Life is too short. We are entitled to be human. Sometimes we make mistakes and rub people the wrong way. What defines us is not those who are able to avoid confrontation, but those who are able to deal with it.
Know what your cost of customer acquisition is and show investors how you can successfully grow you revenue regardless of raising capital. And don't use the term "conservatively" when estimating a value that is obviously and grossly overblown.
Being your own boss might sound like a dream come true, but starting your own business isn't an easy path. The reality is it takes a lot of sweat, tears, hard work and discipline to be a successful entrepreneur.
Ever have a babysitter you weren't crazy about for reasons you couldn't quite explain? Noa Mintz can relate -- but instead of just constantly complaining to her mom about her own less-than-stellar sitter, she decided to take action and track down a nanny she liked hanging out with.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: