Entrepreneurship

Why Pushing For Social Responsibility Is Smart Business

Shutterstock Normally when BlackRock speaks, corporate America listens. With over $6 trillion under management, BlackRock’s Founder and CEO Larry Fink is one of the most powerful men on Wall Street. But ...

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Four Entrepreneurial Lessons I Learned From Living in a Village

Nearly a decade after a trip to West Africa sparked what turned out to be a multi-million dollar idea, I was back. While passing through the villages of Ghana and Benin, I was reminded of how much ...

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Is business the new destination for millennial activists?

The author, bottom left, with her Kuli Kuli team. The question usually comes from someone my grandmother's age, the well-intentioned but misguided "Sweetie, how’s your ...

Seven Things Every Female Entrepreneur Should Know

Shutterstock Starting and growing a successful business is no easy feat, no matter what your gender. The entrepreneurial field is riddled with competition, and as the leader of your own ...

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What Fortune 500 CEOs & Startup Entrepreneurs Can Teach Each Other

It isn’t everyday that you get to sit down with the CEO of a Fortune 500 company and the CEO asks you for advice. It’s happened to me twice in the past few months. What makes this even more ...

Innovation via collaboration: The millennial way to launch a product

Most new food products are dreamed up by people in conference rooms and created by formulators in laboratories. The ingredients are sourced from whoever can supply them at the lowest cost with little thought ...

Why Moms Make the Best Business Partners

When I was little, she was the one who bought the cups for my lemonade stand. When my Girl Scout Troop sold cookies, she stood behind me as I canvassed the neighborhood. Now I’m 27 and no longer living at ...

7 Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting a Food Company

Part of The Barnraiser 'Future of Food' Series The future of food will not be determined by the mammoth food monopolies. The true innovation will come from people like you and I, sitting in our kitchens, ...

How to Be Good at Failure

This past year has taught me a lot about failure. By all accounts, it’s been successful year. My business grew from zero to over 200 stores, we’ve been featured multiple times on national television and we ...