What is the Entrepreneur Qual Card?

Qual Card

What is the Entrepreneur Qual Card, you ask? Well, you may not have asked, but it’s an important tool to help you discover where you stand as a businessperson and how you can rise to become a Qualified Entrepreneur. A Qualified Entrepreneur possess the vision, the personal skills, the perseverance, and the nuts-and-bolts knowledge that your company will need from … Read More

3 Inexpensive Things Entrepreneurs Can Do To Build Their Brand


Marketing is a crucial part of any company that wishes to deem itself successful. In order to gain the exposure that keeps a company relevant in today’s news, the CEO must spend a significant amount of their budget on hiring an internal marketing department or outsourcing to another company who specialize in this exposure. These 3 tips show a few … Read More

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