True Stories Behind Icelandic Startups entrepreneur leadership networking startup communities

For the past three weeks I have been working on putting together one of the most interesting conference in Iceland so far (in my opinion). I have tried using all my free time, that really isn’t very much, mainly in the evenings and over the weekends. I have gotten together some of the most...

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We Need Entrepreneur Rockstars entrepreneur leadership success

Recently I have had many discussions about how to create an environment that motivates young people to start up there own companies and create value for themselves and their community. Many ideas have been thrown out there during those discussions and the one that I think is most interesting and...

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TechCrunch Meets The Volcano entrepreneur life networking

Last Monday, Gunnar Holmsteinn from CLARA posted a new event on Facebook, he said: “I know this has a very short notice, but any tech entrepreneurs in Iceland are welcome to join us at CLARA and meet the Techcrunch people stuck here”.

And it was indeed short notice since he...

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Largest Obstacle In Business entrepreneur goals leadership life startup communities thoughts

Over the years I have assisted hundreds of individuals start up their own business and in almost all of those cases the individuals faced the same obstacle. The same seems also to be true of everybody that is starting up his or her first business regardless of age, sex and nationality.

The...

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Guidelines To Bootstrapping entrepreneur startup communities success thoughts

One of my favorite business terms is “bootstrapping”. The term is usually used in the start-up community to describe a company that is founded entirely or almost entirely by the work of the founders themselves.

Here are a few guidelines on how to start your business with as little...

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Networking Online entrepreneur networking thoughts

The interesting thing about working in the entrepreneurial environment is that your always learning something new and you constantly have to push yourself to stay in the game.

One of the most important things that I have learned while being self-employed is the importance of networking. By nature...

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Small Black Books Of The Entrepreneur entrepreneur life thoughts

I have a small black book where I write down all of my business ideas. Mostly I do it for fun because I’m really looking forward to sitting down one day over a nice cup of coffee and reading through them all. Some of them are very strange and some of them are very good, most of these ideas...

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The Story Of My Startup entrepreneur iceland success thoughts

I thought it appropriate to do my first post here about my startup.

The story:
“During the summer of 2009 I took a few days off from work to relax. It just so happened that a good friend of mine also had some days off at the same time so we thought we would rent a cottage in the countryside....

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Entrepreneur’s Illness entrepreneur startup communities success thoughts

For Icelandic entrepreneurs the economic crisis of 2008 was like a kick in the balls. The only difference was that if it had actually been a kick in the balls it would only have lasted a few minutes while they rolled on the ground in pain. Even now, three years later, many entrepreneurs are still...

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