Boss518

  • BOSS 2014 Session Seven: Prosper (and Event Wrap-up)

    … Still with us? Last session of the day, on “making a difference in the world and giving back when you succeed and prosper.” Water L. Robb, Ph.D., President, Vantage Management, Inc. - Taking Risks Yogi Berra – “When you come to a fork in the road, take it.” Well, if you come to a pivot, grab it! Walter encourages us to avoid incremental…

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  • BOSS 2014 Session Six: Manage (#BOSS518)

    … Administration - Government Support for Growing Small Businesses She’s coming to us from the government side, with a few key government support options to look into. Capital: SBA-guaranteed loans are designed to increase lending to the small business community. Counseling: Take advantage of no-cost and confidential business advisors. Contracting: Small firms can develop very profitable business models selling to the government. And that’s it! Up next – Prosper! [Looking for more #boss518 coverage? It's right here.] …

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  • BOSS 2014 Session Five: Launch (#BOSS518)

    … the street savvy. Talk to your smart CFO and get the savvy from them. Learn from them and have them at your side. Build a strong team around you, including a board of advisors. “How do I talk about the team? I can’t afford one.” Lay out the functional hires over the next 12-18 months. Sort that out, put your binoculars on and go find those people…

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  • BOSS 2014 Session Four: Prepare (#BOSS518)

    …). Finally, cultivate your networks. Be discerning about your networking. Consider asking others “How can I help you?” Not only who’s going to be helpful to you. [Looking for more #boss518 coverage? It's right here.] …

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  • BOSS 2014 Session Three: Assess (#BOSS518)

    … Session #3: Assess. We’re focusing on verifying the feasibility of building a business around your invention. Jeff Killeen, Chairman, The FUND for Lake George - Navigating Whitewater Without Capsizing P = 40 to 70. The doctrine of Colin Powell. He maintains that you never have perfect or complete information, but we must decide and we must act…

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  • BOSS 2014 Session Two: Create (#BOSS518)

    … in your head, with your questions and your ideas. Start to become experts. Do the research. Action plus a lot of courage and hard work can lead to innovation. Technology has never been so accessible. Use it. Match it with arts, creativities, humanities. Ask why and then why not instead of accepting what is. There are opportunities everywhere that would make life better for billions of people. Quick morning break… back with updates shortly from Session #3: Assess. [Looking for more #boss518 coverage? It's right here.] …

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  • BOSS 2014 Session One: Cultivate (#BOSS518)

    … the initial expectation. Significant IBM research is Albany-based right now. There are many hospitals and science-based schools in the industry. New organizations are coming to our area. Thousands of companies and tens of thousands of jobs are being driven by this movement toward innovation. Other regions are looking to Tech Valley as an example…

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