Lifestyle Business Vs. Startup: 7 Things To Think About

A few years back, I wasn’t stoked about my position as a financial analyst, and I knew I wanted to run my own business. The problem was, I had no idea what I wanted that business to look like. I co...


7 Lessons From Bootstrapping a $15M Lifestyle Business

Since we started Mindvalley, we’ve blossomed to over 100 employees and revenues past $15 million a year (50 million in Malaysian Ringgit). We’ve become one of the biggest sellers of educational co...


12 Ideas to Improve Your Business Finances Quickly

Q. What’s one small change you’ve made recently that’s had a big impact on your business financially? The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an ...


7 Essential Traits You’ll Need to Become Your Own Boss

When I decided to leave my job as a receptionist, I was exhausted and burnt out from making my job a number-one priority — and to top it off, I could barely pay my bills. I loved what I did, but I ...


Why Women Entrepreneurs Can Have It All

When I graduated from Barnard College over a decade ago, my class was not treated to the uplifting feminist message we had come to expect from our feminist professors.  Joyce Purnick, the first woma...


13 Must-Attend Startup Conferences in 2013

Q. What is one under-the-radar startup or business conference that young entrepreneurs shouldn’t miss in 2013 and why? The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC),...


How to Set Goals You’ll Actually Achieve: Self-Talk

Instructional self-talk is the internal commentary that happens while we are trying to complete a challenging activity or task. For example, while completing a difficult report at work, your instructi...


5 Steps To Turn Your Business Setback Into a Breakthrough

Everyone knows the saying, “When life gives you lemons, then make lemonade,” but have you heard anyone explain exactly how to make the delicious lemonade from such a sour lemon? The key word in th...


16 Must-Try Apps and Websites For Entrepreneurs

It’s an easier time than ever to be a young, creative entrepreneur these days. Whether you’re running a successful T-shirt company or just getting started commercializing your family’s homemade ...


Why I’m Selling My Name and 6 Steps to Launch Your Own Crazy Idea

I’m in the business of making crazy ideas happen. In 2008, I started a business based on the notion of getting paid to wear t-shirts for companies. I was told repeatedly that I was crazy and that my...