This is the first of what I plan to be weekly links of interest – posted every Tuesday. So, for our inaugural Tuesday links…
Jeff Cornwall, of Belmont University’s Center for Entrepreneurship and blogger at The Entrepreneurial Mind, posts on the importance of microbusinesses in the American economy.
Don’t misunderstand my point. I like high growth. high potential businesses. We get a few coming through our program and they are challenging, interesting, and fun to watch. I hope we get more.
But, they are not the heroes of our entrepreneurial economy. That title belongs to the average entrepreneur who will never get a dollar from a venture capitalist — who builds a successful business seemingly out of almost nothing.
Next, Dawn Rivers Baker of The Journal Blog points out the phenomenon of microbusinesses with big revenue.
Now, here is my question: now that people are starting to notice that it really is no longer necessary to enlarge your organization in order to make a lot of money, will they stop sneering at microbusinesses for long enough to support the microbusiness way of growth?
Be sure to follow the link to the Information Week article as well.
Lastly, Ben Yoskovitz of Instigator Blog offer us How to Use Perks and Rewards in Startups to Get the Best Talent.
And for the most part what this really means is that it’s very difficult to motivate people.
It’s very hard to truly motivate employees. Yes, working at startups can be hugely rewarding. But ultimately, most of the motivation has to come from within.
But all is not lost! Read the rest for some good ideas from Ben.