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Top 6 Tips of becoming a Successful Fitness Entrepreneur

In the 21st century, the fitness industry has grown rapidly, and for this reason, many trainers and coaches are getting motivated to start their own business. TO be honest, the… Read more » The post Top 6 Tips of becoming a Successful Fitness Entrepreneur appeared first on Noobpreneur.com.
Tags: Business, Entrepreneurship, Tips, Opportunities, Fitness Business


MLK Day Quote

Martin Luther King Jr. was a man of words. He used them to inspire, to rally, and to ultimately bring change. The change he brought is the reason we remember him on this day every year. Many of his words are broadly applicable, well beyond the worlds he occupied. This quote strikes a nerve for me as we work with many founders and leaders: A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus. Martin Luther King Jr. Leading is knowing where you want to go and wor...
Tags: Entrepreneurship, Trends, Management, Martin Luther King Jr


There Are More Niche Markets Than Ever, and That’s a Great Opportunity for Your Business

If you follow politics, you’ve probably seen a discussion of the “Balkanization of America,” and it’s usually cast in negative tones. The idea is that—similar to Eastern Europe’s Balkans—American society is carving itself into small pieces that can sometimes be hostile to one another. Weighing in on that debate is above my pay grade, but for business owners, operating in a society that is made up of a wide range of interest groups, social groups, language groups, and more can be a great thing. I...
Tags: Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Sales, America, Eastern Europe, Balkans, Balkanization, Mills, Company Strategy, Niche Marketing, Company Activities & Management, Kashi Chipotle


How to Avoid Greatness

Want An Ordinary Life? Here’s How. If you clicked on this article because you’re okay giving up on your dreams for what’s ordinary and predictable there’s not much need to read any further, just carry on; it’s your choice and you’re the only person who has to live with it. Still here? Good. This is ...
Tags: Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Behavioral Science, Innovation Psychology


Backing Culture Genesis, T.I. launches Tech Cypha, an investment syndicate for tech deals

With an inaugural investment into the Los Angeles-based entertainment startup Culture Genesis, Clifford Harris Jr., who’s better known as “T.I.”, has launched a new syndicated investment vehicle called Tech Cypha. Launched by the music and cultural impresario with more hustle than hustle and his business partner Jason Geter, the new collaborative investment strategy focused on tech startups will allow high net worth individuals to participate in deals. Live streaming studio, Culture Genesis, l...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Business, Entrepreneurship, Jay Z, La, Finance, Los Angeles, Entrepreneur, Tech, Atlanta, Economy, Nas, United States, Venture Capital, Private Equity


How 3 Detroit Founders Built Tech Startups Despite City’s Bankruptcy

On July 18th, 2013, the city of Detroit filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy, becoming the largest city in American history to do so. Just four years earlier, Chrysler and General Motors—automobile companies that were long a staple of the Detroit economy—had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.“You hear stories about the Great Depression in the ‘30s, I can only imagine what we experienced here in Detroit matched that. It was a scary time with so many negatives. There was no credit, the auto companies were...
Tags: Startups, Entrepreneurship, Funding, Trends, General Motors, Cisco, It, Vc, Software, Ford, Auto Industry, Innovation, Venture Capital, Chrysler, Google Ventures, Detroit


Don’t Let Poor Negotiation Skills Doom Your Entrepreneurial Venture

by Samuel Dinnar and Lawrence Susskind, co-authors of “Entrepreneurial Negotiation: Understanding and Managing the Relationships that Determine Your Entrepreneurial Success“ Eighty to ninety percent of all start-ups will fail. While there are many reasons for this, one of the biggest problems new ventures face is poor negotiation skills. The single biggest threat to entrepreneurial success is an inability to handle the negotiations that arise in the evolution of a start-up.  Founders must be ab...
Tags: Startups, Entrepreneurship, Mit, Ford, Negotiation Skills, Harvard Law School, Business Advice, Professionalisms, Business Negotiations, Entrepreneur Advice, Lawrence Susskind, Samuel Dinnar, Harvard Negotiation Institute He, Science Impact Collaborative Dinnar, Science Impact Collaborative An, MIT Harvard Public Disputes Program


Boston Tech Watch: Nantucket, Lionbridge, Nano-C, Barac & Quick Base

Nantucket entrepreneurs welcome, and acquisitions abound. There are also new owners, new offices and new money in the bank for Boston-area technology companies this week. Read on for the details.—Sense, the Cambridge, MA-based home electricity management technology startup, has partnered with Swiss utility technology company Landis+Gyr to put Sense’s technology in Landis’ Internet-of-things platform, the companies said. In addition, Landis+Gyr joined Sense’s previously announced $18 million Ser...
Tags: Translation, Deals, Startups, Internet Of Things, UK, New York, Entrepreneurship, Germany, Boston, Trends, Tech, Cybersecurity, Vc, Paris, Venture Capital, Cambridge


Educational Play Kit Company Osmo Sold to India’s Edtech Firm Byju’s for $120M

Byju’s, an edtech company based in India that claims a $3.6 billion valuation based on its sales success there, announced it has acquired Palo Alto, CA-based learning-through-play firm Osmo for $120 million.Named after the teacher Byju Raveendran, who founded the company in 2011, Byju’s is making its first acquisition in the United States to advance its goals of expanding globally and adding very young children to its user base. The company, which announced the deal Wednesday, had already made ...
Tags: Google, Deals, Startups, Mobile, Hardware, Education, Internet, Entrepreneurship, India, Funding, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Web, It, Vc


7 Essential Trends That Will Shape Product Design in 2019

The pace of change has accelerated. Gone are the days when fashion trends could be measured in decades. Or a telephone was a one-time, long-term purchase. Now, new technologies supplant older ones every single year; and, in some cases, even faster. Today’s successful products have an even greater need to differentiate than in prior years. Today’s consumers want the newest technologies. But, they also want products that are environmentally responsible as the debates over climate change rage. The...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Internet Of Things, Small Business, Entrepreneurship, Sales, Lego, Innovation, Nintendo, Cnet, Alexa, Product Design, Sustainable Design, Self-care, Mackenzie Brown, DIGA


Executive Sessions and Continuous Feedback

I’ve written about these two related but different topics before but I’ve been doing a lot of board meetings as we kick off 2019 and I am reminded of how important both are. At the end of every board meeting, the board should meet alone with the CEO in an executive session, followed by a session without the CEO, followed by a session where at least one director, but possibly all of the directors, meet again with the CEO. This requires a fair bit of time to do right. These three back to bac...
Tags: Entrepreneurship, Trends, Management


A Plan for Mindful Growth and Bringing Fun Back to Your Writing Process

This week on Copyblogger, we’ve been talking with writer, designer, and entrepreneur Paul Jarvis about mindful growth for our business... Continue Reading The post A Plan for Mindful Growth and Bringing Fun Back to Your Writing Process appeared first on Copyblogger.
Tags: Books, Featured, Entrepreneurship, Content Marketing, Blogging, Editing, Paul Jarvis, Copyblogger Weekly


ScoutRFP Scores $33M to Compete in Supplier Management Sector

ScoutRFP, whose software is designed to help businesses streamline the process of ordering goods from suppliers, announced that it raised $33 million in a Series C fundraising round led by Scale Venture Partners.San Francisco-based Scout, part of a tech sector dubbed supplier relations management, or SRM, aims to free businesses from painstaking traditional methods of seeking bids from various suppliers and comparing their merits. Some companies are still doing this by laboriously creating spre...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Mobile, Cloud, Internet, Entrepreneurship, Funding, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Web, It, Vc, Software, Automation, Innovation


Auto Show Notes: Techstars Mobility Rebrands, Expands Mission

Detroit’s North American International Auto Show was the place for a plethora of mobility-related announcements this week, including some significant news from the Boulder, CO-based Techstars accelerator program.Techstars launched an incubator for mobility startups in the Motor City four years ago, and the program has flourished since. In recognition of that success as well as an expanded mission, Techstars has changed the name of the program from Techstars Mobility to Techstars Detroit, says m...
Tags: Google, Startups, Entrepreneurship, Trends, Software, Ford, Auto Industry, Innovation, Venture Capital, Mobility, Manufacturing, Honda, Nationwide, Detroit, TechStars, AAA


Our Book Club Selection for January: ‘Company of One’ by Paul Jarvis

It’s time for our first book club selection of the new year! Over in Copyblogger’s Killers and Poets Facebook Group,... Continue Reading The post Our Book Club Selection for January: ‘Company of One’ by Paul Jarvis appeared first on Copyblogger.
Tags: Books, Featured, Entrepreneurship, Blogging, Paul Jarvis, Copyblogger, Poets Facebook Group


2019 Business & Career Growth Tips From The Internet Marketing Podcast

Whether you run your own digital marketing agency, work for an inhouse marketing department, are just commencing a career in digital, have years of experience, or want to branch out and start something entirely new – We had a wide range of guests on our Internet Marketing Podcast in 2018 sharing their wealth of knowledge and experience about all of the above and more. On each show, we asked our guests to provide their top tip/key takeaway for the audience. Read on to discover the advice they sha...
Tags: Facebook, Business, Podcast, Entrepreneurship, Sem, Va, Entrepreneur Tips, The Digital Marketing Blog, Internet Marketing Podcast, Business Tips, Don, Yext, Brighton Digital, Nathan Hirsch, Digital Careers, Business Tips 2019


A VC’s Take: Global Volatility Hurts U.S. Venture Ecosystem

As Xconomy’s editors looked back at the year just passed, we asked technology leaders to comment on the trends they’d observed in 2018, and the developments they expected in 2019. Some leaders responded with their views on the business impact of the Trump era, pointing to specific policy positions such as tax code revisions, curbs on immigration, and the decision by federal regulators to roll back net neutrality requirements on telecom carriers.Alex Niehenke, a partner at Foster City, CA-based ...
Tags: Startups, Mobile, Hardware, Net Neutrality, Internet, Entrepreneurship, China, Russia, Funding, Immigration, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Investment, Eu, Web


What Elephants, Rats, and Apex Predators Can Teach Us about Creating Durable Businesses

There is a tendency in nature for apex species to get larger and larger. But there is a counterbalance where... Continue Reading The post What Elephants, Rats, and Apex Predators Can Teach Us about Creating Durable Businesses appeared first on Copyblogger.
Tags: Featured, Entrepreneurship, Blogging


Implicit Gender Bias in Startup Funding

While there have been many words written about gender bias in the context of entrepreneurship and funding, I thought the following TED Talk from Dana Kanze presented one of the best frames of references, supported by a real research study, that I’ve seen to date. In addition, she has some clear, actionable suggestions at the end of the talk to help eliminate the bias. Her research emerges from her own exploration of a social psychological theory originated by Professor Tory Higgin...
Tags: Gender, Entrepreneurship, Trends, Financing, Bias, Dana, Dana Kanze, Tory Higgins


4 Key Tips For Getting Your Product Or Service To Launch (And Why Launching Reduces Startup Fear)

by Ken Burke, founder and CEO of The entrepreneurNOW! Network Entrepreneurs are, by nature, big thinkers and risk-takers. Visionary ideas and dreams of startup success are what keep us inspired. But most of us tend to counterbalance the creative instinct with second-guessing. A healthy dose of concrete reality is not only useful, but necessary. Given that 2 out of 10 startups fail in the first year and just half make it to the five-year mark, you likely recognize that the risk-taking spirit can...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, Etsy, Entrepreneurship, Startup, Ken, Vista Equity Partners, Advice For The Young At Heart, Startup Advice, USC Marshall School of Business, Entrepreneur Advice, Ken Burke


Entrepreneurs Who Have Proved Working Later In Life Yields The Greatest Success

Working in later life has proved successful for a number of well-known entrepreneurs. With perseverance and dedication, true success is achieved when you age. Some of the most successful individuals in the world didn’t make it until they were in their forties or beyond
Tags: Jobs, Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurs, Discover Career Opportunities


Why Silicon Valley needs more visas

Henrique Dubugras Contributor Share on Twitter Henrique Dubugras is the founder Brex, the billion-dollar corporate credit provider for startups. When I hear protesters shout, “Immigrants are welcome here!” at the San Francisco immigration office near my startup’s headquarters, I think about how simple a phrase that is for a topic that is so nuanced, especially for me as an immigrant entrepreneur. Growing up in Brazil, I am les...
Tags: Google, Column, Elon Musk, California, Entrepreneurship, Mexico, Berlin, Singapore, Immigration, US, Toronto, San Francisco, Entrepreneur, Tech, Tesla, Canada


Online Tech Expands Cloud, Data Services with Neverfail Acquisition

Online Tech, the Ann Arbor, MI-based provider of cloud services, beefed up its capabilities last month when it acquired the infrastructure-as-a-service and data protection businesses of Neverfail, an IT company located in Austin, TX. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.Online Tech CEO Brad Cheedle says his company offers managed services around cloud computing. The company’s service include assessing if a customer is cloud-ready or migrating their data to the cloud, Cheedle says. “Companie...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Entrepreneurship, Cloud Computing, Trends, Tech, It, Software, Austin, Innovation, Data Protection, Detroit, Infrastructure As A Service, Ann Arbor, National blog main, Texas blog main


More Start-Ups Have an Unfamiliar Message for Venture Capitalists: Get Lost

Frustrated with the perverse incentives of fast growth, founders are criticizing the investment model that built the tech industry as we know it.
Tags: News, Entrepreneurship, Venture Capital, First Round Capital, Start-ups, Initial Public Offerings, Seph, Skerritt, Proper Cloth LLC


FAANG, Public Trust, Valuations, in 2019: The Read from Menlo Ventures

The market caps of some of the most successful tech titans reach as high as $1 trillion. Yet in 2018, perceptions about these dominant companies often reflected uneasiness and doubt—and for some, so did their stock performance.Maybe the mood shift has to do with the fact that the public and government leaders no longer evaluate these tech giants based solely on their spectacular market growth and multi-billion-dollar valuations, but also on the effects of their products, which are woven into al...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Startups, Facebook, Uber, Microsoft, Privacy, Entrepreneurship, Ipo, Russia, Funding, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Vc


Big Deals, Life Sciences Push U.S. VC in 2018 to Dot-Com Boom Levels

Venture capital investments rose in 2018 to levels not seen since the heady days of 2000, the last year U.S. startups collectively took in more than $100 billion.That’s according to PitchBook and the National Venture Capital Association’s Venture Monitor report, released this week, which tallied nearly 9,000 deals made last year, through which venture investors sunk $130.9 billion into companies. That was about 500 fewer deals than in the year prior, but the total amount invested increased by $...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Lyft, Uber, Entrepreneurship, Funding, Trends, Vc, Software, Pwc, Venture Capital, Angel, National, WeWork, Magic Leap, Biotech


The Importance Of Intellectual Property Protection In Entrepreneurship

If you have ever come up with a unique invention, you may already realize how important it is to protect your intellectual property. Without this protection, any competitor can simply copy your work, put their own brand on it, and sell it as their own. The United States Patent and Trademark Office understands this, and works to ensure that applications for new intellectual property are given their due and protected under US law. The process to be approved for a patent or trademark is extremely ...
Tags: Startups, Entrepreneurship, US, Intellectual Property, Tampa, Others, United States Patent and Trademark Office, Intellectual Property Rights, Entrepreneur Advice, Helps Establish Brand Trust


The Important Of Intellectual Property Protection In Entrepreneurship

If you have ever come up with a unique invention, you may already realize how important it is to protect your intellectual property. Without this protection, any competitor can simply copy your work, put their own brand on it, and sell it as their own. The United States Patent and Trademark Office understands this, and works to ensure that applications for new intellectual property are given their due and protected under US law. The process to be approved for a patent or trademark is extremely ...
Tags: Startups, Entrepreneurship, US, Intellectual Property, Tampa, Others, United States Patent and Trademark Office, Intellectual Property Rights, Entrepreneur Advice, Helps Establish Brand Trust


Entrepreneurs On A Budget Are Living In Luxury: How Do They Do It?

Can you live in luxury on a budget? Yes. Living a luxurious life has more to do with your choices than it does dollars spent. If you’ve been... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Book: The More You Hustle, The Luckier You Get

James Oliver, Jr. has written a fun book that is part memoir, part advice, for what he calls Parentpreneurs (entrepreneurs who are trying to raise kids.) He’s got a website with a bunch of history about him, his journey, and the book. It’s also got some pictures of his twins, which even I, as a non-kid kind of person think are pretty adorable (although they are apparently eight now according to James, so I’m not sure if they qualify as adorable anymore, but they probably do.) Zoe and Thad...
Tags: Books, Parents, Entrepreneurship, Trends, James, Brad, Zoe, Feld, James Oliver Jr, WeMontage