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What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Space Exploration

What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Space Exploration

May 9, 2019

In today’s business world, innovation is considered the key to longevity. The idea of venturing into the unknown to explore new frontiers – whether that means seeking out new markets or new product lines, is at the heart of most successful business strategies. The unprecedented success of companies like Amazon, Airbnb, and Netflix, often at the expense of their more traditional industry counterparts has changed business forever. While there has been much buzz around the idea of innovation lately, perhaps we can all agree that nothing is more innovative than space exploration. The idea of going beyond the known world to explore new frontiers outside of the earth’s axis, is indeed at the vanguard of the vanguard.read more


Sushi, Sake, and a the Art of Being An International Entrepreneur

Sushi, Sake, and the Art of Being An International Entrepreneur

March 26, 2019

Around the time Ken Valvur arrived at Thunderbird in 1987, Japan’s economy was the envy of the world. Japan was sitting on the largest cache of wealth ever assembled. The Tokyo Stock Exchange surpassed New York to become the world’s largest on the basis of market capitalization. And by the late 1980s, Japan ranked first in GNP per capita worldwide. Japan’s economic boom began to fizzle in 1991, but it had a significant and lasting impact on Ken Valvur.read more


Keep Your Business Booming: Five Keys to Small Business Success

Keep Your Business Booming: Five Keys to Small Business Success

September 17, 2018

Being a small business owner in the United States is hard work. No matter what comes your way, you and your employees are all you have. Some factors are beyond your control and can make the brass ring harder to grab. The 2017 Allstate/USA TODAY Small Business Barometer, a study that combines federal data with a national survey of nearly 2,800 small-business owners, finds that the ease with which small business owners can get the commodities they need has gone down considerably since the 2016 Barometer release. Meanwhile, unemployment continues to fall, which means more people are finding jobs — a good thing for the economy, but also a reason hiring good staff may be a challenge right now.read more


Teaching a Child to Count:  4 Ways to Raise a Budding Entrepreneur

Teaching a Child to Count: 4 Ways to Raise a Budding Entrepreneur

September 4, 2018

I’ve got two kiddos - 5 and 2 years old - with one on the way. It’s always been a goal of mine as a parent to teach them about entrepreneurship to best prepare them for life. Why? Entrepreneurship has the same trajectories as life. Ebbs and flows. More questions than answers. Successes and setbacks.read more


Immigrant Mentality

To Succeed as an Entrepreneur, Be More Like an Immigrant

August 17, 2018

To succeed as an entrepreneur, or employee, or leader – be more like an immigrant.read more


Will Greece’s New Entrepreneurs Thrive in a Post-Bailout World?

Will Greece’s New Entrepreneurs Thrive in a Post-Bailout World?

August 15, 2018

Stavros Tsompanidis was a teenager at the onset of the global financial crisis in 2009. While he was thinking about college, his homeland of Greece was turning to the International Monetary Fund and EU to borrow 110 billion euros ($146 billion) in order to avoid default.read more


Top 10 Lessons Learned While Launching a Million-Dollar Business

Top 10 Lessons for Launching a Million-Dollar Business

July 31, 2018

By Brett Farmiloe Two years ago I was a digital marketing freelancer who had just gotten my website to rank on the first page of Google for the term, “digital marketing company.” Since then, I’ve helped lead our company past the seven figure mark in revenue and now work with 15 employees and... read more


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Corporate Social Responsibility: Good for the World & the Bottom Line

April 10, 2018

In our highly connected world, people pay attention to corporate behavior. People noticed when Dick’s Sporting Goods banned the sale of assault-type weapons, and when REI said ‘no’ to Black Friday. What’s more: people change their investment in companies when they take a strong stance. In a survey by Cone Communications, 87% of consumers surveyed would purchase a product because the company supported an issue they care about. And 76% would refuse to support a company if its values weren’t aligned with their ownread more


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Yep, That’s a Job: Opportunities in Corporate Social Responsibility

April 2, 2018

A simple search on LinkedIn proves that there are no shortages of career opportunities in the field of corporate social responsibility (CSR). And as more companies adopt CSR there will be even more opportunities available. Career options range from CSR Specialist to Social Impact Manager in just about any field that interests you – marketing, politics, media, retail, and many more. A CSR career is a unique opportunity to combine your passion for doing good with an industry that interests you.read more


Millennial

How Young Entrepreneurs Are Innovating and Thriving

March 24, 2018

In the age of thriving startups, young entrepreneurs are fueling innovation in American business. Now, more than ever, Millennials are seeing the appeal of being the boss. Sixty-two percent of Millennials have considered starting their own businesses, and 72 percent think startups are “essential for new innovation and jobs,” according to The Millennial Economy.read more