Archive for the ‘ENTREPRENEURSHIP’ Category

Published on October 14th, 2014

In a recent article in The New Zealand Herald, “Why Does Social Enterprise Matter?”, The Akina Foundation explores why now is a better time than ever for nonprofit social organizations to shift to self-sustaining (or even profitable) business models. We couldn’t agree more. Here are »

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Published on October 6th, 2014

If you pour your heart and soul into anything, you probably want it to succeed. Unfortunately 9 out of 10 whole-hearted attempts at starting a company fail. To make sure YOUR business has a better chance, check out these 20 reasons why most businesses fail. »

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Published on September 28th, 2014

Whether you’re a startup or Fortune 500 executive, you can’t be an effective leader if people are hesitant to approach you. Sure, hard-ass personality exudes authority, but this shield will only push people away. Here are five simple steps that can make you a more »

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Published on September 21st, 2014

“I realized that there was a need for a truly affordable luxury fashion brand and this would be my opportunity to follow my passion,” Liz Rymar. In this interview, Liz discusses how her entrepreneurial journey into the world of fashion began, the dynamics of a »

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Published on September 17th, 2014

Thanks (in-part) to the Food Network, the idea of becoming a professional Chef has gained mass appeal. What once was a white-male dominated industry is now seen as an opportunity for all to take part in. One of these individuals is Chef Joy »

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Published on September 14th, 2014

[Infographic] All the website traffic in the world doesn’t mean a thing if your visitors aren’t making purchases. Here’s a simple way to change that for the better and the research to back it up. Enjoy. »

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Published on September 8th, 2014

Milkcrate is described as the Yelp for sustainable businesses. En route to launching the company, Morgan Berman took several unexpected turns but manage to start something meaningful with a lot of potential. Check out how she made it happen and how she’s taking advantage »

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Published on September 3rd, 2014

“Brainstorming” might sound like an overused business buzzword but it’s actually a crucial part of doing your job or operating a business. Check out these weird brainstorm techniques that actually work for some people. Who knows? Maybe they’ll help get you to your next brilliant »

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