Accept the Challenge of The Last Arrow

Photo by: pixabay.com Have you read a book with a message that lingers, just won’t let you go? The Last Arrow, Save Nothing for the Next Life is that kind of book for me. With the holiday season, the year-end and the New Year all approaching within the next two months, I encourage you to […]

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Boosting Female Business Builders: Lessons from Chicago

The Windy City is known for a variety of things (in no particular order): Major League baseball, hot dogs, deep-dish pizza, high-end shopping, Lake Michigan, a robust museum scene, and more. But did you know it’s also home to a growing hub of female business builders? Chicago has the highest percentage of female entrepreneurs in […]

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Are you sabotaging your success?

Are you getting in your own way? This applies to people in all areas and facets of the business. Maybe you’ve had a good idea but didn’t have the drive to pursue it. Or perhaps you’ve had a concept percolating in your mind for some time that won’t go away. If this at all resonates […]


4 Lessons from Shark Tank

Shows like “Shark Tank” have made the concept and discussion of angel investing more commonplace, but we should not forget that, at the end of the day, Shark Tank is about ratings. While the show premiered in the US nearly a decade ago, there are several worthwhile lessons the show offers business builders such as: […]

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5 Tips for Nonprofit Business Builders

Who said innovation and entrepreneurship practices only apply to for-profit businesses? In my experience, some of the most creative and innovative people I know work and lead in the non-profit sector. Someone once told me nonprofit is a tax status not a business model. The NIIC’s Affiliate side by side coaching program is available to […]

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