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Friday Perspective:

Friday Perspective:

This vain presumption of understanding everything can have no other basis than never understanding anything. For anyone who had experienced just once the perfect understanding of one single thing, and had truly tasted how knowledge is accomplished, would recognize that of the infinity of other truths he understands nothing. From “Dialogo sopra i due Massimi Sistemi del Mondo” (1632) Galileo Galilei […]

Dealing with customer objectives

Use it to your advantage Many entrepreneurs dread hearing client objections. The truth is hearing and understanding client objections is extremely beneficial to your sales process. Objections tell you exactly what you need to say and do to get the job done. When potential clients are expressing concerns, don’t become flustered. Use the information to […]

Expand your team with interns [In Chicago?]

A money-saving strategy  With a smaller budget, it can be difficult to source the kind of help you need for your business to grow. Finding support doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. Universities throughout the country are packed with undergraduate and in some cases graduate students that are ready, willing and eager to […]

Startup Port Welcomes two U.S. Department of State Professional Fellows via WorldChicago

Startup Port Welcomes two U.S. Department of State Professional Fellows via WorldChicago

Chicago, IL: On May 1, Startup Port will welcome 2 U.S. Department of State sponsored Professional Fellows via WorldChicago’s Tech Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Education Program. Startup Port will host both a Business Development & Informatics Consultant from Croatia and a Senior Project Specialist from Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina. Each Fellow has extensive professional experience in their respective fields and is actively involved with developing the technology ecosystems where they work and live. During their month long work-stay, the Fellows […]

They don’t understand what it takes to be successful!

They don’t understand what it takes to be successful!

Our Friday Daily Perspective from Mike Dermer: Many in your life won’t understand the burden or the passion you carry day to day for your business (startup or established). Your heart and soul are in this and your business life and personal life (if you have one) are intimately intermingled. Make sure that you find a happy medium to keep them separate!  LEARNING ♦ COMMUNITY ♦ REMINDERS ♦ CONVERSATIONS ♦ TOOLS Be part of our Community sign up today […]

Fundraising for Small Businesses: SEC Registration Exemptions

Fundraising for Small Businesses: SEC Registration Exemptions

Fundraising for Small Businesses: SEC Registration Exemptions Besides the State level requirements, on the federal level, you need to ask if you have to register with the SEC. The answer is unfortunately complicated, but you may be able to qualify for one of several exemptions from federal registration requirements under the Securities Act. You will notice an annoying number of “it depends” type statements below, but a good lawyer should be able to help you find a solution. But remember […]

You don’t need a company to have a Board of Directors

You don’t need a company to have a Board of Directors

How I’m Building My Board of Directors… Published by Gilberto J. Colin via LinkedIn on April 18, 2017 Through my experience at StartUp Port, I’ve come to learn that it was more important to build a board of directors filled with relevant professionals whom are all invested in seeing me WIN rather than a random set of mentors who don’t realize that I’m about that ACTION…that PRACTICAL ACTION! Here is the link to his post: https://www.linkedin.com/hp/update/6260136132323921920 &nbsp […]

What is Failure?

Failure comes down to: Either your execution sucks or There is no need for your product It’s that simple!   […]

This determines your “success”!

This determines your “success”!

Our Friday Daily Perspective from Mike Dermer: You must realize that your perspectives determine your success or failure. In our community, there are over 100 tactical lessons on how to run a business, build a team, raise money…the list goes on, but the one thing I always come back to, and frankly the most important, is perspective.    LEARNING ♦ COMMUNITY ♦ REMINDERS ♦ CONVERSATIONS ♦ TOOLS Be part of our Community sign up today: www.lonelyentrepreneur.com ONE DESTINATION Entrepreneurs want one destination […]

In order to succeed & grow you “must” learn how to delegate!

In order to succeed & grow you “must” learn how to delegate!

    LEARNING ♦ COMMUNITY ♦ REMINDERS ♦ CONVERSATIONS ♦ TOOLS To leane more, sign up today: www.lonelyentrepreneur.com ONE DESTINATION Entrepreneurs want one destination with all the tools to be a better entrepreneur. Our Community combines robust online learning (150 modules), a vibrant community, daily reminders and weekly conversations with founder Michael Dermer. We are here for you at every step of your journey. # # # About Startup Port  Startup Port provides a finely tuned business support process that […]

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