As the founder of a digital dating consultancy, I know that relationship development really begins when you meet offline. To create meaningful connections, you need to put the phone down. Face-to-face is the new FaceTime. But even for me, saying hello at a networking event isn't always easy.
Seventeen faces stared at me as I stood at the front of the table. I was minutes away from presenting my science education startup to a group of entrepreneurs and investors, and I was absolutely terrified.
No matter your situation in life, you can change your circumstances. You have all the capability within yourself to make good things happen. And while pursuing your goals, you can enjoy every minute of it.
The movement away from big retailers towards local entrepreneurs is a good one. It benefits the consumer because as the market grows, the consumer has more choices--to buy locally grown food, handmade products, or artisanal work once very difficult to find.
What I have learned from Brian Smith, Australian born entrepreneur, keynote speaker, author and creator of the UGG brand is the fact that outer impressions pale in comparison to those first impressions of inner strength of character.
Entrepreneurs not only provide us with critical innovation and keep us at the forefront of global markets, they also create ways to gain financial independence. So why has the percentage of start-ups in the U.S. dropped significantly in the last 35 years?
Once you've consciously envisioned the life you desire, it's time to consciously design your ideal business. From my perspective, this begins by defining the powerful difference you are passionate to make through your life and business.
We should do more to help potential entrepreneurs in places where domestic economies are too weak to assist. If we give this effort a higher priority in our country's foreign policy, we can create a healthier balance of world commerce.
In many ways, an entrepreneur's career is like a football game. Both combine a swift pace with a highly competitive atmosphere. The "game" is divided into four quarters. In the first quarter you assess the other team's strengths and weaknesses based on your scouting report.
Parents, teachers and educators have the opportunity to nurture the next generation of business leaders and entrepreneurs by reinforcing creative thinking and problem solving and creating safe environments where students feel comfortable taking risks.
Lyubomir Hristev, 24, works at a marketing agency in Sofia, Bulgaria, and sports a neatly cropped black goatee. Tech savvy, creative, bursting with ideas, Hristev hails from a new generation of entrepreneurial Bulgarians.
market forces and consumer behavior take longer to impact academia than other institutions. Academic tradition, arcane processes and the drive to consensus are all hard to overcome. That's why Rick Levin's decision to join Coursera is so important.