YouTube is filled with inspirational videos of all types, including those created by businesses or individuals looking to inspire others to succeed. Let’s look at 100 of the most inspiring business videos ever placed on this site.
Canada is launching a new visa program April 1 that is making many politicians and lobbyists in the United States green with envy. Called the Start-Up Visa program, it encourages foreign entrepreneurs to come to Canada and work alongside investors and mentors to create new businesses, particularly in the high-tech field, create new jobs and spur economic growth. Business gurus and venture capitalists here say it’s a win for Canada, but many in the United States lament the lack of action in their country to fix what many consider a broken immigration system. Previous attempts to develop a similar program in the U.S. have so far failed, including one that currently is stalled in Congress. “The general idea of taking someone who wants to come to your country and hire Americans or Canadians, it’s such an obvious good idea for the economy,” said Jeremy Robbins, director of the U.S.
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Taking a team from ordinary to extraordinary means understanding and embracing the difference between management and leadership. According to writer and consultant Peter Drucker, "Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things." Manager and leader are two completely different roles, although we often use the terms interchangeably.
Every good businessperson knows that what you say has never been as important as how you say it.
If you’ve ever wanted to strike out on your own, here are some tech entrepreneur tips from Brett Mosley, CEO of BuyMyTronics , a company which buys old gadgets from the public, and gives them new life by recycling them. We’ve covered this company a few times in the past before because we’re a fan of they environmental impact and their business of keeping gadgets out of landfills. If you’re in the market for a new iPad, you know where to send your old one :) So we asked Brett, based on his experience as a CEO, what his most valuable lessons were starting up. I hope you all you guys thinking of starting up something, get something out of this as well.
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The year is 2007, and I had just left Microsoft to dive into the startup world. Like many first time entrepreneurs, I was very excited about the adventure. And like many first time entrepreneurs, I didn’t know where to start.
If you’re like thousands of other designers, programmers and other creative professionals out there, at one point in time you’ve considered starting your own business. Unlike most, you’ve gone against common sense and decided to open shop for yourself. And not just freelance full-time, mind you, but file for the company name, get some stationery, and wade through the legal mumbo-jumbo. Maybe even get a real office with a water cooler.
This course introduces the fundamentals of technology entrepreneurship, pioneered in Silicon Valley and now spreading across the world.
Filing expenses, managing leads, tracking website bugs: all crucial processes--and potential time sucks. These online tools can help. shutterstock images
Part of my new series “Entrepreneurial Women Rocking the World” At last week’s inspiring National Association of Professional Women ’s 2 nd annual networking conference, I had the opportunity to attend the keynote presentation of Sara Blakely , Founder of Spanx . In her one-hour talk, Sara highlighted her fascinating journey from launching a start-up with $5000 in savings to becoming the youngest self-made female billionaire in history.
Kevin O’Connor, co-founder of DoubleClick , is the CEO of FindTheBest , an unbiased data driven comparison engine, which he established in Santa Barbara, CA. As an entrepreneur, I’ve been invited to guest lecture for entrepreneurial programs at colleges from Harvard to the University of Michigan.
Frontline employees--the people behind the counter, on the phone, in the cloud, and walking the floor--possess a large measure of control over the customer experience. Their actions determine whether a customer becomes a brand evangelist or detractor. Understanding how best to motivate these employees--and designing processes and strategies to ensure that they’re empowered, energized, and personally vested--is at the core of delivering standout service and creating a compelling brand experience.
Preparing to launch your start-up means more than simply making sure you have a viable product and potential customers. Here are five tips on how to prepare yourself to be a founder.