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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.
Why the Five People Around You Are Crucial to Your Success

Why the Five People Around You Are Crucial to Your Success

Whether it’s co-founders, family or friends, you need people to challenge you and help you make your company better.
Advisory Board 101: How to Avoid the Advisor Fizzle

Advisory Board 101: How to Avoid the Advisor Fizzle

To ensure you get the most out of your advisory board, entrepreneurs need to invest time and energy into this relationship. Otherwise, they can be a waste of time for both parties.
3 Essential Questions to Consider Before Taking the Leap

3 Essential Questions to Consider Before Taking the Leap

If you are at a crossroads -- wondering whether to exit a company post -- don't make this big decision unless it's on your terms and for the right reasons.
Lewis Howes on the Importance of Having a Mentor

Lewis Howes on the Importance of Having a Mentor

In this video, the entrepreneur and former pro athlete discusses how having a coach can help elevate you personally and professionally.
Advisory Board 101: The Biggest Mistake You Can Make With Advisors

Advisory Board 101: The Biggest Mistake You Can Make With Advisors

Attracting advisors is one thing but if you forget to do this important step, you could put the relationship in jeopardy.
Why Entrepreneurship is 'Catching Fire' at Florida Atlantic University

Why Entrepreneurship is 'Catching Fire' at Florida Atlantic University

Like 'Hunger Games' heroine Katniss Everdeen, successful entrepreneurs understand the need to be adaptable to survive in the fierce world of business.
Getting the Most From Your Startup's Board of Directors

Getting the Most From Your Startup's Board of Directors

Forming a board of directors is no easy feat. So don't waste this precious resource, milk it for all its worth.
The Women Behind Networking Platform Be Moxie Want to Pay It Forward

The Women Behind Networking Platform Be Moxie Want to Pay It Forward

Aline Murta, Macia Batista and Joannie Diaz are hoping to mentor on a broad scale.
How to Build Your Network Like a Super Connector

How to Build Your Network Like a Super Connector

Enlarging the circle of potential clients, partners and mentors is a challenge for those not born minglers, but it's possible.
My Mentor Is 30 Years Younger Than Me (and Taught Me 5 Incredible Lessons)

My Mentor Is 30 Years Younger Than Me (and Taught Me 5 Incredible Lessons)

Valuable lessons sometimes come from unexpected sources. Learn to listen to those around you and take a break from technology addiction.
Keys to Business Success: 3 Lessons From the Masters

Keys to Business Success: 3 Lessons From the Masters

What you can learn about life and business from Albert Einstein, Leonardo Da Vinci and Benjamin Franklin.

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