Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Authors Posts by Douglas Muir

Douglas Muir

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Douglas Muir is an authority in business strategy, having successfully built several multimillion-dollar enterprises from the ground up. He is considered the start-up guru and speaks internationally on topics of entrepreneurship, innovation, and business growth. Muir teaches Entrepreneurship at the prestigious University of Virginia, both in the School of Engineering and in the Darden School of Business’s MBA program. As well as being a professor, he is the Assistant Director of the Business Minor Program in the School of Engineering. He is an expert in the Business Model Canvas theory of building businesses, and teaches this methodology to undergraduate students thirsty for entrepreneurship and eager to start their own companies. Muir has been interviewed by Gerri Willis of CNN and by Bloomberg Radio, and has been published and quoted in numerous publications including Business Week and The Scotsman Guide, a prestigious magazine for the banking, mortgage, and investor industry. Douglas was the host of The Doug and Eric Show on ABC, “Exposing the Hidden Truths about the Three Credit Bureaus and the Banking and Finance System”. He was featured in Kaihan Krippendorff's business tactics book, Hide a Dagger Behind a Smile, which described how Muir infiltrated the insurance industry and locked out his competition. If you’d like more information please feel free to contact me at dmuir@muirandassociates.net
4 Steps to Start-Up Success

4 Steps to Start-Up Success

While sitting on the beach one day in Amelia Island, Florida, I noticed my children (6 and 5 at the time) frantically building something...

Information Missing from Entrepreneurs Pitches 11

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Business Mistakes Transformed into Knowledge

As I ponder what I’ve learned over the years as an entrepreneur, my biggest incites have come from my mistakes. I would like to...

Small Business and Employees

How many of you think that employees are the most difficult part of a small business? I’m using the definition of a small business...

The 10/20/30 Rule of Power Point Presentations

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How Personal Credit Affects Your Business

I was working with a new start-up located in Virginia. The owner, as with most entrepreneurs, had challenges on his credit report due to...

What makes a Successful Entrepreneur/Person

Airline Pilot to Entrepreneur to Professor. I'm being asked all the time, "How did you do it?" You were an airline pilot for 20...

4 Steps to Start-Up Success

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INFORMATION MISSING FROM ENTREPRENEURS’ PITCHES

I have been studying entrepreneurs’ pitches for over 10 years in the private equity world and for three and a half years in academia....
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PITCHING TO INVESTORS

In 2012 my company received 400 business plans; we interviewed 40 and funded four. Where was the disconnect? After bringing this tidbit of information...

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How To Enhance Your Intuition Capacity To Maximize Moments Of Opportunity

Steve Jobs attributed much of his success to his ability to follow his own “inner knowing”, even when analysts and “experts” disagreed. He was...
How To Write The Perfect Headline For A Blog

How To Write The Perfect Headline For A Blog

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Capture Attention With 2 New Features For Facebook #TechTuesday

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Reflecting on Self-Awareness

Leadership is…Reflecting on Self-Awareness

  Kouzes and Posner stated in their book, The Leadership Challenge (Jossey Bass, 2012), that “Engineers have computers; painters, canvas; musicians, instruments. Leaders have only...

How To Ace Your Next Job Interview

You’ve made it! You’ve been applying to jobs for which you had a reasonable expectation of being a good fit, yet worried that your...
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