Salesforce Ventures’s John Somorjai warns N.C.’s politics could dampen its tech hub potential

North Carolina has been rising as an entrepreneurial hub. It’s now home to massive deals, like IBM buying Red Hat for $34 billion and Fortnite maker Epic Games raising a landmark $1.25 billion, both which helped to put the state — and the Triangle region, in particular — on the map. And now it has…

How Can Social Entrepreneurs Sell a Product While Promoting a Cause?

These 8 mission-driven founders share their expertise. Image credit: Hero Images | Getty Images October 8, 2019 5 min read This story appears in the October 2019 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » We asked eight of the entrepreneurs featured on our 100 Powerful Women list: How do you strike a balance between selling a product and…

How Rebecca Minkoff Is Sharing Business Resources With Female Founders

Women who join this organization can hear hands-on advice for their businesses. October 23, 2019 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Business Rockstars talks with fashion designer Rebecca Minkoff, creator of the Female Founder Collective, and Mary Ann Reilly, Head of North American Marketing at Visa. Together, the Female…

Why Mindfulness Matters for Entrepreneurs

Mindfulness techniques help to decrease burnout and minimize staff turnover. Image credit: FatCamera | Getty Images Aytekin Tank VIP Contributor Entrepreneur; Founder and CEO, JotForm October 22, 2019 6 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Take a big, deep breath. Inhale through your nose and exhale through your mouth. As you…

This $39 app will have you producing brilliant marketing graphics in minutes

TLDR: For $39, Design Wizard Pro offers templates, images and other elements to make all your marketing materials look professional grade. We’re all born with a finite set of skills. And if you’re already a talented entrepreneur, engaging seller and an effective communicator, then there’s a good chance your skills don’t necessarily extend all the…

When you Google your company’s name — do you like what you see?

In business, reputation counts for a lot. And its constituent parts, the contributing factors, are many and complex, from the opinions that customers form about your products or services, to the manner in which you interact with your various stakeholders, to your corporate governance and ethical practices – they all play a role. Reputations are…

Know the difference between story and argument to boost your presentations

Few words have more power – and baggage – than “story.” It describes everything from novels, movies, and TV shows to news reports, histories, and podcasts. In business, we love to borrow the power of “story,” even when it’s probably the wrong word choice. Often, we think we’re storytelling when, in fact, we’re arguing. We’re…

Want to succeed as an entrepreneur? Stop job hopping and find your ‘modern MBA’

Many of us who are committed to building a career in entrepreneurship have grappled with a perceived tradeoff: keep working or go to business school? Business school offers connections, education, and fun, but also can come with massive debt and the creeping doubt that it’s unnecessary. The other option — joining the workforce and hustling…