Four Questions To Ask Yourself To Ensure You Make An Impact

“In a gentle way, you can shake the world.” ―Mahatma Gandhi Make a difference. Every entrepreneur wants to make an impact—to make some difference that you have lived well. The purpose of business, innovation, invention, is to be useful. Here are the three steps to follow on your path to recognizing and realizing your startup […]

Step To It! 7 Tips For Achieving What You Want

What is your vision for the year? Do you have a plan? To get where you are going, it is always good to have a map. Write out a playbook that takes you, step-by-step, to your goal—professionally, financially, personally. And, in your playbook, make sure you have a strategy for thwarting distraction. Here are seven […]

4 Ways to Use Your Message to Attract Top Talent

When everything is ramping up, your team is as important as your idea. Great people make things happen. For your startup to soar, you need to assemble the strongest possible team. How do you attract top talent when you’re new to the game? Here are four ways you can share your story and build your […]

6 Ways to Build Your Success Circle

If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. —Ancient Proverb It is often said that hard work and determination are essentials of success. And, another major factor, is surrounding yourself with the people who bolster your efforts. People who share inspiration, positivity and encouragement with you. These […]

HOW TO BE A GOOD STARTUP MENTOR: 7 CHARACTERISTICS

There are many benefits to mentoring. From the satisfaction of giving something back to honing your own career, mentorship has its rewards. Employing managerial skills and guiding your entrepreneur through a key stage in their career is often just the beginning. It is a commitment as personal one-on-one mentoring is a time-consuming activity. So, take […]

THE 6 C’s OF SELF-CONFIDENCE & HOW TO HONE THEM

Key to an entrepreneur’s success is confidence in oneself, and in one’s powers and abilities. Self confidence inspires confidence of others. After all, we hesitate to back an idea presented by someone who is nervous and overly apologetic. However, we are likely persuaded to support a project pitched by one who speaks clearly, answers questions with […]

10 POINTS YOU NEED TO COVER IN YOUR INITIAL VC PRESENTATION

You are a startup looking for a VC and a VC is looking for a startup. So how do you convince a VC to take your call or meet with you? You send them a deck—make sure it is stacked in your favor. Start by developing and refining the reasons why the VC should meet […]

Use the 5 W’s to Lead Your Process

You’re an entrepreneur. You have a vision. You can’t do it alone. So how do you get the help you need and keep everyone and every thing on track? First you need your plan, and it should include the 5 W’s—Why, What, Who, Where, and When. WHY are we doing it? By sharing the way […]

7 Characteristics of An Entrepreneurial Mindset — and How to Develop Them

Your entrepreneurial venture begins with you. Entrepreneurship is a challenging and rewarding path. Are you cut out for it? What will give you the ability to grow through failures, carry on when things get tough, boost your spirits in difficult moments, and ultimately achieve success? Although research on the psychology of entrepreneurs shows there is […]

3 WAYS TO BOOST PRODUCTIVITY

It’s a new year and it’s time to get things done. Staying on task and keeping motivation strong requires vision. And, commitment. Then that long list of byways and highways, bumps and potholes on the way doesn’t seem so daunting. Now, how to navigate the most efficient route to success? Here are three keys to […]