We’ve all experienced the sense of relief when a major project is finished, when it goes live on time even when it was starting to look like you’d miss the deadline. But how often has that relief come because you managed to snatch a victory away from the jaws of defeat? Would you have felt the same if your project had gone smoo [...]
What: A one-stop shop for wares from awesome makers such as – The Simple Seed, Pretty Little Things, Lindsey Scott, Mulder Studios and Salt of the Earth.
When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 13
Where: Ambrose, 224 S. River Ave. in Holland, Mich.
Why: Because your mom deserves a better gift than using some leftover Kohl’s c [...]
With 2015 just around the corner, Great Lakes Entrepreneur is rolling out a series of new services.
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Editors’ Note: Lindsay Henry is the founder of BLOOM, an acronym for Believing, Loving, Owning, Overcoming and Moving Forward, a workshop program targeting teen girls and women.
1. When I was single, I went to Warped Tour, played video games until 3 a.m., got free doughnuts when the Hot and Ready light was on and bumped into shopping [...]
I went to college for writing.
That means I never took a class entitled “Business Mistakes You Should Avoid to Stay in Business.”
Instead I took a healthy balance of bowling, history and appreciation of the cinema, and latin dancing. Before you judge me on the dancing class, just know this: four guys and 50 girls. Enough said.
Entrepreneurs, your website should be the center, or hub, of your web presence. Although you’ll have profiles and content on several third-party web platforms, they should all promote and link back to your website. Why? You can’t control third-party platforms, but you can control your website.
Some entrepreneurs try to avoid the effort of [...]
“Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.”
-Henry Ford, Ford Motor Company Founder
Entrepreneurship and innovation are social processes. Yes, we can come up with ideas in isolation, but working with others helps us make them a reality. Social interaction spurs the thinking process [...]
1. Briefly describe your background, location, and how you started your business.
My husband and I live in Denver, Colorado with our 8-month-old baby girl. I am originally from Mid-Michigan, and went to college at Central Michigan University. Since college, I have been primarily in Sales and Communication positions. When I was pregnant las [...]
As the barista in the coffee shop talked endlessly in a loud voice about the boring history of pronto pups, Matt Gira plugged a colorful mason jar into the wall, connected another wire into his cell phone and hit play on his digital music service.
One Republic suddenly boomed throughout the small establishment, successfully drowning out th [...]