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Beyond motivation – discipline as a tool for success

By Garikai Nhongo

Garikai Nhongo is a Strategist, a Futurist and a Project Management Consultant working across the African continent. He contributes towards thought leadership in strategy, marketing and personal development. He is also a blogger at, an entrepreneur, a published author and a poet.

I used to think motivation was everything and there was a time when it seemed like it. Everyone with an ounce of charisma became a motivational speaker (or a Pentecostal pastor, but that’s for another day). It was the buzz word in business, in sports and in almost every aspect of life. We all bought […]


How To Define Your Startup Culture

By MattLoughran

Matthew is an accomplished senior executive and social impact entrepreneur in the emerging technology field. Matthew is the principal at Midtown West Media, and founding partner of Data Innovation Labs, deploying emerging technology with AI for Good.  Matthew possesses a history of multilateral stakeholder alignment across public, private, and faith-based sectors leveraging technology for social impact. Matthew holds a B.S. in Biology and Marketing from Loyola University Maryland; and an Executive M.B.A. from

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A startup has many facets: product, people, sales, funding. Those are the big ones most founders focus on out of the gate. But company culture often takes a backseat ‘until we nail product-market fit’ or one of many other urgently important problems. The problem with this approach is that culture is the one aspect of […]


Should You Dress For Success?

By LoraineBirchall

Loraine has been a consultant to the Universities of Lancaster, Salford and Central Lancashire, West Cumbria Development Agency and the Manufacturing Institute.     She trained in colour analysis, style and image, working with business owners on their personal branding.    She is working with the LDNPA Business Task Force in helping to deliver inclusion and benefits from the newly formed English Lakes World Heritage project, is a board member of a Housing Association and a Parish Councillor. 

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You’ve heard the expression ‘dress for success’ but what does that mean to you and your business? I’m lucky, I work in a creative industry and the Dress Code for my industry is much more relaxed. I’m not expected to wear a suit every day, however, if I have an important meeting I will dress […]


Return On Relationships: How We Built An 8 Figure Biz By Word Of Mouth

By Aaron Thomas

A. Ralph Thomas writes success stories about entrepreneurs and business owners.

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John D. Bruno and Mike Crosby built what is now Key Metal Refining LLC (KMR), into a successful eight figure business buying used catalytic converters and recovering Platinum Group Metals (PGMs) from them. The company has been able to grow in spite of industry consolidations, fierce competition, and shrinking margins. Company President John D. Bruno […]


When Is it Time to Pivot to Plan B?

By Ann Gatty

Dr. Ann Gatty is a partner at Strategic People Solutions, a business consulting firm, providing business implementation strategy, leadership mentoring and HR employment solutions.  Dr. Ann created The Business Sphere of Excellence® a strategic business implementation model used to construct annual and long range business plans to help businesses run more efficiently and profitably.  Dr. Ann partners with Beretta, her Great Dane therapy dog to author Leadership Unleashed: A Great Dane’s Wisdom for the Business World

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As an entrepreneur, you started your business because you believed in a great idea or cause.  Your plan was to make a thriving business, and you developed an action plan to turn your idea into a reality. Most likely, not everything went as expected, even with a solid business plan outlining all the aspects of […]


Why Falling Flat on Your Face is Good for You

By Danielle Kunkle

Danielle Kunkle is the co-founder of Boomer Benefits, a licensed insurance agency specializing in Medicare-related insurance products. She and her team help people learn the ropes in regards to Medicare across 47 states every day. You can learn more about Danielle and her team at  

Every entrepreneur has been there. We’re bursting with ideas and enthusiasm and we come out of the box swinging. Sometimes we go down in flames. If you’ve ever had to get back up, dust yourself off and try again, then you’ve experienced this firsthand. I often tell my employees that failure is a lateral move. […]


9 B2B Facts That You Should Already Know – But Probably Don’t

By Elijah Masek-Kelly

Elijah Masek-Kelly is the Managing Director of Powerful Outreach. With a strong background in Content Marketing, Elijah knows exactly what to say and when to say it.

B2B marketing isn’t a mystery. In fact, it’s the bread and butter of many people’s success. If you are new to the market – welcome! You have a lot of catching up to do. If you’ve been around and you think you are on top of everything – consider this a test of your B2B […]


Why Entrepreneurs Need to March to Their Own Beat

By HilaryJastram
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Hilary L. Jastram is the founder of J. Hill Marketing & Creative Services, an agency specializing in premier copywriting, editing and book editing for Fortune 500 brands and the “one-percent,” superstar entrepreneurs. She is an author, editor at The Good Men Project, and contributor to Influencive, The Huffington Post and The Mighty, among other large-scale publications. She is also the founder of Sick Biz, an organization dedicated to supporting sick and disabled entrepreneurs.
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I am not condemning followers, not chastising the leaders in our field generating millions in speaking engagements. There is a place for them. These people and their aspirations and their proven grasp of clutching onto their unique truth are worthwhile and in some cases, life-changing. It doesn’t negate the danger that can arise from mindless […]


10 Ways to Increase Self-Discipline for Success

By Jennifer Xue
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Digital Strategist at Oberlo
Jennifer Xue is an award-winning author, columnist, and serial entrepreneur based in Northern California. She contributes to Forbes Asia (Indonesia edition) since 2012 and authored White Paper Writing for Business (BookBoon) and Guide to Become a Management Consultant (FabJob).

In the corporate world, she serves as Digital Strategist for Oberlo (part of Shopify). 
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It’s easy to be disciplined when there is no distraction and no discomfort. However, life is full of surprises, and nothing remains the same. After all, change is the only constant. Thus, it’s safe to say that everyone encounters self-discipline issue from time to time and to various degrees. And like any other skills, staying […]


Community Success Equates Business Success

By Alejandra Guzman

Seasoned manager and published author with international experience in the design and execution of new business initiatives and developing strategies for new markets; also specialized in the design of initiatives with positive social impact through public–private partnerships. Other specializations include corporate communications, NGO management, and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

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  Community and economic development initiatives have often been seen as an exclusive task for the non-profit or public organizations. This is now quickly changing. Organizations in the business world have now evolved to include social and environmental metrics to evaluate their performance and are also involving their business development team to come up with […]

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