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November 5, 2010
Rules for Entrepreneurs
GrowSmartBiz Conference 2010
Washington, DC
13 Rules Every Successful
Entrepreneu...
November 5, 2010
Who the heck is this dude?
**Actor Fisher Stevens and Professional Snowboarder Steve Fisher beat me.
My P...
November 5, 2010
Good Health
Southern Methodist University's Cox School
of Business – Entrepreneur Traits
What Makes an En...
November 5, 2010
Entrepreneurs Come in All Shapes and Sizes.
Source: http://piras.blogautore.espresso.repubblica.it/files/...
November 5, 2010
“You Have to Know Which Rules
to Follow So You Can Succeed
at Breaking the Rest of Them.”
Rules? Aren’t W...
November 5, 2010
The Rebel Rule:
“Don’t Settle for Mediocrity. Be An Innovation Rebel.”
November 5, 2010
The Cash Rule:
“Cash Is Not Just King, It’s The Whole Kingdom.”
November 5, 2010
The Uncertainty Rule:
“Uncertainty Leads to Opportunity, Embrace It.”
November 5, 2010
The Growth Rule:
“Don’t Work For Your Business, Run Your Business.”
November 5, 2010
EXERCISE: “HIGH FIVE
November 5, 2010
High Five Exercise
Determine the Top Five Objectives for the
year will be.
Keep that in mind when doing t...
November 5, 2010
The Failure Rule:
“Failure Is Not Just An Option, It is a Requirement.”
November 5, 2010
The Resilience Rule:
“You Can Bounce Back If You Don’t Get Stretched.”
November 5, 2010
The Trust Rule:
“People Won’t Follow You If They Don’t Trust You.”
November 5, 2010
The Inner Circle Rule:
“You Are Only Successful As Your Inner Circle.”
November 5, 2010
EXERCISE:
“CIRCLE OF INFLUENCE”
November 5, 2010
Circle of Influence
Exercise
Draw up the top 5-7 people you
consider the most influential in your
decisio...
November 5, 2010
The Mirror Rule:
“You Reflect The Brand Of You and Your Company.”
November 5, 2010
The Replication Rule:
“Replicate Yourself So You Can Replicate Success.”
November 5, 2010
The Recharge Rule:
“If You Don’t Recharge, You Can’t Be In Charge.”
November 5, 2010
Source:
http://michael.hightechproductmanagement.com/2006/12/sev
en_traits_of_successful_pro.html
EXERCIS...
November 5, 2010
Recharge Exercise
List the five fun things you want to do
next year that don’t involve work –
vacation in...
November 5, 2010
The Pulse Rule:
“Understand Your Business Heartbeat Or You’ll Flat Line.”
November 5, 2010
The Passion Rule:
“Without Passion You Will Not Succeed.”
November 5, 2010
The Cash Rule: “Cash Is Not Just King, It’s The Whole Kingdom.”
13 Rules for Every Business
The Rebel Rul...
November 5, 2010
Questions?
November 5, 2010
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  1. 1. November 5, 2010 Rules for Entrepreneurs GrowSmartBiz Conference 2010 Washington, DC 13 Rules Every Successful Entrepreneur Should Follow
  2. 2. November 5, 2010 Who the heck is this dude? **Actor Fisher Stevens and Professional Snowboarder Steve Fisher beat me. My Personal Site: http://StevenFisher.CO (not .com) Based in Northern Virginia 16+ Years in Product Management, Marketing and User Experience Steven Fisher (#3 out of 546 Steven Fisher’s on the Web**) This Presentation: http://www.slideshare.net/stevenfisher Publisher RulesForBusiness.com and SocialBizJournal.com Recovering Serial Entrepreneur, Sometimes Angel Investor and Active Startup Advisor. Currently work for SapientNitro.
  3. 3. November 5, 2010 Good Health Southern Methodist University's Cox School of Business – Entrepreneur Traits What Makes an Entrepreneur Successful? Need to Direct Self-Confidence Sense of Urgency Comprehensive Awareness Realistic Outlook Conceptual Ability Low Need for Status Objective Approach Emotional Stability Emotional Stability Realistic Outlook Low Need for Status
  4. 4. November 5, 2010 Entrepreneurs Come in All Shapes and Sizes. Source: http://piras.blogautore.espresso.repubblica.it/files/2010/03/refaceme-southpark-01.jpg
  5. 5. November 5, 2010 “You Have to Know Which Rules to Follow So You Can Succeed at Breaking the Rest of Them.” Rules? Aren’t We Supposed to Break the Rules?
  6. 6. November 5, 2010 The Rebel Rule: “Don’t Settle for Mediocrity. Be An Innovation Rebel.”
  7. 7. November 5, 2010 The Cash Rule: “Cash Is Not Just King, It’s The Whole Kingdom.”
  8. 8. November 5, 2010 The Uncertainty Rule: “Uncertainty Leads to Opportunity, Embrace It.”
  9. 9. November 5, 2010 The Growth Rule: “Don’t Work For Your Business, Run Your Business.”
  10. 10. November 5, 2010 EXERCISE: “HIGH FIVE
  11. 11. November 5, 2010 High Five Exercise Determine the Top Five Objectives for the year will be. Keep that in mind when doing tasks every day. Write them down now.
  12. 12. November 5, 2010 The Failure Rule: “Failure Is Not Just An Option, It is a Requirement.”
  13. 13. November 5, 2010 The Resilience Rule: “You Can Bounce Back If You Don’t Get Stretched.”
  14. 14. November 5, 2010 The Trust Rule: “People Won’t Follow You If They Don’t Trust You.”
  15. 15. November 5, 2010 The Inner Circle Rule: “You Are Only Successful As Your Inner Circle.”
  16. 16. November 5, 2010 EXERCISE: “CIRCLE OF INFLUENCE”
  17. 17. November 5, 2010 Circle of Influence Exercise Draw up the top 5-7 people you consider the most influential in your decision making process. Write them down now.
  18. 18. November 5, 2010 The Mirror Rule: “You Reflect The Brand Of You and Your Company.”
  19. 19. November 5, 2010 The Replication Rule: “Replicate Yourself So You Can Replicate Success.”
  20. 20. November 5, 2010 The Recharge Rule: “If You Don’t Recharge, You Can’t Be In Charge.”
  21. 21. November 5, 2010 Source: http://michael.hightechproductmanagement.com/2006/12/sev en_traits_of_successful_pro.html EXERCISE: “RECHARGE”
  22. 22. November 5, 2010 Recharge Exercise List the five fun things you want to do next year that don’t involve work – vacation in europe, cooking class, movies, write a short story. Write them down now.
  23. 23. November 5, 2010 The Pulse Rule: “Understand Your Business Heartbeat Or You’ll Flat Line.”
  24. 24. November 5, 2010 The Passion Rule: “Without Passion You Will Not Succeed.”
  25. 25. November 5, 2010 The Cash Rule: “Cash Is Not Just King, It’s The Whole Kingdom.” 13 Rules for Every Business The Rebel Rule: “Be An Innovation Rebel.” The Uncertainty Rule: “Uncertainty Leads To Opportunity, Embrace It.” The Growth Rule: “Don’t Work For Your Business, Run Your Business.” The Failure Rule: “Failure Is Not Just An Option, It is a Requirement.” The Resilience Rule: “You Can Bounce Back If You Don’t Get Stretched.” The Trust Rule: “People Won’t Follow You If They Don’t Trust You.” The Inner Circle Rule: “You Are Only Successful As Your Inner Circle.” The Mirror Rule: “You Reflect The Brand Of You And Your Company.” The Replication Rule: “Replicate Yourself So You Replicate Success.” The Recharge Rule: “If You Don’t Recharge, You Can’t Be In Charge.” The Pulse Rule: “Understand Your Business Heartbeat Or You’ll Flat Line.” The Passion Rule: “Without Passion, You Will Not Succeed.”
  26. 26. November 5, 2010 Questions?
  27. 27. November 5, 2010

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