Entrepreneurs Face Fear, Failure and Keep Going!

Entrepreneurs, like everyone else face fear on a regular basis. Domo CEO Josh James, who sold his company Omniture for $1.6 billion once confessed to being curled up on the floor at home, overcome by the magnitude of his perceived failure. With a kick in the pants from his awesome spouse, he eventually found his footing and his legendary success. So, what makes the successful entrepreneur able to face down fear of failure?

Some say an entrepreneur must develop a ...

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Awards! Entrepreneurs, Your Attention to Public Relations & 3rd Party Validation

UVEF is Accepting Nominations for The Top 25 Under 5 2013 Awards – good public relations

The UVEF Top 25 Under Five Awards have recognized the development of more than 200 individuals and companies, including Utah success stories like ZAGG, Agel Enterprises, Interbank FX, Seastone, Altiris, Omniture, and Xango among many others. Companies throughout Utah, five years old or younger, are invited to ...

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Businessweek – Vivint Acquired by Blackstone — Validation for Utah Entrepreneur in Orange Cap

UPDATE: Since writing the article below I asked Todd Pedersen the following:

What’s the likelihood of Blackstone growing the Vivint HQ outside of Utah?

Todd’s answer: “Zero. I’m not moving.”
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From my home office I can almost see the Vivint headquarters in Utah Valley’s River Bottoms.  I’ve watched with some amazement as this  small entrepreneurial start-up has grown into a industry ...

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UVEF Top 25 Utah Startups Announced – Entrepreneurs in #1 State for Business

 

When was asked to serve as Communications* Chair on the board for the Utah Valley Entrepreneurial Forum (UVEF) in 2005, I had no idea the cool ride I was in for, learning from dynamic start-up entrepreneurs and mentors from across the state. Today, I attended my 8th UVEF Top 25 Under 5 awards. Interesting  to note, when UVEF started its ...

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Utah Governor Proclaims Entrepreneur Day

Today, I had lunch at the Utah state capitol with the governor – well, Governor Herbert and a few hundred of his entrepreneur friends. There, the governor signed a proclamation naming September 27th as Utah Entrepreneur Day. Representing Utah Valley Entrepreneurial Forum (UVEF) along with this year’s chairman, Cary Snowden, we mingled with and broke bread with many of those stoking ...

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OrangeSoda Takes Top Honors at UVEF "Top 25 Under 5"

Today’s UVEF event turned into a “tweet fest” with more than 75 tweets at the time of this article. As the UVEF event chair, I was thrilled with the standing room only crowd of somewhere near 150.

Keynote speaker and serial entrepreneur, John Pestana made a great case today at UVEF’s Top 25 Under 5 awards luncheon for “bootstrap” financing for a new company, letting the ...

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