James Dyson Created 5,127 Versions of a Product That Failed Before Finally Succeeding. His Tenacity Reveals a Secret of Entrepreneurship.

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT | Getty Images “Failure is interesting – it’s part of making progress. You never learn from success, but you do learn from failure. ” – James Dyson, British inventor Imagine spending five years of your life creating 5,127 versions of a product that failed. That’s … Read more

Top 5 Industries for Entrepreneurs

Bureau of Labor Statistics gives us insights into hot industries. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) As a serial entrepreneur, I’ve had experience in a number of different industries. I’ve helped launch or fund companies in sectors as varied as transportation, technology, entertainment, real estate, restaurants, energy, and insurance. Given this experience, I’m often asked what industries I … Read more

What Business Leaders Should Know About The Economy

Executive pondering economy. getty Many business leaders have taken at least one course in economics, but most of them were taught the wrong part of economics, at least wrong for someone running a company. A little focus on the business impacts of economic analysis can help an executive or small business owner better understand how … Read more

5 Habits of a Highly Effective Coach

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Whether you’re a business owner, CEO, manager or team leader, coaching is essential to your success. It’s how you develop the people around you. With an effective skill in coaching, you can create a high-performing team that can rapidly increase your growth. It is a leadership skill … Read more

8 Books to Help Entrepreneurs Become Strong Leaders

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. You have an entrepreneurial spirit and drive, it’s true. But do you have the right combination of leadership chops to succeed? That’s the question every founder needs to answer honestly. Being the best leader you can will set your company apart from others. You’ll be able to … Read more

UVic news – University of Victoria

Dear colleagues, I am thrilled to announce that Kristi Simpson has been appointed as Vice President of Finance and Operations, effective June 1, 2022. After an extensive international search and considering a strong field of candidates, the search committee was unanimous in their recommendation. Kristi’s appointment was approved by the Board of Governors this morning. … Read more

Sports Teams Can’t Be Successful Without Strong Players. Your Business Can’t Be Either.

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. The world of entrepreneurship can be a lonely place. It’s easy to get lost in the weeds of running a business, especially when so many other things need to be done every day. But if you want to grow your business into something great, you must ensure … Read more

How A Teen Entrepreneur Created A Personal Safety App For Women

Guardial logo Guardial In 2020, Harish Kolli, a high school junior from Austin, Texas, was scrolling through TikTok when he came across a viral trend. The viral TikTok trend encouraged women to save videos with fake conversations to use when feeling unsafe (for example: when feeling uncomfortable in an Uber). These videos would have a … Read more

Successful Entrepreneurs Need These 3 People Skills

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. One of the most important skills you can learn to be successful as an entrepreneur is how to be a “people person.” You can not become massively successful all on your own, even if you consider yourself a solopreneur. You need the support of the right mentors, … Read more

Look at Yourself as a Business Rather than an Employee

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. How often do you think employees submit to the changes a company makes in alignment with job duties, benefits and growth within the organization? Every. Single. Day. The issue is not the change itself, but that the restructuring was not discussed with the worker prior to being … Read more