6 Roles Every Entrepreneur Will Fulfill

entrepreneur in the making

Many people want to become an entrepreneur. Living independently by one’s wits and skills is very alluring. However, “Entrepreneur” may be an appealing title, but starting out that word encompasses far more than you might expect. To succeed you must invest an immeasurable amount of time, money and energy to make your dream a reality—and sometimes you’ll end up taking … Read More

Where there’s No Accountability, Goals won’t be achieved


Thomas Edison once stated, “Vision without execution is hallucination.”  There’s certainly wisdom in applying Edison’s principle to the many aspects of running your company. That’s especially true regarding accountability, which is one ingredient that motivates employees to strive. Establishing accountability is something that comes with the territory of being in a leadership role, and it’s necessary for a company’s survival. … Read More

Values-Based Leadership

values-based leadership

Any business reflects the values on which it is founded. If you’re the leader of an established brand, then it’s likely your values led you to this point. You’ve done your best to hire employees who share these principles, which, of course, have been the basis of your work.  This should not be an early part of the business cycle. … Read More

What is Your Leadership Personality Type?

Whenever you think of the qualities that make someone successful in what they do, leadership often comes to mind. Think of the most successful athletes, doctors, professors, or military generals, for example. Yes, they all have to have the right training to make them superior at what they do, but what makes them the most successful is their ability to … Read More

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