Meet a Product Manager With These 5 Traits? Hire Her on the Spot

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / January 31, 2019
Hire the Best Product Manager

If you’re not a product manager, you might wonder why the role is sometimes called the “product CEO” or even the “second CEO.” Don’t those terms also describe the head of engineering? What about the CTO? Unlike the typical CTO or lead engineer, product managers touch every area of the business. They’re responsible for the product’s progress, of course, but they also coordinate with marketing, sales, procurement, and…

Here’s What Forward Thinking Business Leaders Do Differently

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / January 29, 2019
future facing company

There’s something to be said for focusing on the here and now. But to say that you can only control the present is a shortsighted view of business management. Smart leaders are equally focused on how they can prepare for the future. The Marks of a Forward Thinking Company As a business leader, you have no choice but to focus on what’s in front of you – the…

Forward Thinking: 3 Retirement Tips For Young Entrepreneurs

by / ⠀Personal Finance / January 25, 2019
Retirement Tips For Young Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs are persistent people and innovative thinkers, but if there’s one thing that they’re not very good at as a group, it would be saving for retirement. What’s the problem? Simply put, starting a business can leave entrepreneurs in a financially precarious situation with little money left to save or invest for their retirement years. What can you save when you’re running up debt and living on loans?…

4 Project Management Tips To Deliver Large, Complex Projects On Time

by / ⠀Startup Advice / January 23, 2019
Project Management

Large, complex projects are twice as likely to be delivered late, go over budget, and have missing critical features. You can use the best project management tools on the market and still fall behind. Avoid a dismal fate for your next big project with the following project management strategies: Get your project managers PMP certified If you’ve hired a skilled project manager without Project Management Professional (PMP) certification,…

How Do You Track Progress in Your Business?

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / January 21, 2019
Track Progress

A business should always be moving towards a set of goals. As soon as one set of goals is accomplished, a new set of objectives needs to be put in place. But how do you track how your team is doing in between goal creation and realization? The Importance of Tracking Progress  Whether it’s a fitness goal, business objective, or anything in between, tracking progress from the beginning…

Should You Take Out A Personal Loan To Fund Your Business?

by / ⠀Personal Finance / January 18, 2019
Personal Loan To Fund Your Business

If you have reasonably sound credit, it’s easy to get a personal loan – in fact, there are probably several companies actively clamoring to loan you money. When starting a business or trying to grow your company, though, steer clear of using personal funds. Despite the easy access, introducing personal funds into your professional endeavors can get messy quickly and leave your credit in shambles if things go…

Office Manager Beyond Your Budget? 4 Tips to Patch One Together

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / January 17, 2019
Startup office manager

Just like human beings, startups that grow up go through “teenage” years. No longer is the founder’s basement an acceptable workplace, but office rental costs aren’t exactly within reach, either. That sole salesperson has an assistant now, but can two people truly be called a “department”? Perhaps the most awkward part of business adolescence, however, has to do with office management. With two or three, it might’ve been…

Psychedelic Dangers & Cryptocurrency Fame with Michael Jacobs aka Shill Nye The Crypto Guy

by / ⠀Podcast / January 17, 2019

This week’s episode of the Live Different Podcast is all about cryptocurrency, building a business, and transforming one’s life. The Guest Michael Jacobs, also known as NYE, is an avid speaker, world explorer, content creator, and digital marketing specialist in the blockchain and cryptocurrency space. Ever since 2017, he’s been trading in the cryptocurrency space while running his company Elevated District at the same time. Elevated District helps blockchain and…

13 Leadership Blogs Every Person Under 30 Should Read

by / ⠀Blog Career Advice Entrepreneurship / January 3, 2019
Leadership Blogs Every Person Under 30 Should Read

Leaders aren’t born, they’re made. Whether it’s coaching, taking professional development courses or made through experiences, leaders should take plenty of opportunities to strengthen their skills. Leaders need to continue on a path of growth as individuals and professionals. One of the most effective ways to become a stronger leader is by reading management and leadership blogs from the people who have the experience and knowledge to become…

8 Reasons You are not as Successful as You Should Be

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / December 24, 2018
Reasons You are not as Successful as You Should Be

Early on in my career, I had a roadmap of where I was going. It was actually pretty ambitious. However, things didn’t go the way I planned. Now, I consider that this situation was for the best. But, there were moments when I wondered why I wasn’t as successful as I had expected to be.  After some self-reflection, I determined that I was not as successful as I wanted…

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