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  • 5 Success (And Survival) Tips For Aspiring Entrepreneurs

    5 Success (And Survival) Tips For Aspiring Entrepreneurs

    via Forbes: Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk is among the most (in)famous entrepreneurs of our era. His successes (and failure) have been well-documented, yet his unparalleled imagination and innovation have given him incredible resilience. When students from Draper University asked Musk his advice for starting up, he quoted a friend, saying it’s like: “like eating glass and staring into the abyss.” His followup advice for those seeking to follow this path? “DON’T DO IT!” If […]

  • Why Do So Many Start-ups Fail? Two Surveys Highlight Common Factors

    Why Do So Many Start-ups Fail? Two Surveys Highlight Common Factors

    via Inventors: Failure can be defined in many ways, but the factors involved are often consistent. Other than selling your invention outright, the two primary ways of making money from your invention are licensing it in return for royalties or becoming the “entrepreneurial inventor” and starting a small business to produce your invention and market it yourself. The February 2018 Inventors Digest, which focused on start-ups, began its coverage with statistical evidence of the formidable challenges […]

  • Entrepreneurs Should Master the Art of Problem Solving with These Simple Tips

    Entrepreneurs Should Master the Art of Problem Solving with These Simple Tips

    via Small Business Trends: At the 2016 Fortune-Time Global Forum, Richard Branson provided a wakeup call to businesses who believe their biggest responsibility is to maximize shareholder return. The world’s most successful entrepreneur said this belief is a big mistake and it’s not up to governments to resolve social issues. He said to the audience, “I sincerely believe that companies need to work with the social sector to get on top of the problems of the […]

  • How A 21-Year-Old USC Entrepreneur Turned A Campus-Wide Issue Into A Healthy, Thriving Business

    How A 21-Year-Old USC Entrepreneur Turned A Campus-Wide Issue Into A Healthy, Thriving Business

    via Forbes: The Growing Use of Adderall On College Campuses Midterms. Final exams. Late night study sessions. These are all common realities of living a college lifestyle. “Pulling all-nighters” has become the new normal across campuses, as students drive to succeed and take advantage of the opportunities that have been presented to them. But, in a fast-paced, technologically enhanced society, the competition among educational institutions and more importantly, its students, continues. The pressure college students face […]

  • 30 Under 30 Asia 2018: The Social Entrepreneurs Bringing Positive Change To Asia

    30 Under 30 Asia 2018: The Social Entrepreneurs Bringing Positive Change To Asia

    via Forbes: With an average age of just 25 — and 3 honorees under 21 — this year’s social entrepreneurs who made Forbes’ 30 Under 30 Asia list are proving that when it comes to social responsibility, the young are leading the way. Be it poverty, lack of access to education, poor record on women’s rights or the environmental impact, these inspiring millennials are tackling big issues and finding innovative and sustainable solutions to make a […]

  • Meet The 10-Year-Old Social Entrepreneur Helping The Homeless Across The Nation

    Meet The 10-Year-Old Social Entrepreneur Helping The Homeless Across The Nation

    via Forbes: Jahkil Jackson of Chicago, Illinois is one busy young man. He’s a student, a tap dancer, a basketball player, an actor, a model, and he’s a social entrepreneur who is on a mission to help the homeless in Chicago and throughout the world. At his young age of 10, he’s already given out over 6,000 Blessing Bags to those in need. Blessing Bags are filled with basic items that homeless need to improve their […]

  • 3 Reasons Budding Entrepreneurs Should Finish College

    3 Reasons Budding Entrepreneurs Should Finish College

    via bizjournals: About this time of year, many students are questioning the value of staying in school. There’s an increasing chorus of proponents urging them to drop out. They say, “You don’t need a formal education anymore, especially if you are planning on being an entrepreneur.” They say, “Just get started, the real-world experience will be more effective than the abstract and theoretical education you get in college.” They are quick to support this advice with […]

  • Five Lessons On Entrepreneurship From Tilman Fertitta’s Billion Dollar Buyer

    Five Lessons On Entrepreneurship From Tilman Fertitta’s Billion Dollar Buyer

    via Forbes: Whoever said you can’t learn anything from reality television hasn’t watched Tilman Fertitta’s Billion Dollar Buyer. I’ve been avidly following the show for three seasons, and Fertitta’s advice to young entrepreneurs is just as on point and relevant for young entrepreneurs as for experienced entrepreneurs like myself. If you’re not familiar with Fertitta (full disclosure: Fertitta is listed as a speaker on my website but we have never represented him), he’s a billionaire entrepreneur […]

  • 5 Ways Successful Entrepreneurs Approach Problems and Solve Them Effectively

    5 Ways Successful Entrepreneurs Approach Problems and Solve Them Effectively

    via yourstory: Success is about how you stand out in a crowd, make a mark, and do things differently. For an entrepreneur, that is what differentiates the successful ones from the rest. In a journey fraught with challenges on a day-to-day basis, how does one embrace success? A lot of the responsibility for this lies on the shoulders of the entrepreneur and their approach to problems and challenges. One of the best examples of not letting […]

  • Why There’s No Such Thing as a Corporate Entrepreneur

    Why There’s No Such Thing as a Corporate Entrepreneur

    via HBR: Can we please agree that there is no such thing as a corporate entrepreneur? The term corporate entrepreneur devalues what real entrepreneurs do, and it creates a haze of hokum around people trying to innovate in large companies that sets them up to fail. There is an ocean of difference between people innovating or designing new offerings inside a large company, and actual entrepreneurs. On one shore of the ocean is certainty — the […]