As cofounder and CEO of a leadership development enterprise, I consistently seek mentorship and guidance from others who have grown businesses and risen through the professional ranks. I tapped into my mentor network even more when I reached a personal milestone in my life: motherhood. Both prior to and after giving birth to my first child, […]
Running a business is hard enough, but building a brand while serving as president for another company, trying to be a good husband and fathering 2 small children is like running an Ironman every day. I cannot expect to give 100 percent to every leg of the race without burning out. Staying accessible to my team often means missing […]
I talk to many people who have spent years struggling up the corporate ladder who dream of jumping ship and becoming an entrepreneur. I hasten to tell them that every job move is fraught with risk, but the move from employee to entrepreneur is on the high end of the risk curve. It’s a big […]
One of our earliest team members, who left to start his own company, sent us an email recently. I’ll paraphrase here, but the gist of it was that despite his being one of the first people to join the team at Ampush, nothing could have prepared him for starting his own company from the ground […]
Adding to your startup’s staff represents a major challenge for many small business owners. While there’s no arguing that bringing on rock star employees can help advance your business objectives faster than bottom-of-the-barrel applicants, you may not have the leverage of high salaries, exorbitant benefits and other perks to offer these top players. So how […]
Leaving the corporate world means ditching those stressed-out long nights and enjoying life more, right? How’s that working out for you? There’s no shortage of overstressed, sleep-deprived entrepreneurs. Building a company is an uphill battle; it takes time, energy, motivation, persistence, and a little bit of luck. There’s no clock-in and clock-out times, five o’clock […]
Today we hear from Eleanor Haas, Managing Director of The Calyx Group, which, for more than 25 years, has helped both early stage and Fortune 500 companies to achieve sustainable growth primarily in B2B services related to technology, publishing and information services, financial services and marketing services, by helping those companies to develop successful new revenue streams, new products, new customers and new businesses.
Today we hear from Anna Curran, organizer, facilitator, mentor extraordinaire, and Founder and CEO of Cookbook Create, a site that allows you to turn your recipes into a printed cookbook, then to share them or keep them private.
Today we hear from Amy Vernon, a 20-year veteran of newspaper journalism and top female submitter of all time on the late Digg.com, Amy Vernon is sought-after for advice on how to navigate the social web and has consulted to a wide variety of clients, from tech startups to international media organizations, on how to harness their community, develop shareable content and put in place best practices in their digital strategy. Vernon has blogged for many sites, including VentureBeat, The Next Web, Network World, AlleyWatch and Discovery.com’s Parentables, and has driven literally millions of page views through her work.
Employees are essential to any company. They help keep the everyday operations of your business running, and are an invaluable asset to your work. That’s why keeping them motivated is so important. A lack of interest or drive in the work they do will result in reduced morale, attendance, and ultimately, profits. Failing to cultivate […]
When you’re starting your own company for the first time, you experience many ups and downs and go through big changes, both good and bad. You no longer have any bosses who check your work or make final decisions. Instead, you take responsibility for your decisions, take care of nearly every task required to start […]