Entrepreneurs are a fascinating breed. We are not all cookie cutter formulas of Branson or Oprah (although I would love to get inside the formers head for just one day!). There is no one size fits all and the more diverse, unique and even eccentric the characteristics, the better. So let's delve a little deeper and discover what kind of entrepreneur you are.
Often entrepreneurs are tempted to create a vision statement which describes in detail what they are doing -- the program they offer, their target group, their service offering -- but completely forget to mention why they are doing it in the first place.
I always loved fashion but never really thought about a career in it. Building a business takes dedication and lots of time management. I ran my business entirely from my home for the first five years. As we've grown to over 110 employees, I can honestly say I've done every single job in our organization at some point.
How do you show gratitude for the favorite people in your life? A Hallmark card is generic, but it can be challenging to come up with something more original. Saying "I love you" is great, but how often do we really share the reasons why someone matters so much to us?
Telling your story in business is a current trend in growing your leadership and your brand. Instead of using outdated selling techniques, storytelling addresses the "why" and "what" to draw people in.
The influence of others, competitive or not, can help you, he stressed. The attention alone breeds credibility for your ideas, and can drive you to be your best.
As entrepreneurs, we understand the power of connection -- how building meaningful relationships can result in huge and sometimes unexpected wins for our businesses. We've all had that experience.
Failures come in many shapes and forms and, if you're anything like me, you've had your fair share of them. Seeing each experience as a unique learning point, whilst a hard pill to swallow, can be a great way to move forward.
One of the questions that I always ask the luminaries that I am honored to dialogue with on my "Spirit...
With the demand for Computer Science (CS) graduates rising, a lot of CS students have a choice, whether to work for a big and established tech company or take the plunge in a startup or build your own startup.
I recently wrote about how switching gears could save your small business and realized something while writing -- sometimes entrepreneurs need to educate a market, and not change a product.
When Kara Goldin started putting fruit in her water 10 years ago, she had no idea that she had stumbled upon a business idea that would eventually lead to the creation of a new category in the beverage industry, grow to a 40 million dollar company, and help her lose over 25 pounds in the process.
I can say from experience that starting a new business can be as terrifying as it is exciting. This is because, at any given time, a young company can find itself facing a number of obstacles.
I've found that successful entrepreneurs generally belong to one of four different categories, each with a different area of expertise and with a different set of approaches and unique challenges.
You are failing at being a successful entrepreneur and it has nothing to do with your ability to effectively run your business. But it does have everything to do with your poor habits.
3 million Americans over the age of 50 and roughly 75 million youth worldwide are currently looking for work, with many more not being accounted for as they live and work in informality.