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Delegating & Micromanaging: Leading Your Team Successfully

Joe Johnson, Ph.D. Entrepreneur. Investor. Startup Expert. There’s a distinct difference between giving people control of particular tasks/projects and seemingly ceding control while still ensuring that everything is being done to your standards. The first management style consists of delegating tasks/projects to direct reports and trusting [...]

Obtaining and Applying Quality Feedback on Your Business or Products

Joe Johnson, Ph.D. Entrepreneur. Investor. Startup Expert. Feedback is an important tool for entrepreneurs, most especially for those operating under the lean method. Quality feedback can help you to apply the necessary changes to spur your company, product, or service forward. Here’s some vital information on [...]

Do You Have What it Takes to Be an Entrepreneur?

Joe Johnson, Ph.D. Entrepreneur. Investor. Startup Expert. Entrepreneurs are described in a great many ways. They’re go-getters, innovators, and doers. They’re makers, creators, and inventors. How you conceptualize entrepreneurs in general, as well as how you view yourself in particular can directly impact the likelihood of [...]

Is Kiva U.S. the Right Lender For Your Business?

Joe Johnson, Ph.D. Entrepreneur. Investor. Startup Expert. Kiva is well-known for offering loans to small businesses in third-world countries. As one of the first international providers of microloans, Kiva presented kind-hearted citizens a means of supporting others in their goals, whether they were starting a business, [...]

Finance 101: What You Need to Know to Start a Business

Joe Johnson, Ph.D. Entrepreneur. Investor. Startup Expert. You may have some great ideas and believe that you’re ready to make one of them a reality - but starting a business isn't just about amazing ideas; there's a great deal of practical knowledge that must be effectively [...]

Why Now is the Right Time to Start a Business

Joe Johnson, Ph.D. Entrepreneur. Investor. Startup Expert. If you’re considering starting a business, you’ve likely debated whether the time is right. Dependent on whom you ask, you’re likely to receive a range of answers. However, there’s a unique startup and entrepreneurial culture in the United States [...]

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