The Skill Set: 7 Tips for Starting a Business in High School

The Skill Set: 7 Tips for Starting a Business in High School

This baking CEO knows all about the hustle. If there’s one thing Jessica Cervantes can measure her success to, it’s balance. In 2006, at the age of 16, she created the first cupcake on an edible stick while still in high school—naming her budding baking business PopsyCakes, a recognition of its resemblance to ice cream popsicles. After winning first place in the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) competition against 25,000 high school students across the country, she went on to college where she expertly managed the demands of schoolwork with…

The Question All Entrepreneurs Need to Ask Themselves

The Question All Entrepreneurs Need to Ask Themselves

Gerard Adams, founder of Fownders, wants to help aspiring entrepreneurs get their ideas in motion. To start your own business or not? That is the question. Serial entrepreneur, angel investor and philanthropist Gerard Adams wants to help you find the answer. Having been through great highs and lows in the entrepreneurial world, Adams knows from experience when it is time to go all in, and when it is time to step back and rethink. Adams’ first major success came in 2012. After trying and failing at multiple businesses, he teamed…

In the News: Spots on a Leopard CEO Kelsey Bye Talks About Most Effective Tricks for Cutting Costs

In the News: Spots on a Leopard CEO Kelsey Bye Talks About Most Effective Tricks for Cutting Costs

October 24, 2016 2 Comments 22 Entrepreneurs Share Their Most Effective Tricks for Cutting Costs Every small business owner wants to cut down on costs and save money for their small business. Why spend your hard-earned cash when you don’t need to? But if you’ve ever sat down and tried to cross off items on your list of expenses, you know that cutting costs is easier said than done. Looking for tips on how you can cut costs for your small business? Well, we asked entrepreneurs just like yourself: “How do you…

Entrepreneurs Question Everything. They Should Also Question The Need To Be In Silicon Valley

Entrepreneurs Question Everything. They Should Also Question The Need To Be In Silicon Valley

Location, location, location. Not only is it the number one rule of real estate, but it’s also a de facto rule for where to build startups. And the number one location, unquestionably, is Silicon Valley. The stretch of peninsula from San Jose to San Francisco has spawned some of the most innovative and valuable companies on the planet. So then why (after building a company outside the valley, getting acquired by Google and spending nearly a decade there) would my co-founder and I start our company in Los Angeles instead?…

Do What Scares You

Do What Scares You

Are you NOT getting the results you want in any area of your business or life? You are not alone The vast majority of people know what they need to do, or they know the result they want, but they don’t take the steps they need to take to get there. It takes 4 weeks for you to notice a shift in your body. Day in and day out, we are encountering new things as we grow our businesses. It can be scary as all get out sometimes! Personally, we…

How To Raise Local Capital | Locavesting

How To Raise Local Capital | Locavesting

From local investment groups to socially minded angels and lenders, and direct public offerings to crowdfinance, there is a whole world of kinder, gentler finance out there. Today there are angel networks across the country. Many CDFIs have revolving loan funds that target a specific state or geographic region, making low interest loans to small business owners and micro-entrepreneurs that might not qualify for a bank loan. Finance is being disrupted. Impact investing is going local. And community capital is on the rise. From local investment groups to socially minded…

Mark Cuban and Other Entrepreneurs Donate Millions in Wake of Orlando Massacre | Inc.com

Mark Cuban and Other Entrepreneurs Donate Millions in Wake of Orlando Massacre | Inc.com

After 49 people were shot and killed at an Orlando gay club on Sunday, entrepreneurs and businesses are donating millions of dollars to victims and police. Walt Disney Co. is donating $1 million to the OneOrlando fund. A campaign on crowdfunding site GoFundMe has raised more than $4.8 million from 101, 033 people in four days. (read more: http://www.inc.com) BACK TO THE STORE?

TOP SITES TO FIND LOCAL FREELANCERS

TOP SITES TO FIND LOCAL FREELANCERS

1. Fiverr.com– Buy Local Related Services. Starting at $5. Qualified professionals at unbeatable value, in just one click. Does it get better than that? 2. Freelancer.com – Tell them what you need done and where you need it done to receive bids from local freelancers within minutes. Don’t forget, it’s free to post! Review the proposals, compare skills and ratings. Chat with the bidders to discuss the finer details of your job. Award the job to your favorite bidder, and pay only when you are happy. 3. Student Freelance –…