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An Air Force veteran who taught himself to code explains how he started a nonprofit that has educated other vets on how to get jobs in tech

Jerome Hardaway, founder of Vets Who Code and Air Force veteran GitHub Air Force veteran Jerome Hardaway left the military after five years of service in 2009 and had trouble finding the job. The job market is already tough for veterans, and the recession further impacted the job market. Hardaway taught himself how to code and was able to find a job, and he launched the nonprofit Vets Who Code to help other veterans do the same. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. When Air ...
Tags: Open Source, Facebook, South Korea, Enterprise, Navy, Entrepreneurship, Careers, Trends, Veterans, Veterans Day, Nashville, Air Force, Department Of Homeland Security, Amazon Web Services, Enterprise Software, General Assembly


An Air Force veteran who taught himself to code explains how he started a nonprofit that has educated 250,000 other vets on how to get jobs in tech

Jerome Hardaway, founder of Vets Who Code and Air Force veteran GitHub Air Force veteran Jerome Hardaway left the military after five years of service in 2009 and had trouble finding the job. The job market is already tough for veterans, and the recession further impacted the job market. Hardaway taught himself how to code and was able to find a job, and he launched the nonprofit Vets Who Code to help other veterans do the same. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. When Air ...
Tags: Open Source, Facebook, South Korea, Enterprise, Navy, Entrepreneurship, Careers, Trends, Veterans, Veterans Day, Nashville, Air Force, Department Of Homeland Security, Amazon Web Services, Enterprise Software, General Assembly


Are Entrepreneurs Control Freaks?

Some people think entrepreneurs are control freaks. We look at this control issue to find out how important it is to successful entrepreneurs. We discuss entrepreneurs and control on The BIGG Success Show. Here’s a summary of that discussion. It’s National Entrepreneur’s Day. As entrepreneurs ourselves with entrepreneurs as customers, every day is Entrepreneur’s Day […] The post Are Entrepreneurs Control Freaks? appeared first on Bigg Success. [click the title link above to read our full post]
Tags: Business, Podcast, Entrepreneurship, Careers, Entrepreneurs, Entrepreneur, Business Development, Audioblog, Bigg Success, George Krueger, Mary-lynn Foster, The Bigg Success Show, Entrepreneurial Mindset, The Professor And Mary-lynn


13 Things That Make Us Feel Lucky

Some people say that the number 13 is unlucky. We have a different attitude about it. We think that it’s a very lucky number because it relates to a special milestone. This week, we’re celebrating the 13th anniversary of BIGG Success! We share stories from the heart as we celebrate the 13th anniversary of BIGG […] The post 13 Things That Make Us Feel Lucky appeared first on Bigg Success. [click the title link above to read our full post]
Tags: Business, Podcast, Entrepreneurship, Careers, Anniversary, Business Development, Audioblog, Bigg Success, George Krueger, Mary-lynn Foster, The Bigg Success Show, The Professor And Mary-lynn, 13th Anniversary


How Ray Kroc Made a Fortune from McDonald’s

Ray Kroc made a fortune on someone else’s idea. Even then, he had to overcome many obstacles, over a number of years, to find BIGG success. We get informed and inspired by BIGG success stories. On The BIGG Success Show, we share one of our favorites. Below, you’ll find a summary of that story. Click […] The post How Ray Kroc Made a Fortune from McDonald’s appeared first on Bigg Success. [click the title link above to read our full post]
Tags: Podcast, Entrepreneurship, Careers, Success Stories, Mcdonalds, McDonald, Business Development, Ray Kroc, Audioblog, Bigg Success, George Krueger, Mary-lynn Foster, The Bigg Success Show, Bigg, The Professor And Mary-lynn, He Had To Overcome Many Obstacles


Managing Your Data in the New Normal

Amid social distancing, stringent lockdowns and a second surge of COVID-19 cases, business owners can no longer rely on splashy launch events, mom-and-pop friendliness or a dynamite location to build customer relationships. Today, every business is competing for eyeballs and purchases made on digital channels. Data-based approaches can help you stand out more effectively. To successfully stand out, you’ll need to understand data optimization basics, including gathering customer information, r...
Tags: Technology, Entrepreneurship, Careers, Management, Goal Setting, Current Affairs, Best Practices, Handy Resources, Creativity & Innovation, Life in the 21st Century, Ownership & Initiative, Personal Marketing, Facebook Instagram LinkedIn, Gathering Customer Information Data


How to find and land new business in a virtual world, when you're used to networking in person, according to 7 business owners

Shayanne Gal/Business Insider Emily Grey, business coach and owner of The Flourish Market. Emily Grey Now that the pandemic's thrown a wrench in meetups and in-person gatherings, businesses will have to adjust their plans to find and pitch customers from home. Seven business owners and coaches shared tips with Business Insider on successfully growing a business remotely. You can start by tapping into your existing network or revisiting connections you've lost along the way. Of...
Tags: Facebook, Small Business, Entrepreneurship, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Remote Working, Grey, Nordic, Lieberman, Renee, Liberman, XO, Business Advice, Hemmingway, Networking Advice


The lonely journey to the top: An entrepreneur who sold his company to Salesforce for 8 figures on how the pressures of early success crushed his mental and physical well-being

Getty Images John Roa is an entrepreneur who's run several technology companies including design agency ÄKTA, which was bought by Salesforce in 2015. He's also an author, speaker, and podcast host of "The John Roa Show." The following is an excerpt from his new book, "A Practical Way to Get Rich ... And Die Trying." In it, he candidly discusses the plight of the young entrepreneur, and shares how early success took a toll on his mental health, ambition, and well-being. The memoir serves a...
Tags: Entrepreneurship, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Mental Health, Ikea, Manhattan, John, Penguin Random House, Well-being, Excerpt, Nordic, Physical Health, Book Excerpt, Don, Kevin


Effective Writing is More Important Than Ever

Good writing is infrequently considered a business skill, but when practiced, it can make everything from brand building to email marketing more effective. It's especially important now that businesses have been relying on digital channels to stay connected to their customers during the pandemic, finding themselves competing for attention with virtually every brand that has a social media presence. Now is an excellent opportunity to hone your writing skills and craft a style that stands out ...
Tags: Entrepreneurship, Careers, Communication, Personal Development, Best Practices, Daily Life, Handy Resources, Life in the 21st Century, Skill acquisition, AMEX Business


How a 22-year-old Swarovski crystal heiress launched a luxury handbag brand that counts the Queen of the Netherlands among its elite clientele

Marina Raphael. Marina Raphael Marina Raphael, 22, is a handbag designer and a sixth-generation member of the Swarovski family.  She launched her eponymous brand in 2018 after teaching herself how to design handbags. In an interview with Business Insider, Raphael talks about her journey as a young entrepreneur and the importance of fashion's sustainability movement. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.  In 2017, then 20-year-old Marina Raphael had an idea. "I wanted to launc...
Tags: Fashion, New York, London, Small Business, Entrepreneurship, Life, Entrepreneur, Trends, Strategy, Designer, Luxury, Netherlands, Athens, Retail, Raphael, Luxury Brands


Guy Raz — Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs, The Story of ‘How I Built This,’ Overcoming Anxiety and Depression, and More (#462)

Illustration via 99designs “There is a natural skepticism that you develop as a journalist, which I think is important. But oftentimes that develops into cynicism.” — Guy Raz Guy Raz (@guyraz) is the Michael Phelps of podcasting. He’s the creator and host of the popular podcasts How I Built This, Wisdom from the Top, and The Rewind and the co-creator of the acclaimed podcasts TED Radio Hour and Wow in the World, a children’s program. He’s received the Edward R. Murrow Award, the Daniel...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, California, Washington Post, Entrepreneurship, Lifestyle, Beck, San Francisco, Entrepreneur, Catalonia, Bbc, Mental Health, Depression, Harvard, George Orwell, New York Times


Becoming a Remote-First Organization

Companies looking to improve their work-from-home (WFH) productivity may want to adopt some of the principles of distributed work. The most evolved version of work from home, distributed work refers to operations that are remote-first rather than office planned. Companies like WordPress and Zapier have been 100 percent distributed for years, with all of their employees — from their executives to HR to sales and marketing — working from their homes and offices around the globe. Having entered thi...
Tags: Google, Productivity, Technology, Microsoft, Entrepreneurship, Wordpress, Careers, Current Affairs, Gartner, Matt Mullenweg, Best Practices, Zapier, HR Issues, Handy Resources, Creativity & Innovation, Employment Trends


Have You Found Unexpected Opportunities During the Pandemic?

Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Jacquette M. Timmons. Whew! 2020 has been quite the year, eh? I live in New York City, and we’ve been in quarantine since March. These five-plus months have not only felt like an entire year on their own, but they have most certainly lived up to the meaning of 2020: acuity of vision. A catastrophic health pandemic has exposed the fragility of the U.S. healthcare system and the economy. And, along with that, it has exposed to others what some — myself inclu...
Tags: Work, Business, Small Business, Entrepreneurship, Life, Finance, New York City, Lifehacks, Empowerment, Flourishing, Jacquette, Rachel Rodgers, NOT Daily Anchor, Tara Newman


Are You Using These Retention Strategies?

Customer retention is the strategy of engaging customers so that they're motivated to continue purchasing from you. As a business owner, you may have tried many approaches to improve your business, but have you looked at your customer engagement efforts? While customer retention isn't an exact science, these innovative customer retention programs are worth a look. Just be sure to look at all strategies through the COVID lens of grace and sensitivity. #1: Education In a world where indi...
Tags: Business, Networking, Entrepreneurship, Careers, Communication, Emotional Intelligence, Best Practices, Handy Resources, Creativity & Innovation, AMEX Business


How Entrepreneurs Can Use Supply Chain Finance

Supply chain finance, also known as reverse factoring, links the seller, the buyer and the financing party to improve business cash flow on all sides. How Supply Chain Financing Works In leveraging supply chain finance, suppliers sell outstanding receivables to financial institutions to accelerate payment of receivables and extend payment flexibility to customers. Once the supplier sends an invoice to the buyer, the buyer confirms to the financial institution that the invoice is approved and t...
Tags: Business, Money, Entrepreneurship, Careers, Current Affairs, Best Practices, Handy Resources, Skill acquisition, AMEX Business, Increased Liquidity Buyers


Customer Retention Tools for 2020

Customer retention analytics programs that measure reach and impact can go a long way in helping business owners improve marketing campaigns as well as products and services overall. They can also help make it easier to cross- and upsell existing customers, and to keep them over the long haul. (As we know, it's far less expensive to retain a customer than to recruit a new one.) Top Customer Retention Analytics Tools Fortunately, technology innovation over the last several years has enhance...
Tags: Technology, Entrepreneurship, Careers, Google Analytics, Best Practices, Google Analytics Many, Handy Resources, Creativity & Innovation, Customer Retention Tools, Top Customer Retention Analytics Tools Fortunately


Conduct Market Research on a Budget

Business success today depends on understanding what market trends are most prominent, what your customers need and what types of competitive strategies are the most effective. After all, there's nothing worse than spending precious resources launching a new product or service that ultimately flops in the marketplace. Fortunately, advancing technology makes it possible to conduct competitive market research more rapidly than in the past. Let's explore how to conduct a market analysis eff...
Tags: Entrepreneurship, Careers, Best Practices, Handy Resources, Creativity & Innovation, Skill acquisition, AMEX Business


How to Pivot Your Life Direction

Mark Victor Hansen and Crystal Hansen say asking questions will pivot your life direction in amazing ways. Listen as they share how it worked for them. Our guests today are the power couple of power couples. Mark Victor Hansen is best known as the co-creator of Chicken Soup for the Soul*, one of the best-selling […] The post How to Pivot Your Life Direction appeared first on Bigg Success. [click the title link above to read our full post]
Tags: Podcast, Entrepreneurship, Life, Inspiration, Careers, Success, Purpose, Destiny, Personal Development, Chicken Soup, Audioblog, Bigg Success, George Krueger, Mary-lynn Foster, The Bigg Success Show, Mark Victor Hansen


Expert Answers to the 6 Top Questions on How to Start a Business

The U.S. Small Business Administration recently hosted a Twitter chat on how to start a business. We were among the expert participants including Google Small Business, Constant Contact, IRS Small Business, QuickBooks, SCORE and more, who shared tips and resources on how to take the first steps to entrepreneurship! Below are some highlights from the […] The post Expert Answers to the 6 Top Questions on How to Start a Business appeared first on Bigg Success. [click the title link above to read o...
Tags: Business, Podcast, Small Business, Entrepreneurship, Careers, Entrepreneur, Startup, Small Business Administration, Business Development, U S Small Business Administration, Audioblog, Bigg Success, George Krueger, Mary-lynn Foster, The Bigg Success Show, The Professor And Mary-lynn


Learning Resources to Help You Keep Up With Your Growing Business

Effective strategies for managing a growing business change all the time—the onus is on the owner to develop a mindset of continuous education. It's in your best interest to identify learning resources in a few key areas that are critical for growing your business. Let's focus on debt consolidation, business loan attainment, supply chain  management and sales and marketing tracking because they all affect your ability to generate positive cash flow and ensure that your operations solidly...
Tags: Money, Entrepreneurship, Careers, Goal Setting, Fundera, Best Practices, Small Business Administration, Handy Resources, Creativity & Innovation, Attitude & Motivation, Continuing Education, Debt Consolidation When


5 Things to Love About Your Business

Occasionally, it’s good for your mental health to take a pause from the busyness and take time to consider the things you love about your business. On The BIGG Success Show, we talk about reminding yourself about the things to love about your business. Here’s a summary of that discussion… Do you take your business […] The post 5 Things to Love About Your Business appeared first on Bigg Success. [click the title link above to read our full post]
Tags: Podcast, Entrepreneurship, Love, Careers, Business Development, Audioblog, Bigg Success, George Krueger, Mary-lynn Foster, The Bigg Success Show, Business Ownership, The Professor And Mary-lynn


Time-Saving Ways to Stay Up to Date on Market Trends

Business success today depends on understanding, in real time, what your customers need and what types of competitive strategies are the most effective. After all, there’s nothing worse than spending precious resources launching a new product or service that ultimately flops in the marketplace. Fortunately, advancing technology makes it possible to conduct competitive market research more rapidly than in the past. Let’s explore how to conduct a market analysis efficiently, as well as strategies ...
Tags: Google, Business, Entrepreneurship, Careers, Goal Setting, Personal Development, Best Practices, Creativity & Innovation, Continuing Education, Chattermill, Time Saving Ways


3 Innovative Business Trends for 2020

Remember when the year 2020 seemed incredibly far away? Sure enough, if we'd read about this year's new business trends in the late '90s, we might have thought they were pretty futuristic. A few developments—including the artificially intelligent voice economy, democratized IT and enhanced social video—became reality in the last few years and form the basis of future business trends in 2020 and beyond.  AI-Powered Voice Economy Proactive voice response systems have long been a part...
Tags: Business, Entrepreneurship, Careers, Siri, Management, Current Affairs, Alexa, NLP, Life in the 21st Century, Future Trends, AMEX Business


Bob Iger — CEO and Chairman of Disney (#406)

As Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Walt Disney Company, Robert A. Iger (@RobertIger) is the steward of one of the world’s largest media companies and some of the most respected and beloved brands around the globe. Since becoming CEO in 2005, Iger has built on Disney’s rich history of storytelling and innovation with the acquisitions of Pixar (2006), Marvel (2009), Lucasfilm (2012) and 21st Century Fox (2019), and the landmark opening of Disney’s first theme park and resort in Mai...
Tags: Leadership, Abc, Steve Jobs, North Korea, Entrepreneurship, China, Russia, Negotiating, New York City, Disney, Lifestyle, Entrepreneur, New York Times, Ian Fleming, Walt Disney Company, Iger


Work-from-Home Mom Turns $3,000 into a $740 Million Business

This work-from-home mom wanted to contribute to her family’s finances. She did more than that – she turned a $3,000 investment into a $740 million business. On The BIGG Success Show, we discuss the story of Doris Christopher, Founder of The Pampered Chef. With $3,000 borrowed from a life insurance policy, she created a business […] The post Work-from-Home Mom Turns $3,000 into a $740 Million Business appeared first on Bigg Success. [click the title link above to read our full post]
Tags: Business, Podcast, Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Careers, Entrepreneur, Values, Vision, Personal Development, Mission Statement, Personal Leadership, Pampered Chef, Audioblog, Bigg Success, George Krueger


Tony Fadell — On Building the iPod, iPhone, Nest, and a Life of Curiosity (#403)

“Get bored. Just put away all of your things. Maybe go clean up the garage or whatever it is. Right? Through that, you’re going to start to think differently. You’re going to act slightly differently and your mind might open up to other sources of inspiration, other problems…” — Tony Fadell Tony Fadell (@tfadell), sometimes called “the father of the iPod,” is an active investor and entrepreneur with a 30+ year history of founding companies and designing products that profoundly improve peo...
Tags: Apple, Steve Jobs, Entrepreneurship, Saudi Arabia, Wikipedia, Southeast Asia, Lifestyle, Entrepreneur, Silicon Valley, Tony Fadell, Bikram, Philips, Levi Strauss, Curiosity, Paleo, Steve


Questions To Ask Before You Jump on the Tech Bandwagon

Rapidly advancing technology offers a terrific opportunity to take your business to the next level and infuse your company's culture with an innovative spirit. Every year unveils new software and apps with the potential to simplify processes, streamline workflow, improve communication and increase employee and partner productivity and efficiency. However, just because a solution is new and shiny, doesn't mean that it's right for your organization and culture—at this point in time or ...
Tags: Technology, Entrepreneurship, Careers, Current Affairs, Life in the 21st Century, Future Trends, AMEX Business


Keep Your Business Safe During a Natural Disaster

If it seems like natural disasters are increasing, it's not your imagination. And those disasters have a very real effect on company's bottom lines. According to a 2018 report by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, direct economic losses due to climate-related disasters have increased 150 percent over the last 20 years. During the period of 1998-2017, disaster-hit countries reported direct economic losses of $2,908 billion. The United States was hit hardest at $945 bil...
Tags: Entrepreneurship, Careers, Troubleshooting, United States, Current Affairs, Best Practices, Insurance Information Institute, United Nations Office, Handy Resources, Future Trends, AMEX Business


Steal this business idea

Anyone who comes up with ideas for businesses has more than one person can use. So if you want to start a business and you don’t have an idea just steal one. Here’s an idea I’m not doing anything with. I am ending that sentence with a preposition. I think following the preposition rule makes people sound like a tool. Using tool as an insult started in 2009. We know this because Urban Dictionary tracks the evolution of language . But who tracks the evolution of grammar? There should...
Tags: Entrepreneurship, US, Careers, Ap, Yale, Khan, Khan Academy, Mesoamerica, College Board, Caterpillar Tracks, Claus Oldenburg, AP Art History


How You Can Save Money by Working from Home

If your job allows you to work remotely from home, or you run your own business from your home office or living room, you may think the costs involved are going to increase your household bills quite a lot, and it could deter you from working this way. However, you can save quite a lot of cash by working from home, and here are a few suggestions that might make it more worthwhile for you. Fewer Clothes You will not need to spend so much money on clothes, as a lot of the time you will not be see...
Tags: Energy, Fashion, Entrepreneurship, Save Money At Home, Smart Savvy Living, Working At Home Mom, Working At Home Pros, Working From Home Benefits



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