Scrappiness Helped These 3 Entrepreneurs Succeed

After reading several articles about the “draconian” cost-cutting measures some heavily funded Silicon Valley startups are facing — such as cutting out company chefs and perks — I am reminded that startup life may look very different from one company to another. I am also reminded that while capital is vital for survival, too much of it can prevent foundersContinue reading “Scrappiness Helped These 3 Entrepreneurs Succeed”

Mission Over Impossible: Fueling Resolve

When Sara Corry entered her yearlong HauteHopes Entrepreneur in Residence program with us in February of 2015, Sara told my Hautepreneurs cofounder, Jessica Eaves Mathews, that her biggest barrier to success was the lack of an e-commerce site to sell her company’s hand-sewn scrubs. Sara’s company, Batiks for Life – Scrubs on a Mission was partnering with another company which would alleviate many of the other barriers to begin working with womenContinue reading “Mission Over Impossible: Fueling Resolve”

The Hidden Cost of Quitting

We’ve all heard some version of the saying that begins “when the going gets tough…” But the reality is that when things get difficult, even the tough find it very tempting to look for reasons to give up. And to be fair, quitting can be the right decision – but the hidden costs of thatContinue reading “The Hidden Cost of Quitting”

Teaching Entrepreneurship: Educational Boondoggle or Brilliant Innovation?

Everywhere you turn today, it seems there is an event, program or class teaching you how to become an entrepreneur. And everyone wants in on the action, from government agencies, nonprofits, foundations, incubators, and accelerators to new programs like the brief immersion experiences such as Startup Weekend. A wide variety of certificate programs, bootcamps and elective courses are also cropping up at bothContinue reading “Teaching Entrepreneurship: Educational Boondoggle or Brilliant Innovation?”