By Jayson DeMers
Whether you’re just starting out or are an old pro, who doesn’t want to be a more successful entrepreneur?
Owning your own business gives you a sense of freedom and empowerment. You can build things and watch them grow.
Entrepreneurs make decisions for themselves, realize their creative visions, and develop lasting relationships with other entrepreneurs, customers, and vendors.
It’s a great way to live. That’s why I’ve founded so many companies — I can’t get enough.
That’s why I’ve put together these tips to help you to become more successful.
by Kimanzi Constable
For 12 years, I took life a day at a time. I had a dream but no goals for making it real. I just woke up each day hoping for something more. In 2011, I had had enough and began chasing my dream of starting a lifestyle business. This meant more work on top of a service business that took 60-80 hours of my week. It didn’t take long for me to realize that something had to give. I had to learn how to say no to open up room for the things that were important. Seeing how much time and energy was freed by saying no, I started looking at all the other areas of my life. Here are six things I said no to. Saying no helped me live a much better life and create the kind of business that I love.
I have not been involved in anything as exciting as the blockchain and cryptocurrency since I got involved with the internet in the early 90s. I first heard about Bitcoin in 2013, and I opened a Coinbase wallet and announced that I would accept payment in Bitcoin. Of course none materialized, since it was early and I was in Phoenix.But I couldn’t stop hearing about BTC from my most “out there” online friends (looking at you Thor Muller,) and on January 2014 made my first investment. I have no memory of why I chose that sum of money, which even back then did not even buy an entire Bitcoin.
I kind of forgot about it, until that summer when I was in London, and I met a man named Simon Dixon, who “took his company public,” now known as an ICOon a bitcoin exchange. He raised a lot of money for his startup that way. Along the way I learned about the underlying technology, the block chain. I learned more about that at YxYY, an unconference full of fascinating people.
They say that the only way to self-mastery is by assuming absolute control over your life processes. Entrepreneurship is one of the activities that can have a massive impact in that respect. It is an activity that will not only allow you to take matters into your own hands but also reveal the essence of the words responsibility, discipline, and productivity in all its glory.
In this post, I will reveal some things that you seldom find on the headlines of famous media outlets. These are things that you learn only when you have hands on experience in the area and you have spent days and nights trying to polish your strategies. My hope is that by revealing these things I will save you time, money, energy, regrets and unwanted conflict.
Whether you are an entrepreneur already, or you are thinking to start your own business, this article will prove invaluable along the way.
By Eric Johnson
It’s hard having talent. Mix in passion and an entrepreneurial spirit, and things can get even trickier.
Because now you have a choice.
Either you do what most people do: fear failure, keep that drive inside, and apply for that company job that doesn’t look too bad.
Or you can act on that talent, turn your passion into a business, and let your dream shape reality.
Dina Rodriguez followed her dream. Using a simple online shop, she’s now cashing in on her hobby by doing something she loves.
Here’s how she did it.
Turning your hobby into a career
While some worry that digital natives are sending the written script to its grave, Dina is breathing life back into the hand lettering trade.
Today, she’s a professional illustrator and hand lettering artist. And as the founder of Letter Shoppe, her work has been commissioned by companies like American Greetings and Penguin Books. How did she get there?…
By Brittany Berger on October 9, 2017
As a young journalism major learning about the publishing industry, I was in awe of the well-oiled machines that were large magazines, where I wanted to write one day.
How in the world could they combine hundreds, or even thousands, of different writers and voices—some veteran, some new to the team, some freelancers or temporary interns—into this one voice that was cohesive and just…fit?
Was it that everyone they hired just thought and talked the same way? That seemed unrealistic.
No, as I got further into my writing career, I realized that the well-oiled processes of the publishing industry ran deeper than I’d thought, and they usually had a documented system for representing the publication’s voice.
I’m talking about the holy editorial guidelines….