Not every entrepreneur who builds a business from the ground up plans to “sell out” to venture capitalists and walk away. But once some of them see that long string of zeros at the bottom of a term sheet, they follow that route.
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 Crystal L. Faulkner, an EO Cincinnati member and co-founder and partner of Cooney Faulkner & Stevens, LLC
Several months ago, I heard a quote by Eleanor Roosevelt: “Do one thing every day that scares you.” I thought about that saying and wondered: Was I still challenging myself? Did my goals still “scare me”? Have I become entirely too comfortable in my business?
Given their social and outgoing natures, extroverts have never had much trouble gaining acceptance in the business world. In fact, they’ve been seen as sales naturals for decades. Meanwhile, introverts have recently staged an upsurgence, agitating for acceptance of their quieter but no less successful methods of doing business.
But often lost in the back and forth between the two well known personality types is a startling fact — most people are neither.
By Brian Scudamore, an EO Vancouver member and founder of O2E Brands
It’s a new year and everyone’s full of resolutions – eat right, spend less, hit the gym. But busy entrepreneurs coping with budget meetings, bursting schedules and running a business may have a hard time staying focused.
As someone with ADD, staying on task has always been a challenge for me, even before overflowing inboxes and smartphones became distractions.
Most of us spend some amount of time–sometimes a lot!–online. Instead of chasing after provocative headlines and weird old tricks, why not spend time on sites that will make you smarter in life, shrewder in business, and wiser in leadership?
Here are 30 of the best sites for professional and personal development. Learn as an individual or connect your team.
For 2016, I’ve made what I think is a game-changing resolution, which will ultimately help me to be a better entrepreneur. This year, I will outsource every business function that is not a personal strength or core competency. The idea doesn’t necessarily appear profound, but consider the implications with me.
By Cheryl Biron, EO New Jersey
After a career of working for others – and now for myself – I’ve identified three key questions helped maximize my productivity and ultimate happiness over the course of many years:
“What?”, “Where?” and “With whom?”
When I started out in the workforce, as an overachiever, I was led to believe that happiness came from success, and success came from going to the top schools and moving up the corporate ladder at Fortune 500 companies. And so I set out, a Cornell undergrad having attended the Merrill Lynch financial analyst program, with a Wharton MBA and Procter & Gamble marketing experience. I was well on my way to success, but happiness? Not so much.
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.
The term “digital divide” was first coined in 2001 by political scientists to describe how uneven access to the internet would create a population of left-behind “information have-nots.” Fifteen years later, the focus for technologists – whether they originate from the White House, Silicon Valley, or grassroots initiatives like Albany Can Code – isn’t on increasing the diversity of people who have access to the internet; it’s on increasing diversity among those who have jobs in the tech sector.