Posts Tagged: entrepreneur

Jed Darland Cultivates Depth of Scope: A Secret to Success Story
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Jed Darland Cultivates Depth of Scope: A Secret to Success Story

When it comes to design, Jed Darland has the sensibility of an artist, and the ingenuity of an inventor. When it comes to business, he’s an opportunist in the best sense of the word. Jed knows how to seize the moment, turn downtime into a new venture, and that venture into a successful business.

This Week in Small Business: From Bank Lending to Product Pricing
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This Week in Small Business: From Bank Lending to Product Pricing

Are you curious why it’s so hard for small businesses to get a bank loan? Maybe you’re interested in bringing in extra income for your business, and have heard that the sharing economy is a good way to do that. We discuss these questions on Bplans, as well as the inspirational story of an entrepreneur […]

What’s the Secret to Your Success? With Jesse Thomas of Picky Bars
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What’s the Secret to Your Success? With Jesse Thomas of Picky Bars

Jesse Thomas and Lauren Fleshman are a married couple and the co-founders of Picky Bars, a business that makes and sells natural energy bars. Picky Bars was founded in 2010 based on the founders’ mutual interest in athletics and in creating the “perfect” energy bar for athletes like themselves. Since introducing the product, Picky Bars has […]

The Candy Queen Store: A Story of Struggle and Perseverance for Entrepreneurs
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The Candy Queen Store: A Story of Struggle and Perseverance for Entrepreneurs

Have you ever noticed that children have a universal desire to play dress up? Kids love to be creative with their sense of fashion: they cover themselves in stickers, wear tutus with rain boots, adorn their heads with flowers and princess crowns. Mel Buchanan, owner of the Candy Queen Store, took notice. With drive and […]

This Week in Small Business: Outsourcing Payroll and Becoming Your Own Boss
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This Week in Small Business: Outsourcing Payroll and Becoming Your Own Boss

This week on Bplans, we focused on new technology for entrepreneurs. What technologies exist to make your life easier? Which kinds of technology can be used to ease the transition from employee to entrepreneur, to handle your payroll, to invoice for your services, or to get your eCommerce business off the ground? It can be overwhelming […]

Winners Announced for the 2013 BEC Boost Award
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Winners Announced for the 2013 BEC Boost Award

Palo Alto Software and the California Business & Entrepreneurship Center are proud to announce the winners of the 2013 BEC Boost! Hear who won thousands of dollars, and tons of other exciting prizes, in the recorded winner’s webinar below!

Palo Alto Software Unveils First Annual Small Business Index
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Palo Alto Software Unveils First Annual Small Business Index

The world leader in business planning, pitch creation, and financial management software surveyed over 10,000 U.S. entrepreneurs on their plans to boost the economy in the coming year. Eugene, OR (PRWEB) February 28, 2013 Palo Alto Software, Inc., makers of LivePlan and Business Plan Pro, the #1 selling business planning, pitching, and management software in the world, have […]

LivePlan Customer Interview: Staying Sane in an “Always-On” World
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LivePlan Customer Interview: Staying Sane in an “Always-On” World

Another interview with one of our amazing LivePlan entrepreneur customers! Heidi Lorenzen is the CEO and founder of The Moksha Group – a new marketing consulting company based in California. Connect with Heidi on Twitter @hlorenzen Why and when did you start your own business? I was a marketing executive for 25 years – based […]