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Office Culture

4 LGBTQ female entrepreneurs changing the game

We're constantly talking to trailblazers. Women who champion others because they champion themselves first. In honor of Pride Month, we're highlighting some of our favorite openly out female entrepreneurs.

Father's Day

The powerful lesson my dad taught me without even trying

Have you wondered what makes you who you are? I have. Here is my story. I had wanted to write this for long, never knew how it would fall out. That is the risk of writing about something close to your heart — my dad. Here we go.

entrepreneurs

This woman took her startup to the next level because of her network made up of personal assistants

Lana Elie got her company, Floom — an online marketplace for independent florists to display their inventory — off the ground because she tapped into her network of personal assistants.

Office Romance

The top 12 jobs where you are most likely to cheat

New survey data from Ashley Madison, the leading dating website that helps married people have affairs, has shown people with certain careers are more likely to be unfaithful to their partners. They asked 1,074 members of Ashley Madison to fill out a survey about their jobs.

Work Fashion

This equestrian clothing brand may replace athleisure in your office

Except for finance and law and a handful of other industries, overall professional attire has become quite casual in the last five years and heck, let's just say it, sloppy. Thanks to the invention of athleisure wearing clothing you would wear both during and after a yoga class has become the norm attire in many a startup.

Success

Why you should always surround yourself with people smarter than you

The job of a team or company leader is not to tell people what to do. Rather, your job is to create conditions conducive to growth and success – to supply great people with the resources they need to achieve great things. In fact, hiring people on account of their perceived docility will only increase your company’s chance of failure.

How To

The ultimate guide to crafting your elevator pitch

An elevator pitch is a 30- to 60-second statement composed of your job experience, aspirations and what you can do for a company. It’s not easy to distill both your best traits and how you can help a future workplace into a short pitch, which is why it’s important to work on.

Success

Being different beats being better

I always thought that the best wins at anything. That might be true for sports. But not for life and business. If you’re trying to build a profitable business or stable career, you might be approaching it all wrong.

Creativity

WTRMLN WTR cofounder on the magic of working with Beyonce

OK so pretty much anything Beyonce touches tends to turn to gold, but that doesn't mean you can completely slack off once she likes your product. That is exactly what WTRMLN WTR Co-Founders Jody Levy and Harlan Berger have done as even though they got the Beyonce nod of approval early on with their company, they have continued to build and innovate to keep their product a hot commodity.

Technology

From supermodel to super role model: Karlie Kloss’s effort to get more women in tech

We are constantly told there are not enough women pursuing careers in the STEM fields. Part of the problem is the pipeline issue. This is something model and entrepreneur Karlie Kloss has been tackling since 2014 when she launched her foundation Kode With Klossy to help teach young girls to code.

News

Study: Online crowdfunders trust woman-led ventures more

Looking at three years of Kickstarter data, the university found that women were more likely than men to have their startup ideas funded. Why? Because they were trusted more.

entrepreneurs

What the cofounder of this hot startup looks for in potential hires

Ladders spoke with LOLA cofounder Alexandra Friedman about collaboration, what she looks for when hiring, and being a cofounder, and mother.

Productivity

The ‘done is better than perfect’ mindset has carried this career guru to major success

You may not recognize the name Benjamin P. Hardy but if you are a regular Medium reader or have just Googled basic career or life advice in the past few years (and who hasn't done that at least once) then you have definitely stumbled upon his work.

Success

The common knowledge, skills and personality traits of successful entrepreneurs

Here’s what I’ve noticed while collaborating with entrepreneurs at Y Combinator and working on several startups.

News

Most successful entrepreneurs are older than you think

The romanticized image of entrepreneurs is a picture of youth: a 20-something individual with disruptive ideas, boundless energy and a still-sharp mind. Silicon Valley has bet on this image for years. But is this right? Far from it.

entrepreneurs

Advice for entrepreneurs from 16 people who did it themselves

Business advice from entrepreneurs, startup founders, and CEOs comes in handy. We asked 16 entrepreneurs to share some words of wisdom, based on lessons they've learned and mistakes they've made along the way.

Finances

The cheapest and most expensive cities to start a company

If you’re seeking a home for your startup, maybe consider something away from the coasts, instead of the old standbys, and save yourself some of that venture capital cash for other aspects of your business.

Gender at work

Women in tech suffer because of the American myth of meritocracy

The fact that Americans believe their society is a meritocracy is the biggest threat to equality, particularly when it comes to gender, as research by myself and others shows.

leadership

The cofounder of Rent the Runway on why your network is everything

Rent the Runway cofounders Jennifer Hyman and Jennifer Fleiss are now household names and startup legends but when they first launched their company they felt a bit lost. They didn't really have that absolutely essential network of people you need for your career to succeed.

Entrepreneurs

This is what it’s really like to be a hugely successful ganjapreneur

If you think the cannabis industry is just getting a lot of attention today because the date is 4/20 you would be quite wrong. The number of people employed by the cannabis industry is expected to triple from 200,000 to 630,000 people by the year 2025, according to New Frontier Data. And with sales expected to reach $50 billion in the next 10 years, it is clear that this industry is not slowing down and being a ganjapreneur is a smart and lucrative career path.

Job Search

Here’s everything you need to know about a career in cannabis

the cannabis business is projected to grow to $24 billion by 2025 and 97% of recreational stores make a profit or break even.  If the government and financial institutions continue to support it, we have only seen the tip of the iceberg in terms of how lucrative it can be.

entrepreneurs

18 pros and cons of being an employee vs. being an entrepreneur

Both being an employee and being an entrepreneur have their own advantages and disadvantages. Entrepreneurs are often portrayed as happy and free, risk takers that have the benefits of controlling their own time and income. They often have uncapped potential earning and can jump from industry to industry using and developing business skills that ultimately add to their success and experience.

mentors

This female tech CEO says women need more male mentors

Brit + Co CEO Brit Morin wants to remind you that you should not shy away from men when it comes to choosing a mentor.

Books

The hosts of this hot podcast on the key to bootstrapping your business

Emily Thompson and Kathleen Shannon are the hosts of the Being Boss podcast, and now they have written a book that digs into the mindset, habits, routines, boundaries, branding, marketing tactics, business strategies, systems, and processes that help you make money doing what you love.

Leadership

8 superpowers startup founders wish they had

Question: If you could have one business superpower, what would it be?