Do You Need an MBA to Run a Business?

Joe Johnson, Ph.D. Entrepreneur. Investor. Startup Expert. These days, it seems as though every college or university is offering continuing education aimed at professionals and entrepreneurs. “Earn your MBA while you work!” they advertise. For those considering launching a new business, it can seem a tempting idea - but do you really need an MBA [...]

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What Makes a Business Ethical?

Joe Johnson, Ph.D. Entrepreneur. Investor. Startup Expert. When we mull the company we’re currently running or envision creating a new company, we may not necessarily consider whether it’s an ethical business. However, consistent ethics are essential for ensuring that a business prospers in a manner coincident with the founder’s values. There’s no easy way of [...]

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How to Pitch Your Business

Joe Johnson, Ph.D. Entrepreneur. Investor. Startup Expert. When you’re standing before an investor, you must be able to seize the moment quickly and decisively. Investors will be able to sense if you’re at all unsure of your product or company. They may discern a slight hesitation or note your inability to answer questions with clarity [...]

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Understanding Your End Game

Joe Johnson, Ph.D. Entrepreneur. Investor. Startup Expert. It may sound foolish to focus on the finish line when you're just gearing up for the race, but having an exit strategy can be a vital element of startup success. While famed investor Mark Cuban has denigrated the importance of having an exit strategy, I believe that [...]

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