Why You Should Read

The more you read, the more you’ll learn.  That goes without saying.  Even if it can be a bit of a time commitment, it’s important to take time away from your busy schedule and take some time to read every day, even if it’s just on the subway.  The best rule of thumb is to […]

Why You Should Hire

When you start a business, it often takes a while before you admit that you need help.  You write the content, set up the site, handle the social media, write the emails.  At the time, you’ll tell yourself that you wouldn’t want it any other way.  Yet in hindsight, nine out of ten business owners […]

How Entrepreneurs Can Use Tech and Music

Nashville is a hip and happening place for both tech and music.  The historic seat of country music in the US, it’s also home to a thriving indie music scene, and altogether the music industry brings $10 billion to the city every year.  The Nashville Entrepreneur Center is a tech accelerator for music ventures, backed […]

Common Entrepreneurial Pitfalls

Any entrepreneur has had their fair share of business mistakes.  Ultimately, the best way to learn is to experience firsthand, but there are certain mistakes you should never make.  I recently came across an article that listed the most common (and deadly) mistakes a startup can make, listed below: Making things too complicated: If you’re […]

Making Extra Bucks With Your Car

There are a lot of places where having a car is taken for granted.  Yet, having grown up in Brooklyn, I understand how big a deal that a car can be.  Apart from a great way to get you from point A to point B, cars, can also be the perfect tool to earn money […]

BitOasis, Bringing Bitcoin to Dubai

After having trouble finding any place to buy bitcoin in the Middle East, Jordanian entrepreneur Ola Doudin has launched the bitcoin wallet and exchange BitOasis in Dubai.  The company plans to be the first bitcoin company in the Middle Eastern and North Africa region to be registered in a major technology center in the region. […]

Pokemon Go and Mobile Advertising

Since it launched last month, everybody has been talking about Pokemon Go.  Combining an addictive gameplay with a pop culture icon, it has shattered downloading and revenue records, overtaking all sorts of breakout mobile hits.  While the game has been prompting developers to further explore location-based gameplay, Pokemon Go could also affect how we buy […]

Words You Should Avoid at Work

Employers aren’t just interested in what you say, but also how you say it.  When you come across as unprofessional, it can hinder your chances of job advancement, lose support from your colleagues and prevent you from earning recognition you deserve.  I recently came across an article that shares five words and phrases that make […]

Myths About Success

Watching Shark Tank and listening to Mr. Wonderful talk about why he doesn’t want to invest in a business doesn’t teach us much about success.  Watching “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” and trying to figure out why that family is relevant won’t really teach you much either.  The truth is that there’s a lot that […]

Accepting Failure

Failure is terrifying, but it’s also surprisingly instructive; success without failure often takes away from any sort of underlying lessons.  Some investors even prefer to fund entrepreneurs with some sort of setbacks under their belts, since it tends to bring humility to decision-making.  First-time entrepreneurs learn nothing if success comes easily, and it betrays a […]