Category Archives: Entrepreneurship

The Helping Heroes Fund to Help Single Mother Entrepreneurs

One of the things I am happiest about doing in 2011 is set up a fund to help third world entrepreneurs start or grow their businesses. The fund is supported by my company, Peak Sales Recruiting, and the focus is single mother business operators (..seriously, what could be tougher than being a single mom, running…

Greatest Lessons Learned in 2010

Life lessons learned in 2010 - life by design

2010 – What a great year! One the eve of the new year and having just finishing my goals for 2011 (will post on this shortly) I thought I would share some of my biggest lessons from this past year. Everything good starts with meditation – There were a lot of great days this year…

It’s Not About the Income, It’s About the Outcome

Received this quote in my inbox this morning: “Every day I get up and look though the Forbes list of the richest people in America. If I’m not there, I go to work.” ~ Robert Orben As I paused to consider the quote’s meaning to me I thought about the value of money and how…

No Time Like the Present

Action leads to results. A lot of us, myself included are guilty of spending too much time trying to perfect ideas, when we should just get going. Whether it is business, or personal goals, often it is simply better to get going and perfect your approach on the fly. Popular entrepreneur and investor, Guy Kawasaki,…

Neil Young Was Wrong

Neil Young is a great artist, but he was wrong when he said it’s better to burn out than fade away.  At least he was wrong as far as building business while staying grounded is concerned – the “go big or go home” mentality is flawed thinking. To continue reading this post, click here

No Limits Living

“If you are going to doubt something, doubt your limits.” Price Pritchett Taking a queue from Yanick Silver’s<a title=”Maverick Business Adventures” href=”http://www.maverickbusinessadventures.com/” target=”_blank”> Maverick Business Adventures</a> I have put together my  list of adventures and expeditions. I will track the adventures I have completed and also add new adventures as I come across them. <ol>…

Raising Kids to Be Entrepreneurs

Cameron Herold sent me this March 2010 TEDxTalk presentation “Raising Kids to Be Entrepreneurs” and asked me to spread the word. You bet. It’s great, talks about the importance of exposing our kids to the world of entrepreneurship early, teaching them to earn and to save an teaching them valuable business and life skills. As…

Founders and Business Partnerships

Bruce Firestone and I had a great little debate on twitter recently about partnerships in business and why they often don’t work. He remarked that “there are still two chairs in Heaven waiting for the first two partners to get there & still like each other.” I agree that entrepreneurs are, by nature, a bit…

Topics Please

Are there any topics that you would like me to write about? I have a long list of subjects I want to cover but I am also interested in addressing things you would like to discuss. Please leave requests in the comments below, dm me on Twitter or send an email to eb (at) eliotburdett.com….

Ten Lessons Learned from Starting Companies

Peak Sales Recruiting is my third start-up, with Ventrada and GlobalX being the other two. One was successful for 5 years before my partners and I decided to accept an acquisition offer (GlobalX), another was a total flame out (Ventrada) and my third is going strong (Peak). Along my 20+ year entrepreneurial journey, I have…

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