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7 Subtle But Deadly Sins of Entrepreneurship

by / ⠀Startup Advice / August 13, 2012

Often, our biggest mistakes are the ones that we learn most from. Committing pricing errors, picking the wrong vendors, or failing to identify the right markets are examples of blunders that hit us hard but we learn quickly from. These mistakes are obvious, so we know not to do them again in the future. However, there are certain types of mistakes that are more subtle and aren’t as…

4 Ways to Dress for Success in an Increasingly Casual Workplace

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / August 7, 2012

Working in an office that doesn’t have a dress code is a lot like taking the training wheels off of your bike. Your new responsibility means the stakes are even higher. Will you make all the right moves, sailing past your peers and earning the respect of everyone around you? Or will you crash in such an embarrassingly public way that it’ll take years of counseling to undo…

Early Birds Catch the Worm: The Entrepreneurial Life and Why it is Better Than the 9 to 5

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / July 30, 2012

Living the life of an entrepreneur isn’t for everyone. To give a brief overview there are a lot of late nights, juggling of responsibilities and pots of coffee involved. You find yourself paying your first loyal employees with pizza and beer and paying yourself less. As an entrepreneur myself, I find myself waking up at 7 a.m. and going to bed at 1 a.m. nearly every night while…

Apply Now: Under30CEO Awards are Discovering The Next Great Young Entrepreneurs

by / ⠀Startup Advice / July 18, 2012

Today is an exciting day for Under30CEO. We are launching the first annual Under30CEO Awards highlighting 300 young entrepreneurs under 30 years old in 10 select cities. These awards are meant to discover up-and-coming young entrepreneurs across the United States who are poised to be the next great business leaders. The winners of the awards will receive hundreds of thousands of views as the results of each city are published this…

How to Work 24/7 and Still Get 8 Hours of Sleep

by / ⠀Startup Advice / July 12, 2012

People who have been in meetings with me have probably heard me say, “Let’s move on.” That’s how I tell people they’re on the verge of wasting my time. If they’re lucky, they’ve never heard me say, “Anything else?” That means they’ve already wasted my time, and I’m not happy about it. Time is the most valuable thing you have — and I’m not just talking about the…

9 Essential Marketing Skills Every Person Should Know

by / ⠀Finding Customers Startup Advice / June 25, 2012

A few years ago, I was discussing a relationship problem with a friend when she threw me a golden line — a lifeline of sorts. Her words of wisdom were: “It’s all marketing!” Who knew a short string of words could change it all? That line has stayed with me and shined light on many of my problems (professional and personal) ever since. I use marketing skills in…

21 Free Tools to Help Your Small Business Succeed

by / ⠀Startup Advice / May 22, 2012

As small business owners we are always looking for tools to help get the job done at a low cost. Well nothing beats free! It’s truly amazing how powerful some of the free online small business tools are out there. If you’re not taking advantage of at least a few of these resources then you are missing out. These tools cover a variety of topics but almost every…

5 Reasons Why Entrepreneurs Should Never Cancel On Exercise

by / ⠀Startup Advice / May 14, 2012

  As an entrepreneur you probably spend most of your day hustling, putting out fires, and more likely than not, sitting hunched over your dimly lit computer screen trying to figure out what you’ve got yourself into. Like many of the people reading this article (including myself), this is the life you’ve chosen, it’s not glamorous, but it’s what you want at this very moment in time and…

20 Young Women Entrepreneurs and Their Rising Companies

by / ⠀Startup Advice / May 1, 2012

Today, we are looking at some of the amazing women who are taking the startup world by storm. These women have raised millions in funding, have millions of users and are making money. Their companies range from one that creates a soccer ball that doubles as an Eco-friendly generator, to a 16 year old with a fashion accessory line backed by investors like Lori Greiner, Mark Cuban and…

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