how to become an entrepreneur

  • Entrepreneurship is hard and it’s not for everyone

    I’ve said it time and time again: Entrepreneurship is hard and it’s not for everyone. If, after taking a realistic personal inventory of who you are and what you want to be doing, it turns out that you are ready to take the next steps in starting a business,...
  • 17 Actionable Tips for First Time Entrepreneurs

    Starting your own business is hardly ever a smooth sail, we all know this. Come to think of it, whether you want to be an entrepreneur, a doctor or a baker, you will face a few bumps on the road. However, ruining your dough for croissants and making a...
  • 17 Harsh Realities of Being an Entrepreneur

    If you have decided to be an entrepreneur then you should be warned that your journey ahead is not going to be an easy one at all. Entrepreneurship implies starting your own business right from scratch and with all the success stories all around it might seem like a...
  • The Dark Side of Being An Entrepreneur

    I have been asked by several folks about my experiences in building out Skoop and the sacrifices I made to get here. I still don’t know what “here” is as we have just begun our journey but nevertheless, I always tell my story with the good and bad. Life...
  • 22 Social Enterprise Business Ideas That Will Surprise Or Inspire You

    There are several ways you can go-about searching for social enterprise business ideas. Creating a social business has many similarities to building a traditional business, but inspiration is usually drawn from a different place. Social enterprise ideas, unlike conventional business ideas, typically result from a desire to solve a...
  • Different types of entrepreneurs

    If you don’t distinguish between the different types of entrepreneurs you will probably find it hard to do good counseling. Each type has different reasons to start, need different advice and learn differently. The 4 different types of entrepreneurs: The Traditional Entrepreneur The Growth Potential Entrepreneur The Project-Oriented Entrepreneur...
  • Afghanistan’s female coders who are defying gender stereotypes

    In the city of Herat in western Afghanistan, a small but determined contingent of young women are quietly learning to code. They grow more empowered, creative and confident every day, says Fereshteh Forough, who set up after-school programme Code to Inspire – the country’s first coding school for women...
  • The Difference Between Having A Business And Having A Job

    Everyday I see people so excited about building their own business and talking about it on Facebook and Twitter. Their excitement inspires me! Their ambition encourages me! But sadly, many will never make the money they are dreaming about. Many gather on phone lines every single day planning and ‘masterminding’ together...
  • Top 50 Sources of Funding for Women Entrepreneurs

    Access to capital is a real problem for women and all underrepresented entrepreneurs. Capital just doesn’t flow well (yet) to those who often need it most to grow great ideas into healthy companies. As I’ve built Change Catalyst over the last couple of years, I’ve tried to keep track...