Being an entrepreneur is a fascination many wantrepreneurs want to be included within. They see all the attention and glamour and lustfully want to be included in all the celebration. What they don't see is the long process of work that goes into building your entrepreneurial foundation.
This week the refugee crisis caused by Syria's horrific civil war moved to the next stage. Though prompted into action to curb the carnage, the U.S. and Russia are at odds over whom to bolster and whom to bomb. With no end to the conflict in sight, the influx of asylum seekers in Europe continues to swell and the prospect of permanent settlement there for the displaced grows. In even the most welcoming countries a political backlash is in the making. German Chancellor Angela Merkel's popularity at home is falling for the first time as compassion reaches its limits. In Sweden, the anti-immigrant right-wing party now tops the polls. (continued)
Most of my companies are in regulated industries, so criminal record or a failed drug test is a deal breaker. Companies don't want to hire people that make bad personal decisions.
Most executives are actually being paid their market value based on their education and experience. So if a company has a beef, my recommendation is they should examine their culture and compensation packages. There is usually a valid reason the employees are leaving.
The Success 3.0 Summit took place in Fall of 2014, and the conversations that were born there are still continuing, boldly evolving the narrative of Success in the world, rooted in the entrepreneurial values of Wake Up, Grow Up, and Show Up and Outrageous Love.
As a consumer debt expert for decades I've developed a pretty good sense of reading the tea leaves of debt. Sometimes this means making some sense out of puzzle pieces well in advance of assembly.
If you want to ride that wave and experience it yourself, there are three important leadership lessons and rules for success from the Marvel story.
What can you do to change this unproductive and debilitating culture? Lots! There are seven steps you can take to get your meeting mojo on and shine as an example to others in these daily interactions.
Businesses are hiring great web developers. Like Crazy. But it's not easy finding talent, which is where the need for coding bootcamps has helped fill this gap in the education and hiring sector.
Tom Brady may have been accused of cheating in the past, but there is no getting around that he is still an amazing athlete that blocks out the media, and shows what he can do on the field. People could take what Brady does on and off the field and apply it to their businesses.
There is no direct path to successful entrepreneurship. Whether starting a mom-and-pop pizza shop, a digital marketing agency, or a worldwide travel company, every path leading to success will be different. But one thing is similar: every startup founder needs strong leadership skills to succeed.
Small businesses need the right mix of leadership, policy and support to thrive. There are about 28 million small businesses spread across America, each with its own set of agendas and priorities, so it is almost impossible to lump them all into the same bucket.
The opening of new markets, which will come in part by reaching agreement on a high-standard Bilateral Investment Treaty, and support for China's economic reform efforts were also discussed as means of supporting global economic growth.
Being in college is one thing, but starting a business in college is another thing entirely. Is it possible?
Last summer Blake Lively launched her own business venture called Preserve. And this Summer she announced plans to close up shop. As an Internet entrepreneur, I've learned a lot watching Blake launch her company and I've also learned a lot watching her wind it down gracefully.
Moreover, in recent years, one of the growing and revolutionary platforms that can assist entrepreneurs in funding their business is the practice of crowdfunding, which is based on the willingness of a crowd to support and fund one's business.
If you can create a new company from whole cloth in such time, there's no reason why you can't change an existing business in one day. That's because change doesn't have to be an involved process.
The payday loan is not, as GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson recently wrote, a "short-term loan secured by their next paycheck with an interest rate around 15 percent." Payday loans, which few borrowers pay off the following week, actually end up with interest rates above 300 percent.