Bet you didn't think you could learn anything (aside from which candidates want which of their family members on the $10 bill) from the Republican Party's presidential primary race. I thought this too until I started perusing the candidates' websites and realized that small business owners can learn a lot from how political candidates lay out their campaign websites.
The Internet is an extremely powerful platform that allows entrepreneurs to reach a worldwide audience. The right concept paired with the right marketing can lead to explosive growth and revenue. When asked about revenue goals, a large majority of startup founders will say, "We want to hit $1 million in revenue."
Starting now, we need to get over ourselves. We need to know that, sometimes, looking bad is actually a good thing...because it means we're trying something new, we're stretching ourselves, we're taking on a new adventure.
There's no shame in a blue-collar job. I can't tell you how many people I've met who started on the shop floor and ended up in the chairman's suite. Upward mobility is incredibly possible in the trades, unlike the business world where it's a slow and arduous climb.
On December 11, the UN Climate Change conference in Paris (called COP-21) will be wrapping up, and the headlines will announce if the negotiators were able to agree to save the Earth or not. Todd Stern, the U.S. State Department's Special Envoy for Climate Change, will be leading the U.S. delegation at COP-21.
Anyone who shaves knows buying and replacing razor blades can be expensive. Dollar Shave Club provides a monthly razor blade subscription service that claims to make shaving less of a burden on your wallet, but does the "club" really save you money?
Making a commitment to your own development is the first step on the path to living your personal legend. As you increase of your sense of self you increase your overall success in life.
Is your inbox out of control? Does the thought of even opening your mail folder fill you with stress and dread? You're not alone.
"Tech" and "startup" are popular buzzwords. Use them together, and you've got literary "synergy," the crowned king of buzzwords. These words are like fuel to a flaming conversation, blazing with interest and hype.
Creating a succession plan makes the future of your business and your intentions clear to everyone involved. Understanding intentions seems simple and of little impact, but the importance of knowing what the current president or CEO wants cannot be stressed enough.
While it is likely true that some colleges and universities may not endure, the teaching of a broad non-professional curriculum will always be needed.
Since the U.S does not have clear and detailed policy towards the conflicts in the Middle East, and since the U.S policy is currently anchored in the wait-and-see foreign policy, Washington is more willing to delegate the task of fighting the Islamic State or resolving the crisis in Syria and Yemen, to Tehran and Moscow or other nations.
It is another busy afternoon. Your schedule is full and there is little time for you to accomplish those items on you...
It's not every day that I get to interview a performing artist turned entrepreneur, and Jaclyn Mullen's story was one of the best examples of why you don't need to have an MBA (or any degree for that matter) to launch your entrepreneurial endeavor.
Do you ever think about how much the average office life has changed in the past 5 years alone? How about over 30 years? A friend of mine who worked for the same company for 34 years shared his most compelling reflections and short stories.
After spending over 20 years at Microsoft, in key leadership positions, Robbie Bach takes the lessons learned from building successful operations and applying them to the broader civic, and social issues we must deal with to fix our nation, our institutions and ourselves.