Tag: Entrepreneur

Why you should stay in school while learning to be an entrepreneur

  • Marty Zwilling is a startup angel investor and the CEO of Startup Professionals.
  • For students aspiring to launch their own startups, Zwilling recommends taking advantage of school resources like practice programs and mentorships.
  • College is the perfect environment to network with peers and successful alumni, and look for related internships to learn more about the industry.
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A question I hear a lot from young entrepreneurs is whether a university degree is important to startup success, or just a distraction in achieving their purpose in the world. They are quick to point out that many of today’s top entrepreneurs, including Evan Williams (Twitter), Bill Gates (Microsoft), and Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook), dropped out of school to get on with their dreams.

I certainly agree that you won’t learn all you need in school to run an innovative and successful startup. But I don’t believe that

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Award-Winning Entrepreneur Claus Lauter Launches Ecommerce

Claus Lauter, Ecommerce Business Coach & Mentor

{Singapore} – Entrepreneur & Growth Advisor Claus Lauter is launching his Ecommerce Business Success Coaching & Mentoring Program for businesses and brands operating on Shopify.

Lauter says the 90-day program is for business owners who want to take the guesswork out of optimizing their online retail business for growth. “Fundamentally, I guide people and brands so they grow profitably on Shopify – and reach success faster.”

The Business Success program is for people leading local businesses with an online presence, or those whose businesses are 100% online. Ideally, it’s for those who need clarity on how to reach the next level of growth, and for those who want a step-by-step game plan that gets results. “This is the only program of its kind that offers personalized training, 1-on-1 coaching, and accountability,” Lauter says.

Deeply familiar with what’s happening in today’s eCommerce world, Lauter

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7 Crazy-Simple Reasons Every New Entrepreneur Should Sell Used Books Online

It’s cool to be an entrepreneur. 

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I mean, think about it  —  you have the potential to earn much more than you would at most jobs and you get to be your own boss. 


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There is no one looking over your shoulder, underestimating or undervaluing you, and there is absolutely no one telling you what to do every moment of every day. 

Entrepreneurship is on the rise. As of 2015 there were 27 million Americans starting or running new businesses and that number is continuing to grow.

The question is :  How many of the 27 million Americans are actually turning a profit and how many are losing their life savings?

These stats worry me. I’ve been the guy losing everything because I was determined to make it but didn’t actually have the knowledge to do so. 

Related: Your First Year in Business 

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Eric Mitchell Porat, Online Entrepreneur, Continues to Build Impressive Portfolio – Press Release

Eric Mitchell Porat is blazing a trail in the online business and adtech startup world.

NEW YORK – September 14, 2020 – (Newswire.com)

Since the early 2000s, Eric Mitchell Porat, a New York-based online entrepreneur and founder of One Acquire Media, has had a knack for building and scaling online businesses. 

In addition to owning 20 websites and counting in different niches, he also owns several successful companies. 

But, no matter the project, Eric keeps the user at the forefront of all his endeavors. 

“My goal is to help advertisers get their products or services in front of people that are genuinely interested at the right point of time in their user journey,” he said. 

Over the years he’s acquired and founded a number of businesses but three of his most successful to date are GeoIQ, Vayg Holdings, and One Acquire Media. 

The genesis stories for these successful ventures began

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Mitsubishi Motors Partners With Nashville Entrpreneur Center To Create Small Batch – Big Ideas Entrepreneur Network

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FRANKLIN, Tenn., Sept. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ —
FRANKLIN, Tenn., Sept. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) announces today that it has partnered with the Nashville Entrepreneur Center (EC) to create a first-of-its-kind Small Batch – Big Ideas Entrepreneur Network.

Led jointly by MMNA and the EC, a small cohort of entrepreneurs will convene monthly for virtual networking events, expert-led webinars and will be given direct access to MMNA executives for in-depth, one-on-one, co-learning time.

Entrepreneurs and small businesses can apply to be part of the Small Batch – Big Ideas Entrepreneur Network by clicking here.

“Nashville is a special place, fueled by a bold, creative energy that is especially apparent in its entrepreneur community,” said MMNA Chief Operating Officer Mark Chaffin. “Through this partnership, Mitsubishi Motors helps to celebrate individuals

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HICOOL Global Entrepreneur Summit and Entrepreneurship Competition Concludes with Business Fest in Beijing

After rounds of intense contests starting from May 15, the HICOOL Global Entrepreneur Summit and Entrepreneurship Competition (HICOOL) concludes on September 12 in Beijing.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200913005065/en/

HICOOL Global Entrepreneur Summit and Entrepreneurship Competition Concludes with Business Fest in Beijing (Photo: Business Wire)

Themed “Envision Your Future”, the summit consists of award ceremony, signing ceremony of HCOOL Business School, HICOOL Service Manager and Industrial Park signing ceremony, dialogues with renowned entrepreneurs and investors, and presentations from industry giants and start-ups. The summit also has an interactive exhibition area that promises the visitors an immersive experience of cutting-edge technologies.

Cooperating with world’s top investors, businesses and academic institutes, HICOOL has developed an entrepreneurial ecosystem, facilitating global entrepreneurs to impact the future.

Entrepreneurship competition: 10 million RMB (USD 1.4 million) of direct investment available for winning projects

After rounds intense competition, 100 contestants from

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Want To Be An Entrepreneur? Learn To Pivot Your Business Like Alan Mruvka

Whether you’re the CEO of an S&P 500 or not, leadership requires strategy regardless of your organization’s size. When leaders develop strategy, they’ve typically spent lots of time, money, and resources thinking about success. The challenge comes, however, when enabling people to follow this strategy. Because once formed, it must be disseminated and adhered to throughout a workforce entirety. 

Traditionalists hold a belief that changing strategic direction frequently is counter-intuitive: strategy should be planned and deliberate. However, the modern economy increasingly requires leaders to demonstrate entrepreneurial characteristics by pivoting their strategy regularly: often dubbed the emergent style. 

Alan Mruvka is no stranger emergent strategy. Having co-founded E! Entertainment, he is personally responsible for creating America’s obsession with celebrities. Now valued at over $12 billion E! Entertainment has

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How One Entrepreneur Trusted His Gut And Disrupted The Toilet Paper Business

Do your research, trust your gut, it’s going to be a lot of hard work, but in the end, it will be worth it. – Derin Oyekan

Derin Oyekan is co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer of Reel, an eco-friendly paper brand, offering bamboo toilet paper with a portion of the business supporting SOIL, a sanitation R&D non-profit in Haiti. Reel, co-founded with Livio Bisterzo, officially launched in the US in March 2019 and has sold over a million rolls of toilet paper, growing almost 1,000% year over year since launch.

At age 40, Oyekan has already made three career pivots: engineering to marketing to entrepreneurship. Oyekan has a Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, but never worked as an engineer, opting to start his career in Internet marketing. Oyekan held multiple growth marketing roles, taking brands from pre-revenue concepts to multimillion-dollar businesses. He then

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