Monday, February 20, 2017

Startups

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It’s Not So Bad Being An Introvert: Myth Or Fact?

In many ways, our modern society is biased against introverts, especially in Western culture.  Our image of a successful person is essentially the “Man...
4 Steps to Start-Up Success

4 Steps to Start-Up Success

While sitting on the beach one day in Amelia Island, Florida, I noticed my children (6 and 5 at the time) frantically building something...

Signs You Are A Micromanager And How To Stop

  If you’re like many Entrepreneurs, one of the reasons you said goodbye to the corporate rat-race was “freedom.”  The freedom to be your own...

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...
WhatsApp Co-Founder Invests in Gurgaon-Based Connected Car Startup

WhatsApp Co-Founder Invests in Gurgaon-Based Connected Car Startup

In a move to speed up the availability of Internet-connected cars in India, WhatsApp Co-Founder Brian Acton with other global business leaders on Monday...
The Reasons For and Against Joining Co-Working Space

The Reasons For and Against Joining Co-Working Space

Co-working offices are popping up across the globe, and they seem to have a high appeal in the eyes of modern businessmen. But are...
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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...
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...
Women Entrepreneurs

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,...
Adèle McLay

5 down, 7 to go – what’s your 1 thing?

We’ve completed 5 months of 2016 and there are 7 to go. How are you feeling? Excited because you’re on track with your business plan? Or perhaps...
Positioning a Failed Startup into a Winning Experience on your Resume

Positioning a Failed Startup into a Winning Experience on your Resume

Many of my clients come to me because their startup endeavors didn’t pan out, and they are hoping a return to Corporate America will...
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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...

7 key traits it takes to be a ‘multi-preneur’

As an executive coach working with innovators and influencers, I’ve been engaged by several multi-preneurs over the years. Each time I’ve been fascinated with...

THE 6-5-4-3-2-1 Most Important Words in Business + Life

I first found this quote almost 30 years ago… forgot about it, and recently found it again. It was relevant then and still is now,...

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...

Putting Your Creativity to Work for You

Your creativity can serve you and your business. When tricky scenarios start to play in your head, remake the movie to guide you to...
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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...

Is It Worth Starting A Home Based Internet Business?

There are no specific requirements for starting your own internet business. But it''s surprising how so many people think and talk about their intentions...

Ten great apps for small and home businesses

When you’re working for yourself, it can sometimes feel like you have so many tasks to perform that you don’t have time to focus...

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...

Top 10 African countries to invest in 2016

As the world continues to witness a paradigm shift from business to politics, 2016 ushers a wave of opportunities never imagined. A look into business...

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...

Mentors & Millennials

When I first entered the business world - as a millennial (Barely? Labels are a bit hazy when you apply one that you didn’t...

How to Start A Business Venture With Low Risk

Most people think that entrepreneurs are ultimate risk takers. This view is partially wrong, since entrepreneurs strive to do everything in their power to...

#TechTuesday: Why SME’s Need to Understand Instagram’s New Algorithm

Did you know: 20% of all internet users have an Instagram account? Instagram is one of the most important social networks for small businesses as...

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...

The most valuable skills of your team members

How to build a team you can count on? The answer to that questions secures the overall success of any business. People are the...

How To STOP Being a Bad-Meeting-Victim

80 % of business meetings are entirely unnecessary. The quality of conversation that occurs does not warrant the time allotted for the event. Magic...

5 Basic Things You Must Know Before Starting A Home Business

These are the basic things that must be considered before going into home/online business. Adequate care about them will result in successful startup of...

Talent Management – How Smart Leaders do it differently?

Learn the best practices of employers in modern work world to keep their workforce engaged. Find out the challenges followed by solutions that employers experience while retaining...

Information Missing from Entrepreneurs Pitches 11

We are at the end of our Business Model Canvas and of our education about the boxes that will help you to mitigate or...

5 Signs Your Business Needs An Overhaul

Businesses that are fulfilling their goals are having planning sessions on a regular basis, be sure about that. These processes may be lengthy and...

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...

Snapchat: Is Your Business On It Yet?

I have to admit that when Kyle Reyes of The Silent Partner Marketing told me to get on Snapchat, I was apprehensive. I thought...

Proper Ways to Expand Your One-Man Business

Some businesses require a lot of employees in order to exist, while services like plumbing can be easily pulled off even if you are...

Micropreneurship: NOW Is The Right Time To Start!

The term has been in the news in recent months, but what exactly IS a “micropreneur?” In a word, it’s an extremely small business. The...

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...

You’re Not A Mommy Blogger – You’re A Mommy With An...

Prologue My male friends strongly urged me not to share this article.  They suggested it was the equivalent of poking an angry mother bear. My female...

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...

LinkedIn acquires recruiting startup Connectifier

LinkedIn today announced in its earnings statement that it has acquired Connectifier, a startup with technology for helping recruiters find talent. “The acquisition of Connectifier...

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...

The Secret To An Effective Online Home Business

Running an online home business is one of the most profitable and simplest business models around. But many people who enter into the online...

Small Businesses and Startups Have More in Common Than You Think

On the surface, launching a startup and running a small business is like comparing apples to oranges. Startups are perceived as sexy and up...

Business Mistakes Transformed into Knowledge

As I ponder what I’ve learned over the years as an entrepreneur, my biggest incites have come from my mistakes. I would like to...

20 Key Actions that Make You a Better and Happier Person

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...

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...

2016: THE Why – What – Who – How – When

2016.  It’s not that far away – excited? I certainly am although I’m going to finish 2015 strongly first. While we close off 2015 and...

4 Steps to Start-Up Success

While sitting on the beach one day in Amelia Island, Florida, I noticed my children (6 and 5 at the time) frantically building something...

Ways of Un-rushing

You know how it goes. Rush rush rush rush. And then rush some more. Especially during the month of December. End of year reports. Gift...

7 Truths to Set Yourself Up for Success

Success comes in different forms and it means different things to different people. There isn't a precise formula to follow to be successful nor...

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...

Website Review: 5 Nigerian Start-ups to Watch Out in 2016

Edusko.com Edusko is nothing like the education sector has ever experienced. Edusko bridges the gap between good schools and parents, thereby making the right schools...

10 ways startups can get the most out of LinkedIn

LinkedIn is one of the most powerful, yet often overlooked platforms for marketing, and can actually be more successful than other social channels because...

3 Major Things to Never Forget During Failure

Failure happens to everyone. However, failure doesn't have to rule your life. There are things that you can control and things that you can't...

50 of The Most Exciting Tech Startups Coming Out of Africa

African is witnessing the emergence of a technology revival. It is home to many startups that are changing the landscape. Every year Africa birth...

THE 7 Pillars to Standing Tall in Business

Have you ever wondered why in business some people stand taller and stronger, and have more impact, influence and success than others? I guarantee you’ve...

INFORMATION MISSING FROM ENTREPRENEURS’ PITCHES

I have been studying entrepreneurs’ pitches for over 10 years in the private equity world and for three and a half years in academia....
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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...

10 Of Your Worst Fear You Shouldn’t Worry About

The human mind is very powerful. It can either destroy you or push you through heights never imagined. Fear is a negative emotion which...

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...

5 Tips For Using LinkedIn For Your Business

Here are 5 ways to start using LinkedIn as a key part of your overall marketing strategy, and help drive traffic and sales. As you...

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How to: follow Apple’s lead and improve your retail space

How to: follow Apple’s lead and improve your retail space

The Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, Central Park, glittering Broadway – the New York sightseeing checklist is packed with historic monuments. But as...
Smart Ways To Relaxify Your Office Space

Smart Ways To Relaxify Your Office Space

A strictly business oriented office space is not accommodating for everyone. Despite the prevailing opinion in the majority of the scholarly articles about office...

10 Of Your Worst Fear You Shouldn’t Worry About

The human mind is very powerful. It can either destroy you or push you through heights never imagined. Fear is a negative emotion which...
What Every Future Entrepreneur Needs To Know

What Every Future Entrepreneur Needs To Know

Starting your own business and becoming an entrepreneur is like entering a dark room you've never seen before and trying to navigate through it...

Criticism and the Ability to Learn

 My guess is that not many people like to be criticized. Those who do have most likely learned that listening to criticism is a...