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This Just In: Entrepreneurs Who Get Pregnant Still Walk, Talk and Think

Joanna L. Krotz | Posted 12.02.2016 | Business
Joanna L. Krotz

Bias against women who seek startup funding is real and ongoing. Of the nearly 7,000 businesses funded by venture capital from 2011 - 2013, 85% had nary a woman on the executive team. Only 3% of the VC-funded ventures had a woman CEO. Conventional equity funding models clearly are ignoring or misinterpreting what women bring to the table.

Do You Know How to Drive Your Team's Productivity? Number 2 Is Critical

Ramon Nuez | Posted 12.02.2016 | Business
Ramon Nuez

Are you tired of the word productivity? I am too. I would bet you that it’s one of most overused words in our vocabulary. Now there is nothing wr...

The President for Entrepreneurs? It's Hillary Clinton

Maura O'Neill | Posted 12.01.2016 | Politics
Maura O'Neill

I have spent more than twenty years as an entrepreneur, and four years as Chief Innovation Officer for the U.S. Agency for International Development. I believe that Hillary Clinton is the best candidate to represent our interests as President of the United States.

My Journey Finding Happiness After Leaving My Corporate Job

Carol Brailey | Posted 11.30.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Carol Brailey

Once upon a time before I became an image consultant and entrepreneur, I worked for several years in the financial services and health care industries...

The Surprising Connection Between Passion, Rituals and Entrepreneurial Success

John Bowen | Posted 11.30.2016 | Business
John Bowen

As entrepreneurs, we often face the seemingly conflicting goals of building a great business and having a great personal life outside of the office. We know that true success is about more than just huge financial rewards -- it's also about living a rich and fulfilling life, by design.

The 7 Hardest Things About Becoming an Entrepreneur

Jose Vasquez | Posted 11.30.2016 | Business
Jose Vasquez

These are the things that call people to become entrepreneurs, but they don't come easy. Beginning your journey as an entrepreneur, you'll face dozens of hardships and challenges along the way. Take, for instance, these seven hardest things about becoming an entrepreneur.

3 Careless Conversations That Can Threaten Your Small Business

Margaret Jacoby | Posted 11.30.2016 | Business
Margaret Jacoby

As a small business owner or supervisor, managing employee relations is a critical part of your job. But more than the obvious tasks associated with employee relations, every little thing you do -- every conversation you have with employees -- can either help or harm your business.

The Right to Dream and the Right Dream

Chiara Condi | Posted 11.30.2016 | Business
Chiara Condi

We are all born with an equal capacity for dreaming, which ensures that when we are children we all grow up wanting to be something we will probably never become. With time our interactions with our parents, our environment and our own confrontations with reality redefine, or rather fine-tune our dreams.

The Future of Workspace Is Here

Alex Pirouz | Posted 11.30.2016 | Business
Alex Pirouz

Over the past few year's the rise and ever growing interest in co-working has transformed the way solopreneurs, freelancers and small companies do business in Australia. It has become a true microcosm of a new way of working and, perhaps more importantly, living in Australia.

A Tribute to Nneka Fritz

Steve Mariotti | Posted 11.30.2016 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

In the past 27 years, I can easily say that I've learned something from every one of my students. I have seen their talents and their faults. But one of the most talented students I taught was also one of the most difficult to forget -- Nneka Fritz, who passed away this past January.

4 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Create More Innovations

Marty Zwilling | Posted 11.28.2016 | Business
Marty Zwilling

What established businesses know through experience keeps them from looking for the new and innovative ways to do what they do better, cheaper, and faster. I'm convinced that's why most mature companies are slowing down or buying their innovation through acquisition, rather than building it.

'Nuqat' Dots the Art, Culture and Design Landscape

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 11.28.2016 | Arts
Magda Abu-Fadil

They're funky, they're traditional, they're 30-somethings, they're Nuqat (dots), and they're taking the Arab Gulf's art, culture and design scene by storm from Kuwait.

How to Get a Ton of Work Done Without Having Any Discipline

Daniel DiPiazza | Posted 11.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Daniel DiPiazza

Here is the step-by step breakdown for how I started writing so consistently, which you can apply to just about any goal:

The #1 Technique to Open Any Door (to Reach Bestselling Authors, Speakers & Industry Leaders)

Cailen Ascher | Posted 11.24.2016 | Business
Cailen Ascher

Opportunities beget opportunities. You're featured on this blog and now they want you on that one. You're interviewed on this podcast and suddenly 3 more popular shows want to talk with you. You befriend a top name in your field and now other industry leaders return your emails and phone calls.

Why Women Are Dominating Thought-Leadership Across All Fields

Erin McKelle | Posted 11.23.2016 | Women
Erin McKelle

When you envision a thought-leader, what first comes to mind? For me personally, I get a mental image of Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg giving a speech ...

What Entrepreneurs Don't Tell You About Entrepreneurship

Casey Wright | Posted 11.23.2016 | Business
Casey Wright

The media portrays entrepreneurship as a glamorous, jet-setting, Ferrari-driving lifestyle. It's all about Richard Branson kiteboarding with a naked supermodel or Mark Cuban celebrating the Dallas Mavericks winning the NBA Finals.

5 Key Behaviors of Entrepreneurs: An Interview with Yale's Kyle Jensen

Rebekah Iliff | Posted 11.21.2016 | Education
Rebekah Iliff

Can an entrepreneurial spirit be learned? Maybe. Consider how passion can be contagious - once it catches on, there's no telling how big a flame can grow.

3 Ways to Practice Gratitude in Your Business

Saudia Davis | Posted 11.23.2016 | Business
Saudia Davis

During this time of year we tend to focus our thoughts on the importance of gratitude and while that usually centers on being thankful for things in our personal lives, practicing the art of gratitude is also good for our entrepreneurial souls.

3,000 Millennials on a Cruise Ship: An Insider's Look Into Summit at Sea 2015

Loic Le Meur | Posted 11.22.2016 | Technology
Loic Le Meur

Summit shut down all wifi satellite access on the ship except for 10 computers in the main lobby. It made everyone not look at their phones and computers for three days, which was great. You can't leave the boat either, so everyone is together and there are no side events.

How To Work With Your Spouse (And Not Have It Lead To Divorce!)

Linda Lightman | Posted 11.18.2016 | Business
Linda Lightman

When I said "I do" twenty six years ago to the love of my life, Fred Lightman, I didn't know I would also be saying "yes" to a business partner too. For me, the idea of working with someone I trust implicitly was an easy decision, however, being in love and working with your love, is a little more complicated.

Mompreneur Spotlight: Alli Webb, Founder of Drybar

Anjali Varma | Posted 11.17.2016 | Business
Anjali Varma

When Alli Webb started her business 5 years ago she was a hair stylist and a stay home mom simply "looking for something to get out of the house". How...

Three Smart Ways to Tap the Power of Crowdfunding

John Bowen | Posted 11.16.2016 | Business
John Bowen

It's no secret that crowdfunding is rapidly becoming a go-to method for entrepreneurs to access much needed capital -- and attract attention from the ...

How and Why We Avoid Discussing Our Flatlining Business

Ashley Behnke | Posted 11.18.2016 | Business
Ashley Behnke

I uttered, "Yes, the business is doing great! We just hit this milestone," when at the forefront of my mind disappointment, missed deadlines and unmet goals were blaring. The intent was not to speak half-truths, but why burden someone with how I'm feeling?

10 Crucial Steps to Becoming a "Pre-Entrepreneur"

John Rampton | Posted 11.16.2016 | Business
John Rampton

So you want to start your own business, but before you do, there are some steps you need to take to get in the right position and mindset to become an entrepreneur. I know because I was once in your shoes.

5 Crucial Considerations to Help You Better Steward Criticism

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 11.18.2016 | Business
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

We often discuss how to be better stewards of time, money, and resources, but have you ever considered the importance of stewarding criticism?