Posts Tagged ‘entrepreneur’
Posted by Renee Schmidt

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The life of an entrepreneur is not a particularly easy one. Doors open one day and for weeks or months new ones can remain shut. When doors are shut and no amount of knocking will open them, there’s nothing to lean on but certainty. Sometimes that certainty stems from a distant reminder of when a door unexpectedly flung open in the past. Other times that certainty borders on mania, stemming from nothing more than an inexplicable knowing from within. People sometimes remark to me of their admiration of how far I’ve come as an entrepreneur (how far is actually debatable, but that’s a separate post). I share with them that where I am today is a combination of knowing (mania) and knowing I have no choice. Truth be told, a lot of my accomplishments have come from being put between a rock and a hard place by life, with little or no choice but to go down an entrepreneurial path (doesn’t sound that inspired, huh?).

 
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Posted by Renee Schmidt

Entrepreneurial lifestyles have become a meme. However, don’t be fooled –every entrepreneur isn’t on the fast track to success.  Even those who eventually do find success, they’ve made their fair share of mistakes along the way. Losing capital and wasted development time is common among young as well as mature entrepreneurs. Moreover, many entrepreneurs even get ripped off by their ‘trusted’ consultants.

 
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Levo league, a new wave of women, takes on on the challenge of equal pay.

On April 17th, President Obama proclaimed – National Equal Pay Day, calling Americans to recognize the full value of women’s skills, their contribution to the work force, acknowledge the injustice of wage discrimination, and join efforts to achieve equal pay.

Make some noise generation Y ladies! National Equal Pay Day has defiantly broken the glass ceiling, right? Well, not exactly.

Sad to say, not all companies have taken recognition to the ‘end of inequality.’ Levo League aims to change that.

 
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A panel of young female entrepreneurs weighs in on women in technology; the challenges of being a female entrepreneur in the male-dominated tech industry.

Scott Gerber (@askgerber), founder of the Young Entrepreneur Council and author of ‘Never Get a Real Job,’ assembled a panel of young female entrepreneurs to weigh in on the challenges of being a female entrepreneur in the male-dominated tech industry. The panel came up with 7 seriously awesome tips that reflect my line of thinking on the matter.

 
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Posted by Renee Schmidt

Are social media and an online marketing strategy a good investment of time and money?

It should come as no surprise that the proliferation of social media has turned social networking into an important business tool. And with each year that passes, more and more social networking sites have cropped up, each with unique opportunities to market a business or product. The problem is: you only need to master them.  No big deal, right? (I’m kidding).

Is it possible these days to grow an online business without an online marketing strategy –including all the liking, blogging, sharing and tweeting?  After all, it’s time consuming!

 
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Posted by Renee Schmidt

In much the same way that a seed all-inclusively contains the DNA of a tree (its branches, leaves and fruit), each of our intentions contain a ‘fruit,’ or end result as well.

Alternatively, no matter how sophisticated the DNA of a seed, if the environment that seed is planted in does not have a healthy ‘soil,’ there is no way for the seed to bear healthy fruit.

Intention is equally as important as environment.

 
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What’s ‘Tech for Women’ Anyway?

Statistically speaking, women are far more tech savvy than many think. I’ve often cited a Bloomberg article on female tech prowess, and for the sake of substantiating this post, in recap fashion, let me share again those incredible statistics

 
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People are always coming up with backup plans, i.e. a ‘Plan B’ just in case Plan A fails. Sure, it’s a prudent way to conduct oneself, but have you ever thought about how having a Plan B may actually hurt you?

 
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If you love startups and entrepreneurship, you’ll be really inspired by the brand new nonprofit Venture For America!

Venture For America (@venture4america), abbreviated as VFA, is an organization on a mission best encapsulated by its tagline:

Mobilizing graduates as entrepreneurs

 
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The CEO of Tech Company Yipit knows a thing or two about starting up a startup.

The man behind the magic; Vinicius Vacanti (@vacanti), frequently blogs on his website that shares a name with…umm…himself: viniciusvacanti.com. He writes specifically about entrepreneurship and the roller coaster world of startups, and a recent post really caught my attention.

 
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