When Yve-Car Momperousse and Stéphane Jean-Baptiste met through mutual
friends at the National Haitian Student Alliance Convention, their
friendship blossomed into a romantic, business relationship over a
mutual passion – Haiti. Dedicated to giving back to the Haitian community through social change,
a hair catastrophe that Momperousse experienced in '08 is what
unknowingly helped catapult her efforts in not only bringing social
change, but also economic growth, to Haiti.
After working in the corporate human resources
environment for more than 15 years for three top Fortune 500 companies
in their industries (Aerospace, Financial and Chemical respectively),
Myra Dorsey knew it was time to launch her own business, one through which she
could add something of value to others. So in 2011, in Carroll County, Maryland, she launched La Bodi Massage Inc.
In this day and age, a business needs to have a strong brand to compete
successfully. Consumers are literally bombarded with visual marketing
elements every day, from logos and advertisements to product packaging.
Simply put, you need to get the look right. Partnering up with a graphic
designer can yield great dividends, but how do you ensure it’s a
Negotiations are often likened to war, and countless Hollywood movies
have made it seem like the key to negotiating is being recklessly
aggressive. While aggressiveness isn’t a bad thing, in real life the
best negotiations are ones where both parties feel like they
accomplished something and were mutually acknowledged.
Being a young entrepreneur (which we are defining as anyone under 35) is incredibly exciting. Every entrepreneur’s path to success
is uniquely their own and what worked for one may not work as well for
the other. While there’s no definitive formula to success as an
entrepreneur, there are a few things you should be mindful of.