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Empowering Survivor Communities Through Commerce

Carlos M. Gutierrez, Jr. | Posted 06.30.2015 | Impact
Carlos M. Gutierrez, Jr.

Economic empowerment is a commonly used term these days. Programs upon programs are developed and implemented with the hopes of providing disadvantaged populations with the necessary tools, skills, and resources that will allow them to improve their economic conditions.

Building Better Connections With Our Kids

John Bowen | Posted 06.30.2015 | Business
John Bowen

How many times have we allowed the demands of our businesses to shut out the needs of our families? Do that enough and we're left lacking meaningful connections and relationships with the most important people in our lives.

10 Ways to Keep Your Visitors on Your Website Longer

Mui Tsun | Posted 06.29.2015 | Business
Mui Tsun

The real challenge is making your visitors stay on your website long enough to find out more about what you have to offer and, even better, come back for more. So, what makes people click the back button? What can you do to make your visitors stay beyond the first few seconds?

The Truth Nobody's Telling You About Entrepreneurship

Tova Payne | Posted 06.29.2015 | Business
Tova Payne

People want what they want and they want it now--instant gratification sells, even though it doesn't work. The simple truth is: Perseverance is Painful.

Building the A Team - Advice for Start-ups

Diane Smith | Posted 06.30.2015 | Technology
Diane Smith

Because we believe that every entrepreneur is a mobile entrepreneur, I am hosting a series of webinars for entrepreneurs with Mobile Future where you can learn more about building the A team - not just top-shelf skills, but also how to attract, compensate and retain great talent.

IPO for All or How to Create Your Own Currency

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 06.26.2015 | Business
Victoria Silchenko

Okay, let me state upfront that I am completely biased when it comes to running a compelling business: for I believe if you happen to live in the 21st century, your company's stock should be worth money, and you should be able to turn around and sell it.

Daily Habits of Passionate Female Entrepreneurs

Nancy Laws | Posted 06.25.2015 | Business
Nancy Laws

Women have never been more passionate and proud to be bosses. We are redefining entrepreneurship, and using the very traits that were once used to label us as weak, to prove that we have what it takes to be leaders in the workplace, and in business.

6 Questions You Must Ask Before Building Your Billion-Dollar App

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 06.29.2015 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

When launching a successful app, execution is everything. Before you delve into development, ask yourself whether you're truly ready to guide developers as they bring your idea to life. It's your vision -- and your business -- on the line.

Launch Your Startup with Livit in Bali, Indonesia

M. Shannon Hernandez | Posted 06.25.2015 | Technology
M. Shannon Hernandez

Are you looking for a supportive environment to build and grow your technology-based startup? The Livit Ecosystem may just be the answer to your startup needs.

Charles Lee, Co-Founder of Genee, Talks About His Biggest Letdown

Ramon Nuez | Posted 07.01.2015 | Business
Ramon Nuez

The journey to becoming a successful entrepreneur is never clear. In all honesty, the journey is more of an expedition, where failure, not success is the only guarantee. You must approach entrepreneurship with a few basic assumptions.

3 Ways to Maintain Your Sanity as an Entrepreneur

Paul Mandell | Posted 06.23.2015 | Business
Paul Mandell

The personal challenges facing entrepreneurs can range from protecting their own finances as they build their startups to finding the peer support they need to make it through the inevitable difficulties they face.

"Goal First" -- A Product Roadmapping How-To

Brian de Haaff | Posted 06.23.2015 | Technology
Brian de Haaff

The best boss I ever worked for (who was also one of my early mentors) beat into me the following "she with a plan wins." I hold on to that lesson today and typically am the first in a meeting to ask the 'wet blanket' question "why are we doing this?"

Is Confidence The Key To Success For Female Entrepreneurs?

Anjali Varma | Posted 06.23.2015 | Business
Anjali Varma

When interviewing successful female entrepreneurs I often ask the question "what are the secrets to your success" and "what are the must-haves for successful entrepreneurs". Diane von Furstenberg, Stella&Dot founder Jessica Herrin, Tory Burch and several others have indicated that confidence is one trait that is critical to success.

From Hunter to Hunted: 5 Attraction Marketing Strategies to Pull In More Prospects

John Bowen | Posted 06.23.2015 | Business
John Bowen

What if instead of constantly calling on prospects to drum up business, you got prospects to come right to you? Even better, what if they already understood and liked your product or service so well by the time they arrived that they were essentially ready to buy?

Interview With Amanda Barbara of Pubslush, Crowdfunding for Authors

Dorit Sasson | Posted 06.23.2015 | Business
Dorit Sasson

Crowdfunding. It's become such a popular and trendy step for entrepreneurs and small business to do yet many authors have no idea there is such a thin...

4 Signs You're a Wannabe Business Owner

Apryl Beverly | Posted 06.22.2015 | Business
Apryl Beverly

Just when I thought I heard it all ... This whole Rachel Dolezal fiasco is a mess. The more she opens up her mouth, the nuttier the story gets. ...

Diego Saez-Gil, CEO at Bluesmart, Talks About Building A 100 Year Business

Ramon Nuez | Posted 06.22.2015 | Business
Ramon Nuez

But you don't want to live an average life. You have a dream of living an extraordinary life. So how do you overcome those fears so you can start living a remarkable life? You don't.

Overcoming the Fear of Failure: Boosting Small Business in China

Deborah Lehr | Posted 06.22.2015 | World
Deborah Lehr

Is fear of failure hindering Chinese entrepreneurship? A new initiative by the Chinese government suggests that cultural sensitivity to failure may be preventing some Chinese businessmen from launching their own companies.

Begin Your Next Entrepreneurial Project with a Getaway

M. Shannon Hernandez | Posted 06.22.2015 | Technology
M. Shannon Hernandez

Working and living in Bali may seem like the perfect situation--one that is too good to be true. If you've never dreamed about it, dream bigger. If you think it's not possible, think again.

10 Tools For The Female Entrepreneur on a Budget

Nancy Laws | Posted 06.19.2015 | Business
Nancy Laws

Being resourceful in business will allow the female entrepreneur on a budget to thrive despite the financial limitations. With an abundance of tools on the market that allow businesses to be able to run on a budget, money does not have to be the reason that you refuse to chase your dreams.

How to Avoid Trouble When Moonlighting as an Entrepreneur

Nellie Akalp | Posted 06.19.2015 | Business
Nellie Akalp

While you're laying the groundwork and making sure your new business idea will work, a steady paycheck comes in handy to deal with all the financial realities like mortgage, rent, student loans, and other bills.

Hey Product Managers -- Stop Pissing Off the Engineers

Brian de Haaff | Posted 06.22.2015 | Technology
Brian de Haaff

So you are the product manager -- CEO of your domain -- and the go-to-guy for everything that matters. You help set the strategic framework for where your product and the business are headed and lead a cross-functional team to greatness.

5 Things I Wish I'd Known When I Became an Entrepreneur

Jose Vasquez | Posted 06.19.2015 | Business
Jose Vasquez

Hindsight is 20/20, but I still wish I could have entered the entrepreneurial world knowing these five truths. Entrepreneurship was always appeali...

Private Social Business Networks: Why 'Customized' Is the New Cool

Tania Price | Posted 06.19.2015 | Business
Tania Price

We all know the Internet has revolutionized the way we do business. But is the online universe only now coming of age and offering small businesses and startups what they really need?

Empowering Women Requires Collaborative Solutions

Catherine Russell | Posted 06.19.2015 | Business
Catherine Russell

Women are powerful participants in the economy, whether they are consumers, workers or entrepreneurs. The more we empower them, the more we boost communities, economies and countries. Yet the current landscape for women who want to participate in the economy is not exactly empowering.