My Secrets of So-Called Success

by Tim Berry

I’m pleased to see that Rieva Lesonsky has published Secrets of Success: Tim Berry at her blog Forum.web.com. I’m proud of what I have to say there. Rieva asked really good questions.  Here’s one quote, on why I started my own business: First, I wanted to do the work I liked doing (forecasting, market research,... Read More »

Valuable ‘Lessons from the Recession’

by Tim Berry

I was happy to see in this morning’s email that James Barrod and Brian Moran’s Lessons from the Recession is out now and being promoted on an innovative crowd funding site IndieGo.com. I like the title because that’s exactly what this book is: lessons learned. Remember 2008? Particularly the end of 2008, September and October?... Read More »

Are You a Trep?

by Tim Berry

Shall we start calling entrepreneurs treps instead. In this post last October I joined Robert Jones and Rieva Lesonsky and a few others in a quest for a better word for “entrepreneur.” Robert started it with 5 reasons we need a new word for entrepreneurs and Rieva followed with what does it really mean to... Read More »

What Is An Entrepreneur? Says Who? Why Do You Care?

by Tim Berry

I used to start a university class on entrepreneurship by asking the class to define the word entrepreneur. It’s a reasonable question. News and discussion is full of pat phrases about entrepreneurs, most of which we take for granted. Politicians talk about entrepreneurs along with job creation, small business, motherhood, and apple pie. Challenge: find... Read More »

Help With Naming: Am I Green or Not?

by Tim Berry

I’m not sure of the answer to this one; it’s a good question. A man whose last name is Green saw my post here turning green from overuse and he asks: I’m starting a small woodworking and furniture building shop and am looking for a name. It seems natural to use Green as it is... Read More »

True Story: Do Entrepreneurs Like Risk?

by Tim Berry

The answer to that question is: no. Not any more than the next person. They just like their business better. They took risks because they saw the goal. It was the dark side of building the company. They had to. But when it comes to savings and investment, no. Well, actually, the most correct answer... Read More »