></ul><ul><li>Entrepreneurs seek power and control over others. </li></ul>
  4. 4. MYTHS ABOUT ENTREPRENEURS <ul><li>If an entrepreneur is talented, success will happen in a year or two. </li></ul><ul><li>Any entrepreneur with a good idea can raise venture capital. </li></ul><ul><li>If an entrepreneur has enough start-up capital, he or she can’t miss. </li></ul><ul><li>Entrepreneurs are lone wolves and cannot work with others. </li></ul><ul><li>Unless you attained 600+ on your SATs or GMATs, you’ll never be a successful entrepreneur. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Who Is the Entrepreneur? Promoter Inventor Entrepreneur Manager administrator High Low High General management skills, business know-how, and networks Creativity and Innovation

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