Tag - small businesses

Business Lessons From Unicorns You Will Actually Value

Valuable Business Lessons From 5 Unicorn Startups

The often-repeated cliché is true: small business really is the backbone of the US economy. It can be also very rewarding to be the owner of one. Plus, 2016 promises to be a great year for those starting a new business. Since so many people are taking the path to becoming small business owners, the...

When Opportunity Knocks: 4 Ways to Grab Small Business Opportunities

When Opportunity Knocks: 4 Ways to Grab Small Business Opportunities

You never know when an opportunity might strike that will change your life forever. If you want to be a success story, you have to be ready to take advantage of unexpected opportunities when they appear. Here’s how you can take the steps needed to find success. Don’t Let Past Failures Scare You Just because you've...

How to Limit Your Small Business Sacrifices and Maintain a Healthy Work-Life Balance

How to Limit Your Small Business Sacrifices and Maintain a Healthy Work-Life Balance

[content field="callout1" format="true" class="calloutwide"]It’s no surprise that small business owners make sacrifices. Choosing to follow your own path means you have to work twice as hard and there are plenty of things you have to give up on the way to success. If you’re lucky, these sacrifices pay off in the end with a...

3 Essential Elements to Help You Nail Online Lead Generation

[content field="callout1" format="true" class="calloutwide"]Online lead generation works wonders for small companies if it is executed strategically and methodically. All too often, small businesses jump into online marketing haphazardly and drift from one failed attempt to another. The first step in successful online marketing is to understand the big picture: this infographic, the “Internet marketing lead...

Entrepreneurship: Balancing the Scale Between Work and Your Personal Life

[content field="callout1" format="true" class="calloutwide"] It’s true, the entrepreneurial hustle can be all consuming. As an entrepreneur, I understand the excruciating demands that you’re under. I know all too well how a work day can easily turn into a work day and night. But in order to maintain positive traction, momentum and be a successful entrepreneur,...

How to Stand Out as an Entrepreneur from Edith Yeung, 500 Startups

  [content field="callout1" format="true" class="calloutwide"]Since July of 2010, 500 Startup has invested in over 900 startups to help accelerate and grow their businesses from the early stages. As one of the partners of 500 Startups, Edit Yeung has worked with so many different entrepreneurs and startup businesses and was able to share with me some...

Principles of a Sustainable Relationship from Alfred Edmond Jr., Senior Vice President of Black Enterprise

[content field="callout1" format="true" class="calloutwide"] As human beings, our entire life is built off of relationships. No matter what the relationship may be, (business, family, romantic, etc.) every relationship has a set of core principles to building and sustaining a solid and healthy foundation. I don't know anyone who understands this better than Alfred Edmond Jr.,...

Video Marketing Checklist: 6 Tips for Success

[content field="callout1" format="true" class="calloutwide"] Video has become an integral part of marketing strategy for businesses. A recent study of 1,000 consumers found that one in every four actually lose interest in a company if it’s not using video, and four times as many consumers would rather watch a video about a product or service than...

Enhance Your Leadership Presence with Acting Improvisation

[content field="callout1" format="true" class="calloutwide"] To enhance your leadership presence and credibility when you make presentations, pitch to clients/prospects, and speak your “elevator speech”, borrow a technique from actors! One of the most powerful ways to become more persuasive when you speak is to practice the serious fun of acting improvisation. The power to speak with...

Ignition Video Series: Raj Thakkar on How to Organize Your Business Finances

[content field="callout1" format="true" class="calloutwide"] This week on Ignition, Raj Thakkar, CEO and founder of FOREsight Financial Services for Good shares everything business owners need to know about organizing your business finances. This is box titleQuestion of the Week: I run a popular local restaurant. We have two locations and could do a third but before I go down...