In 2002, three college classmates stumbled on the idea of turning walls and other smooth surfaces into dry erase writing surfaces. Their business, IdeaPaint, was born. Today, corporate offices to schools and homes are using their special paint to improve collaboration and creativity. Learn how these 20-somethings started their business and developed a highly innovative product.
Archives for August 2010
Habits and attitudes can make you or break you. Many a hapless business has been broken by the habits and attitudes of its owners. As you think about starting your own business, avoid the mistake of adopting the following attitudes that are sure to drive customers away and hamper the growth of your business.
As females, we strove to burst through the Glass Ceiling in our careers. Inadvertently, somewhere along the way, it became a hostile competition among women. But competition need not be brutal. Read why women should strive to mentoring and building up other women instead of the cut-throat competition.
Jessica Zambarano saw the rise of the virtual assistance, business coaching and personal coaching businesses. She started her business Personal Assist U more than six years ago, providing coaching and business development services for personal assistants and virtual assistants. She hedged her bets that these businesses will catch on, and she was right! We talked with Jessica about her experiences and learnings thus far from running her business.
Do you have what it takes to work on a business from your home? The truth is, not everyone is cut out to work from home. It is not as easy as a walk in the park, as some perceive it to be or some people may tell you about. Here are five traits you need to survive a home-based business.
The rise of online auction sites have inspired crafters to turn their passions into a business. Fatima Spencer designs classic handmade floral accessories for everyday wear, as well as special occasions. Learn what inspired Fatima to turn her hobby into a business and the challenges she is facing.