7 Characteristics of Insanely Successful Entrepreneurs

I am a firm believer that entrepreneurship can be taught. With that being said, I do believe that some people are born with entrepreneurship genes, which make the pursuit of opportunities seems natural. For some others, however, they need to do more in order to be successful: They need to personally and professionally develop themselves in such a way that they have what it takes to start a business – and actually guide it to success. In the end, it’s about mindset, really.…

Is it Possible to be a Parent and an Entrepreneur?

Those individuals who start their own businesses often do so with an expectation that they will end up working long hours. There’s a realisation that being successful within a business environment will mean dealing with numerous challenges. The time that will be spent working will almost inevitably mean missing out on some family occasions. For those who believe that nothing can be more important than spending time with children, this can feel like a really negative element to be associated with entrepreneurship.…

The Bad Behavior of Entrepreneurs

The entrepreneurial spirit is an indelible part of the fabric of capitalism. Come on: Henry Ford? Steve Jobs? What is it about these giants who become tycoons that gave them the ability to turn an idea into a global phenomenon? It’s a question that sits and burns in the back of the mind of everyone with a great idea, and everyone who wants to be their own boss. It has to start with a harsh truth, though – entrepreneurship is not for everyone.…

Starting a Business: What Follows That Light Bulb Moment?

The chances are that the vast majority of the businesses functioning in the world today started from a light bulb moment. That fleeting second in time when an idea hits you and you instantly know it’s more important than any other idea that’s ever popped into your mind. A spark of creativity that bounces around in your mind until you finally figure out a way to turn it into a viable business, but how? And what next? Many light bulb moments will be followed by endless procrastination or self-doubt, but if you really want to turn them into fully fledged neon signs of business success then you need a plan of action.…

Young and Successful Tech Pioneers

Their apps and websites are familiar, and millions of us use them every single day – but how many of us really know anything about the entrepreneurs behind some of our favourite phone apps and websites? The massive popularity of their apps has taken the innovators by surprise, too. Kevin Systrom & Mike Krieger Kevin Systrom studied at Stanford University and went on to do an internship at Odeo, the company Twitter originated from. After two years with Google, he  met  Mike Krieger, a Brazilian entrepreneur and software engineer, and in 2010 the pair went on to found Instagram, the photo sharing app for mobile phones that allows users to take pictures on their smartphones, customise them and share them on the app or via Twitter and Facebook.…

5 Infographics Showing You the Roadmap to Startup Success

Infographics visualize data; but a series of infographics can tell you a story. In this blog post, I will share 5 infographics on startup which can help guiding you to start right and grow right in your pursuit for success. Are you a startup material? Okay, let’s start with an infographic from TopManagementDegrees.com. Here’s a question for you: Do you have what it takes to start a business? Your passion can help you start a business, but understanding what you are going to go through on daily basis can make a big difference.…

Words of the Wise: Expert Advice for a Road to Success

“There are no secrets to success,” says Colin Powell, because “it’s the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” No matter which path you take or where it leads, certain key components are shared by successful people. You don’t need a trust fund, prodigious talent or a massive IQ to reach your dreams, you just need to follow the wise words of those who have reached theirs. Bob Parsons: Kiss Your Comfort Zone Goodbye In his article “16 Rules for Success in Business and Life in General,” Bob Parsons, GoDaddy CEO, outlines his route to the top.…

10 Eye-Opening Facts Every Entrepreneur Should Know

In every corner of the world enterprising entrepreneurs are contemplating where to begin. Everyone wants to feel fully prepared and ready to open up shop and begin earning their living on their own terms. If you are considering changing your life and making a simple vision into an everyday reality you need to recognize the risks and not get lost in the rewards. The statistics out in the world are complex and lack any real legitimacy. Yet equally true are some statistics out in the wild that paint a grim picture for any new business.…

Tips for Getting Started on Your Startup

Budding entrepreneurs beware: advice is everywhere and it’s easy to fall down a rabbit hole of research rather than getting anything accomplished. If you want to be successful you need to stay organized, prioritize and keep on moving forward. Keep these tips in mind as you perform the juggling act that is entrepreneurship. 1. Collect & Organize You don’t have to have to be a day away from signing your business lease before you begin to think like a business owner.…

Becoming an Entrepreneur: What has The Apprentice taught us?

In most developed countries, being a business owner or aspiring entrepreneur has become as hard as it has been for several years. The impact of the global downturn which started back in 2008 is still being felt today, as millions of people struggle to find long-term stable employment, while consumer demand in the US and Western Europe hasn’t reached pre-downturn levels yet. When you factor in rising costs of energy, communications and, for the manufacturing sector in particular, several raw materials, being a business owner doesn’t seem quite so glamorous now, does it?…