Quick fixes. Step-by-step guides. Cheat sheets. Checklists. And time-saving hacks. Have you ever tried to learn a new skill like copywriting, business development, Spanish or even tennis using any of the above?
Getting laid off suddenly. Taking up a new job that doesn't work out. Starting a business only to find three months in that you can't pay the bills. Failure. It's tough. It's also a far more common experience than success.
Lisa McCarthy and Wendy Leshgold cofounded their training and coaching company, The Fast Forward Group, in 2013 to help companies foster high-performance cultures. I spoke to the cofounders about entrepreneurship, leadership and their advice for creating corporate cultures that work.
It seems as though Gladwell has been successful for years, but he spent his early career struggling to earn recognition for his work. Even if you’re not a writer like Gladwell, you can can apply Gladwell's approach to help your products, services and ideas succeed too.
Fundraising is one of the most vital and most challenging tasks you will be faced within the course of running your business. It’s a rare case where investors are lining up to give a startup anything and everything they want, so raising money requires hard work, perseverance, and patience.
The good news is that federal aid for colleges has reached its high-water mark. The bad news is that millions of young adults feel they have no choice but to enroll in a four-year University, something that brings with it an inordinate amount of debt for many students.
One thing is common for all - a huge amount of effort is required for both fundraising or generating revenue - which diverts time and attention from the work the startup really demands. Here are a few lessons I have learned from both sides of the fence while raising money and making money.