Kris Carr has always been a role model for me as I have dealt with health issues. Her battle with cancer and ability to take her health lessons and teach others is something I admire. Not only that, but she has truly built a global brand out of an illness, which is beyond inspiring.
My grandmother raised four kids, and became a single parent when my grandfather passed on and my younger uncle was a tender 14. Learning to become profitable was not something she even thought about. She was "savvy" before savvy was a "business" household name.
I was in a place in my business that I had to prove to myself that I could actually make money. Quite frankly I had to convince my husband as well. I decided it was time for a challenge - a benchmark. It was time to get serious.
The past year has been a whirlwind of entrepreneurial education as we make great strides in teaching at-risk youth about starting their own businesses. But we can't forget the trailblazers in this movement, like ACE and others, and now the intellectual technology of Print Gocco.
I knew that there were promising startups and growth companies all over the country that needed talent to expand and thrive. I knew firsthand that there was an army of talented, ambitious, somewhat directionless young people who'd love to work for a startup.
As this year draws to a close and people look ahead to 2014, the phrase "I plan on pursuing entrepreneurship" is being heard around the world; in boardrooms and basements and everywhere in between. But what does that really mean?
My only capital when I started Trans Pacific Traders in 1946 was my accumulated military pay. What I did have was a willingness to research, find opportunities, and make deals. Fancy furniture and a large office would have to wait.
This past October, one hundred disruptive entrepreneurs met at the United Nations Headquarters in New York to present their businesses, share niche knowledge, network, and celebrate impactful entrepreneurship.
Entrepreneurs often struggle when their companies face big issues. Whether to continue in business is certainly one of the biggest and most difficult choices. But if you approach these questions with logical analysis, you will make the best decisions.
It's not uncommon to get several thoughts in a row I want to share, or come across several things to share while reading email or working. Buffer allows me to add all these ideas to my queue when I think of them, and shares them at predetermined intervals.
The first degree-granting historically black university in America, once known as the black Princeton, is aiming to harness its millennial alumni in order to generate more activism and create a network of change agents.
It's great to be supported while we're blowing off steam. Drama is about the details, venting is about an actual issue. Once you've vented, you can now focus on making a decision or taking action. You move past the disappointment and start feeling better.