8 Pro Travel Tips to Get the Best Out of Your Workcation

“Work hard, play hard”. This age old adage is cited all too often to string just a little more work out of an already taxed workforce. But what if you could really live a life where work and play is indistinguishable from each other? Enter the world of expert telecommuter, Audrey Lo, Senior Community Manager … Read more

How to Throw an Epic Launch Party in 10 Steps

A few weeks ago, I received an invitation to the launch party of a startup modeling agency. They were holding their event at Bootsy Bellows, a club located in Hollywood, founded by David Arquette. I arrived around 15 minutes after the set start time of the event, and the place was already half full. Within … Read more

5 Situations Where You Shouldn’t Call Yourself CEO

In this day and age, entrepreneurship is trending. The availability of jobs is diminishing. Fortune 500 companies rarely hire internally. Instead, they are hiring contingent workers through temp agencies. Plus, with the glorification of billion-dollar sups like Facebook and Instagram, entrepreneurship is becoming the cool new thing to do. Because of that, more people are starting their … Read more

The Top 9 Mistakes First-Time Entrepreneurs Make–and How To Avoid Them

Have you made any of these mistakes? What steps are you taking to prevent these from happening? For many, it’s the dream: Leaving your career and making the move to entrepreneurship. Some of us are even skipping college to get a head start on starting our businesses. I’ve worked for and consulted with a handful … Read more

How Do I Start a Business from Scratch with No Money, No Credit, and No Expert Friends?

You have $0, no credit and no expert friends that could help. You want to start a business, but how? This is how you do it: Step 1. Make sure you are poor to middle class. If you have rich parents, then this doesn’t work. Step 2. Enroll in community college. Step 3. Apply for … Read more

I’m 40 Years Old and Work from 9 to 5. Am I Too Old to Pursue Beginning a Startup?

It depends on what habits you’ve created in your work life for the last two decades. Do you work for a big company? Do you suck up to your superiors? Are you a yes man? Do you sit around and do whatever you can to protect your job, like conspire against others, take other people … Read more

How Young Can You Be to Start a Startup?

I had the great honor of being a pitch coach and judge with Youth Pitch Day, held by Yang Camp and Girls In Tech Los Angeles at the Microsoft Campus in Marina Del Rey, California. The event had activities of all sorts, from the ability to interact with Oculus Rift, create logos, program games, create … Read more

Is It a Stupid Move to Show Your Idea in Front of 100 Entrepreneurs?

Someone on Quora asked: Is it a stupid move to show my idea in front of 100 entrepreneurs? The start-up is in its pre-seed stage, I have one partner and I haven’t raised money yet. I am not hiding my idea, and I’ve already told about 40 of my friends about it. Amazingly, all of them thought it’s a … Read more

I Found a Business That Does the Same Thing as the Business I Want to Launch. What Should I Do?

Someone on Quora asked: I am working on launching an online menswear retailer which will sell ethical and sustainable fashion from emerging designers. It is all in motion now, but last night I came across a business that does the exact same thing as my proposed business, and they have been trading for a couple … Read more