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Is Martha Stewart the Mentor From Hell?

Is Martha Stewart the Mentor From Hell?

Actress Blake Lively was looking to follow in Stewart's footsteps in launching her own lifestyle company. Stewart's response? 'Let her try.'
Richard Branson: 'There's No Shortcut or Magic Recipe to Success'

Richard Branson: 'There's No Shortcut or Magic Recipe to Success'

Creating a successful and profitable business takes time.
Looking for a Dose of Inspiration? Try Mentoring a Young Entrepreneur.

Looking for a Dose of Inspiration? Try Mentoring a Young Entrepreneur.

Spending time with ambitious youth is one of the best things you could do to jump start your own ambition.
7 Ways to Pick Someone's Brain Without Being a Pest

7 Ways to Pick Someone's Brain Without Being a Pest

Want to get advice from an industry leader? Here's how to do it the right way.
Overcoming Youngest Person in the Room Syndrome

Overcoming Youngest Person in the Room Syndrome

The most successful people in business are those who identify good ideas early, adapt fast and work with the best.
A Peek at the Startups in Disney's First-Ever Accelerator Program

A Peek at the Startups in Disney's First-Ever Accelerator Program

Running the gamut from products for children to houses of high-tech, each winner will receive $120,000 in investment capital and mentoring from top Disney execs.
The Master List: Questions to Ask Potential Advisors

The Master List: Questions to Ask Potential Advisors

While advisors can (and should) take a startup to the next level by providing valuable insight, not all are created equal. Make sure to ask these questions to find the right advisor for your company.
Franchise Players: Why You Need to Find a Mentor

Franchise Players: Why You Need to Find a Mentor

Franchising provided Jasen Lawrence with mentors with direct experience and expertise in his business.
6 Dumb Ways to Ask for Help

6 Dumb Ways to Ask for Help

As an entrepreneur, the ability to make connections, ask for help and get help is easier than ever. When doing so, avoid these relationship-killing mistakes.
9 'Mindsets' You Need to Switch From Employee to Entrepreneur

9 'Mindsets' You Need to Switch From Employee to Entrepreneur

It's a jarring change from living on a paycheck to living on a dream. If you aren't willing think differently, better to keep your day job.
Going From 'Least Likely to Succeed' and Charting a Path to Prosperity

Going From 'Least Likely to Succeed' and Charting a Path to Prosperity

An entrepreneur without a college degree gives his ingredients for overcoming hurdles and learning the skills to run a robust enterprise.
How to Find the Absolute Right Mentor to Steer You to Startup Success

How to Find the Absolute Right Mentor to Steer You to Startup Success

Whether you need a cheerleader, someone to vent to or a person with specific skill sets, here are tips for approaching your search for the perfect guide.
Mentors Can Fill in Any Yawning Gaps as Your Startup Integrates New Grads

Mentors Can Fill in Any Yawning Gaps as Your Startup Integrates New Grads

Often new companies don’t offer comprehensive training and onboarding. Here's how to set up informal relationships instead.
5 Tips for Picking a Great Boss and Why it Matters

5 Tips for Picking a Great Boss and Why it Matters

It's lucky to find a good boss but there is more than luck to doing it.
What My Father's Early Departure Taught Me About Business

What My Father's Early Departure Taught Me About Business

Yahoo's chairman recalls the lessons of fairness, coaching and helping others gleaned from the other paternal figures in his life.
James Dyson: 'Never Be Afraid to Fail'

James Dyson: 'Never Be Afraid to Fail'

James Dyson isn't just about vacuums. The inventor is also a pioneer in wearable gadgets and green technology. Through his experiences, the entrepreneur learned the one person he needed to believe in his technology was himself.
Richard Branson on Building a Business That Lasts

Richard Branson on Building a Business That Lasts

Starting a company is an endurance race that only a few survive.
10 Questions to Consider When Working With a Business Mentor

10 Questions to Consider When Working With a Business Mentor

Consulting a wise, experienced mentor can take your business to the next level. Here's what you should consider to get the most out of the relationship.
Looking for an Edge for Your Startup? Call in the Sharks.

Looking for an Edge for Your Startup? Call in the Sharks.

It helps to have some experts in your corner. Learn how to assemble your own review team of mentors who will provide unbiased, experienced advice.
5 Ways to Tame Your Busy Schedule and Network Like a Pro

5 Ways to Tame Your Busy Schedule and Network Like a Pro

Think you’re too busy to network? Hogwash. Here are tips for making the time to build those critical professional relationships.
Calling All Vets: How to Transition From Military Service to Entrepreneurship

Calling All Vets: How to Transition From Military Service to Entrepreneurship

While veteran entrepreneurs contribute $1.2 trillion to the economy annually, the transition from military service to civilian life can be fraught with challenges.
Advisory Board 101: Dear Advisors, Please Don’t Do This

Advisory Board 101: Dear Advisors, Please Don’t Do This

Seeking out and forming a relationship with an advisor takes a lot of time for founders, so please make it worth their while.
The Best Professional Development Advice Ever

The Best Professional Development Advice Ever

No doubt you are looking for inspiration. Chances are, you are looking in the wrong place.
Advisory Board 101: The Best Kept Secret About Advisors

Advisory Board 101: The Best Kept Secret About Advisors

While entrepreneurs look to form an advisory board for insight, connections and other resources, they do have another important purpose.
10 Things Your Mother Taught You That Will Help Your Business Grow

10 Things Your Mother Taught You That Will Help Your Business Grow

Revisiting some of the great advice your mom dispensed over the years might do you and your company some good.
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