Author - Steve Rice

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The Startup Founder’s Mindset

This summer, I asked Jan Bouten, a partner with Innova in Memphis, about what he looks for in an entrepreneur as an investor. “Beyond the term sheet, what is the key intangible that you look for as an investor?” I asked. His answer was clear. It’s all about mindset. Specifically...

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The Question Every Smart Entrepreneur Asks

The Question Every Entrepreneur’s Asking It’s not uncommon to see them peering through the large windows that face Markham Street at the Venture Center. They lift their hands to their brows, blocking the light, trying to get a better view inside. They ask, “What is this?” or...

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Little Rock Won’t Be Overlooked

What Do Top Entrepreneurial Cities Have That Little Rock Doesn’t? Starting a business can be risky. We all know and have heard the statistics about the failure rate of new businesses. Like healthy relationships, there are certain elements found in healthy startups that can be indicators of...

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Did Your Startup Miss This Type of Capital Raise?

There’s a new type of capital that every startup needs to think about raising. Emotional capital. I worked on my business all by myself for the last two years. It made all the difference to come into a space where other people were in the trenches with me. -Tina McCord, ZUNI Learning Tree I...