Thank you for your service…now it is our turn

A few months ago I had the opportunity to make closing remarks at a Memorial Day event hosted by the BusinessMatchmaking organization, in partnership with the City of San Francisco and the Small Business Administration (SBA).  The event, titled “Operation…

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Game On! Five Tips for a Successful Conference

  This is a guest post by Gwendolyn F. Turner. Gwendolyn is a recognized leader in business development and corporate social responsibility.  Gwen helps organizations grow through strategic development, and to achieve their social missions.   Game On!  Five Tips for a…

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Supplier Diversity 101: What’s In It for Women?

  The benefits of Corporate Small Business Programs can be tremendous for Women Owned Businesses.  This is a guest post by  Gwendolyn F. Turner. Gwendolyn is a recognized leader in Supplier Diversity, and a strategy consultant & coach to Women-Owned-Businesses. …

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Tips for Connecting after a Conference

  This is a guest post by my good friend, Julia Hubbel.  Julia is an award-winning entrepreneur, author, international professional speaker, seminar leader and prize-winning journalist specializing in the art of communications and supplier diversity. This post originally ran on…

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The driving force of entrepreneurship

This is a guest post by my good friend and colleague Gonzalo Velasco, age 22, Director of the Peruvian Institute for Entrepreneurship and an inspiring young entrepreneur. This post originally ran on the El Peruano site earlier this month.   We…

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What is “Intrapreneurship”

I had the opportunity to participate in the Extreme Entrepreneurship Tour event in Lima, Peru.  This INCREDIBLE event brought some of the top young entrepreneurs from the US and Peru to the University of Lima to help spread the entrepreneurial mindset…

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Who cares about Market Share ?

  I have grown very tired of hearing companies declare, one after another, that their primary goal is “…to increase Market Share”.  While it is certainly a wonderful thing for a company to be able to proclaim loudly that “…we…

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