• SUCCESS
    Want to succeed in life? You must take the leap of faith into the unknown

    Most people spend a lot of time and energy trying to avoid risk at all costs. But the most successful people know that major breakthroughs in life, business, science, technology and even politics cannot occur without taking risk. I listened recently to a podcast called “When to Jump” where Sheryl Sandberg, the Chief Operating Officer […]

  • Women-led startup turns domestic abuse survivors into entrepreneurs

    Amonth ago Christine and her children were living in a shelter for survivors of domestic violence. Now she lives in her own apartment and runs a business selling aromatherapy products on the side while working as an admin assistant. She credits that transition to a not-for-profit called FreeFrom, which helps women who have left abusive partners launch […]

  • Into the void: the fast life and shocking death of a wingsuit-flying superstar

    ‘You are the bird, every twitch can move you this way or that’… Polli flies off Pedra da Gávea, near Rio de Janeiro, in a scene from Base. Photograph: Carlos Briceño Schütte One week after his wingsuit-flying partner died, Carlos Briceño Schutte launched himself into the void holding an inflatable pig. The drop from the Aiguille du […]

  • MOTIVATION
    Former Knoxville woman turns tragedy into motivation

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) To succeed in life, many believe in goals and sometimes it’s all about the motivation behind those goals. A woman, who grew up in Knoxville, is turning tragedy into motivation to meet those goals. Chanekka Pullen’s goal was to graduate college. In 2013 she was only one year away from getting her degree. […]

  • ENTREPRENEURS
    5 Rules for Going Into Personal Debt as an Entrepreneur

    All businesses require money to get started. Even if you’re working with a bare-bones, one-person startup, you’ll still have to pay money for website hosting, business-name registration and the equipment you’ll need (like a workspace and a computer)  to run the business. The overall average cost to start a business is around $30,000 — and unless you’ve been in the […]

  • QUOTES
    10 Father’s Day quotes on how to turn setbacks into success

    A father can be named as a son’s “first hero” and a daughter’s “first love”. (Reuters) After listening to a Mother’s Day sermon at a church in 1909 a woman by the name of Sonora Smart Dodd came up with the idea of honouring and celebrating her father. It was then the concept of Father’s […]

  • LIFE
    CamSoda jumps into the world of paid life-streaming

    Have you always wanted to show your messy room to hundreds of people? Want to get paid for the pleasure of streaming your breakfasts, lunches, and dinners? Feel a real need to share how long you can stare idly at your phone? CamSoda has a deal for you. CamSoda is a streaming cam service featuring […]

  • SUCCESS
    Retailers Push Back Holiday Sales Into Thanksgiving

    It’s no secret that big retailers continue to push back the beginning of the holiday shopping season. Small businesses of all kinds are considering how to grab more holiday sales. As shoppers head to the stores even earlier this year, think about how you plan to capitalize on holiday shopping trends, no matter what business […]

  • NEWS
    Best Places to Turn Your Website Into an App for Android and iPhone

    If you’re wondering how to turn your website into an app for Android and iPhone devices, you’re not alone. Yes, customers have gone mobile and any small business without an on-the-go presence is missing out on business opportunities. Not convinced? Here’s some food for thought: back in the mid-1990s, many business owners thought they didn’t […]

  • ENTREPRENEURS
    It Could Soon Be Easier for Small Businesses to Break Into the Pharmaceutical Industry (Watch)

    The Senate Is Fighting Against ‘Monopoly Business’ From Drug Companies Texas To Planned Parenthood: ‘Final Notice’ Of Medicaid Funding Cut The Scientific Reason Static Electricity Is Worse In Winter Here’s What A New NAFTA Could Look Like Competition is an essential part of running a business — but not for some pharmaceutical companies. The Senate […]