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That Powerful “Aha Moment” May Be Your Best Solution

You’re faced with a seemingly unsolvable problem.  A modern day Gordian Knot for which there seems to be no solution.  At first, when faced...
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The Most Important Entrepreneurial Skill You must have!

  “The ability to sell is the number one skill in business. If you cannot sell, don’t bother thinking about becoming a business owner.” –...
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Seize The Day…Be Inspired!

“You must strive to find your own voice. Because the longer you wait to begin, the less likely you are to find it at...
Siemens to Invest EUR 1 Billion in New Startups Unit

Siemens to Invest EUR 1 Billion in New Startups Unit

German industrial group Siemens (SIEGn.DE) plans to invest 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion) over the next five years in a new startups unit to...
The Virtue Of Elephant Leadership And Why It Matters

The Virtue Of Elephant Leadership And Why It Matters

Since the days of the ancient Greek historian Pliny, humans have been fascinated by the mighty elephant.  Pliny once wrote that the elephant was...
Tesla made a $2.8 billion offer to buy SolarCity

Tesla made a $2.8 billion offer to buy SolarCity

Tesla made a $2.8 billion offer to buy SolarCity. Both are Elon Musk’s companies (he owns 21% of Tesla and 22% of SolarCity). US electric...
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Working Your Buzz Off?  It’s a Bee-Sy World For Women Entrepreneurs!

The Forbes list of successful entrepreneurs is dominated by men.  But, there are many women entrepreneurs who have taken the bull by its horns...

Diversity In The Work Place:  Does It Help or Hurt Business?...

There’s no question that diversity in the workplace is a noble goal.  There is a lot to be said in favor of it.  Yet,...
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Looking For An Investor For Your Venture? Read This!

Starting your own business can be terrifying at times, especially once you start actually hiring people.  Before that point, it’s an adventure with a...

Why Bankers Just Said No To Your Start-up?

The process of getting a start-up loan can feel a lot like trying to climb Mt. Everest. Without any gear. There are blizzards of...

The True Meaning Of Patience: A Fine Art!

For many entrepreneurs, success can be reached despite countless obstacles. How many times do you get knocked down and you get back up? And...
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Repetition: Is the Mother of Branding

Repetition in some contexts can be boring. Not so with your brand. Repeating core attributes or strengths of what you offer is a necessity. Those...

Top 5 Things You Didn’t Know about Working from Home

To tell you the truth, I am entirely happy with having been a home-based businesswoman for about eight years now. Increasingly, more women are...

Why You Need To Have A Powerful Executive Summary

Why You Need To Have A Powerful Executive Summary One of the first big hurdles any aspiring entrepreneur will face is securing enough funding to...

The Big Idea.

Ideas rule the world. This must be the biggest cliché. Everyone agrees that ideas rule the world but what do we really mean when...

The Young and the Restless “Millennial” Entrepreneurs

While they may be young and inexperienced, they bring fresh ideas and new skills to the table. They understand the tech world and are...

Why Being Hungry Is Good For Entrepreneurs

Do you know what you call an entrepreneur who’s NOT “hungry?” A starving entrepreneur. The simple truth is that if you’re not hungry enough for...

Silverpreneurs: The Boomer’s “Start-Up” Generation

A lot has been written about tech savvy Millennials, and how they’re going to radically change the future. They might, but there are two...

Living Your Passion: Reality or Fiction?

“Be Like the Bluebird who never is blue, for he knows from his upbringing what singing can do.” –Cole Porter, Be Like the Bluebird,...

Entrepreneurs: Know when and how to ask for help!

It’s a common belief among entrepreneurs. The notion that if you have to ask for help growing, expanding, or even getting your business off...

6 Stupid Office Rules that should be Banned

Rules in the workplace. Without them we'd have anarchy right? Or would we? According to an article by Dr Travis Bradbury in the Huffington Post most...

Looking for love. On LinkedIn?

Valentines Day isn't a big thing on LinkedIn. Well it wasn't until BeLinked was launched, a Tinder style dating app that syncs with a users...

Important Keys To Gain MOMENTUM For Your Start-Up

A body at rest tends to remain at rest. That’s fine if it’s a lazy Saturday and you’re sleeping in.  Or binge watching your...

20 Key Actions that Make You Happier and Healthier

Understanding the true meaning of  "less is more" is highly important to have clarity about where we are and where we want to go in...

Start-Up Skills They Don’t Teach In School

Business programs across the country do a pretty good job at teaching business theory. But theory takes you only so far.  There are a...

This Habit Determines the Altitude of Your Success

Every person on Earth has 24 hours a day. What you do with your time says more about you than what you say about...

How Personal Credit Affects Your Business

I was working with a new start-up located in Virginia. The owner, as with most entrepreneurs, had challenges on his credit report due to...

INCEPTION EFFECT:Building a Business within a Business on a Business

MILLIONAIRES BECOME MILLIONAIRES BECAUSE THEY FIND MULTIPLE WAYS TO MAKE MONEY DOING WHAT THEY ARE ALREADY DOING..... Chad Wade (1972 ~ 2011) This knowledge was...
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PITCHING TO INVESTORS

In 2012 my company received 400 business plans; we interviewed 40 and funded four. Where was the disconnect? After bringing this tidbit of information...

EU has pumped $1.1B into startup funds

The European Commission announced today that it has invested $1.1 billion into venture capital funds across the continent, since January. The massive figure is part...

Parent company for Match.com, Tinder, and OkCupid to go public

Match Group, home to a variety of dating startups like Tinder, Match.com, and OkCupid, has filed to go public. The company will list on the NASDAQ...

How to Inspire a Fundraiser

Getting people motivated to eagerly kick-off a fundraiser and keep the momentum going isn’t as challenging as one might think.  There is one very...

Seed funding for African tech startups is really taking off –...

It is well established that VC investing globally is on the rise, but there is increasing evidence that more of this money is landing...

African tech news roundup: All the tech news you shouldn’t miss

It was a relatively quiet month on the tech news front in Africa, yet August still saw some notable rollouts and another bumper package...

Food delivery service Ele.me is now China’s third-most funded startup

China’s popular food delivery service Ele.me (which translates to “Hungry?”) raised a whopping $630 million in Series F funding at a $3 billion valuation right...

Obama Administration teams with Apple, HP, Boeing on new wearable tech...

The Obama Administration will make an announcement later today that it will establish a new flexible hybrid electronics manufacturing innovation hub in Silicon Valley. More...

European payments processor iZettle raises $67M and launches a cash advance...

European mobile payments processor iZettle has announced a fresh €60 million ($67 million) raise. The round was led by Intel Capital and Zouk Capital,...

Y Combinator startups have raised $7B with a $65B total valuation;...

Y Combinator (YC) the Silicon Valley-based startup accelerator and seed fund, has answered some questions it says it gets asked a lot: What is...

European VC firm Lakestar launches new $400M fund for local and...

Europe’s Lakestar has announced a fresh €350 million ($400 million) fund, as the Guernsey-based venture capital (VC) firm looks to plow more cash into...

How The Convertible Note Works (Part II: Pros & Cons)

In Part I of this series we discussed the basic structure and concepts of a convertible note. If you have not had a chance...

Fintech’s future is fast and furious

Fintech is hotter than ever with investment tripling to $12.21 billion in the past year, according to Accenture’s 2015 report. Recent Jobs Act legislation...

The Top 3 Books Every Investor Should Have

I was reading a blog and it had a list of books every investor should have. I read it and I was really impressed....

How The Convertible Note Works (Part I: The Basics)

So, we all know that financial capital and cash flow is the life-blood of any company. Nowhere is this truer than in the startup...

How do you build a $1 billion company?

How do you build a billion-dollar business? It’s not a linear process. When I started at Salesforce.com CRM 1.69% , we were 10...

Losing Confidence in Corporate Bonds

Credit Suisse’s Investment Committee has been bearish on core government bonds – those issued by the U.S., U.K., Germany, Canada, and Switzerland – since...

IBM Announces World’s Most Powerful Computer Chips

In semiconductor chip research, IBM has been racking up the breakthroughs for decades. And now it says that work is paying off with the...

New Salesforce report finds Big 3 social networks boosted ad revenue...

Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn together saw a 49 percent increase in ad revenue in the past year. That’s one of the takeaways from Salesforce’s Q1...

Fleksy’s mobile keyboard app goes free as the company bets on...

Mobile keyboard company Fleksy has followed in the footsteps of SwiftKey by making its Android and iOS app completely free. With seven million downloads to...

Facebook is building a big wind-powered data center in Texas

The company’s fifth data center will be completely powered by a nearby wind farm. Facebook announced on Tuesday that it’s building a large $1 billion...

Google gets into the carpooling business with the launch of RideWith...

Google is entering the carpooling business this week with the launch of a new app called RideWith. Available for Android only at first, the service...

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk Talks 300-Mile Range Upgrade, Three New Model...

Just in case the Insane mode of the Model S wasn’t enough, the new Ludicrous speed upgrade will see the Model S go from...
Twitter Marketing Statistics That Drive Sales

Twitter Marketing Statistics That Drive Sales

Did you know that over 500 million people visit Twitter without logging in? Twitter has been, and still is my favourite social network for connecting...
Is it Coaching, or a Critique? Perspective Changes Everything

Is it Coaching, or a Critique? Perspective Changes Everything

How do you respond when someone offers you a suggestion? Consider this scenario.  Imagine you just gave a presentation.  Afterwards, your boss says, “It was...

Netflix delivers $1.64B in revenue, adds an additional 3.3M subscribers

Today Netflix revealed their second quarter earnings with non-GAAP earnings per share (EPS) of $0.06 and revenue of $1.64 billion. Analysts had estimated earnings of $0.04 per...

2015 BMW i3 REX review: the perfect city car, but for...

For your day to day driving, most electric cars have enough range for you to get to work, drop the kids off to soccer...