Entrepreneurship

A Better Way To Deal With The Negative Thoughts In Our Heads

If you’re familiar with contemporary definitions of mindfulness, you’ve probably heard something along the lines of not getting too attached to our thoughts, but letting them arise and subside of their own accord, like clouds. Our job is just to witness them, non-judgmentally, and let them fade …

Happiness

6 Fatal B2B Sales Mistakes You Must Avoid

Say yes to face-to-face meetings with the power players.<p>B2B sales can be incredibly rewarding and lucrative -- if you know what you’re doing. Unfortunately, most salespeople in this field make the same few mistakes again and again. When everyone around you is making the same missteps and blunders …

Value Propositions

5 'Shark Tank' judges share the best things they've ever bought for less than $100

• <b>Five judges from the television show 'Shark Tank" share the best thing they've purchased for little money that reaped a big return.</b>• <b><br>Kevin O'Leary says one of his wisest investments was a stack of Post-It Notes.</b>• <b><br>Rohan Oza says the car service he bought to close a deal with 50 Cent on …

Kevin O'Leary

Holy Zeigarnik: An Empty UPS Envelope Doubled This Company's Sales

What would you do if you opened a UPS envelope and there was nothing inside?<p>Friends of mine, who asked to remain anonymous, as they don’t want to alert their competitors to the success of their Stealth Campaign, inadvertently answered this question when they accidentally mailed several hundred …

Marketing

The State of Small Business Marketing

Marketing is a moving target these days. Technologies evolve and customer behavior seems to change almost every day.<p>Small businesses tend to be a little slow with marketing developments. Some are cutting-edge, of course – but most wait until there’s proof a tactic works.<p>That’s not a bad strategy, …

Small Business

Why Entrepreneurs make great Product Managers

I have been an entrepreneur, and worked with several product managers who have been entrepreneurs. Here are my insights on why entrepreneurs make …

In the Middle of the Night

Unconscious Bias Training Perpetuates The Problems America Strives To Fix

In 2015, John Doerr, an investor in Google and Facebook, was speaking at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference about diversity in Silicon Valley. As reported in <i>The New York Times</i> article “Has ‘Diversity’ Lost Its Meaning?”, Doerr said that his firm, following a sexual discrimination suit, had “begun …

Leadership

This Is the Mindset to Stick by When You're Feeling Defeated in Your Business

Toxic negative thinking is the toughest barrier facing many entrepreneurs.<p>Any online entrepreneur will tell you that launching a business is easy -- it’s sustaining and growing the business that’s the real challenge. In the age of nonstop success stories, inspirational Instagram posts and …

Self-improvement

Entrepreneurs Who Build Great Teams Master These 2 Concepts

Building an exceptional workforce requires you to master both the art and science of recruiting.<p>Companies who can consistently attract and hire the right people generate a meaningful competitive advantage in their market. Entrepreneurs who seek this advantage must first understand that recruiting …

Recruitment

How to Build an Entrepreneurial Mindset

An entrepreneurial mind would look at the game differently<p>Consider a game of football.<p>The best proponents and strategists of the game are the ones who know how to use their strengths and skills to help them win. They ask themselves this question – “Given the rules, what should I do to win?”<p>An …

Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran on Why She Follows Hispanic Real Estate Trends

<b>Brought to you by the editors of People en Español.</b> <b><br>Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.</b><p>Barbara Corcoran cemented her name in the real …

Real Estate

Chamath Palihapitiya of Social Capital on the Paradox of Ego and Humility

This interview with <b>Chamath Palihapitiya</b>, chief executive of <b>Social Capital,</b> a venture capital firm, was conducted and condensed by <b>Adam Bryant.</b><p><b>Q. What were your early years like?</b><p><b>A.</b> I was born in Sri Lanka. My mom was a nurse, and my dad worked in the Health Ministry as a civil servant. When I was 6 …

Business

Opportunity cost can help you figure out what's worth your time and money — in life and in business

• <b>To run a successful business, you need to think of your time as an investment.</b>• <b><br>Opportunity cost is the when you weigh the options of the cost of hiring someone to complete a task and the time you would dedicate to completing the job yourself.</b>• <b><br>Many people think about opportunity cost in their personal</b> …

Time Management

This Entrepreneur Found Her Passion, Then Learned How to Make a Business Out of It

A lot of people give up on their dreams. Joy Bauer explains why you shouldn't.<p>Joy Bauer understood that she had a passion for health and fitness -- especially healthy foods -- early. She also realized that many other people didn't share her passion. She saw that these people didn't have the time, …

Noelle Neff - Writer, Photographer & Travelloger

I think one simple expression of gratitude can go a long way.<p>Noelle Neff is a photographer living and working in Miami, Florida. She received her …

6 Ways Being an Artist Prepared Me for the Startup World

From the outside, these two worlds look completely different but they are really rather similar.<p>Someone recently asked me how I got into the tech and startup world, and the question reminded me of a quote I once read from Steve Jobs.<p>He said, "You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only …

Artists

Webinar Tailored to Social Entrepreneurs Offers Free Copy of Business Sustainability Modelling Tool – Press Releases on CSRwire.com

BOULDER, Colo., Oct. 20 /CSRwire/ - Conscious Company Media is offering a free webinar Wednesday, October 25, 10am PT tailored to social …

CSR

'When women succeed economies do better' says Facebook employee

Business leaders and entrepreneurs gathered in Bristol on Thursday night, October 19, to mark the launch of the Festival of Female Entrepreneurs, …

Hannah Baker

Jay Parmeter - Co-owner of Golden Eagle Log & Timber Homes

Be humble by learning to listen to those around you will make you smarter and stronger.<p>Jay Parmeter is co-owner of Golden Eagle Log & Timber Homes, …

Golden Eagles

5 Ways To Overcome Fear Of Failure With Your Side Hustle

Many have the dream of escaping the 9-to-5, but most never take bold steps to turn that dream into a reality. During my chat with Michele Romanow, founder of Clearbanc and judge on the hit show “Dragon’s Den,” one of the primary reasons behind this interesting issue became clear: fear of …

Self-improvement

This Entrepreneur's Success Mantra is Community Building

For ages, Ayurveda and Yoga have been a defining factor for India. But more than that, what has always defined is the unity in diversity and thereby, community building<p>India is a rapidly growing economy that has begun to realize the potential of its resources just recently. For ages, Ayurveda and …

IT Pros and Entrepreneurs: Tap the Smart Home Market

IT pros ready for a change should consider the smart home market to leverage skills such as IT security, networking and development.<p>Sick of the …

Automation

John Monarch - CEO & Direct Outbound Services

I would advise a younger me to create a “Stop Doing” list.<p>John Monarch is a well-known entrepreneur, writer, Blockchain expert and advisor. He is the …

How To Protect Your Kids From Violence In Video Games

There are now more gamers over the age of 36 than there are between the ages of 18 and 35. So there is a pretty good chance your parents plays video games, too. Cartoon by Steve Napierski.<p><b>See more cartoons: How Video Game Obsession In Childhood Leads To Problems For Adults</b>

Caroline Thompson - Business Development Manager at Ask Bongo - IdeaMensch -

My greatest failure as an entrepreneur was really just a failure to trust my own instincts as a leader.<p>Renowned for her unmatched business …

Business Development

Zen Protocol And The Art Of Blockchain Relevance

One of the best books ever written is Robert Pirsig’s <i>Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance.</i> Even after several rereads and three decades, the words remain vivid, coherent and relevant.<p>Essentially the book talks of madness and how motorcycle road trips can clear the mind and bring intelligent …

Bitcoin

Watch: Why Investors Avoid Fads and Always Look Under the Hood

On this week's episode of "Entrepreneur Elevator Pitch," one contestant learns what's going on behind the scenes is more important than the product she's pitching.<p><i>On the new streaming show</i> Entrepreneur Elevator Pitch<i>, founders step into the</i> <i>Entrepreneur Elevator</i> <i>and have just 60 seconds to present</i> …

Elevator Pitches

Rising to the Challenge: Incubator Looks to Help Women Immigrants Start Their Own Food Business

Hot Bread Kitchen's baking has fueled a game-changing food incubator.<p>Jessamyn Waldman Rodriguez spent much of her career in NGOs, and learned that the food industry held many opportunities for low-income immigrant women -- if only they knew how to break in. So in 2007, she found a way to open those …

Whole Foods

How A Startup's Legal Battle WithA Software Giant Could Redefine Tech Workers' Rights

On September 6, Jessica Bell couldn’t wait any longer. Rumors of layoffs at ShareFile, a unit of Citrix Systems, a 28-year-old software maker valued at $12 billion, had been swirling through the summer. A virtual sales engineer ShareFile and a single mom with an 18-year-old daughter, Bell had …

Mating Can Move Mountains: Salmon Sex Linked To Geological Change

A hot new study found that salmon sex can and does change the geological landscape of mountainous regions, giving new meaning to “Love can change the world.”<p>The study, conducted by Washington State University, found that specific mating habits associated with salmon while in mountainous stream beds …

Business