The entrepreneurial spirit can spring from many different sources.

- Phil Coop

Being an entrepreneur is a way of life, a way of approaching opportunities and challenges, and seeing the potential in all situations.

- Mary McDonald

Entrepreneurship is the foundation of the American business world.

- Michael J. Bruns

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17May 2018

Shelley Baur’s Society of Entrepreneurs resource handout May 3, 2018

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Integrity-Based Communications: Using Truth to Get What You Really Want  (Baur, 2004)Integrity-Based Communications: Using Truth to Build High-Trust Relationships (Baur, 2013) There’s Something in the Water (Contemporary Media, Inc., 2017) Emotional Intelligence 2.

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04May 2018

SOCIETY OF ENTREPRENEURS ELECTS NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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    The Society of Entrepreneurs has elected two new members and officers of the Board of Directors.  The new officers are: President, Dr. Mary McDonald; President Elect, Duncan Williams; Secretary/Treasurer, Andy Taylor and Membership Chairman, Bill Courtney.  The two new members of the Board of Directors are Carolyn Hardy and Bi

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01May 2018

Winning Sales Battles with Product Differentiation!

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(This is the final part of an 8-part series on Don Hutson’s 7 Types of Differentiation.)   Product Differentiation represents both opportunities and challenges.

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17Apr 2018

Mastering Price Differentiation!

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This is part 6 in an 8-part series on Don Hutson’s 7 Types of Differentiation.

Have you ever noticed that The Rolls Royce Moto

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03Apr 2018

An Awesome Advantage For You… Marketing Differentiation

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From The Don Hutson Report (This is part five in an 8-part series on Don Hutson’s 7 Types of Differentiation.) When everything you and your competitors offer customers is basically equal, a superior marketing approach can win the business for you. So, what does a superior marketing approach look like in today’s ever-changin

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24Mar 2018

Experiential Differentiation; The Miracle of Out-Serving Your Competition!

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From The Don Hutson Report (This is part four in an 8-part series on Don Hutson’s 7 Types of Differentiation.) Experiential Differentiation is the unique way you perform services for your clients. Think about it for a minute. Do you and your team members give them an experience to remember as opposed to just good service? If Just good service

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24Mar 2018

Process Differentiation: Your Best Response to a Competitor’s Price-Only Position

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Reprinted from The Don Hutson Report (This is part three in a series on Don Hutson’s 7 Types of Differentiation.) In our continuing effort to present commonsense ideas on how you can be unique in your marketplace, this article will cover Process Differentiation, or how you do what you do in a way that makes you unique in your marketplace.

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23Mar 2018

Relationship Differentiation…Your Path To Trusted Advisor Status!

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Reprinted from The Don Hutson Report One of the greatest opportunities you have in business today is mastering the principles of Relationship Differentiation, which will put you on the road to gaining Trusted Advisor status. It can propel you to the top of your prospect’s list of potential vendors in your marketplace. You simply want to devel

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23Mar 2018

Standing Out From the Crowd!

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Reprinted from The Don Hutson Report My favorite question to ask sales professionals and entrepreneurs is “How are your offerings different from and better than those of your competitors?” Anytime I get a response like, “Well… Uh……” I know I am talking to someone in big trouble. The key to gaining market share and prospering in t

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12Mar 2018

Highlights from Dick Gadomski’s presentation to the Entrepreneurs Roundtable

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Dick Gadomski shared his entrepreneurial story at a recent meeting of the Entrepreneurs Roundtable.   COMMON ENTREPRENEURIAL TRAITS: Passion and Motivation Risk Taking Self-Belief, Hard Work, and Disciplined Dedication Adaptability Understanding your offerings and its market Money Management Planning Networking Ab

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12Mar 2018

The Overnight Success

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The label “Overnight Success” has been mistakenly used to describe someone whose achievement is actually the result of a lifetime of hard work, sacrifices, and overcoming adversity.  Being an overnight success implies a sudden, surprise appearance of success, like an unexpected guest at the door.  Actually, success travels on a well-construct

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07Mar 2018

William H. West, M.D. Selected 2018 Master Entrepreneur

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The Society of Entrepreneurs, in partnership with Junior Achievement of Memphis, is pleased to announce that the 2018 recipient of the Master Entrepreneur Award is Bill West. The Master Entrepreneur Award will be presented to Bill West, on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at the 26th Annual Dinner and Awards Banquet. This esteemed honor is given to the

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07Mar 2018

The Best Kept Secret

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We’re the best kept secret in town!   I have heard it more than a few times when someone is describing their business, their institution, or services.  It’s almost bragging rights to be a secret.  So, you’re the best kept secret in town.  And that’s a good thing?  I don’t think so, not if you want to attract more customers, clients,

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06Mar 2018

Tips for the Entrepreneur

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Congratulations, you are an entrepreneur!  You have a great idea, and are ready to launch your new business. You’re not alone.  This year, according to the Small Business Administration, you are among the other 399,999 folks with a great idea poised to open their doors for business.  But don’t worry, there is room for success.  The SBA stat

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26Feb 2018

Famous Last Words

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Written by Dr. Mary C. McDonald, a National Leadership Consultant, at 574-2956 or visit mcd-partners.com Memphis Daily News There is a reason they are called ‘famous last words.’  They are the desperate epitaphs of what is, and what is about to change.  In business, those ‘famous

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22Feb 2018

SOCIETY OF ENTREPRENEURS ANNOUNCES NEW MEMBERS

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The Society of Entrepreneurs has elected four (4) new members to the organization; the new members are:  Ron Coleman, Competition Cams; Kim Heathcott, Clarion Security; Jay Myers, Interactive Solutions, Inc.; and Kent Ritchey, Landers Auto Group. The inductees will be officially inducted into The Society of Entrepreneurs at the

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31Aug 2017
31Aug 2017

HOW TO MAKE GOOD HIRING DECISIONS

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By Dotty Giusti, Summerfield Associates

There are a lot of clever people out there working out the “perfect” recruitment process, putting potential employees through psychometric testing, a series of eliminating interviews, a neediness for a CV akin to running for presidency and more detailed than Webster ‘s. In reality, much of

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31Aug 2017

2016 INDUCTEES

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Founded in 1991 to recognize the contribution of business owners and key executives to the Memphis community, and to foster the development of the entrepreneurial spirit that makes this city great, the Society of Entrepreneurs each year welcomes new inductees into its fold. The honor of inclusion is significant because it is one bestowed by peer

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31Aug 2017

CREATING A CULTURE OF URGENCY

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By Society of Entrepreneurs Member Dr. Mary C. McDonald published in The Daily News on 2/25/2016

President Lincoln once said, “Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.” What amazing insight from someone living in an era we would consider as slow-paced compared to the frenetic pace of change i

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31Aug 2017

LEADERS SAY NO AT TIMES

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By Society of Entrepreneurs Member Dr. Mary C. McDonald published in The Daily News on 4/28/2016

Wise decision-making is a core function of leadership. Your job as a leader is to keep the main thing, the main thing. How do you achieve that goal knowing that there are times when everything seems like a good idea, everything seems import

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31Aug 2017

BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS

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The Society of Entrepreneurs sponsors a mentoring group that meets once a month for a group of 16 owners of established, growing businesses called the Insights Group. The group met today and discussed business book recommendations. Highlights from the list are:

Amaze Every Customer Every Time: 52 Tools for Delivering the Most Amazing Customer

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31Aug 2017

SOCIETY OF ENTREPRENEURS ELECTS NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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The Society of Entrepreneurs has elected four new members and officers of the Board of Directors. The new officers are: President, Jay Martin; President Elect, Mary McDonald; Secretary/Treasurer, Andy Taylor and Membership Chairman, Bill Courtney. The four new members of the Board of Directors are Bob Adams, Mike Bruns, Charles Ewing and Ellen

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