Those who wonder what the hell is going on with the accelerating number of startups getting billion-dollar valuations and above, please raise MY hand.
Let me tell you a secret: virtually all of Twitter just equals noise. Smoke. Stuff you don't want and can't use. So why bother? Because every now and then, it works.
A funny thing happened while I was on my way to success, I realized that no one would ever be able to do EXACTLY what I do and vice-versa. That idea was a game-changer. I no longer had to be afraid of anyone in my industry and in-fact, making them allies was going to grow my network a thousand fold now that I was clear on WHO I was in business.
What images come to mind when you think of Tom's? Perhaps it's an image of the fashionable espadrille, but for me at least, it's an image from one of their marketing campaigns: a group of Tom's employees walking towards the camera in an impoverished community with gifts in hand--the gift of shoes.
LinkedIn has become perhaps the top platform on the Internet for entrepreneurs to connect with prospects, stay in touch with existing clients and start conversations that ultimately lead to more business.
Unless we learn to be self-sufficient and stand on our own two feet, there is no guarantee of success. No MBA can teach you about want, drive and the thirst for success. That's a lesson for life to impart. And in a strange sort of way I'm grateful that I had such a stern teacher.
Todd Barrish is the president of Indicate Media. The company is a personalized public relations firm, which focuses on telling powerful stories to d...
Among the most unfortunate side effects of the modern education system is that it conditions many of us to avoid the possibility of mistakes at all costs.
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It seems as though we wouldn't need to mention the importance of continuing our entrepreneurial education. Sadly, we see each and everyday that many businesses are failing--failing to stay informed, failing to stay up-to-date, failing to remain powerful and inspired.
In his famous TED Talk, 'Start With Why', Simon Sinek puts it perfectly that, people don't buy WHAT you do, they buy WHY you do it. "Yes, but what if I don't know my 'WHY'?" This is a question I am often asked - especially from those I mentor belonging to the younger generation.
Jacqueline is an inspiration to anyone with a goal and the resilience to achieve it. A Cambodian refugee, a mother of two, a licensed esthetician, a music manager, a web show host, Jacqueline uniquely embodies the value of doing.
There are quite a few benefits when it comes to being your own boss, but the financial benefits are usually not top of mind. They're generally included pretty far down on the list, after thinking about long lunches, no commute, and the ability to stay in sweat pants (or no pants) all day long.
As an entrepreneur and business owner, I am constantly discovering ways to become inspired all over again. Recognizing there is a limit to the amount of hobnobbing that can be done with the same people in the same city, I consistently seek new challenges and opportunities for growth, both personally and professionally.
The Fakerpreneur, a fake entrepreneur, is the evil doppelganger destroying entrepreneurship as we know it. You may be one and you definitely know several. Here's how you know someone is a Fakerpreneur:
I've been asked on many occasions if I've gone to business school. I have not. I have a Masters degree in American Literature, which I almost never mention because really, who cares? Although, I do write a really beautiful e-mail if I do say so myself, and my texts are verge on the poetic.