Pros and cons about entrepreneurship

Being this a blog that talks about entrepreneurship, many times I have written about my experience as an entrepreneur. Therefore, in different posts I have written about taking this step, the things that make it difficult among other subjects. In this new post I will mention subjects I already have …

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Ways to be known and visible 9 – Doing Networking

For this ninth installment of the current series of articles, where the idea is to be known and visible, I’m going to talk about a strategy that really works and it is doing some Networking. I really like this strategy, however there is a particular angle which I don’t feel …

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When should I become independent?

The title of this post, short and definite, is one of the first questions people ask themselves when they work for a company and have the idea of becoming independent and create their own company. Obviously there is not a perfect answer for this question because it is a subjective …

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Ways to be known and visible 8 – Being part of Business Associations

Being part of associations that gather companies are an excellent way of being known. This can work for both employees and entrepreneurs and it’s a short route to accomplish a high status and the the visibility we’re looking for in this series of articles. With associations there is a particular …

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Social Security in Colombia: A headache

Generally, in this blog, I try to talk about subjects that are widely understood from any corner of the world, because fortunately we have readers in every continent. However today I want to share with our readers a subject that I know that entrepreneurs in Colombia will understand much more …

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Ways to be known and visible 7 – Holding Positions of High Profile

Today’s strategy to be know and visible can sound simplistic and obvious for many people, yet I talked about it because it’s frequently overlooked. With no doubts holding a job that has a high profile in an important organization can be an excellent way to be known. This strategy will …

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Working happily with family and friends

Many times when we decide to start a new project we know we wont make it on our own. Therefore, we start looking for partners and logically we start with our network. The easiest place to look for partners in among our friends and family, and that is the reason …

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Ways to be known and visible 6 – Teaching a Class

One of my favorite ways of being known and visible, although not the easiest one, is by teaching. I discovered that this strategy will help us to open doors, especially when your subject of knowledge is specialized and your students are at certain level, such as post graduates. However, as …

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Organize your company with a Strategic Plan (Follow-up)

This series of articles have been dedicated to a tool that I think it is very useful for any type of company regardless of its size: the strategic plan. Therefor on the last posts I have been mentioning the different pieces a Strategic plan should have: Mission statement, Vision statement, …

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Ways to be known and visible 5 – Public Speaking

I won’t get tired of repeating over and over again that one of the best ways to accomplish our goals is by being known and visible. This is a strategy for the long run that will undoubtedly have its rewards and benefit us over other people. In the last three …

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