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Thinking of creating your own business? Download this handbook.

(State Dept./Julia Maruszewski)
(State Dept./Julia Maruszewski)

Many people believe that entrepreneurs are born, not made. But that’s just not true. Anyone can acquire the knowledge and skills to transform an idea into a successful business.

A new handbook, Startup Smart: A Handbook for Entrepreneurs, can help.

This 80-page handbook helps entrepreneurs develop the mindset to honestly evaluate their business ideas. It also helps aspiring business owners gain the comfort level to take risks and minimize those risks where possible.

With photos and examples from real-life entrepreneurs across the globe, the handbook provides tools and guidance to create a successful business.

Download the book here.

Credit: This article was first published in Share America by Mary Jane Maxwell

Be Allergic To Failure

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Allergic To Failure
Allergic To Failure

 

Failure is an enemy. You are a winner. And you have to stay winning.

If you ever found yourself in a situation where something did not work out as planned; ask yourself, what are the lessons here?, what did I do wrong?,  what did I need to do that I did not do?, where did I need to go that I did not?. Capture all the lessons you possibly can from that experience and set yourself towards the next goal…

Must Watch: If you own a small business that needs to evolve, this video is a must watch for you.

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Vusi Thembekwayo is a serial entrepreneur, global business speaker, investor, one of the Dragons on the South African version of Dragon’s Den TV show amongst many other things.

In this video interview on Sunrise show on eTV, South Africa, he shares deep insight into how true entrepreneurs can evolve with little or no capital and the need for a new mindset.

World Environment Day Short Story Writing Contest

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U.S. Department of State EcoWriting Contest

World Environment Day Short Story Writing Contest organized and sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Embassy Abuja has been on for awhile.
We just got a hang of this and apologize for sharing this late.

The purpose of the contest is to promote environmental awareness and literacy.

Ransomeware : Hackers want you to pay ransom for your data

Ransomeware
Ransomeware (source: anti-malware.gridinsoft.com)
This article was first posted here on this site last year. It is now reposted because of the recent wannacry ransomeware attacking windows devices

Ransomware is on the rise both in sophistication and frequency. There are more and more recorded cases of attacks. So what is this thing?

Ransomware – a term coined by combining the words, “ransom” and “software” – is a computer virus(software) that prevents users access to their systems until a requested amount(ransom) is paid.

If you like TED talks, you will probably like these 9 alternative sites.

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TED - Ideas worth sharing (Credit: ted.com)
TED - Ideas worth sharing (Credit: ted.com)

The globally acclaimed TED Talk seems to be everyone’s favorite when it comes to free knowledge from highly inspiring people.

For those that might not have heard of TED Talks before, here is a brief history.

Choice: How hard can choosing be?

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All the choices (Source: Google Image)
All the choices (Source: Google Image)

Coffee or tea, red or blue, sleep or watch one more episode of your favorite TV show, go to that party or stay home; I mean, I can go on and on without exhausting the list. It’s a struggle that we all face daily. From the simplest choices like brown bread or white bread to complex ones like quitting your job, going back to school or pursuing your dreams.

Are your surrounding yourself with people who make you better?

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Who are those that surround you? (Source: @audacity4success)

Someone once said, “if you lie down with dogs u get up with fleas.” How true?

This applies also to the kind of people you surround yourself with. They are constantly coming up with opinions, suggestions, humor and point of views that you are subjected to daily.
At that rate, you cannot afford to allow yourself around just any person.

Are you also a victim of the impostor syndrome?

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The fear of being exposed as a fake (Src: Google Image)
The fear of being exposed as a fake (Src: Google Image)

Ever had the feeling where everyone else thinks you are a genius but you? Or that you are so good at what you, you do not believe you did it and you keep believing some day you would be found out by people.

Oh yeah, you are probably dealing with the imposter or fraud personality syndrome.

The issue of Brain Drain and its impact

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Two human heads shaped with gears with red and gold brain idea made of cogs representing the concept of intellectual communication through technology exchange. (Src: Google Image)
Two human heads shaped with gears with red and gold brain idea made of cogs representing the concept of intellectual communication through technology exchange. (Src: Google Image)

On the 7th of April, 2017, the state of New York, USA announced that it would be launching free education programs in their state colleges for people from families that earn less than $125,000 annually.

This is a great news considering the cost of education in the state is outrageously high for the low-income earners and for youths who have to depend on income from menial jobs to be able to feed and perhaps pay rent.

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