When you pitch, you need to grab the listener's attention quickly, and communicate all of the core elements of your idea in a clear and concise manner. In order to do this, the Founder Institute recommends using the simple one-sentence pitch format described below.
If you've got big dreams, it means that the universe has big plans for you. You don't need to force yourself to fit into someone else's mould of success -- whether traditional or untraditional. As long as you keep taking steps forward, you will get there. It's your journey. Do it your way.
Time management isn't as easy as it looks. In fact, time management is a struggle for many people on a daily basis. Managing your daily tasks can be even harder if you are a real estate investor and, therefore, your own boss.
Entrepreneurship is less about building a business and more about creating the freedom you want for your life. Kimanzi Constable was trapped in a job that he hated, working 60+ hours a week and 170 pounds overweight. Until one day, Constable decided to stop living a life that sucked.
Entrepreneurship runs in the blood of Akshay. His father was a Silicon Valley tech veteran who encouraged Akshay to intern in startups early on starting at 14 years old.
Born and raised in China, Pocket often heard her father often say, "Create jobs for people, instead of waiting to get a job from them." And while female entrepreneurship has become more visible in China these days, entrepreneurship wasn't a path she wanted to pursue as a twenty-something.
When people ask me what the best ways to make money are, sometimes I laugh. Not because the question is stupid -- but because, well, there really is no "right" answer.
Two years ago I was working a run of the mill real estate job in midtown Manhattan. Today I'm running a nonprofit that funds hygiene and sanitation programs in 4 different countries. Pretty crazy, huh?
Everything doesn't always go according to plan. Which means that unfortunately, you sometimes have to give a customer or client badnews. To help you out, we polled 9 entrepreneurs on their best tips for softening this blow.
Whether you accomplish three out of seven things of the day...or three out of three....you're still completing the SAME amount of work -- but one list leaves you feeling empty and dissatisfied, while the other leaves you confident and happy with your daily progress.
You're more than economic actors -- you're cultural carriers. You exhale the essence of Silicon Valley each day. You have seen what's possible and made it happen. Simply meeting you and talking to you will open our minds.
Well, one day, I was telling a co-worker how I was helping a friend plan her wedding and she said, "Tessa, why don't you just do that full-time? Didn't you work in events before?"
Nobody likes being told no when it comes to their business. But instead of hiding from rejection, what if you could actually use its benefits to become even better at what you do?
New inventions come from new voices. Send a message to young women that it is possible to pursue a dream of being a game designer -- especially with a little help from friends through crowdfunding. Find and back a game made by a woman, and fund the next wave of gameplay innovation in the 21st Century's art form.
I met Aly several years ago when she first arrived in New York City working in a luxury women's shop doing retail sales. She balances her charming girl-next-door roots with a modern, if not calculated sex appeal... something that is reflected directly in her collections.
Heidi Roizen has been on both sides of the entrepreneur funding divide, so her advice for aspiring entrepreneurs is particularly potent. Last month I interviewed her, and that interview led to many more questions about what it takes to succeed, especially the need to build meaningful relationships. I asked her to share her top five lessons for being a successful entrepreneur.