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Have an ed-tech concept? Join Startup Weekend Education at the Hive

Originally published on The Starting Gate – Miami Herald Have you ever had an idea for improving education? Here’s your opportunity to  transform your education ideas into action in 54 hours – Startup Weekend Education. Find the right people with complementary skills, test your idea with real potential customers, receive coaching from experienced education entrepreneurs and industry professionals, and win prizes that will help you take your startup idea to the next level of execution! Startup Weekend is looking for passionate educators, parents, students, entrepreneurs, developers, and designers who want to make to make a difference in education now. The event:   In 54 hours, participants share ideas, form teams, build products and launch education startups.  Startup Weekend EDU begins...
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6 Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs

This article originally posted on Kaufman Rossin by Lisa Cawley Ruiz   Not everyone is cut out to be an entrepreneur. It takes a special type of person to build a business from the ground up. But just what are those characteristics that successful entrepreneurs share? We invited local entrepreneurs to share their stories at our October 25th Kaufman Rossin Presents breakfast seminar, “Secrets of Success from South Florida Entrepreneurs.” Kaufman Rossin Client Services Principal Steven M. Demar, CPA, moderated the panel discussion, which included entrepreneurs in the hospitality, distribution, real estate and construction industries. The panelists shared their thoughts on the traits of successful entrepreneurs:   Fearlessness – Entrepreneurs need to be brave and bold to push ahead in...
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6 Powerful Psychological Effects That Explain How Our Brains Tick

Originally published on Entrepreneur by Kevan Lee     Understanding the psychology behind the way we tick might help us to tick even better. Many studies and much research has been invested into the how and why behind our everyday actions and interactions. The results are revealing. If you are looking for a way to supercharge your personal development, understanding the psychology behind our actions is an essential first step. Fortunately, knowing is half the battle. When you realize all the many ways in which our minds create perceptions, weigh decisions, and subconsciously operate, you can see the psychological advantages start to take shape. It’s like a backstage pass to the way we work, and being backstage, you have an...
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What Nobody Tells You About Being an Entrepreneur

Originally posted on Inc. by Lolly Daskal   At this very moment, a significant number of people are dreaming about leaving their jobsand going into business for themselves. These fantasies are fed by all the times we’ve been told to believe in ourselves, to embrace the American dream of going our own way and doing it for ourselves. There’s no doubt that leaving behind a routine job and becoming your own boss is exciting, and many of those who set off on that path find personal and professional fulfillment there. But in any endeavor, reality is better preparation than fantasy. And when it comes to entrepreneurship, the reality is complicated. Here are some of the things you don’t hear about it–but should: There’s...
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