Conversations about innovation are everywhere: in magazines and newspapers, conference rooms and coffee shops.
A business can be started on the side, and it doesn't have to consume you. You can get what you want without sacrificing your job or your family. Not everything in life has to be a big risk.
As an Australian entrepreneur who is hitting the ground, learning the ins and outs of doing business in America, I've learned that the U.S. is a much more fragmented country than it appears.
Like many, you began working long past the hours you intended for challenging clients for a smidgen of what your business needs to grow. Before you realized, resentment crept in. Sound familiar?
You can be sweeping floors for five years, doing everything right. No one notices. Yet one day, someone is going to notice. All of a sudden, you'll be going somewhere, because you gave it your best.
Everything seems to be on track when you notice a new and disturbing trend: some customers have started to complain about your helpdesk support on Twitter and Facebook. They're disappointed or angry that you "don't seem to care" and worse, some have vowed never to do business with you again. Just what is going on?!
On Saturday, President Obama announced that OPIC plans to join Goldman Sachs' 10,000 Women and IFC in the first-ever global finance facility dedicated to women-owned SMEs. Our hope is that many other investors and governments around the world will join this effort.
Assumptions are useful tools for planning, in startups and almost every other area of life. It's impossible to know everything, so we use assumptions as patchwork to complete the range of our expectations and suppositions.
These days, it is almost impossible to find a small business where everything is done at the home location, by full-time employees. We are in the age of outsourcing. These approaches allow your startup to grow more rapidly, save costs, but costly mistakes can lead to business failure.
After three and a half years of 15-hour work days, Chris Ducker -- who today is a serial entrepreneur and author of "Virtual Freedom," suffered a severe physical breakdown that knocked him off his feet and landed him in the hospital for a week and a half. "I was diagnosed with acute exhaustion," he said. "My body had literally given up."
Many entrepreneurs like to wax poetic about the amount of hours they've worked, or sheer determination it takes to run a business, or the amount of sacrifices they've taken. But few can look at themselves and honestly say they've done as much as Steve Mehr.
Unless you have been living under a rock, it shouldn't come to a surprise to you that video marketing seems to be all the rage in the content world today.
Keeping track of everything we have to do is becoming a larger than life task. It is essential that families, business partners and friends share their calendars in an effort to keep one another informed.
You can call them the hipsters, the millennials, the crazy ones, the ex-consultants, the immigrants but the Quarter Life Crisis (QLC) team has found a problem they want to solve.
Start-up ideas work best when they are based on your ability to access and control the necessary means required for it gain timely traction in the market and then grow to financial sustainability.
Spending one year in Silicon Valley can make a big difference in the lives of students about to graduate from university. For then NUS students Siu Rui Quek, Lucas Ngoo and Marcus Tan, their one-year immersion in Silicon Valley would inspire them to use technology to solve problems at a large scale.