Karim Abouelnaga

Karim Abouelnaga

Founder of Practice Makes Perfect

Karim Abouelnaga is the founder of Practice Makes Perfect, a nonprofit that works to narrow the achievement gap by providing low-income students with mentorship and resources that are beyond the reach of their inner-city public schools.

4 Things Your Company Can Do Without When Starting Up
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4 Things Your Company Can Do Without When Starting Up

Running a lean company in the beginning may require some corners to be cut.
3 Tips for Owning Your Company's Most Important Decision: Hiring
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3 Tips for Owning Your Company's Most Important Decision: Hiring

Knowing that the biggest and most important decision you can make is hiring the right people means that all CEOs should be prioritizing their time to make the right hires.
The 4 Questions You Need to Ask When Starting a Business
The Grind

The 4 Questions You Need to Ask When Starting a Business

Starting a business requires thoughtful reflection. The more time you put up front into evaluating an opportunity, the greater your odds of success will be.
5 Tips on How to Maintain a Relationship While Starting a Business
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5 Tips on How to Maintain a Relationship While Starting a Business

Starting a business is tough. Starting a business while in a relationship is ever harder.
4 Ways to Get Interns to Add Value
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4 Ways to Get Interns to Add Value

If you're not getting value from your interns at this point in the summer, it is not too late.
When It Makes Sense to Turn a Passion Project Into a Nonprofit
The Grind

When It Makes Sense to Turn a Passion Project Into a Nonprofit

Before you jump head first into the world of nonprofits, make sure you are ready and that type of structure fits into your overall mission
How to Successfully Moderate a Panel
The Grind

How to Successfully Moderate a Panel

Often entrepreneurs, leaders and experts are asked to moderate panels for their industry. Here is how to keep it engaging, instead of a snooze fest.
Stuck? 3 Ways to Push Through to Your Next Decision.
The Grind

Stuck? 3 Ways to Push Through to Your Next Decision.

As an entrepreneur, there will be times when you have a few options for the next step but don't know which choice you should make.
How to Make a Mistake at Work and Get Through it Quickly
The Grind

How to Make a Mistake at Work and Get Through it Quickly

You need to acknowledge mistakes, take ownership of them and then ask how you can move forward together as a team.
Keep Hearing No? Here's How to Not Take it Personally.
The Grind

Keep Hearing No? Here's How to Not Take it Personally.

No's can have large setbacks on your business if you let them get the best of you. Instead, reflect on these pushbacks and iterate.
Why I Would Choose the Startup Road All Over Again
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Why I Would Choose the Startup Road All Over Again

While entrepreneurship can be challenging, it can also be extremely rewarding. For our series The Grind, a founder discusses why he is happy he chose to launch a startup – and why he'd do it all over again.
Dealing With a Communication Meltdown at Your Startup
The Grind

Dealing With a Communication Meltdown at Your Startup

For a close-knit team it is imperative everyone is on the page. If not, your startup could go into a tailspin.
6 Tips for Bringing on Your First Hires
The Grind

6 Tips for Bringing on Your First Hires

When starting a business, often it is just you running the show. Shifting from a 'solo entrepreneur' to a founder with a team can be challenging. Here are a few tips to make the process easier.
3 Lessons Learned From Hiring the Wrong Person
The Grind

3 Lessons Learned From Hiring the Wrong Person

For a small startup, often passion can be more valuable than skills, as mindset can't be taught but capabilities can.
How Changing Gears Stopped My Startup From Failing
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How Changing Gears Stopped My Startup From Failing

For our series The Grind, the founder of Practice Makes Perfect discusses how pivoting helped him not fall into the category of failures.
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