Tuesday, April 5, 2011

The Entrepreneur Test: Are You Fit To Lead

I have been thinking a lot about what it means to be an entrepreneur outside late nights, lack of social life, weight gain, weight loss, trial and error, etc.  I wondered is being an entrepreneur in your DNA or your MBA?  Well, I was doing some research and came across this little quiz on bizmove.com and it was interesting to see how much leadership plays a role in being an entrepreneur. 

Many people don't understand that being an entrepreneur is not always a full time job; somebody has to pay the bills.  So, you work and you do your business part time until you get it finanacially stable.  Don't wait until then to start building your network and resources to grow your business (your network determines your net-worth).  If you have a product or service list it in our business directory ; http://directory.thebossnetwork.org/index.asp

Do you have what it takes to succeed in a Business?

The Entrepreneur Test (for Business Owners & Managers)

The first question you should answer when you are thinking of starting a business is "Am I the type?" You will be the most important employee in your business. It is more important that you rate yourself objectively as the business manager than how you rate any prospective employee. Appraise your strengths and your weaknesses. As a prospective operator of your own small business, acknowledge that you are weak in certain areas and cover the deficiency by either retraining yourself or hiring someone with the necessary skill. The questions in this test indicate to what extent you have the personal traits important to a business manager.

Take this quiz and leave a comment on on you did: http://www.bizmove.com/other/quiz.htm


Remember, between the promise and the payoff is the process.

Source: bizmove.com

Monday, April 4, 2011

We are inspired by this Boss

Donna Brazile


Company: Brazile & Associates LLC  
Position: Founder and Managing Director
Twitter: @donnabrazile

Bio - Veteran Democratic political strategist Donna Brazile is an adjunct professor, author, syndicated columnist, television political commentator, Vice Chair of Voter Registration and Participation at the Democratic National Committee, and former chair of the DNC’s Voting Rights Institute. Last, but never least, she is a native of New Orleans.
Aside from working for the full recovery of her beloved New Orleans, Ms. Brazile’s passion is encouraging young people to vote, to work within the system to strengthen it, and to run for public office.
A New Orleans native, Ms. Brazile began her political career at the age of nine when she worked to elect a City Council candidate who had promised to build a playground in her neighborhood; the candidate won, the swing sets was installed, and a lifelong passion for political progress was ignited. Four decades and innumerable state and local campaigns later, Ms. Brazile has worked on every presidential campaign from 1976 through 2000, when she served as campaign manager for former Vice President Al Gore, becoming the first African-American woman to manage a presidential campaign.
Author of the best-selling memoir Cooking with Grease: Stirring the Pots in American Politics, Ms. Brazile is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University, a syndicated newspaper columnist for United Media, a columnist for Ms. Magazine, and O, the Oprah Magazine, an on-air contributor to CNN, and ABC, where she regularly appears on This Week with Christiane Amanpour.
 A former member of the board of directors of the Louisiana Recovery Authority, responsible for leading the state’s rebuilding process in the aftermath of two catastrophic hurricanes, Ms. Brazile is the proud recipient of honorary doctorate degrees from Louisiana State University and Xavier University of Louisiana, the only historically Black, Catholic institution of higher education in the United States.
Ms. Brazile is founder and managing director of Brazile & Associates LLC, a general consulting, grassroots advocacy, and training firm based in Washington, DC.

Recognition - In August 2009, O, The Oprah Magazine chose Ms. Brazile as one of its 20 Remarkable Visionaries for the magazine’s first-ever O Power List. In addition, she was named among the 100 Most Powerful Women by Washingtonian magazine, Top 50 Women in America by Essence magazine, and received the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s highest award for political achievement.