Life in this modern, internet-driven world can often seem chaotic, so how do we find any peace in all of it if there is so much to do? Is finding peace even possible? The more the mind senses things are unknown, scary, or lack structure, the more it spins and spins. Peace comes from addressing
We all know how important media attention is for a new business – especially one that launches with crowdfunding. Getting press will help you drive potential backers to your campaign page, and it will also give you credibility with people who have never heard of you. Your crowdfunding campaign creates a great hook to get
When most people think about a brand marketing strategy, they think about identity. “Who are we as an organization? What should our logo look like? What colors and fonts should we use?” Those are all important things to nail down so that your brand is consistent when distributing public (and internal) communications. However, those things
John Vitale is the founder of Focus at Will Labs, which helps individuals focus on productivity. His vast background in music and tech allows Focus at Will to succeed as a business. Questions Asked: How did you get into the productivity space? (1:01) What’s up next for Focus At Will Labs? (2:53) What are a
Maxwell Finn is an entrepreneur, founder, and investor. He is an expert in the field of digital marketing and is also the co-founder of Startup Drugz, a brand for entrepreneurs making startup themed tees, hoodies, posters, mugs and more. Questions Asked: What success lessons have you learned from Kevin Harrington every entrepreneur can learn from?
Bogdan Constantin is the co-founder of Menguin Tuxedos, an online website that allows individuals to rent designer tuxedos for an affordable price. He is an expert in disrupting a billion dollar industry, and mastering customer acquisition, as well as scaling startups. Questions Asked: What growth metrics do you use for Menguin? (4:44) How do you
It’s not unusual for a business to reach a critical point in its existence. Various things can happen that can cause a lot of problems for business owners. Businesses can start struggling, and it can get quite difficult when it comes to dealing with the problems. However, a calm and composed leader can pull the
What do you want for your life? I mean really, really want, without consideration for it being too ‘lofty’ of a goal or too ‘unattainable’? Many of us either compromise our goals because we feel like we need to prove something or take multiple steps before we can actually go after our REAL goal; when,
Robert Kinsler an entrepreneur, founder, and CEO. He is the man behind United Fray, whose mission is to make fun possible through sports leagues, events, fitness, and much more. Their motto is that “play has the power to transform lives, build communities, and create positive impact in the world.” Questions Asked What is one of
Alexander Mendeluk is an actor, public speaker, and entrepreneur. He helps heart-centered entrepreneurs create businesses and lives that help change the world. He is known for his company SpiritHoods which was featured on an episode of Shark Tank. Since selling SpiritHoods last year, he now runs an influencer and brand development agency, called The Disruptive.
Many entrepreneurs see themselves strictly as “idea” people rather than “money” people. Unfortunately, those entrepreneurs often end up going out of business. Yes, your ideas are your most important asset. Still, as an entrepreneur, you have a responsibility to acquire a basic fluency in the language of accounting. There’s really no other way to gauge
Parveen Panwar is the CEO at VIDAPTIV, an agency that helps brands engage users through actionable and interactive videos. His focus is online advertising and ad tech technology. He has created digital strategies for video branding campaigns and made them successful through distribution plans in the digital landscape. He has started the Activation Movement, created
A happy customer who tells his friends about the great service he experienced will bring repeat customers. It has been this way since the beginning of time since the very first deal was made. For years, that is how business was done. You build a reputation over time, little by little each year. Having other people
Your Google resume Page one search results are a snapshot of your business Think of these search results as your Google resume. Negative findings here can be devastating. Position yourself or your business well, however, and you will benefit greatly from it. How often do you conduct a Google search for your name or your
Author: Darrah Brunstein I’ve been called the “queen of networking” for longer than I can remember. At one point, I felt like this was, perhaps, an insult, since so many people think networking is a bad word. But I later realized that’s simply because too many people do it poorly, thus giving networking a bad name.
Author: Darrah Brunstein Over 90 days in 2015, I set out to contact one person daily, and ask how I could be a resource in some way, with no strings attached. Why? Because I love to connect people and resources. I believe deeply in the power of giving, without expectation of getting something in return. Here’s how my
Author: Darrah Brunstein I started my first business in 2009 during the heart of the recession after suffering three consecutive layoffs. But I quickly ran out of cash and had to seek a loan from a family member (which fortunately worked out, in that I paid it off and it didn’t damage our relationship). However, I’ve always been
Author: Darrah Brunstein Call it a personal quest, but it’s a mission of mine to help redefine the way people think about the word “networking.” Why? Because “networking” has become synonymous with selfishness, when at its root, I believe it’s about selflessness. I founded an organization in 2011 called Network Under 40 to help young
I recently hit a wall in one of my businesses, recognizing that I was making some critical marketing mistakes. But until that moment, I hadn’t realized that I myself was an offender. Credit the power of networks: I had the perfect contact in mine to help me fix the error of my ways and stop making
Often, we’ll glamorize the life an entrepreneur, but what we don’t do often enough is talk about the challenges — physical, mental, emotional and psychological — intimately intertwined with this lifestyle. I recently met Robby Berthume, CEO of Winston-Salem based Bull & Beard (which matches brands with agencies) and author of the upcoming Millennial Entrepreneur, and after hearing his story, thought
We all have our own version of hometown heroes. As an entrepreneur, based in Atlanta, I could name as some of mine several local entrepreneurs blazing a trail for the rest of us — with both their company’s financial success and their leadership. One such entrepreneur is Kyle Porter, CEO of SalesLoft, which helps salespeople increase
Brad Yasar is an entrepreneur, investor, mentor, and advisor. He is the founder of KrowdMentor, which is a strategic crowdfunding advisory firm empowering entrepreneurs to reach their funding and liquidity goals. Questions Asked: How has #equitycrowdfunding done since title III/jobs act launched? (4:46) What are the best elements for a business pitch document when presenting
Not sure if you tuned in for week 1 of the no sugar challenge but Bridget was out on day 2. 25 days have gone by and I still haven’t eaten sugar. This brings me back to the point of what does not eating sugar even mean? Basically it means no processed sugars, or sweets
Founder disputes are one of the top reasons why startups fail. It has been written about, reported on, and even made into an infographic. Co-founding a startup is like getting married. You go from spending some time together, to spending all your time together, in a small space, and sharing your finances. On top of that, creating a business
If you haven’t read the original post, check it out here. The Spark Notes are, I’m going 40 days and nights without consuming processed sugars and I’m going to document the results with weekly articles. This is week 1! Day 1 without sugar 3/1/2017: I made it through without any real struggle at all. I didn’t
After working with hundreds of customers and colleagues over several years, I’m baffled by what so many of them are hiding. On the surface, they may possess a beautiful website or app, consider themselves quite tech savvy, or they could even be making millions of dollars…. but when I take a look at their technology
1. Start Waking Up Early. It may seem hard initially, especially if you’re used to being a hibernating forest creature. I’ve never been one of those people that can sleep for 10 hours and take 2 naps a day (Bridget) but it still isn’t easy to wake up earlier than you’re used to. I’ve also
A lot of people have great ideas but don’t capture them properly. I am here to teach you how to hack the brainstorm and idea creating process. If you have trouble brainstorming and setting the mood for a proper brainstorm session this article is the ultimate hack for this process. #1 Carry a Notebook.
1. Understanding your different employees perspectives. By attending conferences focused on different aspects of your business (from online marketing to user experience), you’d be able to understand not only how your employees work and their perspective even better, but more ways you can help improve their workflow. 2. Scoping who you just might need to
All businesses, especially startups, are constantly looking for ways to improve. Whether they’re refining established processes or innovating brand new products and services, everyone is looking to improve. Here are a few things that you can implement to improve your workings from the inside. Collect feedback from everyone. While customer feedback is important, it’s only