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Focus on These 4 Successful Mindsets to Rise to the Top

By | Apr 12, 2017 at 9:15 am

Success is a mind game. If you don’t believe this, take a look around. There are plenty of people who have extraordinary talent, passion and skills but aren’t succeeding in business or winning the game of life. Do you know a gifted web designer…

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How One Man Turned to Coding to Feed His Family

By | Apr 11, 2017 at 9:15 am

Tosin Awofeso felt like he didn’t have a lot of options. With a baby on the way, stringing together freelance gigs as a piano player and photographer wasn’t going to cut it. One morning, Awofeso showed up for an interview for a customer service…

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Single Mother Turns to Coding and Music to Help Family

By | Mar 30, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Carey LaMothe was certain the only thing she’d ever do in life was to play the French horn. Growing up in Seattle, she joined the band in junior high and quickly fell in love with music. In college at the University of Washington, she…

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An Unconventional Journey for a Female Scientist to Web Developer

By | Mar 12, 2017 at 10:30 am

Some in the tech industry may call me an “alternative candidate.” I don’t have a computer science degree, and I’ve never had an internship at a tech company. Even worse, a year and a half ago, I wasn’t even working in a field involving…

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4 Women Founders on What They Learned From Building a Business

By | Mar 8, 2017 at 3:30 pm

New lessons are learned every day while building a business, and some harder than you’d like. The good thing about lessons is that you have a building block to improve, change, or stop doing whatever it is to get back on track. We asked four…

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3 TED Talks That Will Get Your Entrepreneurial Juices Flowing

By | Mar 6, 2017 at 5:50 pm

As an entrepreneur, it can be hard to find motivation on a regular basis. With to-dos piling up and a cofounder in your ear, finding a little inspiration can go a long way in facilitating success in the long run. And if you’re really…

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5 Lessons Learned When Women Founders Go Against the Flow

By | Mar 6, 2017 at 11:20 am

Imagine a world where just as many women started businesses as men. Galvanize teamed up with Go Against the Flow, a movement to encourage 1 million women to be entrepreneurs by the end of 2017, to host a screening and panel discussion. The organization is…

Entrepreneur

The 4 Key Abilities for Self-Employment Success

By | Feb 27, 2017 at 8:30 pm

A business venture in which any individual earns money based on independent work is called self-employment. It includes small business owners, entrepreneurs, subcontractors and freelancers. While there are a plethora of benefits to being self employed — including a flexible schedule, greater autonomy, the freedom…

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What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From These 4 Mentorship Stories

By | Feb 22, 2017 at 5:50 pm

Having a mentor to coach you through the twists and turns of startup life can be invaluable. Even researchers agree that founders who engage with mentors will increase their bottom line. In a study by mentorship program MicroMentor, data shows that “mentored businesses increased their revenue…

Diversity

8 Great Ways To Celebrate Black History Month

By | Feb 15, 2017 at 12:50 pm

During the month of February, elementary schools around the country will celebrate Black History Month and learn about Dr. Martin Luther King, who led a nonviolent movement to achieve legal equality for African-Americans in the United States. Perhaps more importantly, they’ll listen to his “I Had…

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13 Keys to Success According to Today’s Most Innovative Entrepreneurs

By | Jan 27, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Everyone’s definition of success differs. But there’s truth behind each and every one. I’ve always been interested in people’s secrets to success. Recently, I decided to seek out this information out. I asked people I know, researched online and even asked a few people…

Lifestyle

What My $7 Bedside Clock Taught Me About Persistence

By | Jan 1, 2017 at 2:30 pm

I knew it was new addition to the home, not because I actually saw it, but because of the ‘tick… tick… tick…’ that caught my attention as I rested in bed. The day had been a long one, full of phone calls, meetings, and attempting to…

Startups & Apps

4 Apps to Help Boost Your Entrepreneurial Creativity

By | Nov 18, 2016 at 9:15 am

Today’s entrepreneurs are in for some risky business — so risky, in fact, that there’s only about a 50-50 chance your business will even make it to the four-year mark. That’s why you need to be employing every tool in your arsenal to get…

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The 5 Best Ways to Inspire Creativity as an Entrepreneur

By | Aug 17, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Entrepreneurs thrive on creativity. It is what breathes life into their businesses and helps them remain competitive. Unfortunately, nobody has an endless supply of creative juices. Sometimes, you have to discover new ways to stoke the fire. And what better way to boost creativity than by…

Lifestyle

5 Inspiring Destinations Every Designer Should Visit

By | Apr 28, 2016 at 9:00 pm

As a designer, inspiration can be found just about anywhere. From an interesting pen sitting on your coworker’s desk to the city view from your window at home, it’s likely that you find inspiration in a lot of random places throughout the day. You…

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What “Inspiration” Means to the Professional Creative

By | Feb 1, 2016 at 4:11 pm

What is inspiration? Where does it come from? Where does it go? (Where does it come from, Cotton-Eye Joe?) Inspiration is a fickle thing. It’s so fleeting! It’s also difficult to define. Is it an overwhelming emotion? Is it a state of flow? What…

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Actor Chris Pratt Offers Inspiring Words via Instagram

By | Jan 31, 2016 at 12:36 pm

Actor Chris Pratt recently shared some inspirational thoughts at 3am after being up working for nearly 80 hours. You may know the 36-year-old actor from his time on the TV sitcom Parks & Recreation, as well as his leading roles in Guardians of the…