networking: Friday's Food For Thought: Finding A Mentor - 05/24/22 04:14 PM
"A mentor is not someone who walks ahead of us to show us how they did it. A mentor walks alongside us to show us what we can do." – Simon Sinek, British-American Author of "Start with Why and The Infinite Game."
 
So, how do we go about finding a mentor?
Finding the right mentor for different areas of your life and business to help you achieve a higher standard can be crucial to your eventual success. There are a thousand other pitfalls you can blindly stumble into, and you won't learn about any of them in school.
It would help if you had … (31 comments)

networking: Resilience: A Must-Have For Every Entrepreneur! - 04/25/22 09:44 AM
"Resilience is the strength and speed of our response to adversity — and we can build it. It isn’t about having a backbone. It’s about strengthening the muscles around our backbone. — Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO"
Every entrepreneur intuitively understands the importance of resiliency in business. Some people regard "resiliency" as something you can't practice or learn, and that's not true.
You can do several practical things in building your business that will help ensure that it is agile and becomes increasingly resilient and capable of weathering storms that would send other, lesser firms into a tailspin.
The Mission-Driven Business
We're not talking about merely … (42 comments)

networking: What ActiveRain Means To A Newbie Like Me! - By Aura Alex - 04/09/22 06:46 PM
First, I want to thank Debe Maxwell, CRS, and Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, for hosting this month's challenge. I appreciate the opportunity to share my experience with AR from a "newbie" perspective.
Second, I haven't been here long enough to meet any AR members in person, so I do not have pictures of anyone at meetups, snapshots, etc., to share. The main images of the collage represent "what AR means to me" in concept.
While I believe there is the traditional value we all share on ActiveRain, I want to highlight those that, in my mind, stand out. 
Networking
Every day we read and learn … (82 comments)

networking: New To The Business?  Startup Skills They Don't Teach In School - 02/14/22 08:07 PM
"The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing." – Walt Disney, Disney founder
Academic business programs across the country do a good job teaching business theory. But theory gets you only so far. You need many skills for success as an entrepreneur, and the only problem is that exactly NONE of those are taught in schools. Any schools. Anywhere. Zero.
Why? Because these are skills that entrepreneurs develop only through on-the-job experience.
Startup Leadership
Yes, you can learn what it takes to be a good leader in a classroom setting. But, learning what it takes and "being" a good leader are … (56 comments)

 
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