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By: Vadim Kotelnikov

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Author of Smart & Fast mini-courses


Entrepreneur: 10 Key Action Roles


Entrepreneurial Success Entrepreneur: the Key Features Creating Customer Value Knowing Your Customer Step-by-Step Guide to Venture Financing Corporate Capabilities Entrepreneurial Success Venture Investing Entrepreneurial Success: Entrepreneurial Capabilities + Customer Needs + Investor Needs


 Business Skills  (by: Vadim Kotelnikov)

15 Rules for Entrepreneurial Success  (by: Estee Lauder)

Life-Business Synergy  (by: Vadim Kotelnikov)

10 Mistakes Made by Small Business Owners  (by:Alex Goumakos)

Intrapreneur's Ten Commandments  (by: Gifford Pinchot)

Your Entrepreneurial Gratitude Intervention  (by: Todd Brown)

12 Rules of Success (by: Steve Jobs)

Smart Business Architect   (by: Vadim Kotelnikov)

Modern Manager  (by: Vadim Kotelnikov)

10 Rules for Successful Carriers (by: Richard Koch)

  Creativity   (by: Vadim Kotelnikov)

Entrepreneurial Creativity  (by: Vadim Kotelnikov)

How To Get Inspired: 11 Tips  (by: Vadim Kotelnikov)

 Starting a New High-Growth Venture  (by: Vadim Kotelnikov)

High-Growth Business Development: 4 Stages  (by: Vadim Kotelnikov)

4 Entrepreneurial Strategies (by: Peter Drucker)

How Good Is Your Business Idea? (by Small Business Company)

21 Secrets of Self-made Millionaires  (by: Brian Tracy)

Do What You Love To Do and Make a Difference  (by: Steve Jobs)

10 Keys To Business Success  (by: Brian Tracy)

The Art of Innovation: 9 Truths   (by: Guy Kawasaki)

The Art of Rainmaking   (by: Guy Kawasaki)

Finding a New Business Idea  (by: Brian Tracy)

Seven Simple Steps To Small Business Success  (by: Brian Tracy)

How To Succeed in Business  (by: Brian Tracy)

2 Rules for Business Start-Ups  (by: Brian Tracy)

12 Reasons Why Start-Up Companies Fail  (by: Terry Collison)

7 Characteristics of Successful Entrepreneurial Firms (by: NBIA)

10 Commandments for Building a Growing Business  (by: Bill McCready)

Keys To Branding Your Growing Business  (by: Jay Lipe)

Intellectual Property (IP) Guide for Small Firms

  Business Model  (by: Vadim Kotelnikov)

New Business Models  (by: Vadim Kotelnikov)

 Venture Financing  (by: Vadim Kotelnikov)

Key Documents To Be Prepared  (by: Vadim Kotelnikov)

Business Plan DOs and DON'Ts  (by: PricewaterhouseCoopers)

4 C's of Commercial Lending  (by: Venture Planning Associates)

What Does the Bank Look for: 12 Questions  (by: Bob Fujii)

  People Skills  (by: Vadim Kotelnikov)

Effective Leadership  (by: Vadim Kotelnikov)

  Infopreneur  (by: Vadim Kotelnikov)

3 Steps to Starting an Internet Business (by: Tellman Knudson)

Internet Entrepreneur: Two Income Secrets (by: Chris Rempel)

How To Make Money Online: a Roadmap (by: Brendon Burchard)

 Marketing and Selling  (by: Vadim Kotelnikov)

Effective Selling  (by: Vadim Kotelnikov)

Selling by Coaching  (by: Vadim Kotelnikov)

Irresistible Sales Communicator  (by: Denise Corcoran)

Entreprneurial Success: VENTUREPRENEUR (Ten3 Mini-course)


Entrepreneurship is first and foremost a mindset. It is the art of finding creative profitable solutions to problems.

Every successful entrepreneur, every successful businessperson has been someone who's been able to creating an innovative customer value by identifying a problem and coming up with a solution to it before somebody else did.


Venturepreneur is an entrepreneur building a high-risk-high-return venture around a new-to-the-world product or service... More

8 Key Entrepreneurial Questions

 Case in Point  Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs was one of the most successful entrepreneurs of our generation. His success story is legendary. Put up for adoption at an early age, dropped out of college after 6 months, slept on friends’ floors, returned coke bottles for 5 cent deposits to buy food, then went on to start Apple Computers and Pixar Animation Studios.

Steve Jobs' advice to all entrepreneurs is:

  1. Find your true passion and do what you love to do.

  2. Make a difference... More

 Case in Point  Jim Clark

Jim Clark is a serial entrepreneur who became a billionaire in the 'Internet age'. He was involved in starting Netscape, Silicon Graphics and many other start-up ventures.

When asked "What Traits Should Every Good Entrepreneur Possess?", Jim answered, "Discontent and anxiety. Most entrepreneurs are not content with the way things are. But if they're smart, they're extremely anxious too. Most ideas are going to happen whether you do them or someone else does. It's the person who feels most anxious about it and builds the prototype who is likely to win. The best entrepreneurs tend to move quickly and efficiently. They don't waste a lot of time making decisions."



 Case in Point  Ross Perot

Ross Perot has become a billionaire by discovering a customer need and filling it. When Ross Perot was working for IBM, he saw that his customers who were buying IBM computers, needed help in processing their data. He went to IBM with the idea of creating such service but they said they weren't interested.  Ross Perot started his own business and eventually sold it out for $2.8 billion dollars.

Smart Executive

 Case in Point  Sam Walton

Source: Sam's Club

Sam Walton, the founder of Wal-Mart, grew up poor in a farm community in rural Missouri during the Great Depression. The poverty he experienced while growing up taught him the value of money and to persevere.

After attending the University of Missouri, he immediately worked for J.C. Penny where he got his first taste of retailing. He served in World War II, after which he became a successful franchiser of Ben Franklin five-and-dime stores. In 1962, he had the idea of opening bigger stores, sticking to rural areas, keeping costs low and discounting heavily.

The management disagreed with his vision. Undaunted, Walton pursued his vision, founded Wal-Mart and started a retailing success story. When Walton died in 1992, the family's net worth approached $25 billion. Today, Wal-Mart is the world's #1 retailer, with more than 4,150 stores, including discount stores, combination discount and grocery stores, and membership-only warehouse stores.

3 Strategies of Market Leaders

 Case in Point  Jeff Bezos

Amazon.com is a company that is closely tied with the e-commerce phenomenon. Jeff Bezos, the founder of the company, broke the rules of the book business by using the Internet rather than conventional distribution channels.

Based in Seattle, USA, the company has grown from a book seller to a virtual Wall Mart of the Web selling products as diverse as music CDs, software, office products, electronics, toys, games, cookware, hardware, food, and health products. The company has also grown at a tremendous rate with revenue rising from about US$150 million in 1997 to US$5.2 billion in 2003.