Finding A Mentor

7 Proactive Ways to Develop Your Entrepreneurial Skills

As an entrepreneur, you want (and need) to keep your skills sharp and always work to be increasingly better at what you do. You always want to be a better manager, a better salesperson, and a better human. Here are seven proactive ways you can develop these skills further. They’ll help you ensure that your business is the best it can be and that you don’t go slightly mad … [Read more...]

Here’s a Blueprint for Your Business Success

Many people graduate from high school or even college without really knowing what they want to do with their lives. After graduation or perhaps following a few years out in the working world, you might decide that you'd like to work in business. Maybe you have something specific in mind, like accounting, or maybe you just have a general ambition to succeed in something … [Read more...]

Tips on Finding a Mentor

Mentorship is an important part of the journey for people navigating the world of business. It doesn’t matter whether you’re just out of college or you’re starting your third company. The right mentor can be invaluable to your success. Here is what current business leaders say about the importance of having a mentor in the modern era, and some tips to find one that will give … [Read more...]

8 Steps to Finding the Perfect Mentor: An Infographic

Whether you’re starting or successfully running a small business, having a mentor is beneficial. Studies show that executives that were mentored have higher positions and salaries than their counterparts. What’s more, businesses with mentors increased their revenue by over 80%. A unique aspect about the mentor-mentee relationship is that it’s a win-win situation. You, the … [Read more...]

5 Struggles Every Solopreneur Understands (And How to Make Peace with Them)

In my last post, I shared a number of benefits of being a solopreneur because, let’s face it, it has to be worth it or else I and all of the other solopreneurs out there wouldn’t likely take this type of career route. However, no matter how much you like what you do for a living as a solopreneur, working for yourself and by yourself isn’t always easy. Especially if you truly … [Read more...]

Your New Business: From Idea to Plan

Business ideas are a dime a dozen these days—everyone has a good one. What separates the successful entrepreneur from a dreamer is their ability to turn that idea into a plan. There is a common misconception that the moment you are struck with a valid business idea, you need to write a business plan. But in reality, there are several steps that need to be taken before you … [Read more...]

Advice to My Startup Self: Jessica Dawson of Founder Nonfiction

Jessica Dawson is the Editor-in-Chief at Founder Nonfiction, a publishing house dedicated to telling the stories of business owners and entrepreneurs. She and her team collaborate with business owners who should have books, but who don’t have the time to devote to learning the fine details of writing and publishing. In this interview, Jessica talks to Businessing Magazine about … [Read more...]

5 Reasons Why a College Degree Can Help You Run a Successful Business

You have watched every episode of Shark Tank. You have read Mark Cuban's biography. You have opened your fair share of lemonade stands. Now, it is time for you to open your own business. Although everyone has his or her own opinion on the benefit of a college degree, here are five reasons how a college degree will help you run a successful business. College is What You Make … [Read more...]