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Blog Add-on Makes Blogging Easier

If you are a blogger you might want to check out this new software Zemanta. It automatically links, tags, and adds photos to your blog article. This is too easy! It works on most standard browsers (IE, Firefox), as well as with WordPress and other blogging tools. You can read about it and download at …

How Entrepreneurial is Orange County?

Entrepreneurship in certainly well represented in Orange County. Irvine is especially famous for being a hot-spot of entrepreneurial activities, especially in the biotech and software industries. However, where does Orange County stand on the entrepreneurship dimension compared to other regions of the country known for their entrepreneurial activities? This question is important since it can …

Millennials Choose Leisure Instead of Work

GenMe prefers to play rather than work. According to Yahoo! News, “A new survey research suggests indeed that is the case: Large generational gaps exist, particularly when it comes to work attitudes. The findings reveal young people just entering the workforce, often called GenMe or , are more likely than their elders to value leisure …

Why B-Schools Set Up Entrepreneurs To Fail

Check out this Forbes article that begs the question: Why do B-Schools Set Up Entrepreneurs To Fail? Or, do they really? Read this article. Then we can argue a bit. The article's author is putting all business schools in the same pot, which kind of gets me all stewed up ---- pun intended. Harvard B-School …

The C's of Entrerpreneurship

Author Mitch Joel wrote in his book, "Six Pixels of Separation", about the 5 C's of Entrepreneurship 2.0. He describes them as follows: 1. Connecting- Reach out now to people that matter. 2. Creating- Create content with text, images, audio, and video to grow the business 3. Conversations- It is an online world and everybody …

Customer Reviews Online

It is very common today for products and services to be reviewed by customers on the web.  In fact, many people won't think of buying an offering until they have researched it on the web and read the available user reviews. Resellers of consumer goods, such as Best Buy, have endorsed this concept in an …

Hispanics Embrace the Web

According to web researcher Nielsen/NetRatings, “Hispanics represent the fastest growing ethnicity on the web”. Some analysts have previously characterized Hispanics as slow adopters of online services; new survey data indicates a dramatic change. While Caucasian web users remain 90% of the marketplace, Hispanic web users in the US are growing faster than previously thought. Nielsen/NetRatings …

Communication Is Changing

Basic communication is changing at a rapid pace. New are Twitter, Facebook, and text messaging.  Fading away are printed books, print advertising, and newspapers. Can small and medium size companies adapt? See the following video submitted by Shawn Laurence. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ILQrUrEWe8 John Bradley Jackson Director CSUF Center for Entrepreneurship

Every Nine Seconds a Kid Drops Out of School

In America, a kid drops out of high school every 9 seconds…Imagine if they didn’t. This is the compelling question behind award-winning filmmaker Mary Mazzio’s newest project "Ten9Eight", a thought provoking film which tells the inspirational stories of several inner city teens (of differing race, religion, and ethnicity) from Harlem to Compton and all points …

Need New Venture Funding?

If you are looking or know someone that needs funding to grow a business, you don’t want to miss the upcoming TriTech Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) workshop. http://santaanadistrictsbdc.ecenterdirect.com/conferencelist.asp?CENTER_ID=21 John Bradley Jackson Director CSUF Entrepreneurship