Creative Ways to Motivate Your Employees

Creative Ways to Motivate Your Employees

It’s all about building a foundation When motivating your team, it’s pretty important to be resourceful, unique, and creative.  On the one hand, if what you’ve been doing so far worked, why would you be looking for ways to motivate them?  On the other, employees know when they’re receiving some sort of program, something their … Read more

Think and Act Like Bre Pettis

Think and Act Like Bre Pettis

“One my psychoses is that I feel like I can do anything,” Bre Pettis told Inc.com.  He continued, “I believe anybody can do anything, even thing that don’t exist.”  What doesn’t exist was, for years, the mainstay of the life of Bre Pettis co-founder and CEO of MakerBot, a manufacturer and seller of 3-D Printers.  … Read more

The Red Sneakers of Aaron Levie

The Red Sneakers of Aaron Levie

Do you run to your meetings? Why does Box CEO Aaron Levie wear sneakers to work?  You know, the whole skinny jacket and red canvas sneaks look?  Is he a hipster?  Is he flouting convention?  Or is the sartorial choice due to the fact that he runs to meetings? Taking a look at the daily … Read more

Bootstrapping a Business in California

Bootstrapping a Business in California

Starting a business doesn’t have to require a big bank loan or investors. And even if you do take out a loan of some kind, bootstrapping, which means being as frugal as possible to stretch your funds, is the way to go in a state like California, where starting a business isn’t cheap. Here are … Read more

Historical Entrepreneur: Thomas Edison

Historical Entrepreneur: Thomas Edison

Edison was a businessman of great vision. We’re embarking on a series profiling entrepereneurs throughout history.  Last time, it was John Jacob Astor, fur millionaire, and today it’s none other than Thomas Alva Edison, every bit the entrepreneur he was the scientist.  Edison amassed a net worth of $12,000,000, which in today’s money would allow … Read more