There’s a notion when it comes to following your passion in life. There should be a singular passion. Not passions, but passion. Some entrepreneurs follow the tech pathway straight to Silicon Valley while other business owners hear the siren song of marketing. The theory behind it all is a misinformed one. There is room for multiple passions in a small ...Read More »
“Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.̶...
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Being inspired as an entrepreneur can mean big things for your business or organization. In fact, inspiration is a business in itself. A quick Google search will bring up a litany of articles entitled anything from “How to Inspire Employees,” or “How to Get Inspired,” with a dash of “Inspiration Messages for You” thrown in for good measure. It’s a ...Read More »
WeWork is a company that has cracked the code when it comes to developing a business model around not just a coworking space but a coworking culture. Launched in 2010, the company has been fueled by one mission–“To create a world where people work to make a life, not just a living.” While the company has been able to create a ...Read More »
During The Millennial Jobs Summit, there were about 40-50 people in attendance as the panel of entrepreneurs and business owners gave advice about everything ranging from hiring to marketing resources and the latest tools and gadgets. The panelist gave valuable insight from their perspective about what led them to be successful and also perspective of the realities of being an entrepreneur. ...Read More »
No matter what field you’re working in the threat of being terminated is always there. There are a lot of different names it goes by. We no longer need your service, the position is being retired, we don’t have enough funding, and the list goes on. It doesn’t matter if you’re at the top of the proverbial business food chain ...Read More »
Identification of the following networking opportunities does not imply that they are endorsed by MarketForce StrategiesSM, but merely represent organizations with which MarketForce StrategiesSM is familiar, as a service to the local business community. Chambers of Commerce Alexandria Chamber – monthly breakfasts, after-hours network mixers, and (free) brown bag/roundtable luncheons sponsored by the Alexandria Small Development Center Arlington Chamber – monthly breakfasts, evening network mixers, ...Read More »
500+ Entrepreneurs Celebrate National Small Business Week by Attending an Event to Learn How to Grow Their Businesses
SCORE DC and Sam’s Club sponsored an event that brought together over 600 people that were interested in taking steps to grow and expand their business. The event featured speakers ranging from everything like e-mail marketing and earned media to federal contracting and accessing capital. There were exhibitors that represented Howard University, Chamber of Commerce and even SCORE volunteers scheduled ...Read More »
Life always changes. It’s a given that one day will never be the same as another. Whether you’re working a 9-5 job, settled in the role of small business owner, or wearing down the soles of your shoes as an up-and-coming entrepreneur there is going to be one constant throughout your working lifetime – change. Some changes are good, some ...Read More »
Being an entrepreneur is often seen as a solitary pursuit. An entrepreneur goes out, digs their heels in, and finds a way to make things work. Unless you have the funds for some teammates to help you get the fire going then it’s more than likely just you out there pounding the pavement. But if you do a quick search ...Read More »
Entrepreneurs and business owners traveled to the Xfinity Center at the University of Maryland for an event featuring Gary Vaynerchuk, David Osborn and Ashley Zahabian. The three speakers focused on motivating the packed audience mixed with new and seasoned entrepreneurs to talk about the science of success and advice on how to achieve success in business and in life. The event was hosted by ...Read More »