STARTUP BHARAT KANODIA

3 Tips for How to Be Your Own Best Boss

Starting your own thing is hard. Here's how to make it easier.

STARTUP JESSICA STILLMAN

All Co-Founder Fights Are Really About 1 of These 3 Issues, According to a Top Couples Therapist

Therapist Esther Perel is best known for her work with couples, but her work with founders is equally insightful.

STARTUP PETER ECONOMY

The Secret of Steve Jobs' Remarkable Success Revealed in Just 3 Words: Purpose-Driven Life

Remember: Half of what separates successful people from those who aren't is pure perseverance.

STARTUP DANIELLA SACHS

How to Really Spice Up African Tourism

The love of chillies, hot sauce and spicy food is global. And it offers a tantalising drawcard for tourists.

STARTUP BRIAN BAKKER

FinTech in Africa: The End of the Beginning

New research suggests that Africa’s FinTech is undergoing a structural shift on the way to maturation.

STARTUP EMEKA AJENE

Lessons Learned From Building in African Markets

Emeka Ajene recounts ten lessons he learnt while building Africa’s super app, Gozem.

STARTUP DUSTIN MCKISSEN

If You Are Going to Be an Entrepreneur, You Will Need to Find Your Inner Batman

If this the year you start your business, know that you will have to find inner strength and courage, time and again.

STARTUP BRIAN BAKKER

The Difference Between Startups and Scaleups

It’s all about the ability to scale. And this is reliant on many factors – not least the composition of a founder’s team. Experience and connections do matter. A lot.

STARTUP DANIELLA SACHS

The Unexpected Opportunities of Chocolate

Africa is well down the chocolate value chain despite being critical to the industry. But we can turn that model on its head.

STARTUP NICHOLAS SONNENBERG

This is the Most Expensive Word in Your Business. Here's How to Eliminate it From Your Lexicon

Your words can have far-reaching implications – even financially.

STARTUP JOE PROCOPIO

This Is What Startup Burnout Looks Like

Watch out. The emptiness will sneak right up on you.

STARTUP JEFF HADEN

Can't Overcome the Navy SEAL '40 Percent Rule'? Embrace the Mindset of High Achievers

We tend to quit when the effort is massive and the timeline indefinite. That's why successful people embrace a different approach to making progress.

STARTUP JOE PROCOPIO

How To Spend the Money Your Startup Raises

Use the "Four Ts" to fuel your growth.

STARTUP MARTIN ZWILLING

10 Personal Attributes To Check Before You Write Your Business Plan

Understand these key principles before you even think about writing a plan to build your own business.

STARTUP JOE PROCOPIO

A Little Startup Success Can Be a Big Problem

How to avoid falling for mirages and head fakes.

STARTUP CARMINE GALLO

How to Pitch a Billionaire

Resist the temptation to share everything you know.

STARTUP BHARAT KANODIA

3 Essential Tips for Entrepreneurs from an Indie Film Producer

Life lessons on becoming an expert and attracting an audience.

STARTUP DANIELLA SACHS

Coffee is the New Wine

Presenting a whole slew of entrepreneurial opportunities across Africa – some in tourism.

STARTUP PATRICK FLESNER

The Number 1 Growth Killer is Leadership Debt

Startups do not fail because they run out of cash. They run out of cash because of the leadership debt incurred.

STARTUP JON STAFF

Starting a Business is Not as Risky as You Think

Don't be afraid to take the plunge.

STARTUP REMY BLUMENFELD

First, Write The Press Release

How writing up your success story can help make it happen.

STARTUP JOE PROCOPIO

The Secret To Building a Successful and Lasting Business

This might be the most useful post you read all year.

STARTUP REBECCA DECZYNSKI

This Skincare Brand Wants Shoppers to Consume Less--and They're Buying It

Sustainability is at the core of Dieux's ethos, but that's not what will help the disruptive skincare brand change the beauty industry. Here's what will.

STARTUP RICHARD PEREZ

Design-led Thinking Leads to New Heights

Sometimes the way things have always been done is just not a good enough reason to keep doing them.

STARTUP JOE PROCOPIO

How To Start a Company With No Money

The first thing you'll need to do is change your mindset.

STARTUP YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR COUNCIL

Starting a Business During a Crisis? Ask Yourself These Questions.

If you track the right information, you may even find that opportunities are available to you right now.

STARTUP DANIELLA SACHS

Let’s Talk About Foodie Tourism

Africa is a smorgasbord of gastronomic opportunities ready to be unlocked on multiple levels.

STARTUP JOE PROCOPIO

How Startups Accelerate Into the Growth Stage

When to ignore the roadmap and just go where the money is.

STARTUP JEFF HADEN

39 Years Ago, Jimmy Buffett Won a Lawsuit That Inadvertently Sparked a $1.5 Billion Business

Jimmy Buffett, singer-songwriter and co-founder of Margaritaville Holdings, is living proof that what you have is important, but what you do with what you have makes all the difference.

STARTUP XINTIAN TINA WANG

This Berkeley Grad Was Denied a Loan 5 Times. So She Decided to Disrupt The Credit Industry

TomoCredit founder Kristy Kim launched a company to help immigrants and young adults build credit.

STARTUP DANIELLA SACHS

Time to Unlock Africa’s Superpower

With so much information at our fingertips, how can it be that the true extent of diversity on this continent remains such a secret?

STARTUP TIYANA JORDAN

Beyoncé Said 'Quit Your Job' – Here's How to Do it Right

Taking Queen B's advice could backfire if you're not prepared.

STARTUP CLARA WANJIKU ODERO

African Financial Services is Entering a New Phase

We are moving from what’s being called FinTech 1.0 to FinTech 2.0 and adding a whole lot of scope in the process.

STARTUP ALYSSA KHAN

How This Tiny Menstrual Care Startup Beat the Tampon Shortage

Tampons are the latest victim of the US supply chain shortage. Here's how one small business is keeping them in stock.

STARTUP XINTIAN TINA WANG

This Founder Left Warner Bros. to Sell Ramen. Now He Has a Starring Role in a Startup

Instant noodle company A-Sha USA's CEO Young Chang explains how he turned his side hustle into a business.

STARTUP JESSICA STILLMAN

The Counterintuitive Secret to a Wildly Successful Career From Peter Thiel and Elon Musk

Other super successful founders and professionals agree: Focus is overrated.

STARTUP DANIELLA SACHS

Unlocking Many Tourism Startup Opportunities

Unlike the corporate world, diversity in tourism means more than ticking a box.

STARTUP HILLEL FULD

5 Fundamental Differences Between Entrepreneurs and Everyone Else

Ways to know if you're an entrepreneur or not.

STARTUP JESSICA STILLMAN

New Google Study of 900 Founders: All Effective Leaders Do These 7 Things

Google for Startups just wrapped up a massive research project digging into the traits of the most successful founders.

STARTUP XINTIAN TINA WANG

Tea Helped Him Beat Addiction and Helped His Son Focus at School. Now It's His Business

A Black founder shares his journey of healing, fatherhood, and entrepreneurship in the U.S.

STARTUP MARCEL SCHWANTES

Starting Your Own Business? Avoid These 5 Common Mistakes By New Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs can't afford to make a bunch of blunders or miscalculations, including these missteps.

STARTUP LEE ANNA A. JACKSON

The 'Shark Tank' Investors Rejected Her Can't-Miss Product. That Only Strengthened Her Resolve

A need to help people--including herself--with skin issues has fueled SW&G Essentials founder Lydia Evans since childhood.

STARTUP MARTIN ZWILLING

5 Key Strengths That You Can Make A Winning Advantage In Your Business

You may already have what it takes to succeed, but are not aware of it.

STARTUP MIKE MADDOCK

The 3 Lessons Startups Must Learn

What you need to know to get from idea to scale.

STARTUP REBECCA DECZYNSKI

How 3 Black Women Entrepreneurs Achieved Industry Firsts

They share their advice for making inroads in spaces where they haven't been represented historically.

STARTUP JEFF HADEN

Why the Founder of a $17 Billion Company Says the Good Ideas Are the Most Dangerous Ideas

According to HubSpot founder Dharmesh Shah, a good business idea can be more damaging than a truly bad idea.

STARTUP ALI DONALDSON

This Navy SEAL Built a Successful Business Teaching Habits to Foster a Healthy Mindset

Madefor CEO Patrick Dossett offers an important lesson on mental health from his wellness company and his first career as a U.S. Navy SEAL.

STARTUP HILLEL FULD

5 Tips to Make Every Business Meeting More Effective and Efficient

Take these steps to maximize your time and productivity.

STARTUP JEFF HADEN

40 Years Ago, Red Bull's Co-Founder Did Something Almost No Startup Ever Considers. Today He's Worth $25 Billion

Because sometimes creating a new business--much less a new category-means creating something no one has ever experienced before.

STARTUP CHARISSA CASSELS

Using Tech to Increase Travel Within Africa

And how a smartphone app helps find suitable and reasonably priced accommodation.

STARTUP HILLEL FULD

The First Steps Every Entrepreneur Should Take Before 1 Line of Code is Written

Make sure not to skip these steps before launching your startup.

STARTUP ANNA MEYER

How This Couple Turned 88 Goats Into a Company Worth Millions

Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell learned that when life hands you a herd of goats, you make money--one step at a time.

STARTUP DARRAH BRUSTEIN

Why Incremental Steps Are The True Key To Hitting Your Goals

In a culture that celebrates unicorns and overnight success, ground yourself in this as you work towards your goals.

STARTUP JEFF HADEN

Meet the Couple Who Mortgaged Their Home to Start a New Race Team--and Won the Indianapolis 500

In 2004, Mike and Marybeth Shank put everything on the line to grow their race team. Last year they won the Indy 500.

STARTUP JOE PROCOPIO

The Startup Killer That Almost Every Founder Ignores

How experienced entrepreneurs navigate the law of unintended consequences.

STARTUP DAN PUPIUS

Why Rituals Are the Secret to a Successful Distributed Workplace (and How to Create Them)

It's in rituals, both large and small, that team members gain that sense of camaraderie while feeling both supported and valued.

STARTUP CHRISTINE LAGORIO-CHAFKIN

For This Founder, the Pandemic Was an Opportunity to Double Down On His Company's Social Mission

Tal Chitayat's sustainable household-product company Full Circle expanded its charitable giving by listening to employees and customers.

STARTUP GRAHAM WINFREY

He Went From the Garage to IPO in Under a Decade. She's Not Far Behind

Chieh Huang, co-founder and CEO of online wholesaler Boxed, talks with Kathrin Hamm, founder and CEO of weighted blanket company Bearaby.

STARTUP LEE ANNA A. JACKSON

How This Creative Agency Founder Helps Brands Like Google and Spotify Build Socially-Conscious Campaigns

April McDaniel, founder of Crown + Conquer, has figured out how to tap into her experience working in the hospitality industry to help clients craft meaningful messages.

STARTUP JORDAN HICKEY

This Beauty Founder Started a School to Help Others Overcome All the Challenges She Once Faced

Mahisha Dellinger, founder of CURLS, is passing on the valuable entrepreneurial lessons she's learned through the Black Women Making Millions Academy.

STARTUP MARTIN ZWILLING

6 Attributes To Look For When Choosing a Business Partner

Choosing a business partner is a crucial area where logic plays only a minor role.

STARTUP LEE ANNA A. JACKSON

How This Wine Lover Spotted a Market Gap and Turned It Into a Million-Dollar Business

Erica Davis was tired of women--especially Black women--being told what kind of wine they should like. So she built a business that lets customers decide for themselves.

STARTUP JOE PROCOPIO

Your Startup Isn't a Unicorn. It's a Business

When entrepreneurs should skip the valuation chase and just sell stuff.

STARTUP VICTOR W. HWANG

Opening a Restaurant in Boston Takes 92 Steps, 22 Forms, 17 Office Visits, and $5,554 in 12 Fees. Why?

It's nearly just as bad in San Francisco, Detroit, Atlanta, and many other U.S. cities. The time is now to remove needless barriers to the American Dream.

STARTUP ROB MOORE

Why You Shouldn't Expect Loyalty as an Entrepreneur

No one is loyal to you, rather people are loyal only to their highest values. No one was born to service you. Instead, you have to discover their highest values and link your values to theirs.

STARTUP JONATHAN LOW

How to Be an 18-Second Entrepreneur

Take the time to understand your customers--and your employees.


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