This is being reposted from a post at BellevueBusinessJournal.com.
It is time. Many of us have been thinking it. Some have been acting on it. I’m going to go ahead and write it. As our friends at the Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce have been shouting to the world for a few years: It’s Time for Business.
Too many people, myself included, despite our best intentions, have become paralyzed by our challenging times. This has not been helped by negative stories in the media about the economy, high unemployment rate, rising prices and the threat of further inflation.
There are too many talented people, good ideas and opportunities in this area for true entrepreneurs to be sitting on the sidelines any longer. It’s time to jump in, get a little dirty, to invest some blood, sweat and tears into making things happen.
Here in Bellevue, I believe it is time for a real entrepreneurial business incubator to be born. This incubator would help take maximum advantage of not only the amazing amount of talent we have in the area, but quickly help move along some great entrepreneurial ideas, weed out and define others – and maybe most importantly, take advantage of the great opportunities offered by these challenging times. Read the rest of this entry →