Entrepreneurial expert Chris Haroun uses his patented process to help make your new business plan a reality. Entrepreneur Store Published 8:00 am EDT, Wednesday, May 22, 2019 Photo: Nik MacMillan Photo: Nik MacMillan Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Nik MacMillan How to Create Your First Successful Business Plan 1 / 1 Back to Gallery You’ve got that great idea, you’ve got the team you’ve always wanted, and you’re ready to find investors or banks that are on board with your next big thing. The only issue? You have to create a killer business plan to get the startup cash you need. If you aren’t savvy when it comes to putting your business … [Read more...] about How to Create Your First Successful Business Plan
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For Ramona Thomas, switching from a career in applied mathematics to becoming a chocolate maker was a few years in the baking. Her interest was sparked by a course she took just for fun on how to make French pastry, followed by another class focusing on chocolate. In time, her hobby hardened into a more ambitious plan: building a chocolate business. That was no small leap. "I don't come from a family of people who owned businesses," Thomas said in an interview with CBS MoneyWatch. What she did have, along with a newfound passion, was decades of experience managing teams of employees and helping build departments over the course of her career in the nonprofit and education sector. For people considering starting a small business, the skills and expertise they've acquired in other fields can be instrumental, even if they've never even run a lemonade stand. After writing a business plan and tapping into her savings, Thomas screwed up her courage and started My Chocolate Soul, based in … [Read more...] about Sweet success: Building a business out of chocolate
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Jonathan Saltzman Globe Staff September 08, 2018 For the CEO of a biotech startup, there may be no bigger asset than a compelling sales pitch. Frank Reynolds had a great one. He hadn’t planned a career in biotechnology, the head of Cambridge-based InVivo Therapeutics would tell investors. His calling found him. After a 1992 car accident left him paralyzed for eight days and bedridden for five years, he said, he was so moved by a film about an effort to cure a rare affliction that he set out to conquer his own. He learned everything he could about spinal cord injuries and, incredibly, got himself walking again. Advertisement Now, he told a TEDxBoston audience in 2010, he wanted to draw on the lessons of his hard road back and help others. He planned to bring a medical device to market that might overcome the devastation of paralysis. Get Talking … [Read more...] about In the go-go biotech world, a cautionary tale
opinion Peter Goodman Published 12:27 p.m. UTC Aug 26, 2018 It is difficult to get the news from poems but men die miserably every day for lack of what is found there. – William Carlos Williams Many at NMSU and in our community are aghast at the sticker price of the new Garrey Carruthers: $950,000 (vs. $373,000), and two sets of benefits; but we get two brains and four hands. Faculty raises have been rare and minimal, some profs are concerned, and now we hear more high-priced administrative positions are planned. Originally, the “university” was Socrates sitting under a tree with younger folks who thought they could learn something from him. As more students came, and maybe Plato started teaching too, they needed someone to collect the trash (or water the tree). That's the origin of college administrators — an origin too few of them care to recall. I’ve heard some good things about Dan Arvizu. I’ve also read Sun-News … [Read more...] about Will there still be room for poetry in NMSU run-like-a-business model?
One month. That was about how long I toyed around with Twitter in the mid-aughts before I realized I’m not a celebrity with 100K followers and that no one cares what I think. Oddly but not surprisingly miffed at the lack of love to come my way after I busted out the gate tweeting gold, pure gold, and intrigued by that other burgeoning social network, I bailed on the dumb blue bird. In early 2017, I picked it back up, motivated by the once distant but now clear and present prospect of another civil war. I wanted to know what was going on now and what I could do to fight back or help. Most of that thumb-work has amounted to retweet, donate, heart, heart, retweet, donate, retweet … The other day, for the first time (that I’m aware of), I retweeted some misinformation. It was a list of all the schools where AR-15s have been used to commit massacres –– with one exception. The last name was Santa Fe High School. “Wrong,” a pseudonymous user pointed … [Read more...] about Help! Am I a Journalist or a Liberal Shill?