Acceler8Success Cafe Friday 11.27.20

7 Entrepreneurs Reveal How They Spend Their Holidays

Entrepreneurs and business owners are always juggling a lot of things and when time comes for a holiday sometimes entrepreneurs like to take a break or sometimes they like to catch up on certain projects. Just like everyone has a unique business, their approach to holidays is also unique. Read more.

11 Most Famous Entrepreneurs of All Time (and What Made Them Wildly Rich)

From Oprah to Hans Christian Anderson, we’re sharing these tales of past and present entrepreneurs who had to claw their way to the top. Read more.

“I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving: To reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes with wind and sometimes against it, but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor.”

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Holiday Book Club: A Roadmap for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

Want more opportunities to be innovative and entrepreneurial? Wharton School professor Ethan Mollick is here to help.

Mollick recently published the book “The Unicorn’s Shadow: Combating the Dangerous Myths that Hold Back Startups, Founders, and Investors” (published by Wharton School Press). Through his research — which he labels evidence-based entrepreneurship — he uses data to call out some common myths he sees in the world of entrepreneurship, and he challenges young entrepreneurs to think differently on their paths to success. Read more.

10 Success Tips for Young and Aspiring Entrepreneurs

In the digital age, becoming a successful entrepreneur is more accessible than ever before. Anyone with a few bucks and an internet connection can become an Internet mogul if they play their cards right and have the patience and savvy to work the system. Our founder, Eric Porat, took a website from scratch to 70,000 visitors per month in three years and has since sold dozens of websites for over half a million dollars.

That doesn’t mean it’s easy. In fact, it’s far from it. So here are 10 tips for success to get you started. Read more.

3 Top Lessons From Entrepreneurs Who Successfully Pivoted In The Pandemic

Since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic earlier this year, millions of entrepreneurs and business owners have had to reinvent themselves or their businesses in order to stay afloat.

Many suddenly found themselves offering services that were no longer viable in a pandemic, or products that were no longer as much in demand as consumers hunkered down at home and cut their spending. From restaurant owners to event planners, millions have had to seek out new ways of doing businesses—or new businesses entirely—in order to survive. Not all have been successful.

But some nimble entrepreneurs have been able to establish new sources of revenue and are not just surviving but thriving. Here are three top lessons from entrepreneurs who’ve successfully pivoted in the pandemic. Read more.

Small Business Saturday November 28th

Saturday, November 28th is #SmallBusinessSaturday. As you shop and dine on this annual event by American Express, please remember that franchises are small business just like Mom & Pop businesses on Any Street, USA. And, just like those independent business owners, franchise owners take entrepreneurial risk, invest their life savings, work long hours, give back to their local communities, compete with big box retailers and much more. Please help in this cause by frequenting these businesses and by sharing your experience and photos across social media. Thank you! #ShopSmall #ShopLocal #ShopFranchise

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