Ontario entrepreneur Fred Dawkins’ book is worth the drive to action
That window could someday close, said Seth Godin , a Buffalo native and prominent blogger, entrepreneur and marketing expert. Its up to Buffalo not to miss the cycle. You have an opportunity here and I hope you embrace it, Godin said Monday in a forum hosted by Z80 Labs Inc. and held at the downtown Buffalo News browse building, where Z80 is sited. Godin said smart marketing no longer requires expensive firms but simply intelligent use of social media and the Internet, and those means have also broken down regional boundaries that once existed. So while entrepreneurial hot spots still exist, they dont offer the advantages they once did, he said.
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Entrepreneur helping fund Germany’s World Cup base in Brazil
National team manager Oliver Bierhoff said the facility was not being built for us and according to our wishes. But the newspaper Bild, which first reported the choice of base, said coach Joachim Loew was not happy with the hotels offered and decided on the new camp. The project is financially supported by a German entrepreneur, the federation said. The German team will fly to Brazil on June 7 and prepare for the tournament at its base. Germany plays Portugal on June 16 in Salvador, Ghana on June 21 in Fortaleza and the United States on June 26 in Recife. Germany is seeking its fourth World Cup title and the first since 1990. The last major title Germany won was the 1996 European Championship.
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Not long ago, the banks were true catalyst for small business. Bankers did their homework and provided the third-party assessment that small businessmen needed. If the bank was willing to lend you money to pursue your idea, that was the blessing you needed. With todays formula-based lending focusing on credit-worthiness rather than the validity of the business plan, Dawkins says, Good loans are rejected while bad ones are made, all in the interest of averaging out. This statistical approach is handicapping entrepreneurship when we need it the most, becoming a significant limitation on small business. Generously, Dawkins gives Sam the best lines in the book, with pithy observations such as: Indecision always leads to bad decisions. Underestimating the competition is a reckless and unnecessary risk.
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