Five steps to create a social media content plan

Courtesy of Lightful.com Tereza Litsa  9 min read It’s really important to be strategic about your social media, otherwise, you may find yourself spending time and resource on managing it but not knowing if it’s actually working. As we explained in our post on social media content planning, there are lots of benefits to creating a content plan. […]

An Accountability Partner Makes You Vastly More Likely to Succeed

Courtesy of Entrepreneur.com Entrepreneurs, when left unbridled by proper governance, often run their businesses right off the rails. Many have done it. They often squander their venture capital funding before building a working prototype, hire too many employees without considering the impact on overhead and take a company in a different direction without first considering […]

The 7 ‘Senses’ of Self-Development

Courtesy of Entrepreneur.com The most fulfilling path to success and personal fulfillment comes through the pursuit of your own self-development. The radically successful and happy immerse themselves in self-development and a deep interest in life and relationships. Through self-exploration they remain openly curious and passionate about their self-education and improvement. They hold the belief that […]

Isaac Olowolafe of Dream Maker Ventures Inc. and Ryerson launch Black Innovation Fellowship

Courtesy of thestar.com For more information on the Black Innovation Fellowship, visit dmz.ryerson.ca/BIF. For philanthropist Isaac Olowolafe Jr. founder of Dream Maker Corp, a diversified asset management company with divisions in real estate, development, property management and insurance and General partner of Dream Maker Ventures Inc. (DMV), breaking barriers, giving back and helping others was […]

The Complete, 12-Step Guide to Starting a Business

Matthew McCreary ENTREPRENEUR STAFF Courtesty of Entrepreneur.com Allow ACBN to help you through the 12 steps…after reading remember to learn more about membership here There are no limits on who can become a great entrepreneur. You don’t necessarily need a college degree, a bunch of money in the bank or even business experience to start […]

The Emotional Roller Coaster of Entrepreneurship

Courtesy of Entrepreneur.com Kimanzi ConstableVIP CONTRIBUTOR You’re a human being. You have feelings, emotions and beliefs. How you feel at any given moment has the power to affect what you do next. When you feel good, you focus on what helps grow your business and conquer your to-do list. When you feel don’t feel so good, everything inside […]

Should startups care about profitability?

There are certain topics that even some of the smartest people I talk with who aren’t startup oriented can’t fully grok. One of them is whether profitability matters. It’s common cocktail party chatter to hear people confidently pronounce that some well known startup is sure to blow up. Or you know the other one — the one […]

What to do if your product isn’t growing

As a founder, product lead at Pinterest and PM for a couple products at Google, as well as a growth partner for Initialized Capital, I’ve seen many product teams struggle to grow. Many products start out with a bang. Some find product-market fit with sustained growth. A few have gone through spurts of hyper-growth. But […]

One thing separates creators from consumers

Enterprise applications are complex — there is an insane amount of information that is to be displayed that contains data from various sources, modules and users. There are complex graphs, usage patterns, and lists of data that need to be skimmed through before one can make sense of what the console is getting at. “The biggest challenge […]

The Start of Something Special

“The black community has many negative stereotypes and the only way to change them is through building better positive ones to replace them.” I forget who said that quote to me but it got me thinking about our black business community and all the stereotypes I have heard and what can be done about them. […]