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Being a new entrepreneur is a crazy life. It’s fun, exhilarating, freeing, but for some, it can be a little intimidating or even scary. It’s a huge shift to go from being on a company’s time clock to creating your own daily schedule. You are not just in charge of not only what your income will be,…

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Is there a relationship between self-love and success? In a recent conversation with Bershan Shaw, we discussed the importance of self-care in relations to accomplishing your goals. Bershan is a two-time breast cancer survivor, self-love expert and transformation coach who’s dedicated her life to helping women believe better for themselves. After winning her battle with…

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In today’s business world, new entrepreneurs are emerging every day. In fact, people are leaving their unfulfilling 9-5 jobs to create over 500K businesses each year. But oftentimes, people jump into company ownership before they are ready. Still, unhappiness and many other emotions from a job can cause a dreamer to speed up their process of quitting for…

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You are ready to take the step into the world of business ownership. You’ve read books, researched business startup information, and are knowledgeable about your industry. Now it is all about putting your ideas and plans into action. As you begin the startup phase there are a few things that many say you must do or…

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When you’re an entrepreneur, you’re always at work, you’re always open for business and you’re always looking for ways to connect with potential partners. One question we’re always asking ourselves is: how do I network effectively? (Effectively meaning that our conversations lead to meaningful (and profitable) connections.) You do not have to be at an official “networking…

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Small businesses are launching in record numbers and a surprisingly high percentage of these businesses are one-person entities. While the rise of technology makes it easier for entrepreneurs to conduct business, working as a freelancer can be fruitful and challenging. But how can you be fruitful in a high-demand lane, with more and more businesses contracting out their…

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When it comes to branding, Ming Lee is arguably one of the best. After deciding to structure her hustle into a business, she became dedicated to building an empire in the hair and beauty industry. With a multimillion-dollar brand and an unmatched knack for innovative marketing and advertising strategies, Lee has successfully executed advertising campaigns that…

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If you’re like most people, you’re probably looking for simple steps to success, since everyone makes entrepreneurship look so easy. Judging from Instagram, entrepreneurship looks pretty simple. You come up with a great idea, launch a business and just like that, you’re successful. Every business owner you follow looks like they are living the good life, making…

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In 2015, venture capitalists invested over $58.8 billion in businesses, yet African-Americans only received one percent of venture capital funding. While opportunities to grow small businesses have been scarce in the past, large investors are beginning to dedicate more attention and inclusion to minority commerce that fosters growth and success. This leaves new opportunities for…

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One of the most common struggles business owners and sales reps alike often face is the difficulty in being consistent on social media. In order to have any real impact, just like exercise or learning a foreign language, you have to practice regularly if you want results. As a social media manager for several brands and companies,…

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