Word of mouth -- or keyboard, as these days it's mostly done via social media -- is what drives your business' success. If companies want to promote themselves in an organic way, they've got to develop brand advocates.
Building a cohesive team is a never-ending process. With every new project comes different challenges. It is important to consistently make sure your team is working well together and reaching results effectively.
Entrepreneur's aren't born but made through their experiences. Those experiences often serve as the foundation and catalyst for success. Struggle, for example, can be an ingredient for entrepreneurial greatness.
To any size company out there, why not adopt your community and see how you can be a keystone in your local ecosystem of entrepreneurs? It might be just this easy and who knows what the knock on effects can be!
Just last week, Startup Weekend and the Startup America Partnership announced the launch of UP Global, a new organization that aims to foster entrepreneurial communities and provide action-based programs for entrepreneurs.
Despite the prevalent consumer advertising and online booking capabilities cruise lines have in the marketplace, most cruise vacations are booked by travel agents. Leading the charge to advance these long-term distribution system relationships for Royal Caribbean is Vicki Freed.
Saving seems like the logical thing to do in a down economy. As a serial entrepreneur, I have seen the highs and lows of the bouncing ball we call the U.S economy- a wild ride to the small businesses dotted across the American landscape.
As they begin to challenge the status quo and push you to change your model, please never say, "But we've always done it that way" or "We'd never do it the way you suggest." Instead, engage in debate as equals, and be prepared to lose a few times.
The "Marketplace Fairness Act" is supposed to level the playing field between the traditional brick-and-mortar storefronts of the old economy and the online and catalog sales of the new economy, taking a simple problem and attempts to solve it in the most obtuse and damaging way it could.
Her name, Zahra, in Arabic means "brilliant, bright" two words that epitomize not only the woman herself but her approach to business and life. I caught up with Zahra recently and asked her to share some of the lessons learned and insights gleaned since she started Foundry.