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What Comes First, the Entrepreneur or the Idea?

Steve Olenski | Posted 05.11.2015 | Small Business
Steve Olenski

Talk about a chicken versus egg brain teaser! Some say entrepreneurs are born (business owners are in an entirely different class) while others say the entrepreneurial spirit is in everyone and nurtured via chance or dedication.

Teaching Employees to Be Entrepreneurs Will Become Standard Fare

Sramana Mitra | Posted 05.11.2015 | Small Business
Sramana Mitra

Companies want employees to come up with new ideas, innovate, be leaders. However, most of these employees, unless they came in through an acquisition, or from a startup, do not have entrepreneurial experience.

5 Secrets of Mind Blowing Tantric Entrepreneurialism

Jeff Steinmann | Posted 05.11.2015 | Small Business
Jeff Steinmann

Too often, we believe that business has to be boring, stuffy and confined to the daytime, so we can spend our evenings doing what we are really passionate about. As Aprille showed us, your business can be filled with the same passion and excitement as a good old-fashioned roll in the hay.

7 Things Self-Made Millionaires Do Differently

John Bowen | Posted 05.10.2015 | Small Business
John Bowen

Why do some entrepreneurs soar to the highest heights while others plummet like a lead balloon? If you think there is no single reason for success or failure, you're right. There are, in fact, seven of them.

4 Reasons Most People Will Never Change the World

James Carbary | Posted 05.10.2015 | Religion
James Carbary

Renaut makes decisions every day that are hard. He makes decisions that are risky. He makes decisions that are borderline crazy. But it's those decisions that have led him to changing the world in bigger ways than most of us will ever experience.

What Mindfulness And Daydreaming Have To Do With Getting Things Done

Entrepreneur | Lewis Howes | Posted 03.10.2015 | World

Not many of us can say we were using email back in 1983. That’s the year I was born, so I definitely wasn’t. But can you imagine seeing the ...

The Generation Gap Isn't Going Anywhere, So Use it to Your Advantage

Jamilah Corbitt | Posted 05.09.2015 | Business
Jamilah Corbitt

My symbiotic mentor/mentee relationship taught me the value of forming inter-generational bonds. As I continue to grow in age and experience, I'll never forget the priceless lessons I'm learning from seasoned vets in the game.

Women's History Month: Expand Educational Opportunities for African Women to "Make It Happen"

Amini Kajunju | Posted 05.09.2015 | Impact
Amini Kajunju

Expanding access to higher education and advanced training for both women and men is necessary to equip African professionals with the skills to meet local and global market demands.

10 Effective Business Tools for Entrepreneurs

Alex Ivanovs | Posted 05.09.2015 | Small Business
Alex Ivanovs

I'm always intrigued to learn about new, accessible tools and applications that can help me to drive more sales, accelerate my business growth, or simply help me with gathering insights and new ways of doing things.

Bob Anderson - Patriarch of the Paper Store

Stacey Alcorn | Posted 05.05.2015 | Business
Stacey Alcorn

Every great business is built through the collaboration of hundreds or thousands of employees. A funny thing happens when you really care about your people... they end up caring about you and your company too.

Purpose: the ‘Secret' Ingredient of Success

Maria Pinelli | Posted 05.05.2015 | Business
Maria Pinelli

Businesses that have a genuine sense of purpose draw customers to them and have guiding principles that see them through good times and bad. Therefore, they tend to grow sustainably and achieve long-lasting financial success.

Going Against The Grain: The Story Of A Female Entrepreneur In Saudi Arabia

Carrie Rich | Posted 05.05.2015 | Business
Carrie Rich

Today I have the honor of interviewing Reema. Reema shares why and how she goes against the grain, taking risks in a culture where being a female entrepreneur is not the norm. I hope you gain inspiration from her story.

Entrepreneurs: Jeff Davis, Creator of Criminal Minds & MTV's Teen Wolf

Johnathan Cardillo | Posted 05.04.2015 | Entertainment
Johnathan Cardillo

I started writing screenplays while I was in high school; feature film scripts. By the time I got to LA I had written about 20 scripts. I went to college at Vassar in NY and got a BA in Film Production, then I went to USC for Screenwriting.

The Link Between Personal Development and Professional Success

John Bowen | Posted 05.04.2015 | Small Business
John Bowen

Elrod decided the best route to success was not to try one or two of these strategies, but to commit to all of them. To that end, he created his Life S.A.V.E.R.S. system -- a model that frames six key components of development in digestible pieces that help entrepreneurs get, and stay, on track:

Moving the Right Pawn -- Building Empires Interview With Michael Goldstein

Stacey Alcorn | Posted 05.03.2015 | Business
Stacey Alcorn

Building a successful empire is much like winning at chess, it takes strategy, experience, and the ability to consistently move the right pawn.

Why Moving Back In With Your Parents Can Be A Game-Changing Business Decision

Posted 03.07.2015 | Small Business

Moving home after college is hard for many young adults, but what’s even more difficult is moving home after graduating college plus three years of ...

How To Build A Great Team On A Startup Budget

Jose Vasquez | Posted 05.02.2015 | Small Business
Jose Vasquez

It's never easy and you'll always have to go back and make changes to your original team, but these strategies can help you overcome that first hurdle of startup teambuilding.

Marketing Agency Darwinism: Grow or Go

Gabrey Means | Posted 05.02.2015 | Business
Gabrey Means

Truth be told, though we live and die by our to-do lists, when we started our agency we didn't have a business plan. What we did have was an identified need, a good idea and a bottle of wine to fuel our courage to take the plunge.

Chicago Rallies Around Cleantech Women in the Shark Tank

Amy Francetic | Posted 04.28.2015 | Impact
Amy Francetic

I recently had the great honor of celebrating the success of LuminAID, a Chicago-based cleantech company that produces solar-powered inflatable lights...

How Co-Working Can Actually Stunt the Growth of Your Business

Brian Horn | Posted 04.28.2015 | Small Business
Brian Horn

Your success does not hinge upon joining a "community" of other entrepreneurs, in fact it can hurt your growth. Proximity is not powerful when you associate with the wrong people. This brings up an important fact about "coworking."

Patience Is a Waste of Time

Joe De Sena | Posted 04.27.2015 | Business
Joe De Sena

The key is the thought process behind the decision, as well as intent. Inactive patience is laziness. Patience with a plan, coupled with perseverance is a commanding weapon to hold in your utility belt.

Google Ventures Founder: 'The Future Will Be Awesome and Free... If Everyone Is Included'

John Rampton | Posted 04.27.2015 | Business
John Rampton

On February 11th, 2015 Bill Maris, founding partner at Google Ventures gave a keynote address to the Startup Grind 2015 global conference in Redwood City about the future of health.

Believe in Yourself: Brush It Off and Keep Moving

Chelsea Berler | Posted 04.27.2015 | Small Business
Chelsea Berler

For most people, seeing is believing. The best advice that I can give on this is to just brush it off and keep on moving. Rejection is part of the process and you will hear a lot of it. The key is to take it and accept it for what it is (which is sheer opinion). After all, convincing is done in the doing.

Best Design Driven Startups of the Decade

Soren Petersen | Posted 04.26.2015 | Business
Soren Petersen

Though studies show design to be vital to startups - it probably only changes the probabilities for success by a dozen percentage points and although AirBnB and Fisker Automotive both leverage design sublimely, it still takes startup experience to succeed.

What Amazon Got Right From the Start

Maura O'Neill | Posted 04.25.2015 | Business
Maura O'Neill

When Jeff Bezos - the founder of Amazon - started offering books to the public over the Internet, he could have decided to partner with Barnes & Noble or Borders and become their online distributor.