Abdo Riani Contributor Entrepreneurs I write about bootstrapping startups and small businesses. Building a startup, especially the early stages, can feel like a roller coaster that takes the founders in endless loops without tangible milestones except the, “let’s get started” execution stage. In reality, by looking at the big picture, there are clear and quantifiable stages…

Forbes – Entrepreneurs by Goncalo de Vasconcelos, Contributor  Becoming an entrepreneur is a life changing decision. Sometimes it just happens naturally and, before you know it, you’re an entrepreneur. However most times it requires a deep, possibly life changing self-analysis. “Should I become an entrepreneur?” is a question only you can answer. However, there are…

Entrepreneur by Cathy Heller This article is an excerpt from Cathy Heller’s new book, Don’t Keep Your Day Job: How to Turn Your Passion Into Your Career. You don’t need to know how you’ll achieve your dream. No one ever does! But you do need to build a runway. As we continue our lives, we should…

Entrepreneur by The Oracles In this series called Member Showcase, we publish interviews with members of The Oracles. This interview is with Jay Wright, founder and CEO of the Ecommerce Equation and co-founder of two multimillion-dollar e-commerce stores. It was condensed by The Oracles. Who are you? Jay Wright: I’m an e-commerce growth expert and advisor to a community of…

Entrepreneur by Aimee Tariq Entrepreneurs are different than other problem-solvers. They have a knack for coming up with unique solutions that transform lives and industries. Brands like Uber and Airbnb are just two examples of how entrepreneurial thinking can transform daily activities. What many people overlook when they evaluate these and other entrepreneurial successes is that…

By Ernest W. Nicastro Make sure you avoid these 5 deadly mistakes and you’ll greatly increase the odds that your direct mail marketing effort will get a positive response from your customers and prospects. Image source: iStock.com To be effective your sales letter must be opened, read, believed and acted upon. In order to do…

Entrepreneur by Bob Priest-Heck Managing a brand is a little like that relationship you have with your old roommate. You wistfully remember your good old days and the fun, crazy and life-changing experiences you shared, and you’re fiercely loyal to them and those memories. Then, 10 or 20 years later, maybe that relationship feels a little…

Entrepreneur by The Oracles In this series called Member Showcase, we publish interviews with members of The Oracles. This interview is with Nathan Mummert, CEO of Wildfire Marketing Secrets, a lead-generation agency with a focus on paid media. It was condensed by The Oracles. Who are you? Nathan Mummert: I’m a husband, father, and serial entrepreneur. In the last…

Entrepreneur by Stephen A. Schwarzman The following excerpt is from Stephen A. Schwarzman’s bookWhat It Takes: Lessons In the Pursuit of Excellence. Copyright © 2019 by Stephen A. Schwarzman. Reprinted by permission of Avid Reader Press, an Imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc.  I once attended a meeting of student entrepreneurs at a top American university. A…

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