If you are considering starting up your own small business, getting well-grounded advice from experienced people can be profitable. That's where an incubator comes in.
With this sudden boom in business incubators, many local residents and people around the nation are wondering: Is this new trend good for startups or is it just a fad? Here are some things to consider.
Have you ever gotten the perfect job, or client, or gig, and after doing the work for awhile, found that it was not anything like you imagined?
When you're looking to transition your company from being a garage-based weekend project to a full-time venture, it can be difficult to know what transition points to look for.
I just spent three days in a hotel on a lake in Georgia, in a room filled with creative people, art, inspiration and poetry. I was at Patti Digh's first annual Design Your Life Camp.
Last year the Department of Defense launched a revamped transition assistance program for Veterans. "Transition Goals Plans Success," known simply as Transition GPS, replaces the 20-year-old Transition Assistance Program, or TAP.
I jumped into the world of entrepreneurship a few years back, and it's certainly been an interesting ride. Don't let anyone fool you—business ownership requires a lot of hard work. No matter what you do, you're going to make mistakes in the beginning. However, once you get all the wrinkles ironed out, the benefits of self-employment are numerous.
My company is approaching its tenth anniversary. This important milestone has prompted me to look back at my decade as an entrepreneur. Founding and running a company has been the ride of my life, but it has had its fair share of ups and downs.
People often ask me for advice about public speaking, since I do a lot of it. Of course, it's often reported that people are more afraid of public speaking than death (which is not exactly empirically accurate, but it is close). In my experience, becoming a good public speaker is not a natural skill for anyone.
I always laugh when people comment that I seem to be very productive. I think it is based on the illusion created by social media, when all we see are celebrations of finished blog posts, or program announcements, media coverage or photos of glamorous travel.