With drive and vision, Mel responded to a need by creating the Candy Queen Store, to serve fashion-adventurous girls ages three to 10.

Inspiration

The Candy Queen Store: A Story of Struggle and Perseverance for Entrepreneurs

Have you ever noticed that children have a universal desire to play dress up? Kids love to be creative with their sense of fashion: they cover themselves in stickers, wear tutus with rain boots, adorn their heads with flowers and princess crowns. Mel Buchanan, owner of the Candy Queen Store, took notice. With drive and...

By Anton Fraga |

11 Excellent Free Online Courses for Entrepreneurs

In his recent Reddit AMA, visionary and serial entrepreneur Elon Musk wrote: “It is important to view knowledge as sort of a semantic tree—make sure you understand the fundamental principles, i.e., the trunk and big branches, before you get into the leaves/details or there is nothing for them to hang on to.” Whether you are contemplating...

By Sameer Bhatia |

4 Secrets of Successful Business Owners

Have you ever wondered how some entrepreneurs and business owners seem almost superhuman, that everything they touch and do practically turns to gold? Take Richard Branson for example. He started Virgin in 1970 and has built numerous businesses across multiple industries over the last 35 years. A company that stands for excitement, uniqueness, and more...

By Ryan James |

12 Business Books I Can’t Wait to Read This Year

Are you a voracious reader? I have to admit that I’m not. I’m what you call a voracious book starter. A lot of topics interest me, but there are only a few books each year that keep my attention long enough for me to finish them. I’ve looked at some of the business books coming out over the next...

By Jonathan Michael |

15 Videos for an Inspiring Start to 2015

Video is everywhere, and as inexpensive and ubiquitous devices change power dynamics, people are now able to share new ideas from around the world more easily than ever before. Because we frequently come across excellent content, we’ve compiled a list of 15 inspirational videos that should help motivate you to succeed and dream big in...

By Angelique O'Rourke |

The Year’s 10 Best Movies for Entrepreneurs

Jon Favreau (who also wrote and directed the film) stars as Carl Casper, a head chef who is fired after a video of his spat with a food critic goes viral. That’s when he decides to start a food truck and reignite his passion for cooking. This is the only movie on my list that actually involves an...

By Jonathan Michael |

13 Quotes on the Joy and Importance of Giving

Will your business end the year strong? Are your employees staying productive? How will you get a jump on next year? Amid these concerns, don’t forget to enjoy this season and share joy with others. Generosity is good for you and your business, and some of the most successful people have tapped into the power of giving. That’s...

By Jonathan Michael |

Our 10 Most-Read Articles of 2014

2014 is on its way out. I don’t know about you, but as the year comes to a close, I love looking back to consider how the year unfolded. Did everything go as planned? What things were unexpected–good or bad? What did I learn from my experiences? Finally, what can I take with me to help me...

By Jonathan Michael |

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With drive and vision, Mel responded to a need by creating the Candy Queen Store, to serve fashion-adventurous girls ages three to 10.