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Why Do We Struggle When It Comes to Selling Our Own Services?

Megan Tull | Posted 09.02.2015 | Business
Megan Tull

When I was 30, I lost my husband and had to figure out how to make a life that worked for my very young son and me. Over the years that followed I have built a business and a life that allows me to use my talents while helping others figure out how to use theirs and make a living doing it.

CEO of RealMassive, Craig Hancock, Talks About Company Culture

Ramon Nuez | Posted 09.02.2015 | Business
Ramon Nuez

I have found that companies who focus on product, only, are destined to fail. Why, because the market will shift, customers are fickle, and sometimes the product is ready before there is a need.

What Inspired You to Become an Entrepreneur?

Ray Leach | Posted 09.02.2015 | Business
Ray Leach

Yes, this book is a simple feel-good story, but it opened up the world of being an entrepreneur for me when I was just eight years old. I have never seriously considered doing anything else since!

Eleanor Roosevelt Was The Original Blogger: An Interview With Molly Mogren

Hilal Isler | Posted 09.02.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Hilal Isler

Molly Mogren has pretty much done it all. She has hiked the Antarctic Peninsula, outrun a hyena in South Africa, and powered through Iowa in a mon...

4 Questions Entrepreneurs Ask Before Starting a Business

Brian de Haaff | Posted 09.01.2015 | Business
Brian de Haaff

Asking questions is a sign of a curious mind. Every entrepreneur worth his salt asks many questions before starting out, and keeps asking questions throughout his journey. The toughest questions are the ones you ask yourself, so keep asking and listen carefully to your own answers.

You May Not Know These Black Millennials, But They're Helping Detroit Make Its Comeback

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 09.08.2015 | Black Voices

Stories of Detroit's revival have continually left out the black residents working to improve the city they've called home for decades. Young black D...

Mistakes Can Be An Entrepreneur's Best Teacher (If You're Ready To Learn)

Nellie Akalp | Posted 08.31.2015 | Business
Nellie Akalp

The problem is that just making a mistake isn't enough; it's how you recover and learn from the mistake that makes the difference. And this typically requires behavioral traits and characteristics that don't come naturally to most of us.

CEO of Lotame, Andrew Monfried, Examines His Career

Ramon Nuez | Posted 08.31.2015 | Business
Ramon Nuez

You have to take massive action because by not doing so you risk becoming stuck in an unfulfilling situation; that may lead to regret. Monfried realized this circumstance and left his good paying job at the legal photocopying business.

Creating the Impossible Begins With Ignoring Those who Love you

Jennifer Jane Young | Posted 08.28.2015 | Business
Jennifer Jane Young

How often have you let the people in your life make you believe that something wasn't possible or that the choices you were making might not be the best ones? You might have even believed at some point that you might be best to quit and just go get a real job...

Hurricane Katrina 10 Year Anniversary: 2 New Orleans Family Business Updates

Sandy Abrams | Posted 08.28.2015 | Business
Sandy Abrams

"Our story is just one. Add those of a hundred people I know and then multiply that by ten thousand and you will be getting close to getting the picture of the more than a million people with dramatic stories from this massive disaster."

10 Reasons Why You Should Start Your Own Business

Mo Seetubtim | Posted 08.28.2015 | Business
Mo Seetubtim

Not everyone wants to be an entrepreneur. But if you feel it in your blood and feel an itch to start your own thing, you must do it.

How to Stay Inspired on a Daily Basis

Samantha Cangelosi | Posted 08.28.2015 | Business
Samantha Cangelosi

When I ask women what their No. 1 struggle is with digital marketing, more often than not they say it's creating content to share, whether it be content for their newsletter or content for their social pages. My content comes from my experiences, both personal and professional.

3 Parts of Business Every Entrepreneur Needs to Understand

Debra Carpenter | Posted 08.28.2015 | Business
Debra Carpenter

Whether you need to get better at learning how to source investment capital, increase the sales of the firm, brand your business, or talk to clients, there are plenty of areas to focus on to polish your entrepreneurial skills.

4 Mistakes That Smart People Make When Asking For Advice

Michael D. Simmons | Posted 08.27.2015 | Business
Michael D. Simmons

I interviewed 4 millionaire entrepreneurs to ask for their advice on mistakes to avoid.

Do You Feed the Good Wolf or the Bad?

Kali Hawlk | Posted 08.27.2015 | Women
Kali Hawlk

Do something that inspires you. Do something that makes you feel relaxed and content. Do something that makes you feel challenged and just a bit scared, in a thrilling sort of way.

The Power of NO

Lauren Garcia | Posted 08.26.2015 | Business
Lauren Garcia

Last year someone approached me about giving a speech in front of my high school. In the spirit of trying new things, I decided to say YES!

How a Brisbane Flood Inspired This Woman to Become an Almost 6 Figure Mumpreneur

Li Lin | Posted 08.26.2015 | Women
Li Lin

After a Brisbane flood destroyed almost everything that Nicky and her husband had at the time (and the sports fitness business they had), she almost felt like giving in, but what happened after the flood was truly amazing.

Mahi de Silva, CEO of Opera Mediaworks, Discusses Transformational Growth

Ramon Nuez | Posted 08.26.2015 | Business
Ramon Nuez

We live and die by helping our customers do more. Sometimes it's a small change that could be implemented in hours, other times it takes months, even years to fully realize.

The One Sign Your Startup Will Make You Rich

Brian de Haaff | Posted 08.25.2015 | Business
Brian de Haaff

Who is going to be the next unicorn? Everyone always want to know. You hear news stories about them all the time -- these mythical companies that seem to appear from nowhere, bolstered by massive funding rounds.

10 Promises Every Entrepreneur Should Make to Themselves

Murray Newlands | Posted 08.25.2015 | Business
Murray Newlands

Nobody starts a new project without a few commitments. When you decide to strike out on your own and become your own boss, the only person you can rely on is yourself. Giving yourself the chance to go far with your vision by establishing some ground rules.

How E Brian Rose Funded a $150 Million Company Using Viral Social Media

Brian Horn | Posted 08.25.2015 | Business
Brian Horn

In order to sell the steak, sometimes you've just got to build the sizzle around it. Entrepreneur E Brian Rose learned this a long time ago when trying to build businesses that eventually failed.

Is Social Media Worth the Risk for Small Businesses?

Debra Carpenter | Posted 09.29.2015 | Business
Debra Carpenter

As a small business, you might have heard horror stories about social media. For every story about a waitress funding a wheelchair for her father after paying for a fire fighter's breakfast, there are many more stories about business owners behaving badly and their reputation being trashed online.

Give Your Prospects Some TLC -- Thought Leadership Content

John Bowen | Posted 08.25.2015 | Business
John Bowen

All entrepreneurs want to get their branding message out and attract more customers. But traditional hard-sell techniques no longer cut it with ever-more cynical consumers.

Putting Your Positive Thoughts in High Impact Social Enterprise Action

Steve Mariotti | Posted 08.25.2015 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

Social entrepreneurship gets thrown around. A lot. Countless are published tips for social entrepreneurs, talks are given about the social good, and I too have had the privilege to write about the incredible social entrepreneurs I have met in my journey to boost entrepreneurship for youth around the world.

Startup Insider: How aCommerce CEO Paul Srivorakul Plans to Automate eCommerce in Asia

David Ongchoco | Posted 08.25.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

The core team of aCommerce is battle-tested, having built three other startups from the ground and successfully exiting all three, their last one being Ensogo, the daily deals site that got acquired by LivingSocial. I got the opportunity to sit down and go behind the scenes with them.