August 5, 2015

CEO Sounding Board

Florida CEOs answer: What are two common mistakes small businesses make?

Mike Vogel | 1/31/2012

EDUCATION
Bill Grimm
Professor of Practice in Entrepreneurship and Negotiation Crummer Graduate School of Business - Rollins College - Winter Park

1. "Not realizing how hard it is to raise capital, usually from angel investors — we are talking about mistakes made by businesses that are in the process of or intend to raise capital from investors. Most entrepreneurial companies view prospective investors as suppliers when they should view them as customers."

2. "Failing to focus on strategic opportunities and chasing every perceived opportunity. Almost all entrepreneurs have a fear of passing up what they perceive to be an opportunity, and they spread themselves way too thin."

Bill Grimm
[Photo: Eric Blackmore]

Tags: Trendsetters

Digital Access

DIRECT DIGITAL ACCESS
Add digital to your current subscription, purchase a single digital issue, or start a new subscription to Florida Trend.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
An overview of the features and articles in this month's issue of Florida Trend.

ACCESS THIS ISSUE »

Florida Business News

Florida Trend Video Pick

Grumpy Cat in Tampa
Grumpy Cat in Tampa

The line outside Tampa Theatre snaked around the building and around the corner and around the next block, more than 500 strong, as fans turned out to catch a glimpse of internet sensation Grumpy Cat. 

Earlier Videos | Viewpoints@FloridaTrend

Ballot Box

Do you support President Obama's Clean Power Plan to reduce carbon pollution? (comments welcome)

  • Yes
  • I am OK with it
  • No

See Results

Ballot Box
Subscribe