When it comes to the latest marketing trends or figuring out which designer decided flared pants should make a come back, Google always delivers. When it comes to solving my most frustrating career challenges, not so much. This is why I decided to take a more "old school" approach -- I asked a real life person, whose career and personal choices I admire and value for their advice.
Never fear? Right, like that's actually possible. To believe that anyone--especially entrepreneurs facing any number of great unknowns on a daily basis--will be impervious to the gut-wrenching wringer of failure or struggle is to start off on a false premise. Fear is a part of doing business, and it's a part of being human.
The world is peppered with insanely large problems. And while many try to address those problems with conventional remedies, the entrepreneur will reframe the problem.
Glints, a career discovery platform, has gotten a lot of buzz in the last few months because of its three young and entrepreneurial founders Oswald Yeo, Ying Cong Seah and Looi Qin En.
There's a common belief that people who don't have jobs somehow just aren't trying hard enough, and this belief is therefore based on the idea that there are enough jobs for everyone. To get a job, all one really needs to do is just go get one. But what's it really like out there?
Everyone is generally familiar with the adage, 'If you believe it, then you can achieve it.' The great question to ask is whether or not we truly be...
Isn't it true that often times the best things come in small packages? So it is true with empires too. I recently had the opportunity to meet with a powerhouse entrepreneur who has built a massive employment staffing empire by keeping it small.
As a business person, you likely understand the importance of marketing when it comes to the ongoing success of your business.
Though we have some things in common (including basketball), Northeast Ohio is not Silicon Valley and we all know it. However, just like "Delly," we also know that if you work hard, refuse to quit and play to your strengths, you'll always have a fighting chance.
Growing up, we're not really taught about failure. We're pressured to be perfect, get good grades and play it safe. Many people fear failure and don't know how to deal with it, let alone overcome it. Here's what I've learned about failure and success.
I've studied entrepreneurs who engage in the art of war to see how they win. One simple strategy they use is to tell simple and strategic stories. If you listen to them in interviews, or watch their marketing and sales approach, you'll soon catch on to three or four core stories that they share with everyone, everywhere.
The INDEX: Award inspires designers and business leaders to pursue breakthrough innovations for some of the world's major challenges. However, is the INDEX: Award selection process conducive to identifying breakthrough innovations that will make their way toward successful implementation?
As the number of startup incubators and accelerators has continued to climb, so, too, has demand for flexible workspaces that cater to early-stage companies with big ideas and small budgets.
Marketing a startup is very tricky. Chances are you have very little money and no marketing team. It's like you're Gordon Bombay and trying to lead a bunch of rag-tag kids to the District 5 PeeWee Hockey Championship.
I can't get this idea out of my head... If something catastrophic happens to the Earth, we lose billions of years of evolution and thousands of years of advanced human civilization. Colonizing Mars isn't just something we can do, it is something we should do.
Folks, the Women Startup Challenge is on a roll. In Round I, over $315,000 was raised by the startups. A panel of judges consisting of investors and t...