How To Network and Build New Work Connections

When entering a new industry, it can be a bit intimidating trying to meet new people. Through my experiences, I have found a few tips that helped me establish new work connections: 1. Find the Best Outlet for You: There are so many great ways to build new connections in your industry. For example, conferences…

The Art of Becoming a Good Leader

Often successful people begin to feel stagnant in career, or perhaps challenged at work. When this happens, they start to question themselves where they went wrong. Leaders will often to rise to their positions relying on a particular set of ethics and characteristics. But in time, every executive reaches a point when his or her…

The Key Ingredient to Achieving Success

“Without commitment, you’ll never start, but more importantly without consistency, you’ll never finish.” Strong words by the great Denzel Washington. Have you ever wondered how some people could achieve massive amounts of success in their field of endeavor, while others work just as hard but achieve very little? It could be said that those who achieve…

Embarking on the Journey of Starting Your First Business

Today I wanted to talk about the realistic goals of what it’s like embarking on the journey of starting your first business. According to the 2011 census, about 600,000 businesses start up each year. By the end of year one, 550,000 of those businesses fail. That is less than 10% survival rate. We’re all used…

What to do with Great Ideas

“A goal without a plan is just a wish.” Simply having a goal or idea in mind does not achieve success. A goal without a plan is just a wish…and daydreams alone rarely produce results. To move beyond wishful thinking and create tangible results requires specific goals and a well-crafted marketing action plan. An idea…

NRF Radical Startup – National Retail Federation Conference

Radical Retail at NRF There are a lot of impressive innovations in the works for the world of Retail entrepreneurship. Disruptive technologies are changing the game of the retail industry. This past January, I had the wonderful opportunity to speak amongst a panel of retail’s disruptive thinkers. It just so happens that the panel was a…

The Un-Sexy Reality of Being an Entrepreneur

The Un-Sexy Reality of Being an Entrepreneur Many people believe that being a founder of your own company is a glamorous job. That’s what often attracts people to the startup world; because it gives you the freedom to build your own company from the ground up. Many are attracted to the idea that you can…

Using Social Media As a Tool

With the rise of the Internet, social media has readily integrated itself in our lives. This makes it an influential marketing tool for businesses. However, this can make us often feel bombarded with advertisements in our everyday lives. Sometimes it feels like when scrolling down our Facebook feed there are more advertisements than updates from…

Looking For a Mentor

Pablo Picasso once said, “Good artists copy, great artists steal.” In any craft or aspect of your life, you can take the shortcut by learning from those more experienced. Oprah had a mentor. Ghandi had a mentor. Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs, Bill Gates. They all had mentors. And it’s most likely that many of the…