All successful entrepreneurs can identify certain other individuals that make their company viable and later successful.


Entrepreneurship is vital to the preservation of our society’s economic health and, more so, to its continued freedom and high standard of living.


Insights from Entrepreneurs

Thursday, September 20, 2018 12:00 am to 1:00 pm

If you find the insights below thought-provoking then you will enjoy the upcoming Panel Presentation at the September Roundtable meeting.  In honor of our recent 25th Anniversary, The Society of Entrepreneurs published a book, “There’s Something in the Water, Intimate Accounts of River City Pioneers and Innovators.”  For the book, every member of the Society (all 117) was interviewed and shared their insights on such topics as the qualities needed to be an entrepreneur, advice for someone starting a business and how to find and retain the best employees.

Please join members of The Society of Entrepreneurs: Mike Bruns, Carolyn Hardy, Mary McDonald, Duncan Williams and Walker Uhlhorn,  as they share some of their thoughts and insights.

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“One MUST be an effective leader.  That leader should have empathy for every single person employed.  The leader must have a goal, a vision, and a mission that is clearly understood and never waivers.  There must be a level of integrity within that leader that gives every single employee a level of comfort that cannot be found anywhere else.” Mike Bruns, Comtrak Logistics (Retired)

“An entrepreneur’s leadership arsenal must include multi-tasking skills, the ability to do a lot with a little, and the emotional stamina to take a punch and get back up ready to  take on the next challenge with a positive attitude.” Carolyn Hardy, Henderson Transloading

“An entrepreneur’s passion grows not only be what you do, but also by what you do next. There is always an urge to invent, to create, to renew, and to climb another mountain with endless ideas for passionate productivity and excellence.Mary McDonald, MCD Partners

“Believe with everything you have that what you are doing will be a success.  Be able to give up some of the responsibility once the company grows.”  Duncan Williams, Duncan-Williams

An entrepreneur needs the following skills to be successful-imagination, perseverance, creativity, willingness to take a risk, integrity, willingness to work long hours, compassion for your fellow man, and self-confidence. I also think entrepreneurs have a unique talent for recognizing opportunity and problems and the ability to see solutions to the problems.” Walker Uhlhorn, Founder, The Society of Entrepreneurs

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