Category: Startup Insider

6 Ways to Kill Your Startup

Sometimes the best way to learn how to do something is to understand how NOT to do something—to think of things in reverse. Ben Stein (of Ferris Bueller fame) achieved this with great effect with his book, How to Ruin Your Life. Buried in the book’s tongue-in-cheek humor and masked by its sardonic tone were some life…

Your First 5 Signs of Success

I remember the day I launched my company, Headbands of Hope. I was in college at the time, so I remember checking my website during classes, hoping that someone had purchased a headband. To my dismay, the only orders placed came, first, from my mom, and then other family members who followed. However, as I grew my…

3 Tips for Running a Company From Abroad

As an entrepreneur who travels frequently, I know all too well the anxiety of leaving my business behind. But I also know the feeling of elation I get when I explore new worlds. My travels have made me a better entrepreneur and leader, and while not everyone has this insatiable itch to wander the world,…

What 11 Successful People Did for Their First Jobs — and What They Were Paid

John Paul DeJoria came from humble origins before making billions. Everyone has to start somewhere. From making paper deliveries to selling tuxedos, the first jobs these 11 successful people shared with Business Insider weren't always the most glamorous. Read on to see where CEOs, bestselling authors, and self-made millionaires started, and how much their first jobs…

8 Essential Attributes of a Successful Mindset

Join us in Miami, Chicago or Denver for our Accelerate Your Business event series kicking off in February. Discover solutions to optimize team performance, improve company productivity, and position your business for continued success. See dates and details » It’s easy to declare yourself an entrepreneur, but it’s not so easy to convince investors, your…