Creating a “Happy” Office

Creating a “Happy” Office

Businesses in recent years have started to focus on not just providing great services, but also on making sure their employees enjoy working there.  If the long lines of cubicles from days of old haven’t gone away yet, then they’re well on their way out.  Various new...
Making a Great Impression at a Holiday Party

Making a Great Impression at a Holiday Party

As November ends, the season of office holiday parties is upon us.  These can often be really fun; I know how much I love hanging out with my coworkers.  But what if you’re being invited to a clients’ party?  In my line of work it’s something that happens a lot, and...
The Story of GoFundMe

The Story of GoFundMe

Maybe you’ve heard of GoFundMe before: it’s a site that allows you to create do-it-yourself funding campaigns.  It’s a great site, giving voice to many great causes.  As GoFundMe takes a 5% cut of the money raised on the site, it’s become extremely profitable.  In...
Overcoming Failure

Overcoming Failure

Nobody likes failure.  But it’s also pretty instructive.  Since it often brings humility to decision-making, some investors even prefer entrepreneurs who have experienced failure.  First-time entrepreneurs won’t learn anything if everything they do is a major,...
Apps to Teach Your Kids About Money

Apps to Teach Your Kids About Money

It’s never too early to learn about money.  I’m not suggesting lecturing your four-year-old about maintaining an investment portfolio, but by using interactive videos and games, you can teach your children some valuable tips about finance that will help them in the...
Keeping Your Mind Sharp

Keeping Your Mind Sharp

Thinking quick is an essential part of running a company.  Yet whether you’re a CEO or an intern, you need to keep your mind sharp.  I recently read an article that shared some tips to help with that.  Here’s what they had to say: Try something new: I’m a fan of a...
Being a Great CEO

Being a Great CEO

I recently read an article by somebody who interviewed Tony Stubblebine, the CEO of the coaching company Coach.me.  Stubblebine’s work has put him in contact with plenty of other CEOs, offering him a unique perspective on the ins and outs of this position.  As a CEO...
Integrity Over Image

Integrity Over Image

There are plenty of tips and tricks out there for “making it”, but you can never fully “make it” unless you have integrity.  This means being whole and undivided, the same on the inside as you are on the outside.  Sadly, we live in a culture that puts a high value on...
Working Hard or Hardly Working?

Working Hard or Hardly Working?

The ideal American work schedule has historically been 9-5, Monday through Friday.  People would go into their offices for 40 hours a week, have two weeks of vacation, and that was it.  Yet those numbers have been changing.  The average workweek these days is about 47...
From Food Truck to Taco Empire

From Food Truck to Taco Empire

Over the course of five years, David Choi went from $18,000 in his bank account to running a $4.5 million Korean-Mexican fast-casual chain, “Seoul Taco”, with four restaurants and a food truck enterprise.  I recently came across an article that traced this journey,...