This week I am excited to share an interview that I had with Jeff Tatarchuk the co-founder and CEO of Fruition Lab. Yes, I know we are doing a story about ourselves, but hang in there we thought it was important to give you the back story on how Fruition Lab got its start. Tell me the story of how Fruition Lab got started? Fruition started when a friend approached me about how to start a business, he heard I had recently started a thrift store and wanted to launch an idea he
There’s sharing...and then there’s oversharing on social media. What you do on your private pages and share between close friends and family is not what you should be doing for your public persona. Here are the top 10 things that you definitely shouldn’t be sharing on social media. Some of them seem obvious but you’d be surprised by what’s been shared in the past. Party photos: sure, you were 5 "kombuchas" deep and having a good time but that’s not really the image you want t
Blogging is becoming more and more popular as small businesses realize that it is one of the most valuable and affordable marketing weapons. It is relatively easy to increase both visibility and your business’s reputation as an expert with this marketing tool. The trouble is figuring out what to write on your business blog - you might spend more time trying to come up with a smart topic than you do actually writing the post. But luckily, we’ve got you covered. Pick the ideas
One of the biggest questions you’ll face when starting up your own business is “Where and how can I raise capital”? After all, if you don’t have funding, you’re not going to get very far. Luckily, there are several ways you can raise capital but before you start asking other people, ask yourself first. After all, if you’re not willing to invest in yourself, how can you expect anyone else to do the same? It’s very much the norm for successful entrepreneurs to put their own mon
There is no easy way to define an entrepreneur. Each one is unique. Entrepreneurs are among men and women, young and old. They are from a variety of educational, cultural and economic backgrounds. Their motivations are their own. But, for all of their differences, all entrepreneurs share certain traits that are impossible to ignore.
Whether they had a desire to be a visionary, or a natural inclination - entrepreneurs are visionaries. Whether their passion was born into them
You’ve heard it before and you’ll hear it again (including right now): Networking is an essential part of finding success as an entrepreneur. Why? Because it’s about who you know. Without a doubt, networking is your lifeline when it comes to moving forward and and finding success in the hard hustle world of entrepreneurship. There are tons of cliche catch phrases and idioms for this: Help me help you. One hand washes the other. It takes a village. Different people excel in di