Grappling With the Question: Why Isn’t America Number 1?
Feb07

Grappling With the Question: Why Isn’t America Number 1?

Do you feel as if you are drowning in bad news? Welcome to the club. And not just generic bad news but the kind of bad news that makes you question whether we, as a nation, have the smarts, the wherewithal, the old-fashioned grit to solve our problems. One of the most alarming items on a long list of woes is that while the rest of the world’s kids seem to be getting smarter, our kids don’t. Right now, in fact, it looks as...

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Lifting Africa up by empowering its youth By Fred Swaniker
Feb07

Lifting Africa up by empowering its youth By Fred Swaniker

Finding opportunities for young people is a critical challenge for Africa, where 62 percent of the population—more than 600 million young people is below the age of 25. With no signs that population growth will slow in the decades to come, it is imperative that Africa leverage the talent and energy of its youth to create dramatically higher levels of prosperity and equality and avoid the latent risks of unemployment and social...

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Where the Freelance Economy Is Booming By Patrick Clark

There were 22.5 million U.S. businesses that didn’t have any paid employees in 2011, 1.7 percent more than in the year before, about 75 percent of total businesses. They reported $990 billion in total revenue, up 4.1 percent from 2010. About 18 million non-employer businesses, or about 80 percent of the total, reported receipts of less than $50,000. By non-employer businesses, we’re talking about a wide-ranging group, from freelance...

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Memphis Entrepreneur Academy

Memphis Entrepreneur Academy (MEA!) is a groundbreaking and exciting summer program class that transforms young students into real, confident entrepreneurs. Throughout the class, students develop business ideas, write business plans, conduct market research, pitch their plans to a panel of business owners, and actually launch and run their own real, legal, fully formed companies and social movements. Complete with dynamic guest...

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WHAT IS NETWORKING?
Mar13

WHAT IS NETWORKING?

Every time I turn around people want to start a networking group or a meet and greet. I have written something’s down to help you and tell you why Networking in Memphis and Networking in Atlanta has been such a great success! (This is a great read for everyone!!) First what is Business networking? It is the process of establishing a mutually beneficial relationship with other business people and potential clients and/or customers....

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Entrepreneurship Principles You Shouldn’t Forget

Businesses fail all the time. SBA likes to throw statistics at you such as a 95% failure rate within a year of operation and so on. (But see the definitive small business failure rates.) The reasons as to why businesses fail can be many. Here’s what I think. The reason most businesses fail is because entrepreneurship is a lifestyle shift, which most entrepreneurs do succeed in. It is, however, the mind shift that’s an integral part of...

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