How can newly minted MBAs get past the ‘lack of experience’ barrier that prevents them from being hired straight out of school?
Anyone, no matter how young or old, can be an entrepreneur. You just need to have ideas, perseverance, and an iterative framework to test your ideas until you find one that makes money (ie. creates revenue).
By Jennifer Arguello (Co-Founder, Latino Startup Alliance)
Think about an app or gadget you love to use. Is it Instagram? Is it Snapchat? Your smart phone? Whatever it is, at some point it did not exist. At some point someone out there decided that there was something missing in the world or they wanted to make the world a better place.
Unable to afford a brick and mortar storefront, the young entrepreneurial duo bought a second-hand truck and split their time baking cookies and making ice cream in Freya’s mom’s kitchen during the Fall of 2008. They launched their first food truck one year later, and they’ve been using Google Apps ever since to scale their business to Austin, New York, and Miami. Most recently, CoolHaus announced its first ice cream truck in Dallas, with additional launches slated for this summer.
By Natasha Case (Co-Founder & CEO, Coolhaus)
While finishing up grad school for architecture, I was looking forward to building my professional career with real projects and clients. I wanted my first job to be the kind of position where I could not only apply my training, but also make connections with the public. Within 6 months of starting my first job, the recession hit.
I realized I might have to get more creative with my career path to survive the changing economy.
Luckily, I had been developing
Six tips for establishing revenue for your business success.
By Barbara Grant (Founder & President, Retrofit Pilates)
Being a successful entrepreneur takes more than just talent.
These days, the key to a business’ profitability is based on a number of factors, many of which, though obvious, are often overlooked by those starting out. With a precarious economy and less dollars available from consumers, potential customers and suppliers, small business owners need to be even more strategic than ever in order to build their business into a profitable and viable enterprise.
Following are six key strategies
By Carla Rover (Writer, The Advertising Technology Review)
There are two sides to the post-feminist world for women creating startups technology companies.
Here’s the good part: most investors, at least publicly, acknowledge the need for a more diverse field of leadership in the startup community.
Here’s the bad part: women may have to do a little extra homework to get over the industry’s age-old tradition of choosing leaders based on their educational or demographic similarities
By Penelope Trunk (Co-Founder, Brazen Careerist)
After I realized that the most underrated skill is asking good questions, I realized that I am not very good at it. I don’t ask for help enough because I don’t know what question to ask. And also, I worry the question will be bad and then the person won’t want to help me again.
So I started forcing myself to ask for help. Like, I put myself on a schedule. And the result was not so much that I got good help (I did) but what I really got was good at asking questions. Because I thought so much about it.
By Isabella A. Woods (Contributing Writer, Women 2.0)
Women are from Venus or any of the gazillions of relationship self-help books on the same theme?
Different things are important to us and we communicate our concerns differently.
But for women in business, their normal way of operating may be damaging the health and affecting the perception of their business. This may be one reason why the glass ceiling still operates for some women: an inability to talk the language of business
By Amanda Aitken (Creator, The Girl’s Guide to Web Design)
The biggest lesson I’ve learned in my career is that the moment you decide to challenge convention, everything changes. The usual perception is that different is dangerous. But the opposite is really true: When you dare to be different, everything flows. Your “right people” notice you — and want to work with you. Opportunities present themselves. Doors swing open, and struggle bites the dust.
It may seem strange and mysterious, but there’s a distinct reason this happens, and it has to do with resonance
By Phyllis Korkki (Contributing Writer, The New York Times)
A rich source of female talent exists just below top management, says Sylvia Ann Hewlett, founding president of the Center for Work-Life Policy, a research organization.
But women have become stuck in this layer because they tend to lack a sponsor at the top to advocate for them.
Sponsors are different from mentors, who lend friendly advice and allow workers to share their quandaries and challenges. Sponsors make a direct bet on the promotion