NEWS AND INSIGHTS UPDATE:
Each year, the Empact100 list identifies the top 100 companies in the United States that are led by entrepreneurs under the age of 30.
These entrepreneurs come together at the annual Empact100 awards event and ceremony, and it was at the 2012 event that Shama Kabani, CEO of Marketing Zen Group, learned five very insightful things, which she shared with Inc.com. They are:
1. There is no “they.”
How often have we looked at a specific issue and proclaimed “they should really do something about that”? The moment we turn that question around to “what can I do about this?” everything changes.
2. Hustle is a muscle.
Those who had hustled the most seemed to exercise it like a muscle, getting better and better at taking action with each try.
Any successful entrepreneur who claims luck has nothing to do with their success is lying.
4. Entrepreneurs have 99 problems, but money isn’t one.
Entrepreneurship certainly has a lot of challenges, but a lack of money rarely ever hinders a great idea.
5. We still need greater diversity.
Out of the 135 individuals present, only 17 were women.
Get the details: What 99 Gen-Y Entrepreneurs Taught Me About Business via www.inc.com