Monday, October 26, 2015

Call a Time-Out

Are you really living the life you want to live?  The only way to find out is to take time out for yourself.  Reawaken your passion for work.  You won't regret the decision.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Women Are Eager to Learn

Norm Brodsky, senior contributing editor for Inc. magazine, talks about what male entrepreneurs need to learn from women.  Here's a snippet:
In the beginning, that [asking a lot of questions] usually involves numbers. Most new entrepreneurs are salespeople with no background in accounting. They don’t understand the basics of finance. I find that women are open about this and are eager to learn. Of course, most of the men don’t have a very good grasp of the financials either, but they’re more likely to bluff, pretending they know more than they do.
Read more:  What male entrepreneurs need to learn from women

Monday, October 12, 2015

Has the Startup World For Women Been Enlightened?

Chicago was ranked No. 7 in a recent report, "Global Startup Ecosystem Ranking."  The entrepreneurial environment in several global markets was ranked based on five segments:
  1. Performance
  2. Funding
  3. Market Reach
  4. Talent
  5. Startup Experience
To access the full report, visit:  Compass ( -- requires quick email registration.

Read more:  Female Founders and Chicago Both Rise in Global Startup Ecosystem

Hat tip to Rosa Berardi, The Coleman Foundation, for letting us know about the report.

Screenshot courtesy:  The 2015 Global Startup Ecosystem Ranking (showing the top 10 cities) 

Monday, October 05, 2015

What is the Single Reason Companies Fall Apart?

Whether you’re a small business owner or running a large corporation, according to Stacia Pierce (pictured), CEO of Ultimate Lifestyle Enterprises, the single reason companies fall apart is they lose touch with their customers.

Read more:  The No. 1 Reason Companies Fall Apart