startup failure

Why Half of all Startups Fail and the Surprising Secret to Success

Jill Soley, an executive at Issuu unpacks how we can get more startups to not fail. You’re an entrepreneur, with a great product. Maybe you’ve solved an important problem in the world. Or you’ve created a super-addictive app. But, for whatever reason, your creation isn’t flying off the shelves. You’re pretty sure it’s not a product...

Keziah Dhamma

She Solved Her Hair Challenge Now She’s Selling It Online

Selling products online is nothing new. Many businesses function 100% from online sales. But how do they make it happen? What are the first steps they take? Keziah Dhamma started her business by solving a problem. It was a problem she had herself and realized other women were facing the same thing. Selling Products Online:...

Business growth

Ready to Grow Fast? 5 Sales Questions to Ask if You Want Big Business Growth

Getting your startup off the ground can be daunting. There is a lot to do, and it's hard to do alone. And then there is business growth — being able to scale and expand. Some of the hardest challenges businesses face are around this topic of growth. It takes more than just making money....

Kate Bradley Chernis

Founding a Startup is Not for Everyone

Kate Bradley Chernis is the founder of Lately, an AI-powered social media marketing company. She wasn’t always a marketing guru, in fact she started out as an XM Radio DJ. But she wasn’t feeling fulfilled in the radio industry. Kate was tired of not getting credit for her work and felt really frustrated. She...

The Key to Knowing and Asking What You’re Worth

https://youtu.be/g-DHYFQ5pY0 A couple of months ago I was scrolling through LinkedIn and to my surprise, I saw that my friend Lantre Barr had recently been named Inc. 5000’s Fastest Growing Companies in the US. After graduating college in the middle of the recession, like many Americans, Lantre found it difficult to find a job using...

starting a new business

Starting a New Business: 5 Things You Need to Know

Starting a new business is a big decision! Small and medium-sized business (SMB) expert Ramon Ray teamed up with Beautiful.AI to create a comprehensive how-to guide to get your business up and running. If you’re short on time, we picked out the highlights to give you a quick rundown of the 5 essentials to...

The Journey with Hadi: Leadership Shackleton’s Way

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMpM3M72_P0 I met Hadi randomly during one of my excursions through Atlanta. I always remembered him to be so fun and a burst of energy. When I came across an article naming PeachDish as one of the fastest growing meal subscription companies, I had to take some time to speak with him. PeachDish is a...

The Journey with Britt: How to Push Through the Inevitable Losses of Business

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZxGBY6ay5M&t=5s Have you ever questioned how and if you should continue your business after a loss or failure?  The truth is, we have all experienced losses and it's inevitable in this entrepreneurial 'Journey'. For your dose of encouragement check out Britt's story on The Journey with Blue. I met Britt almost two years ago when she...

How to Create a Successful Side Hustle from Nothing

The ability to take calculated risks is what separates successful entrepreneurs from the not-so-successful. But risk taking is not for everyone. Risk should not deter an aspiring entrepreneur. How do you create a successful business without risking it all? The first step in the process is side-hustling. A side hustle lets you keep your...

building the community

Why Startups Should Get Involved in Building the Community

Why are you in the community you are in? Is it because your target demographic consumers are in surrounding neighborhoods, cheap rent, because you like the culture, or grew up in the town? Whatever your reason for choosing the location of your startup, you’re a part of a community of people connected by location, and...