Category archive: Blog

The Rise of the Entrepreneur

by Carlos Alvarez Founder for the North America Market at PM International Technology is accelerating, job security is declining and income inequality is increasing. People are overworked and underpaid. With less time and freedom, people are left wondering if there is a better way. Our changing economy has led to the rise of the entrepreneur. The…

Interview with Brian Williams

Communication and effective presentation skills are of utmost importance to our success. Brian Williams uses his experience from being Head of Global Business Strategy at Ericsson Silicon Valley, and from reaching the World Semi-Finals in the Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking to share his insights and knowledge. On August 13th, he will be speaking about…

The 9 Most Common Start-up Mistakes

Making mistakes is a great way to learn. Making mistakes is also not particularly fun. It’s a lot more fun to avoid them entirely. Here are some of the most common mistakes entrepreneurs—and businesspeople in general—tend to make: 1. Think of a plan as an end result. Say you’re agonizing over a business plan; somewhere along…

7 Signs You’re Not Entrepreneur Material

Finally ready to take the plunge? Don’t–if any of these signs look familiar. You’ve always dreamed about starting your own business. So you’ve read the books, listened to the cautionary tales, and worked through some checklists. You’ve done your homework. You feel sure that owning your own business is right for you. Not so fast….