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I Failed, So You Don't Have To

February 15, 2016
It’s been six years since I made cocktails for a living. Despite a fancy degree and an upwardly mobile job using said degree in a non-profit, I was at my best hustling food and bev in restaurants. It didn’t matter if I READ MORE

In Celebration of Small Businesses Everywhere

May 14, 2014
It’s National Small Business Week. YAY! But shouldn’t every week celebrate small businesses? They’re the backbone of this country. They create jobs, come up with new ways of doing old things, and help you keep your money in the local READ MORE

Go Rest Your Entrepreneur Muscles

May 9, 2014
Originally posted on MelanieSpring.com Entrepreneurship means big ideas.  Not big ideas in the sense of ethereal stuff. Big ideas that come to some serious hardcore reality.  At the Do Good Summit, I shared on a panel about being a woman entrepreneur. At the last READ MORE

What’s In A Name?

December 17, 2013
Image Credit: Steven Depolo It’s no secret: TOMS shoes are a big deal. Almost immediately after the company hit the scene, that little blue and white rectangular label became recognizable.  Just about everywhere you go, you're likely to see at least READ MORE

START A BIZ: 5 Lessons Learned

September 15, 2010
by Roslyn Ashford of ra redoes rooms So… you're thinking of starting a business?! Congrats! After six years of running my service business, I can easily say it is not for the faint of heart. Rather than the usual advice, the READ MORE

START A BIZ: Create a Safety Net

September 14, 2010
by Elizabeth Buie of Luminanze My decision to go solo pounced on me and took immediate hold. One evening in the spring of 2007, just after dark, I was sitting on the steps of the fountain in Piazza Santa Maria in Trastevere, READ MORE

START A BIZ: Making the Ask

September 13, 2010
by Casey Golden of Small Act Every business needs at least some money to get started. Depending on your business, you might need to seek investors to help your great idea take flight. In building my current business, Small Act, I've had READ MORE

START A BIZ: Public Speech 2.0

September 10, 2010
by Jill Foster of Live Your Talk As a new business owner, I keep re-visiting these questions: Where are my most ideal customers?  Am I accessible to them?  And do I engage with them authentically and clearly in their environment? That 'in their environment' point READ MORE

START A BIZ: The Uber Simple Start-Up Guide

September 9, 2010
by Kathy Korman Frey (aka Chief Hot Momma) of Hot Momma's Project A good friend of mine is a riding the entrepreneurial break, BIG TIME. She has all these brilliant ideas for businesses, but has a hard time pulling the trigger. READ MORE

START A BIZ: The Importance of Partnerships

September 8, 2010
by Greg Kihlström of Carousel30 Interactive Starting a business takes a lot of work. A lot. So, being the type of person that works long hours, sometimes doing things that I never intended to do while studying design back in school READ MORE

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