The second annual Young Sustainable Impact conference hosted 25 innovators – all under 25 years’ old and from around the world – to develop solutions for global issues.
For as long as CPA Joe Sterf could remember, he’d felt guilty about procrastinating one thing or another. But he recently learned something important – not only is procrastination normal, knowing how and when to procrastinate can actually make you more productive. In a recent Fast Company article, Joe shared what he learned by embracing procrastination.
When it comes to privacy and cybersecurity, gone are the days when your biggest concerns involved having your credit card number stolen. Hackers are now steps ahead, targeting companies’ proprietary information and intellectual property and causing serious implications.
At almost every point of your career, networking is a crucial step to growing your entrepreneurial connections. Yet, networking events are almost universally dreaded.
In theory, every company is started with a product, an audience and preferred outcome in mind, but a growing number of startup founders are unable to answer a very simple question – “who is this for?”
As the baby boomers hit – and pass – the (formerly) standard retirement age, the global workforce will need to continue absorbing the dramatic rise in employees over 65 for the next 10 to 20 years. A company in South Korea has found the solution to that problem; EverYoung, a technology services firm, only employs those over 55 years’ old.
Recently, LinkedIn’s co-founder Reid Hoffman said that Silicon Valley is – and will remain – the epicenter of entrepreneurs and emerging companies. But younger entrepreneurs strongly disagree; many believe that starting a company outside Silicon Valley is key to their companies’ survival.
While there are plenty of reasons for Silicon Valley’s dominance (an abundance of young talent, a culture of accepting transplants and easy access to capital), there’s no absolute truth to the idea that Silicon Valley is the best place on the planet to build and scale a business right now.
Long before the dotcom boom of the 90s, entrepreneurs have been sharing advice – and myths – among themselves. Whether it serves as a warning, a boast, or even as an excuse, leaders often quote the saying – startups fail 90% of the time.
Ever since the term “Lean Startup” entered the business lexicon in 2008, businesses have followed a consistent trajectory: go flat or go home. The lean startup methodology follows the philosophy that if startup companies invest their time in building products/services to meet needs of early customers, they can reduce market risks and sidestep the need for large amounts of initial project funding.
If you were seeking venture capital funding in the fourth quarter of 2016, CEO and tech entrepreneur Mark Woodward feels your pain. When his company began Series D funding in September, Woodward couldn’t predict that the market would drop and that funding would drop 30 percent.