Understanding where you are on your entrepreneurial journey can help you grow your business faster, and more sustainably. In working with thousands of owners through Cultivate Advisors, a small business advising firm, we’ve recognized common patterns every entrepreneur encounters on their journey from 0-$10M. We’ve
Becoming an entrepreneur is the idealistic endeavor of the great American dream. With the rush of our capitalistic society and the never ending grind of the 9-5 work life, starting your own business may seem like a leap worth taking. But will becoming an entrepreneur
So you’ve got an idea? Maybe you’ve seen it before and want to put your spin on it and improve it. Maybe it’s a gap in the market for you to fill. No matter what it is, it’s become the most obsessive thought in your
So you’ve come up with an innovative product or service. Your working model has been tested in focus groups, and now you are ready to sell or provide to the marketplace. What skills and talents will you seek as you select a cofounder for your
When you set up your profile on the linkedIn, being excited to looking for a new job to kick off your career after graduation. However, a few weeks later, you haven’t received anything. You thought that is because you are a newbie and lack of experience?
Everybody gets nervous when they meet their significant other’s parents. But meeting up with your in-laws over Thanksgiving can be a little more stressful. Even if you’ve met them before, family holidays are a whole new ball game. You’re walking into family traditions you’ve never experienced,
Why golf is so popular with managers is a mystery that may never be answered. Is it the long stretches of time spent standing, the momentary flashes of skill and action, or the fact that driving a golf cart is really really fun? Whatever the
Don Draper. Harvey Specter. James Bond. These are powerful men who know how to get their jobs done and look good while doing them. Most of us can’t afford movie stellar looks, but there are still ways to put yourself together like a million bucks.
Arguments happen. Whether it be with clients, your spouse, or heated coworkers in a meeting, all of us are exposed to conflicts in our day to day lives. Contrary to what instinct tells you, raising your voice and flaring your temper are not the answers
We’ve all been there. A coworker has done or said something that caused you grief and now you’re faced with a conflict at work. Seeing someone every day can stir up all sorts of agitations, but there are ways to get your point across in an argument