Melissa Longsworth

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Here's the 4-question framework I used to make my 8-figure business a success

I created a simple four-question framework to help you.<p>It's what I've used to grow Sumo from $0 into an 8-figure business, and has been tested with thousands of customers in my Monthly1k program to start their own successful businesses.<p>Here are the four questions you should ask yourself.<p><b>1. What's</b> …

Small Business

7 Signs That You Are Not Cut Out to Be an Entrepreneur

Being an entrepreneur isn’t for everyone.It often takes years of hard work, long hours, and no recognition to become successful. A lot of …

Entrepreneurship

How I Get More Done 2 Days Than Most People Do In 2 Weeks

There’s one thing that I do better than most people.<p>I’m not smarter than most people. I’m not more talented. I don’t have some Ivy League education. I don’t get a lot of lucky breaks.<p>Instead, I hustle. That’s my secret skill.<p>But it’s not a real secret. I’ve taken the time to research productivity …

Time Management

Japan is using luxurious public toilets to encourage women to join the workforce

One winner at the Narita airport doubles as a working showroom of toilet technology, showing off the wonders of Japanese commodes. The competition also recognized bathrooms devised for people with disabilities (one winning design includes a separate toilet for a service dog) and makeshift toilets …

86 Ways to Become Incredibly Successful and Accomplish All Your Goals

Tips, strategies, practical steps, links....<p>It's fairly easy to be modestly successful; you just have to work hard. (Seriously: that is all it takes.) It's harder to be very successful; you have to work hard, and smart, and catch a few breaks along the way.<p>It's extremely difficult to be incredibly …

Self-improvement

How 2 Entrepreneurs Saw Amazing Success in Just 2 Months

I recently connected with the founders of WUDN, Chad Keller and Phil Laboon, and it was obvious that we all shared that energy for entrepreneurship.<p>You've probably already heard that 90 percent of startups fail. Fortunately for a lot of entrepreneurs I know, that high risk of failure is more …

Dear Female Founder - An Open Letter to Inspire future Women Entrepreneurs

<b>This letter was first published in "Dear Female Founder" edited by Lu Li.</b><p><i>I am delighted to be one of 66 Female Founders sharing our entrepreneurial wisdom to inspire other women entrepreneurs. Together we have raised over $85 million in investment, generated over $1 billion in revenue and created</i> …

Looking for Funding? Here are Some Resources for Women Entrepreneurs - Small Business Trends

The number of women-owned businesses has risen dramatically in recent years, a healthy sign for those who value greater diversity in the nation’s …

6 Books Entrepreneurs Should Read Every Year

Essential reading for entrepreneurs on strategy and execution<p>While speaking to students at USC's Greif Center of Entrepreneurial Studies this week, I was asked for a list of books that have been most beneficial to me in business. You'll find those titles below, but I wanted to quickly preface why …

Epic: 10 Tips to Successful Entrepreneurship

If you want to be a <i>successful entrepreneur</i>, you have to be very productive. An entrepreneur not only has the right business acumen and motivation to …

Entrepreneurship

‘This is our country!’: Tempers flare as Obama arrives in China

HANGZHOU, China — If President Barack Obama was hoping for a graceful start to his final trip to Asia as commander in chief, this wasn’t it.<p>A …

6 Guiding Principles of Great Leaders

Starting your own venture will put you in the leadership role. Here are a some guidelines to help you be a better leader.<p>Being a leader in the Internet world can be very confusing. What we call a "leader" today may refer to anything from a Twitter user to a YouTube sensation or a blog …

The Secret to a Great Business Plan: Don't Write One | Inc.com

Conventional wisdom says that every great startup needs a formal business plan. According to Wikipedia (that great repository of predictably conventional wisdom), a business plan is:<p>"a formal statement of business goals, reasons they are attainable, and plans for reaching them. It may also contain …

Small Business