Pay It Forward

The Thembalitsha Foundation, a NPO in South Africa lives up to its name “new hope”, translated from isiXhosa. Their focus is education, health and social development. Their motto of “one team, one vision, restoring hope and transforming lives” has enabled them to currently run 9 projects.


Advice for Entrepreneurs!

Owning a business is stressful!


Do You Love What You Do?

Some thoughts on my professional path


From Chicago Interview with Serena Wadhwa

Serena Wadhwa, Psy.D., LCPC, CADC, RYT holds a doctorate in clinical psychology.  Dr. Wadhwa is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. She is also a Registered Yoga Teacher. She is the Director of TriQual Living Center (www.drserenawadhwa.com). Dr. Wadhwa works as an educator, coordinator, therapist, stress coach, consultant, creator, presenter, trainer, lecturer, radio talk show host, yoga instructor and author.


Hail The Entrepreneur! But Who Will Write The Fine Print?

Make no mistake, the entrepreneur is an intriguing, necessary creature.  Who else can breathe economic life into an idea or invention?  In this era of high and arcane technology the entrepreneur is viewed by many as a god-like figure.  Such adulation is often dangerous, of course, and no more so than when it springs from the entrepreneur’s own self-regard.


Digital Strategy for Startups –Then and Now

The thought-starters on the editorial calendar for this month’s column were “Start-up Nation,” “Self-Starter,” “What does it take to really start a business?; What must be in place legally?;” and “Succeeding Against all Odds.” This gave rise to a variety of thoughts, including the evolution and revolution of start-ups over the past 30 years.  Computing and connectivity have played major roles in this. Digital rethinking and recasting, the once creeping and then supersonic speeding of technology into so many aspects of business and life, has prompted new business ideas, seemingly more each year.


The Art of Cider Making

What is the difference between a winemaker and a cider maker? Answer: only the fruit they use. Both are licensed as winemakers, which gives them the right to ferment fruit. Jay Kenney and Karl Kister are passionate about cider. Jay emphasizes that plain apple juice or pressed apples should never be called cider, because cider  is fermented. He and Karl started Clear Fork Cider Company in Denver, Colorado in 2015.


Leading By Example

Abraham Lincoln said if you want to test a man's character, give him power. Meet Tony Seifart; he created his own and has tenacity in spades. Tony has grown from a one man show, working out of a garage to a successful entrepreneur favouring good old fashioned integrity.