In an article in Harvard Business Publishing online, titled “Great Entrepreneur’s Secret: Smarts, Guts, and Luck“, the author discusses how a new business needs someone smart — and not just book smarts. Not that an MBA prevents one from being an entrepreneur (I would hope not!), but an advanced degree is not at all required for success. In fact, those with basic business ‘street smarts’ and willing to do their homework before starting a business will have a better chance of success, no matter if they have a high school diploma or a Masters of Business Administration. For more info on how to increase your smarts, check out the Hickman County Economic Development Assn. business website.
… it’s probably here somewhere
Daryl Phillips, CEcD, EDFP
I work as an economic developer consulting with communities and companies developing locations, building communities and identifying and developing workforce. However, my opinions on this blog are free and my own, as is the blog itself.
I am a member of International Economic Development Council, Southern Economic Development Council, Tennessee Economic Development Council and International Council of Shopping Centers.
I have earned over 20 years experience in economic and workforce development. I have earned and maintain the designation of Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) from International Economic Development Council (IEDC), the Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP) certification from National Development Council. I have earned a Master of Business Administration from Tennessee Technological University.
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