Turn your desires and observations into the inspiration for a new product that addresses a need in your community.
Instead of letting self-doubt sabotage your plans, make uncertainty work for you by reversing those confidence-sapping thoughts.
Build long-term planning into your everyday routine so you won’t be caught wondering what to do after your first success.
A few simple adjustments can help you reclaim your calendar – and make you much more productive.
Technology can be either a burden or an enhancement. Wisely choosing the technology to use in your business and personal life will give you advantages in both.
When it comes to finding money to get your business off the ground, it pays to research the pros and cons of the many available options.
It takes a lot to start a business, but it can take even more to keep the business going. A reset may help.
Growing your business means creating, maintaining and continually updating a vision of where you want to be. Here are some ideas for changing your focus from day-to-day activities to the big picture.
Sometimes the greatest gift you can give your business is to focus on something else for a little while.
Far from getting in the way, being wrong is often a key element of success. It’s how we process difficulties and what makes us better.
It takes money to make money whether you’re starting or growing your business. But where can you find willing lenders if your business doesn’t have what banks are looking for?
Si toma la aldea entera para levantar a un niño, toma una aldea para levantar una compañía.
Do you find the idea of working with manufacturers overseas intimidating? You’re not alone, but these three simple strategies can get you started.
Whether you have kids or not, what you learn from the entrepreneurial experience can translate into other parts of your life.
These five simple tips can help you feel less intimidated by the financials so you can run your business more effectively.
Entrepreneurship is a marathon.
If it takes a village to raise a child, it also takes a village to raise a company. Here are the three partnerships most important in the life of an entrepreneur
You may not be able to achieve the mythical work/life balance, but here’s how a manicure or a walk in the park can contribute to your success as an entrepreneur.
Sometimes you might want to be one, sometimes the other. As an entrepreneur or business owner, you need to be good at both.
Sometimes the most powerful inspirations have their roots in our earliest connections.
More women will suffer from this debilitating illness each year than the combined totals for many other more commonly recognized diseases. It’s time for women to come out of the shadows and support each other.
Becoming a trusted source of ideas in your industry takes time and commitment, but it pays off in increased visibility – and credibility – for you and your business.
Getting from where you are now to where you want to be with a new business can seem overwhelming. Dividing big dreams into small, manageable goals makes progress possible.
Becoming curious and asking questions of yourself can open a doorway to self-discovery.
There are other ways to connect with potential customers than by selling hard. Focus, engagement and authenticity are your tickets to a more relaxed – and fruitful – sales and marketing relationship.
Once you recognize that visibility is a crucial part of growing your business, you’ll need a realistic plan that will work for you – and a way to stick to it. These three ideas can get you started.
No matter your expertise, speaking professionally can enhance your brand and increase your marketing reach. And it’s not as difficult as you might think.
Changing your thoughts and beliefs may be the key to changing your relationship to money.
The City of New York is making a big push to support minority and women-owned businesses. Here’s how you can tap into these rich resources.
Concepts from fields like data science, mathematics and psychology can give you some valuable insights into how you and your business tick, even if your profession is miles away from any of these disciplines.
Failure is a normal step along the way to business success. You don’t have to be afraid of it. You can even use it to your advantage.
Far from hurting your fledgling enterprise, engaging in activities outside of work not only helps create balance in your life but also helps you grow your business.
Almost any approach to building self-confidence – dancing like a crazy woman, striking a powerful pose or sweet-talking yourself – can help you get over those scary moments that inevitably come when you start a new venture.
Banks aren’t the only options when it comes to financing your small business dreams.
The judges of business plan competitions see a bias for action and good mentorship as essential to getting your business off the ground.
Trying to be everything to everyone often is not a good prescription for business success. Instead, narrow your focus to concentrate on your strengths and passions.
Work/life balance sometimes seems like an unachievable myth. Here are six tips to help you get closer and enrich both your business and your personal life.
“Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of (wo)men.” – Goethe
Sometimes your original idea about how to achieve your business vision isn’t the one that will ultimately make you successful. Here’s how one entrepreneur recognized when it was time to make a change.
Is your business doing well but you still feel like something is missing? Maybe you need to take some steps to discover and act on what’s really important to you.
Surrounding yourself with the right people as you’re building your company is more than half the battle. Here’s how to identify and attract the talent you need.
What you do after a networking event can be as important as the event itself. Here’s how to make the most of any networking opportunity.
A strong team is the foundation of a great company. How do you find and hire people who will treat your business like their own?
Time is a precious resource. Learn the dos and don’ts for accelerating your networking.
Almost any work or career experience can benefit you as an entrepreneur. Here’s the story of how one entrepreneur’s journey unfolded – and what you can learn from her.
If you’re struggling with sales or getting started with a new business venture, try mastering one of the key skills for successful entrepreneurship: networking.
Health and well being are among your most precious assets. Here are a few simple ways to protect them.
Simply being in the room at an event doesn’t guarantee you’ll make connections. Take these steps to ensure you meet and connect with people who can help your business.
Whether you like it or not, research shows that your personal image plays a big role in your success in the professional world.
Don’t let fear of the unknown keep you away from trade shows. These proven tips will help you get the most out of the experience, whether you’re a new exhibitor or a veteran.
You might think interest-free loans are a fantasy or a delusion, but Kiva makes them possible.
A few consistent activities with both existing and potential customers can help your business expand.
If analyzing numbers makes you anxious, relax. A majority of the value you gain from data comes from things you already do as a savvy business person.
Sometimes the most important business change you can make comes from the inside – of you.
An array of free apps can help you do better with everything from juggling your to-do list to managing your time.
Going it alone among strangers can be daunting. It can also be the best thing for networking.
Here are some easy ways to turn the humble business card into a valuable sales asset.
Don’t wait for leadership to find you. Make the first step yourself, right now.
Learn from seasoned entrepreneurs in this video about learnings, challenges, and what tips they want to share with you to help you start and grow your business in NYC.
Hear why WE Connect Mentors think you should check out the WE Master Leadership course!
Mita Carriman of Adventurely shares her story.
Imagen personal para el éxito.
Women have a unique point of view in the world and the world demands an enormous amount from us. We raise our children, our communities, and often times we have minimal power to affect the change we need.
Women are so underestimated that we allow ourselves to think that it is true. Women have the capacity to be smart, hardworking leaders. We have a responsibility to show the younger generation of women and even older women who think that they don't have a chance, that it is possible to be whatever they want and be successful at it.
It is important for women, and particularly for women of color, to be business owners because we bring a level of sensibility, emotional intelligence, and power that shifts paradigms of gender, race, and equality in the world.
I think it's important for women to go after their dreams.
Women who become entrepreneurs have the opportunity to do work in line with their purpose, passion and skills, command a high salary, and create jobs for others.
Sometimes you have to be willing to experiment to find the growth you want.
There are a lot of synonyms for “help” (assistance, guidance, support) but only one way to get it: by asking.
Whether your business is new or established, regular feedback from an inner circle of advisors can highlight areas for growth or improvement, shorten your learning curve and generally make you more effective.
Data and analytics are fantastic tools. Just don’t let them take over your business.
“My jewel in the crown is to say what I don’t know, and share what I do know”
Set aside your (mostly imaginary) fears and prep in advance to gain valuable business insights from experts.
Be ready to respond to press requests at a moment’s notice with these four essential publicity elements.
You work so hard to build your business. You owe it to yourself to make sure you get paid.
Going it alone is no way to create a prosperous business. Here’s how to cultivate the teams that can help you achieve success.
Our beliefs may play a bigger role in your wealth than you think.
Often, the advice you least want to hear helps you the most.
Anxiety is a totally normal and even expected part of running your own business. Here’s how to keep from being crippled by it.
Resilience is essential for entrepreneurial success. When you combine perseverance with reinvention to support resilience, magic happens.
Crowdfunding’s allure is great and its benefits undeniable. Just make sure you undertake a campaign with a clear view of the benefits and pitfalls.
Money, people and resources are all essential for starting your business. Here’s how to plan so you know what you need and what to do next.
When you’re deciding how to spend your precious time in your new business, remember that number-crunching may not be the best initial path to revenue growth.
The mentor/mentee relationship remains invaluable even in the face of new ways of communicating.
Let these new (and often free) productivity tools help you add time to your calendar and money to your cash register
“I want to create be an elite group of consultant firms for small businesses.”
“I’m bringing food to life, changing the way we engage with food while nourishing our bodies and life.”
“I don’t like being told to do one thing.”
“Go past your comfort zone; speak with conviction, and without apology.”
“You have to be your biggest fan.”
“It’s now been 10 years in the making and we still haven’t scratched the surface of what we can do.”
“I’ve seen a lot of businesses come and go; I don’t think food access should come and go.”
Lo que todo Emprendedor debería saber acerca de Resiliencia para triunfar.