Cyber criminals will use any means available to get your information or you money – both, if possible. They are performing technical attacks against every device connected to the internet, probing for vulnerabilities, bad configurations or poor security. It does not matter the size of your organization; whether you are Fortune 500 company with 2,000 employees or if you are startup with only three employees, you are at risk of being under attack. But cyber criminals are also using another kind of attack to take advantage of our natural tendency to trust.
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By Graham Marsden, Director of Marketing, Entrepreneurs’ Organization
The Early Days of .gif Files
Think back to the early days of the internet, back to the time where you went to the store and shelled out a hard-earned $40 to purchase a screensaver featuring flying toasters in order to prevent screen-burn on your bulbous CRT monitor. Now remember the visual smorgasbord that the best internet marketers were employing at the time – an all-in appeal to grab your attention for more than a fleeting second. Yes, I’m talking about the early days of the animated .gif file format.
The two discuss their own personal and professional goals for 2016, and they provide great insight into how you, as an entrepreneur, can set yourself up for success this year. Watch the episode below, and learn why you need to figuratively “show up and throw up” when making achievable goals this year.
By Zoe Henry, Reporter, Inc.
The iconic inventor of the Miracle Mop, and real-life inspiration behind the movie ‘Joy,’ opens up about the secrets and challenges of building a $3 billion empire based on household products.
There’s been a lot of buzz around Joy Mangano lately, the famed creator of the Miracle Mop, a widely recognized household product.
That’s probably because she’s been the inspiration behind Joy, the new film directed by David O’Russell (American Hustle, Silver Linings Playbook)–starring Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper. While Mangano’s trials have earned her recent fame in Hollywood, she’s had to weather more than two decades of business ownership to get there.
By Will Swayne, an EO Brisbane member and Head of Strategy at lead generation agency Marketing Results.
After the holiday season is over, many entrepreneurs approach January with big customer acquisition and revenue generation goals for the coming year. I know I do. But around seven years ago, I noticed a disturbing pattern in my business, and I’ve since realized that this problem isn’t limited to me.
If a picture is worth 1,000 words, here are 30,000 (30 pictures) from 2015. Thank you for being a part of EO this year, and we can’t wait to continue learning and growing with you in 2016!
This year’s EO24 programming shattered last year’s records and made it the best 24-hour learning event we’ve hosted to date! This amazing 24-hour, interactive experience featured top-class speakers, rich learning opportunities and the ability to live-chat with these speakers and other entrepreneurs globally. This updated, fresh take on a celebration of learning for entrepreneurs worldwide spoke to many facets of the entrepreneurial experience, through EO members and industry experts. Here are a few numbers we’ve collected from EO24:
This year, 23 EO member companies were honored in the Inc. 500|5000 list; unfortunately, one member’s company, UltraMobile, was left off the list. In an effort to celebrate this amended (and expanded) list, here are the 24 EO member companies featured by Inc.com this year.
Personal experience and conjecture can only take us so far – but a good businessperson knows that “the facts” speak for themselves, so we’ve compiled updated research from The Kauffman Foundation, The United Nations and the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) to give you an accurate representation of 2015 business, both within the United States and globally. Since thorough research regarding women’s entrepreneurship has only recently become available, we’ve included a large amount of information on the subject. Here are 21 noteworthy facts and statistics from this year:
American actress and activist Susan Sarandon, when asked about the importance of movies in shaping identity, responded with this thoughtful statement: “Oh, movies are important and they’re dangerous because we’re the keeper of the dreams. You go into a little dark room and become incredibly vulnerable – on one hand all your perspectives can be challenged, you could feel something you couldn’t feel normally. It can encourage you to be the protagonist in your own life. On the other hand it can completely misshape you.”
What does this have to do with entrepreneurship? Most likely, we’ve all seen at least one movie that inspired or challenged our perceptions of ourselves; this contagious excitement and drive has been communicated through film since Thomas Edison’s first experimental films in the late 19th century. This entrepreneurial spirit was shared by the Lumiere Brothers, who are credited as the first filmmakers in history.