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How I Traded The Stage For Y Combinator

How I Traded The Stage For Y Combinator

How I Traded the Stage for Y Combinator If you asked me 10 years ago where I thought my career would take me, I would have answered with one word: “Broadway.” As far as I was concerned, I was on my way to becoming a leading stage actress, dazzling crowds each night with my acting […]

Small Business Don’t Have To Be Hard

Small Business Don’t Have To Be Hard

Workflow and Productivity Tip #1: Define What You Can Control With small businesses, it is important to determine what you can control. This creates a baseline of where production should be. Once this is established, it’s important to determine your biggest ‘XFactor.’ Shiva Rajagopalan is an expert in workflow and productivity as the software platform […]

Unique Ways To Get Your Name Out There

Unique Ways To Get Your Name Out There

Selling yourself and your business might seem like a daunting task, but there are numerous ways to accomplish the task. Of course, having a social media presence is one of the most important things you can do, but there are also so many people using the various sites, it’s easy to get lost in the […]

Be The Powerful Force That Shapes The Work Environment

Be The Powerful Force That Shapes The Work Environment

1. Look Forward, Not Back Part of being an entrepreneur is being an innovator. So I encourage women to be the unstoppable force that makes the future what you want it to be. Pursue your passion and don’t get deterred if it is in a historically male-dominated field. I was told early in my career that there aren’t many women executives […]

These Tips Will Enhance The Level Of Your Business

These Tips Will Enhance The Level Of Your Business

Small business owners have to constantly look toward the future in order to retain long-term success. This means keeping an eye on tech trends, finding the best times to make investments and adjusting your marketing efforts. For more on looking to the future of your small business, check out these tips from members of the […]

The Women Of Duolingo

The Women Of Duolingo

Duolingo is a steadily growing, well-funded startup company with 80 employees in a colorful Pittsburgh office that features the obligatory ping pong tables, hammocks, and mod diner booths for employee collaboration. (Its office was recently named one of the city’s “Coolest” by the Pittsburgh Business Times.) The company’s main product is an app that teaches […]

These Tips Will Keep Your Business Ahead

These Tips Will Keep Your Business Ahead

Your primary responsibility as a CEO is to create a culture – the place to drive innovation.  Yes, you’ll focus on product and sales and metrics, but one of your most important roles is to create the teams that will best move your company forward. A thriving culture is inclusive, and you can create this […]

World Bank To Fund Africa’s Top 20 Tech Startups

World Bank To Fund Africa’s Top 20 Tech Startups

World Bank has launched XL Africa, a five-month business acceleration program designed to support the 20 most promising digital start-ups from Sub-Saharan Africa. Start-ups will receive mentoring from global and local experts, learn through a tailor-made curriculum, increase their regional visibility, and get access to potential corporate partners and investors. With support from prominent African […]

90% of Startups Fail: Here Are 4 Expert Tips to Improve Your Odds

90% of Startups Fail: Here Are 4 Expert Tips to Improve Your Odds

Failure is a part of life and as a resilient entrepreneur, you probably understand that better than anyone. But startup failure is a different story because watching a business you have poured your heart and soul into collapse is devastating or even debilitating. With ninety percent of startups guaranteed to fail, you need to learn […]

16 Organizations That Will Give You Money To Start And Grow A Business In Africa

16 Organizations That Will Give You Money To Start And Grow A Business In Africa

  (1) Acumen Fund Acumen is a charity organisation incorporated in 2001 with seed capital from the Rockefeller Foundation, Cisco Systems Foundation and three individual philanthropists. The Acumen Fund invests in entrepreneurs who have the capability to bring sustainable solutions to big problems. In May 2014, The Acumen Fund co-invested $1.5 million in Esoko Networks […]

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