RIGHT PLACE, INTELLIGENTLY
DO I REALLY WANT TO START A BUSINESS?
Isn’t There an App for That?
How much do you know about this trendy, techy industry?
Here’s the plan: Develop a whip-smart mobile app, sell it, and get rich like Evan Spiegel with Snapchat. Statistically speaking, this plan may be … a maybe.
President + CEO, CMURC
When you walk into a store and see new or innovative products on the shelf, do you say to yourself, “I wish I would have thought of that!” or “I had that very same idea years ago.” Then do you stop and think that it’s too bad that you didn’t do anything about it?
With any idea, you need to plan, develop, and implement. Confidence in choosing which idea to pursue—from the many you generate—will come with knowledge. Once you have the right foundation, you can be sure of your ability to make anything happen. Be bold and be confident—don’t let anyone or anything stop you from doing what you are certain about.
Here in MUSE you’ll get the uncensored truth about being an entrepreneur. It’s the information you need to know—but might not know to ask.
Entrepreneurs are the backbone of our strengthening economy. They’re calculated risk-takers. They thrive on passion to bring their ideas to reality, outweighing any fears that they have, and they capitalize on every opportunity.
If you have what it takes, you want to realize your dream, and you want to make things happen—there’s no better time to start.
Use this information as a guide to do something to inspire us all.
PUBLISHER: Erin Strang | SENIOR PUBLICATIONS ADVISEORS: Kathy Koebke, Elissa Richmond-Gagne, and Christopher Sovak
EDITOR: Mimi Bell | CONTRIBUTORS: David Bond, Jen W. O’Deay, and Kathryn Will
PROOFREADER: Stacey Tetloff | ART DIRECTOR: Chad Hussle | DESIGNER: Andrea Rousse | PHOTOGRAPHER: Doug Julian
Burn the Midnight Oil
With technology, you can work around the clock. Make sure when you’re working, it’s on the right things that make the biggest difference to your progress.
Actions Speak Louder Than Words
Be judged by what you do—not by what you say. Always outperform your mouth.
Penny for Your Thoughts
Don’t expect anyone to pay for your idea unless you have made it into more than just a thought.