Eileen and Fabian were the Malaysian representatives for the Global Student Entrepreneurship Awards held last April in Washington D.C. Their business Left and Right Artisan Handcraft connects people, and captures moments through the form of handmade jewelry pieces that can be bought in their physical store in Malaysia.
It is every entrepreneurs dream to have customers that not only adore the services and products that you offer, but also feel deeply emphatic towards the values of the business, in turn becoming somewhat of ambassadors for your brand.
You might not look to cheerleaders as a source of entrepreneurial wisdom...yet. But those pom-poms, the cheer camps, and the signature moves are acts of branding genius. And the cheeriest cheerleader of them all, Lawrence Herkimer, has much to offer a budding business leader.
Sharene Wood is a pioneer in couture urban fashion. If Jacob the Jeweler is the first stop for hip hop artists to show their arrival, then 5001 FLAVORS is the shop for a custom wardrobe MTV red carpet worthy. I recently sat down with Sharene talk about how she balances it all.
These are stories that need to be told about people who have rejected the complicity of their high-flying 'system careers' and switched to unprecedented self-reliance.
Who you are is made up of hundreds of tiny little decisions. Your business is made up of hundreds of tiny little decisions. All day long you make small yet important choices. Choices that impact who you are, what you stand for, and how you in turn impact the world around you.
"When you walk in your value, people respond." I can clearly remember the day that I decided to walk in my value. That day was one year ago almost e...
Our lovely and humble guest, Rand Fishkin, has built a $36,000,000 (yes, that's 6 zeros) annual business, that helps other companies with their SEO and other marketing strategies.
You could hire an actual virtual assistant who would manage your day-to-day, but there is a cost associated, not to mention the learning curve. And many entrepreneurs are looking to save money with little time to train a virtual assistant. But there is an alternative.
As a veteran and entrepreneur, I've learned a thing or two about mentorship over the years. In fact, I would not be where I am today if it wasn't for a group of incredible mentors guiding me along the way.
Ever been really excited about a business idea, only to have that idea fall flat when you try to explain it to investors, partners, team members or customers? It happens to many of us -- the audience doesn't grasp why we think our great idea is so darn cool.
Leaving the corporate world to go out on my own was a life changing experience. I remain grateful to all the mentors I had the pleasure of working with during my time in a traditional role, as their guidance has proven to be invaluable.
Today, the Elon Musk biography by Ashlee Vance is finally available. It will "likely serve as the definitive account" of the most successful entrepreneur in the world, writes Jon Gertner in the New York Times.
You can argue. Discoveries in science, not business, made by people who are long dead. What could we possibly learn here? Plenty, in fact.
I'll be bringing you exciting advice and insight from incredible "road less traveled" entrepreneurs, creative professionals, and spiritual business gu...
While technical debt is an understood problem, it turns out startups also accrue another kind of debt -- one that can kill the company even quicker -- organizational debt. Organizational debt is all the people/culture compromises made to "just get it done" in the early stages of a startup.