The gig economy is flourishing with more than 53 million Americans working as freelancers and 24 percent earning money through the digital ‘platform’ economy last year, reports a national survey of the new workforce. In fact, researchers estimate as much as half of the working population will enter the gig economy by 2023. The rise […]
Growing a garden, like growing a business, feeds the soul. Entrepreneurs are typically ‘A type’ personalities: intense, driven, perfectionists. They don’t take “no” for an answer and they push hard for their success. Sound familiar? All that intensity, however, can be hard on the stress levels. Too much stress at work can lead to heart […]
If the quality of your offerings is good, you won’t be tempted to even mention anyone else.
Globally, there is a demand for smarter, cost effective and sustainable operations to suit the needs of consumers who expect higher customer service levels. Business can not go on as usual. There have been major disruptions in the logistics tech market, providing opportunities for entrepreneurs to make a dramatic impact in the industry. For example, in the […]
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Being an entrepreneur means working with exciting ideas, uncovering new ground, navigating uncharted territory, and taking on multiple roles. It can also mean not enough hours in the day. How can you do this and not be isolated? How do you keep your feet on the ground, and fly at the same time? How can […]
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Facts are important to finding your way in the world, even if they aren’t as persuasive as we wish they were.
November is National Entrepreneur Month, and these California entrepreneurs (musician turned tequila-man and restauranteur; family name synonymous with 55 years of importing specialty spirits; 30+ year veteran of the Italian coffee industry) have unique and impressive success stories to highlight for this special time. Sammy Hagar Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and Owner of […]
Known as the “Home Biz Coach”, Oakville, Connecticut-based Doreen Dilger has just released her first book, “Power Up Your Productivity: 8 Steps to a Successful Home Based Business”, available on Amazon.com and www.doreendilger.com. Dilger explains that she, “Works with home based entrepreneurs, primarily women, on how they can implement easy systems and strategies so they […]
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After receiving more than 250 survey responses, these are the seven best tips for entrepreneurs new to content marketing.
These 6 characteristics have set millennial apart from other generations and, together, have made them an entrepreneurial force to be reckoned with.
Their marketing plan is no plan: their characters, the story and lifestyle sell itself.
A marketing expert offers career advice to her younger self.
New app creation tool Semble is changing the fabric of mobile app development and giving everyone the power to create powerful applications for their smart devices. Makers of all kind now have the ability to package their content and passions through a communications channel that gets it straight into people’s hands for interactive use. With […]
Businesses that have thrived since back-in-the-day can teach you plenty about marketing now.
Frequently, I meet small business owners and entrepreneurs who are not sure they even need a brand. I often get asked, “Most of my business is word of mouth, do I really need a brand?” “My business is just myself. No employees. People aren’t brands, right?” and “I’m a business-to-business company, does branding even matter?” […]
Lisa Beale Wants to Change the Way you Shampoo Hair So many women struggle with their hair. Lisa Beale decided to actually do something about it. Lisa recognized that constant shampooing, drying, and styling was stripping her hair of its moisture, leading to frizz and breakage. She obviously couldn’t stop washing her hair, so she […]
Copyright: cboswell / 123RF Stock Photo As a member of Generation X, I was required to take Computer Information Systems (CIS) in college. When I say CIS, I’m referring to learning how to use Microsoft programs Word, Excel and Powerpoint … nothing fancy, no Java, C++ or Ruby on Rails … just the very basics […]