Brain Food for Entrepreneurs – SoundCloud

SoundCloud Eric Corl

I’ve started compiling a list of SoundCloud content for aspiring entrepreneurs here –

When you’re first considering entrepreneurship, it’s critical that you absorb as much wisdom from great entrepreneurs as you can. It will help you to get your mindset right, learn the lingo, and most importantly – learn from their mistakes.

Entrepreneurship is one of the most rewarding yet challenging endeavors one can start. If you can learn from those who have been where you want to go, you can dramatically compress time. (And you can find lessons from my mistakes here on my blog.)

Podcasts have made it possible to quickly inhale information. Even if you are not intently listening, you will pick up on some points and that’s better than nothing. I prefer podcasts that are keeping up with entrepreneurs. It helps me stay current with my clients and the potential struggles they may face. There’s even a podcast on SoundCloud called ‘The Failing Entrepreneur’.

Check out my playlist here and let me know your thoughts (it’s a work in progress). If you have a suggestion to add to the list, send it my way!

Eric Corl is a Columbus, Ohio based entrepreneur. Corl works with startups to prepare for the launch of their company. A founder of several companies and investor in many, Corl enjoys coaching small businesses through the struggles of starting and growing a business.

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The Senate Entrepreneurship Caucus

Hi, I’m Eric Corl. I’m an entrepreneur based in Columbus, OH.
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Very happy to see the launch of the Senate Entrepreneurship Caucus by Senators Tim Scott and Amy Klobuchar. It is extremely important that there is a deliberate focus on Entrepreneurship in the Senate. I applaud the SBE Council’s efforts to keep this as a top discussion in Washington, DC and I am excited to see it yield results.

All too often – in politics – the impact of legislation on small businesses and entrepreneurs is an afterthought versus a focus.

Entrepreneurs are the economic engine that drive our economy forward. They must be supported and advocated for in Washington, DC. While there is mixed data, some studies actually show a long term trend of declining startup activity in the United States. Long term, entrepreneurship needs to remain a focus – I would argue that it is critical. Here is some interesting data and thoughts on it.

Data on the State of Entrepreneurship:
Infographic: Millennial Entrepreneurs and the State of Entrepreneurship
Kaufmann Indicators of Entrepreneurship

Economic Benefits of Entrepreneurship:

Business Formation by State – We need to encourage entrepreneurship nationwide.

We need to encourage more female entrepreneurship and support education/programs to encourage startups. Efforts are showing progress but need to be accelerated.

The Top 20 Global Cities for VC Investment:

Small Business Stats from Small Business Trends

This is a working draft. I will continue to update and refine this article. Please feel free to make suggestions on the content in this article. Thank you, Eric Corl.