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How to Build a Business With Staying Power

Matt Rissell | Posted 06.08.2015 | Business
Matt Rissell

If you're an entrepreneur like me, your mind never turns off. You're constantly seeking new ways to improve your business and yourself. So, what does it really take to turn something you've made into a company with staying power and apply that natural drive to scaling it?

6 Ways to Describe What You Do When You Can't

Maria Ross | Posted 06.08.2015 | Small Business
Maria Ross

When asked any variation of "What do you do?" you have to have an answer ready. Even if you're just starting out on a project. Even if you've only written Chapter One. Even if you are launching your business two months from now.

Developing Emotional Intelligence to Grow Your Family Business

Daphne Mallory | Posted 06.08.2015 | Business
Daphne Mallory

Emotional intelligence (EQ) is our ability and capacity to manage emotions well in ourselves and in our relationships. What does this have to do with running a family business? Everything.

There's More Than One Way to Define Entrepreneurial Success

Nellie Akalp | Posted 06.08.2015 | Small Business
Nellie Akalp

How do you know when you've made it as a business owner? What does true entrepreneurial success look like? Can it be measured by your bank account, number of employees, customers, or media mentions?

6 Ways to Spring Clean Your Social Media Presence

Carlota Zimmerman | Posted 06.08.2015 | Women
Carlota Zimmerman

Sit down and think about it. Why are you online? Whom are you trying to connect with/impress and why? Why should these people be interested in you?

Crowdfunding and Taxes: What You Should Know

Jason Alderman | Posted 06.08.2015 | Money
Jason Alderman

No matter how the crowdfunding industry evolves in the future, even the most modest artistic and cause-based campaigns should consider how to build the most tax-efficient effort.

How to Use the Power of Purpose to Create Your Ideal World

Ramon Nuez | Posted 06.08.2015 | Small Business
Ramon Nuez

You do not have to live your life the way other people tell you to. Yes, it's a shocking statement and it breaks every convention you have been taught, but it's also true. But living an unconventional life is not easy. There is a great deal of hard work and failure on this journey.

Leverage the Secret Language of Selling

John Bowen | Posted 06.06.2015 | Small Business
John Bowen

Want to connect with your current and future clients better? Start paying closer attention to what you say to them and how you say it. Using language effectively to tap into consumer psychology can give you a competitive edge that can set you apart in your market.

It's Not Easy, But It's Worth It!

Chelsea Berler | Posted 06.06.2015 | Small Business
Chelsea Berler

Two questions come to mind whenever I think about my book, The Curious One, my career, and my life. Why should anyone care about me and what I have to say? Why would they want to hear the confessions of still another entrepreneur?

A Note to Postgraduate Women

Danielle Prager | Posted 06.07.2015 | Women
Danielle Prager

Asking for mentorship can be scary, but what's the worst that can happen, someone will say no? I guarantee you that if you search and ask enough, someone will say yes. Be fearless, be bold and go after what you want. You deserve it.

What Airbnb Will Mean for Cuban Entrepreneurs and American Travelers

Jake Colvin | Posted 06.03.2015 | Travel
Jake Colvin

The great promise of the Internet - and of digital platform providers like Airbnb that operate globally -- is that it can help improve visibility and trust for these entrepreneurs in Cuba, and this particular company brings slick promotion and a high profile to the table.

7 Entrepreneur Types Drive Change on a Global Scale

Marty Zwilling | Posted 06.02.2015 | Business
Marty Zwilling

Peter Andrews and Fiona Wood, in their recent book "Überpreneurs" have profiled 36 leading candidates for this category, to extract a set of common characteristics.

A Race to Happiness - Fred Smith

Stacey Alcorn | Posted 06.02.2015 | Business
Stacey Alcorn

Anyone can be an entrepreneur, but only a rare few build massive empires. Those that do are usually the ones that somehow change their industry.

An Uber for Cuba?

Scott Norvell | Posted 06.02.2015 | Technology
Scott Norvell

It's simply a way of contacting an organized community of drivers via email at this point, but it's not out of the realm of possibility that such a site could look more like the real Uber down the road.

Pills n' Potions: The Entrepreneur Version

Tamara Holder | Posted 05.31.2015 | Small Business
Tamara Holder

Like Nicki said in her song "people will love you and support you when it's beneficial" and they might even wish bad on you. Nevertheless, let the space between where you are now and where you want to be inspire you.

How To Manifest the Business you Want

Cassie Hughes | Posted 05.31.2015 | Business
Cassie Hughes

Manifesting, to many, is just another new age buzzword. But as soft as it sounds, it's actually quite a powerful business tool. There are a million ways to start and grow a business, but if you aren't clear on what you want, it's easy to get off track.

Five Success Strategies From an Accidental Entrepreneur

John Bowen | Posted 05.31.2015 | Small Business
John Bowen

Many of us don't set out to become entrepreneurs running companies and managing scores of people.

Fifty Shades of White: Raising Equity from the Public by Start-ups

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 05.29.2015 | Small Business
Victoria Silchenko

Arming the mid-size companies with a new funding channel might trigger the valuations hike further, imposing the notorious "bubble" the VCs like to talk about. Don't underestimate the power of billboards or TV commercials with investment offerings.

Entrepreneurship Is Like Riding a Bike

Ray Leach | Posted 05.31.2015 | Small Business
Ray Leach

As a venture development organization (VDO) based in northeast Ohio, we at JumpStart often get asked why entrepreneurs in fly-over regions like ours face more challenges than they do on the coasts. In fact, we get this question so often that we sat down and made this short video, telling the story using a very simple analogy: riding a bicycle.

Richard Friedman -- Success Unseasoned

Stacey Alcorn | Posted 05.31.2015 | Business
Stacey Alcorn

Here are 5 lessons to success, from an entrepreneur who shoots from the hip and tells it like it is. This is Richard Friedman's lessons for success, unseasoned.

Wisdom From a Veteran Advisor in Family Business

Daphne Mallory | Posted 05.30.2015 | Small Business
Daphne Mallory

Don Schwerzler has been studying and advising family business entrepreneurs since 1967. He is the founder of the Family Business Institute, based in Atlanta, Georgia, and organized one of the first college programs to help entrepreneurs who were interested in staring a family business.

An Economy That Works For All of Us

Carla Javits | Posted 05.30.2015 | Impact
Carla Javits

After the mid-term elections, when the Republicans took control of the Senate and the House, exit polls showed the economy was the top issue on voters' minds.

There's a Hidden Dark Side to Being an Entrepreneur -- It Can Wreak Havoc on Your Mental Health

Amy Morin | Posted 05.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Amy Morin

It's important to reconsider the romanticized notion that being your own boss is the key to happiness in life. Although there are many benefits to being an entrepreneur, for some, the psychological toll isn't worth it.

How Kimanzi Constable Left a Job He Hated and Is Now Living His Dream

Ramon Nuez | Posted 05.27.2015 | Small Business
Ramon Nuez

Entrepreneurship is less about building a business and more about creating the freedom you want for your life. Kimanzi Constable was trapped in a job that he hated, working 60+ hours a week and 170 pounds overweight. Until one day, Constable decided to stop living a life that sucked.

3 Things You Must Do When Taking a Major Career Leap

Erin Zaikis | Posted 05.26.2015 | Business
Erin Zaikis

Two years ago I was working a run of the mill real estate job in midtown Manhattan. Today I'm running a nonprofit that funds hygiene and sanitation programs in 4 different countries. Pretty crazy, huh?