What’s Your #OneYearFromToday?

What’s Your #OneYearFromToday?

The most important step on the road to achieving your goals is having a clear idea of what those goals actually are. That’s why we want to hear from YOU about your goals for the new year for our end-of-year project. Participation is easy: Simply write down a single...
Be Prepared for the Start-Up J-Curve

Be Prepared for the Start-Up J-Curve

Busting a common myth about start-up progression. When you’re first starting out as a small business entrepreneur, you don’t always know what to expect. Especially when it comes to your own growth. There’s a common myth in place regarding the progress of start-ups,...
Business Advice from the Beatles

Business Advice from the Beatles

How entrepreneurs should get by with (and profit from) a little help from their friends. Let’s let go of the idea of the solitary genius, once and for all. We have this idea of the entrepreneur as a solo figure – an ambitious, solitary adventurer willing to stand...
If You’re Going to Fail, Fail Smart

If You’re Going to Fail, Fail Smart

Sometimes failure is your best teaching tool – if you fail right. You are going to fail. It’s inevitable – we all fail at things all of the time. Ask any entrepreneur, and they will tell you: it doesn’t necessarily get easier. Some failures are massive, life-altering...
Tribes v. Innovators

Tribes v. Innovators

What to do when tribal thinking conflicts with innovation. I’ve been reading a lot of Sebastian Junger lately, author of the best-selling book The Perfect Storm. I recently I picked up his book, Tribe, which he wrote over a number of years while embedded with US Army...
Top Q&A with Norm Brodsky

Top Q&A with Norm Brodsky

I really enjoy sharing the conversations and advice I gain from my mentor and BEN co-Founder, Norm Brodsky. In fact, sometimes we’re able to share with you when we’re in the car: Business Brilliant VLOG-Driving with Norm Brodsky Posted by Lewis Schiff on...