Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Small Is Beautiful; Beautiful is About Entrepreneurship

Small is Beautiful and Lucrative

Here's how one guy, Mike Cayelli, set up a Web business, cuffdaddy.com, projecting U.S. $500,000 in sales this year, that rings up healthy margins by selling -- you guessed it -- cuff links and he still hasn't quit his day job.

Escaping Corporate America comes in all shapes and sizes. Which one fits you?

Sunday, March 26, 2006

From Corporate America to Entrepreneurship: Onward and Upward

This is an amazing story about an amazing woman in corporate America but I could not help but focus on what was next for her besides a life with better balance and a greater peace of mind. Hence the photo. Here are a couple of snippets from the article:

"I’ve had 25 great years [corporate America] and now I want to know ‘what else,’ " she said, reflectively. "That’s the beauty (of my decision), to be able to disengage before I become re-engaged with my career."

James plans to open Lardon and Associates after taking a couple of months off to "read, maybe write a book and spend time with my family." She’s leasing office space in the Brewery District, in the same building that houses Brown & James, the law firm of her husband, Larry James.

"I have to have some place to go to concentrate on the work I do," she said.

Read the story here: A Life In Balance

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Despite the many professional advantages to working for a bigger firm, David Lightle is still uncertain whether he is willing to give up his independence, the ability to plan his own travel schedule, to live where he desires, to choose his own projects and to choose with whom he works.

Is it worth it to fly solo?

Find out here: Weighing Independence And Big-Firm Advantages

Saturday, March 11, 2006

Women Leading the Way in Startups

Here's one of many great snippets from the article:

The women entrepreneurs interviewed for this story had one thing in common: a vision of what they wanted to do with their lives. They see the future as bright, especially since technology -- from the Internet to mobile phones -- is making it easier to set up sophisticated virtual offices at home or wherever your heart desires.

Women entrepreneurs have important success stories to tell.