The Myth of the Superhero


We learn that a hero’s life is only complete after victory. The harder the battle, the sweeter the victory. But is that what happens in real life?

The Realities of Crowdfunding: Building Relationships During Struggles and Success

Taking on the large task of pursuing your business goals by yourself and with crowdfunders is difficult, but rewarding for both parties. In the end, crowdfunding is all about building real relationships-and showing gratitude in success or in failure.

Planning For A Customer’s Bad Day


With enough bad experiences, even small ones, you can cause a customer to “quit.” And that’s the catch with running a business. You never know when someone has reached the tipping point.

The Power of Connection: Maintaining Valuable Relationships (Part 3)

The Power of Connection (Part 3)

This series started with a discussion about where to find good connections and how to build your relationships. Here, Erica Holthausen will give you a few tips for how to maintain those relationships.

11 Ways to Improve Your Entrepreneurial Leadership Skills

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Eleven young entrepreneurs answer the question, “What’s one way you improved your leadership this year?”

What is Leadership?


Leadership isn’t just about followers or fame. It’s about how you live your life. It’s about the example that you set for people.

Crowdsourcing Versus Venture Capitalist: Determining Goals

History is filled with examples of passionate people doing whatever it takes to turn their ideas into reality. That’s the concept behind crowdsourcing and crowdfunding, and they’re not going away. What does this mean for traditional venture capitalists?

Are You Hiring Artists?


What do you do when the economics of your industry is disrupted? According to Eric Barrett, it all goes back to hiring the right people.

Harness Your Leadership Mojo

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Leading in today’s complexity is individualized both in the style we develop and how that approach is executed within the team. The best leaders are the ones that weave learning into the process of making their team stronger.

Good, Better or Best — How Do You Answer?

What kind of answers make loyal, repeat customers? The ones that say, “I care about you more than I care about making this sale.”