6 social entrepreneurs helping build a better tomorrow (Paid content by UBS)

As the trend of social entrepreneurship takes root in economies around the globe, future-focused impact investors are stepping up to the plate to help build a better world for generations to come. The UN's Sustainable Development Goals are a set of 17 objectives to tackle global issues like hunger, joblessness, poverty, climate change, and food waste, among others. Below, we've selected six young people as examples of entrepreneurs bringing us closer to turning the UN's SDGs into realities. Brendan Read more [...]

50 million-dollar business ideas you can launch for cheap (or even free)

It’s no longer taboo for people to ditch the daily 9-to-5 grind and start their own business. In fact, it’s beyond easy starting a business for almost nothing these days. But, what businesses are guaranteed to make a million dollars? Here’s 50 cheap, or even free, business ideas that will accomplish that goal. 1. Consulting Do you already have knowledge or experience in a specific area? Whether if it’s showing a business how to go green, how to use new technology, or providing legal advice Read more [...]

Online courses for small business owners and wannabe entrepreneurs

Whether you run a small business or are just working on a great side hustle, maintaining an exceptional online presence is crucial. Carving out time for online courses may seem like the last thing on your mind, but the more you know, the more you’ll be able to do.   One University of Washington study that 87 percent of respondents attributed improvement in their employment situation to their participation in an online course.    These five courses can help any entrepreneur or small business Read more [...]

Overcoming the work-life squeeze with Randi Zuckerberg

Randi Zuckerberg is a businesswoman who marches to the beat of her own drum. As a serial entrepreneur, NYTimes best selling author of Dot Complicated, speaker, television host and producer, and founder & CEO of Zuckerberg Media, one skill-set Randi had to learn was time management.   Below, Zuckerberg outlines five tips professionals should follow to overcome the entrepreneurial dilemma of work-life balance.  For the full interview and more discussion, check out the above episode of #BizChats.  1. Read more [...]

Interview with Lauren Singer, CEO of The Simply Co.

Lauren Singer, environmentalist and entrepreneur, turned a blog about minimal waste, "Trash is for Tossers", into a tiny empire of sustainable commerce. Now she's become the founder and CEO of the Simply Co., and her first brick and mortar store, Package Free Shop, which creates household and personal care products free from harmful chemical and wasteful packaging. Below she outlines five questions every entrepreneur should be thinking about if they're trying make their business more sustainably Read more [...]

5 ways to ace the new job application process

If you're a professional in today's working world, you've probably realized that the process of acquiring a new job is rapidly evolving. The traditional, pre-digital method of searching through newspaper ads for positions or even walking into companies to personally drop off your resume are practices of the past. The new reality is that by the time you're responding to a job posting, you're probably already behind.  Rather, in today's business world, you have to be one step ahead of job postings, Read more [...]

10 books every entrepreneur should read in 2017

Entrepreneurship is a commitment—not only to your venture or business, but also to a unique learning process. Where others seek guidance through big universities and established companies, I know many entrepreneurs like myself who have a desire to go their own way and learning becomes a self-guided experience. As a result, I’ve gained a whole new dimension to my learning experience, having combined it with what I have chosen to read and what I have learned in the field.  Many entrepreneurs are Read more [...]