Gerri DesJardin

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40 With No Savings? How to Retire a Millionaire

Here’s something you may not have thought about when you celebrated your 40th birthday: You’re almost as close to traditional retirement age as you …

How to Turn Your Startup into a Business?

It’s one of the questions that keeps budding entrepreneurs awake at night. In fact, the same question, in one form or another, keeps most …

35 Ways of Thinking That Every Young Entrepreneur Needs to Adopt | How to Become a Young Entrepreneur

​<p>As a young farm boy with the dream of becoming an entrepreneur I knew that I needed to learn to think like an entrepreneur to make up for my lack of …

This 8-Year-Old Entrepreneur Will Inspire All Your Shark Tank Dreams

This year’s Re:Make was overflowing with creativity and innovations in tech, business <i>and</i> thinking.<p>Aside from all of that inspo-worthy stuff — and the announcement of the first batch of #IAMCREATIVE Foundation winners — an eight-year-old had his time to shine on the Re:Make stage and left everyone …

Maker Faire

All Entrepreneurs Should Watch These 6 TED Talks Right Now | Inc.com

Some entrepreneurs are fortunate enough to have connected with a valuable mentor to guide them as they jumpstart a new business idea or venture. The wise words of a person who has walked the path before you can be a pivotal part of your success--but finding someone willing to coach you is not …

The 3 Most Valuable Characteristics of Great Entrepreneurs | Inc.com

Soon after my friend Tod Sacerdoti sold his startup BrightRoll to Yahoo for $640 million (it's awesome when great things happen to great people), he shared that a major contributor to his company's success was its lack of resources. “Since it was difficult for us to raise venture capital in our …

4 misleading signs of entrepreneurial success

For entrepreneurs, it’s hard to know when to call what you’ve started a success; after all, the danger lies in the many definitions of success. Those …

How Love With Food Found Success Offering a New Twist on Subscription Snack Food | Inc.com

Watching a friend's entrepreneurial dreams fade was the spark that ignited Aihui Ong's own startup passions.<p>After failing to woo retailers like Whole Foods, Ong's friend had no choice but to shut down her gourmet, all-natural stir-fry-sauce business. Seeing how much money and passion her friend had …

General Motors

The 1 Question You Must Ask Your Mentor | Inc.com

How important is mentorship for business owners? Incredibly, according to research. In fact, having a wise head with whom you can talk through the ups and downs of your business has been shown to <i>double</i> your chances of success.<p>“The success rate of mentored small businesses compared to those without …

Entrepreneur Rohan Oza focuses on 'better for you' products

<b>The gig:</b> Serial entrepreneur Rohan Oza, 42, is founder and chief executive of Idea Merchants Capital. Oza's investment venture, with offices in Los Angeles and New York, is "focused on 'better for you' consumer lifestyle products," he said — and making life uncomfortable for established brands. …

5 Steps to Be Taken Seriously As a Young Entrepreneur

This is an article that truly hits close to home for me.<p>When I began <b>Chop Dawg</b>, I was only sixteen years old and hadn’t even begun my junior year of …

6 habits of the most successful young managers

Similarly, people remember a good manager from early in their careers.<p>A good math teacher can make uncharted terrain and new intellectual topics approachable, good-challenging, and confidence-building.<p>A good math teacher makes her students want to stick with it, for the short term and the …

How Running A Startup Taught Me More Than School Ever Could

I just turned 19 and started my second year at the University of Pennsylvania; since the beginning of my freshman year, I’ve been running a startup called ThirdEye–a product that empowers visually impaired persons by telling them what’s in front of them–with a team of four Penn students. At the …

Entrepreneurship

Why LinkedIn believes marketing will become more important

In today’s fast-evolving technological society, brands face constant pressure trying to stay relevant and creating timely digital marketing strategy. …

Marketing

The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

<b>1. Yahoo's CMO and head of media Kathy Savitt has left the company.</b> Savitt's exit comes as Yahoo's media unit is about to undergo a major shake-up.<p><b>2. We're about to enter a whole new world of product placement.</b> Programs like Neil Patrick Harris' "Best Show Ever," which is coming to NBC, might build …

9 Strong Mental Habits That Successful People Never Give Up

For most people, success in any endeavor is not an overnight phenomenon but is achieved through years of consistent effort and the development of …

The 5 Mistakes Standing Between You and Your First Million

Why? Learning is not the problem for most people, and lack of information surely isn’t the problem, as there is more than ever before. It’s the lack …

Proof even the best business ideas get ripped apart

<i>MPW Insider is an online community where the biggest names in business and beyond answer timely career and leadership questions. Today’s answer for:</i> …