Michael Malazdrewicz

7,282 Flips | 67 Magazines | 2 Likes | 4 Following | 8,759 Followers | @babbamike | Mike is an Associate Professor in the Business Administration department at Brandon University. He holds the Endowed Chair in Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

Want to Be a Successful Leader? Stop Reading About What They Do and Start Applying These 5 Success Habits Instead

Dr. John Stahl-Wert, best-selling author of 'The Serving Leader,' reveals what leaders worldwide do to succeed.<p>Are you a sucker for articles or books enticing you with the latest lists of behaviors that successful leaders supposedly share? You've probably picked up a few themes by now, …

Leadership

These Two Cousins Got Drunk and Decided to Start a Lobster Truck. Now They’re Running a $20 Million Business

And it only took 5 years.<p>Anyone who says you can’t turn your food passion into big money hasn’t met Sabin Lomac and Jim Tselikis. Raised in Maine, …

Entrepreneurship

How 3 Entrepreneurs Came up With Their Business Ideas

When the right idea comes along, are you going to just dip a toe into the pool or do a cannonball into the deep end?<p>5 min read<p>Entrepreneurs are people who dare to dream and concoct ideas that can be translated into a successful business. Over 550,000 people jump into the entrepreneur pool each …

Entrepreneurship

Why Google, Uber, and Facebook Are Flocking to This Quiet Rust Belt City

This city hosts a Google outpost, language-learning app Duolingo, and serious rivalries in autonomous-car tech.<p>Biotech, self-driving cars, and robotics? Pittsburgh, the Steel Belt city, is the best-kept secret east of Silicon Valley.<p>Startup neighborhoods.<p>The old factories and warehouses dotting the …

Startups

A Closer Look at the Cannabis Market

Before you jump into starting a cannabis business, find out what the outlook is for this currently booming industry.<p><i>The following excerpt is from</i> <i>The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc.</i> <i>and</i> <i>Javier Hasse</i><i>’s book</i> Start Your Own Cannabis Business<i>. Buy it now from</i> Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes | IndieBound<p>…

Cannabis

5 Mental Powers Every Entrepreneur Can Develop

High performers aren't superhuman, they've just honed their minds in ways anyone could but few do.<p>I'm both fascinated by and perpetually in awe of people like Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Jack Ma and Tim Ferriss. They accomplish, grow, connect and utterly excel in so many different ways and verticals …

Self-improvement

3 Ways to Immediately Make More Time in Your Day

Make room for the things that matter most.<p><i>By Tommy Mello, Owner A1 Garage Doors</i><p>The No. 1 business problem that actually affects entrepreneurs is a very personal one. I'm talking about time management. Think about this: You have only 24 hours in the day. If you're spending your time on tasks that …

Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneur Elevator Pitch Season 2 Ep. 1: Breaking the Cardinal Rule of Pitching

Entrepreneur's pitch show is back. Watch to see who makes it into the board room and who is sent home.<p>The first 60 seconds of a business pitch can change a founder’s life and propel a business to new heights. Or they can lead to disappointment and lessons learned. On our streaming show <i>Entrepreneur</i> …

Entrepreneurship

15 Traits of Failing Entrepreneurs You Should Avoid

Success becomes a lot harder if you have these 15 traits<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Several years ago, we rented an office in a co-working space. Most networking and training activities happened on-site or in partner community spaces, crowded …

Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship Is All About Overcoming Obstacles

Confronting your own doubts and fears is the essence of being an entrepreneur.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurship is not a destination; it’s a journey. On this journey, successful entrepreneurs don't have an expectation of “arriving” to some finish line. If …

Entrepreneurship

Why This Entrepreneur Who Took Over a 70-Year-Old Ice Cream Brand Advocates for Slow Growth

Michael Palmer jumped into owning a business after a wildfire destroyed his home in California.<p><i>In this ongoing column,</i> <i>The Digest</i><i>, Entrepreneur.com News Director Stephen J. Bronner speaks with food entrepreneurs and executives to see what it took to get their products into the mouths of …

Entrepreneurship

The Best Entrepreneurs Are Dreamers Who Can Match Their Vision With Reality

It's your job to think big, but you need to fit your big ideas into the framework of a successful business.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Your job as an entrepreneur is to do what other people won't. It often feels like you have to achieve the impossible, overcoming …

Entrepreneurship

MIT study shows the most successful entrepreneurs are in their forties

The tech world can sometimes feel like <i>Logan’s Run</i>. If you haven’t made your start by the end of your twenties, you’re officially past it. Daniel Ek founded Spotify when he was 23. Steve Jobs launched Apple when he was 21. And Mark Zuckerberg found the time to launch Facebook amidst a busy schedule …

Entrepreneurship

Get an MBA If You Want to Get Ahead in Business. Skip It If You Want Your Business to Get Ahead.

MBA programs do provide a useful toolkit, but they are better suited for established businesses than rapid-growth startups.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>With a plentitude of resources at our fingertips, there has never been a better time to build a business. Sites …

Entrepreneurship

Forget That Product You're Working On. What's Really Going to Sell in the Future Is ... Services.

"Do-it-for-me" is the next evolution of the on-demand economy.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Today’s consumers value their time more than ever. With the proliferation of on-demand apps, there is virtually no need to wait in lines or even to leave your house if you’re …

Action Movies

The Uncomfortable Truth About Entrepreneurship That Nobody Wants To Talk About

Entrepreneurship is a lonely journey filled with ups, downs, and a few directions you never knew existed. But is it your journey?<p>I often liken the entrepreneurial journey to parenting; no matter how much you study it, observe it in others, ask for advice, prepare for it, or convince yourself that …

Entrepreneurship

There's a Reason Many Startups Fail to Hit Their Numbers, and It's Not What You'd Expect

If you can't predictably and repeatably identify, hire and ramp new sales hires, you are going to struggle to hit targets.<p>When fellow entrepreneurs ask me about raising venture capital for their company, my first question to them is, "Is your recruiting operation up to the challenge?"<p>To understand …

Startups

3 Entrepreneur Character 'Flaws' That Are Actually Huge Assets

There is no one "right" personality for startup success.<p>When we think of successful entrepreneurs, a particular personality type often comes to mind -- determined, daring, charismatic. That image can cause those who do not at all resemble Sir Richard Branson to question whether they have what it …

How to Make a Business Plan and Actually Follow Through

Define what you want out of your business, then go get it.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>So many business owners and entrepreneurs are quick to tell you what they don't want from their life. What they don't know is what they actually want -- or how to actually get the …

8 Traits Successful People Have In Common

Not all traits are created equal, double down on these to reach your potential.<p>Many qualities contribute to success, but some traits are …

Entrepreneurship

7 Real-Life Business Lessons You Can Learn From Billionaires

The only variable you really control is how hard you work.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The “three-comma club” consists of those in industry, art and commerce who have achieved the exclusive honor of reaching a net worth of more than one billion dollars. From …

Missouri Fought For Years To Hide Where It Got Its Execution Drugs. Now We Know What They Were Hiding.

The state of Missouri did everything it could to keep secret where it got the drugs it used to put 17 inmates to death. Now, BuzzFeed News has discovered the supplier is a pharmacy repeatedly found to engage in hazardous practices that could put patients — and convicts — at risk.<p><b>The state of</b> …

Pharma

Meet John--the 21-Year-Old Entrepreneur Whose Inspiring Story Will Make You Cry Tears of Joy | Inc.com

When it comes to the entrepreneurship, most people focus on how they can grow a business. But, the reasons why a person should start a company don't get nearly enough attention, particularly how powerful (albeit, a bit crazy) starting a business can be.<p>Entrepreneurship has the ability to unlock …

Entrepreneurship

Playing It Safe Helped This Busy Dad Build A Million-Dollar, One-Person Business

As a father of five, consultant Chad Patschke had every reason to stick with his corporate career advising companies that handle hazardous chemicals on how to avoid explosions and fires.<p>But Patschke yearned to tap his 25 years of experience to build a business of his own. “I got tired of driving to …

Entrepreneurship

Human Resources: Harnessing the power of people

Academic , Alumni , Business Related programs: Business Administration<p>In only five years, she went from being an assistant and recruiter to co-owner …

All Entrepreneurs Face Failure But the Successful Ones Didn't Quit

Fear of failure is natural. In entrepreneurship, overcoming your fears is essential.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Everybody enjoys a success story. Vicariously living out our fantasies through those who achieved success gives us hope it will happen to us. But, …

With Entrepreneurs Freaking Out After Facebook's Drastic Newsfeed Change, Here Are 4 Things You Can Do Right Now to Survive

With its recent changes, Facebook has caused pandemonium with entrepreneurs. But there are things you can do to survive -- and thrive.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the hours following the announcement from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday that the social …

67 Fascinating Facts About Ecommerce vs. Brick and Mortar (Infographic)

There are pros and cons to both.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>While many people believe brick-and-mortar shops are doomed in today’s tech-driven world, there are still a number of people who prefer this hands-on method over shopping online. In fact, offline sales are …

Want More Courage? Follow Elon Musk's 3 Rules Every Day | Inc.com

Throughout history we tend to remember bold thinkers. Try changing the world while being un-bold. Elon Musk revels in thinking big, from inventing the most exciting car company of the 21st century (Tesla) to making space travel a reality (SpaceX). At the last count, Musk has disrupted at least five …

Motivation

10 Steps to Self-Publish Your Book Like a Bestseller

People do judge a book by its cover and content, which influences sales and your reputation.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Self-published books are springing up all over the place. If you are an entrepreneur, having a book under your belt can boost your income …