Career-Long Learning for Entrepreneurs

Embracing career-long learning is a key component of improved performance and reduced failure rate as an entrepreneur. That is why continued learning throughout our lives is so important to building a successful business and becoming a Qualified Entrepreneur. Part of being a leader for your business means you are willing to commit to the work and learning necessary to lead … Read More

5 Essential Traits of a Qualified Entrepreneur™

With more startup businesses closing every year in America, we ask ourselves, “What is the difference between a successful company and a failure?” Half of today’s private sector businesses go out of business within the first five years, and nearly 70 percent close within the first ten years. We must do better! More businesses are dying each year than are … Read More

Becoming Self Aware

The definition of self awareness is “having a clear perception of your personality, including strengths, weaknesses, thoughts, beliefs, motivation, and emotions.” Being self aware allows you to examine your thoughts and feelings to accurately make decisions regarding your life based on your core beliefs and skills. Being self aware is a key element in becoming a qualified entrepreneur. In order … Read More

Why is ‘The Second Decision’ Necessary?

The Second Decision Becoming a Qualified Entrepreneur - Randy Nelson

Are you truly qualified to lead your company? Are you holding your company back? Are you continuing to build your legacy or starting to taint it? To be qualified, you must have the necessary skills, experience and knowledge in your field. You also have to have the self-awareness necessary to perform tasks. You must possess the ability to reflect on … Read More

What is The Second Decision™? Becoming a Qualified Entrepreneur™!

Business man making decision on which path to take.

­The American dream, to own one’s own business and have control of his or her life. The ability to follow a passion and turn it into a living; after all, if you love what you do, it’s not a job. Isn’t that what they tell us? So you took the first step and made your first decision—to become an entrepreneur. … Read More