Archive for January, 2010

JK Rowling: Benefits of failure


JK Rowling penned the bestselling Harry Potter page-turners — a spellbinding, seven-installment fantasy of wizards, warlocks and decidedly British texture that brought her from rags to riches.

eco-ART: LA’s ‘drive-by’ gallery


In 2004, Peter Schulberg learned that tons of billboard advertising vinyl was routinely tossed into landfills.  He came up with way of stretching the vinyl into art “canvases”, offered opportunity for local artists to be seen – thus LA’s first “drive-by” gallery was born. We sat down with Peter Schulberg on the sidelines of GoGreen [...]

25 tips by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs


by Cynthia Schmae
Ready to leave your job behind and become your own boss? It takes a certain kind of person to make it through the first few years. To help you along, we’ve culled the best tips from our own members – people with years’ of experience in running their own businesses.

Don’t work for less [...]

Helping LA youth to become entrepreneurs


Operation Street Kidz, a creative grassroots effort in Los Angeles under the leadership of Commissioner Josof Sanchez is making difference in lives of youth across inner cities of LA. The group recently teamed up with executive producer Baby Bash and directors from Kanye West music videos – “Through the wire” and “Jesus Walks” to bring [...]

How to write an effective Business Plan


By Jay Maharjan
Starting a business is a major commitment that will consume 24/7 of your life with no end in sight. It is always good to know what you are getting into before you take the plunge. From my experience writing business plans for large and small companies alike for the last 8 years, there [...]

Interview with Lindsay Davenport


Jay Maharjan interviews Lindsay Davenport, the former world # 1 professional tennis player and winner of multiple grand slam tournaments. Davenport talks candidly about making of a professional tennis player, entrepreneurship and overcoming insecurities growing up.

Top 10 Social Networks for Entrepreneurs


Dan Schawbel ( for mashable.com )
Looking for a job? Consider creating your own. There are a number of social resources to help you connect with other entrepreneurs and get your business ideas off the ground.
Here are the top 10 social networks for entrepreneurs. Each helps entrepreneurs succeed by providing them with the [...]

15 second Pitch: Interview with Laura Allen


As an entrepreneur, making that first impression is crucial. I recently saw this survey posted on 15secondpitch.com that caught my attention. According to Jim Convery at 15secondpitch.com, ” 69% of 2505 professionals said they have trouble explaining what they do, and/or feel uncomfortable pitching themselves. And, of three groups with a strong need for effective [...]

Top 100 Blogs For Small-Business Cost Cutting Inspiration


In this economy, everyone’s looking for ways to cut down, and small businesses are no exception. One of the best ways to save money in business is to examine your annual expenses and consider how you can decrease those costs. Thankfully, there are some pretty amazing resources to help you figure out new ways to [...]

Relief Fund for Haiti Earthquake


Project Needs and Beneficiaries
The earthquake was the biggest to hit Haiti in over 250 years. Widespread damage and collapsed buildings are widespread. Casualties and death toll are not yet known, but are expected to be high given the quake’s proximity to the capital and flimsy construction of buildings. This Fund will provide emergency relief to [...]

Peter Drucker On Leadership


What Needs to Be Done
Successful leaders don’t start out asking, “What do I want to do?” They ask, “What needs to be done?” Then they ask, “Of those things that would make a difference, which are right for me?” They don’t tackle things they aren’t good at. They make sure other necessities get done, but [...]

The Decade in Management Ideas


Tis the season for “year’s best” lists — and even, this year, for “decade’s best” lists — and who are we to resist the urge? A few of us HBR editors (Gardiner Morse and Steve Prokesch helped especially) took the opportunity to look back on the past ten years of management thinking and are ready [...]

How to Reduce Your Small Business Tax Bill


A look at helpful year-end tax tips, advice on making smart elections, and good tax resources for the small business owner.
By Elizabeth Wasserman |  Dec 1, 2009

In life, it’s said that two things are certain – death and taxes. But in business there’s only one certainty: taxes. Tax obligations go hand-in-hand with running a business. From [...]

10 Hot Business Opportunities for 2010


Wondering if this is a good time to start a business? Thinking of quitting the rank and file and joining the ranks of the entrepreneur? Well, you’re not alone. According to Challenger, Gray & Christmas’ job market index, 8.7 percent of job seekers started their own business in the second quarter of 2009.
Of course, if [...]

Bobby Womack on following passion


Entrepreneur TV interviews the Legendary Rock n Roll artist Bobby Womack. Womack talks passionately about beating the odds, following his passion with full of personal anecdotes first time int his exclusive interview.

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Entrepreneur Sean “Diddy” Combs hosts Vegas club opening


Sean “Diddy” Combs hosts the grand opening of Vanity nightclub inside HRH Tower at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The club was created by HRH and baseball player Jason Giambi.

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