Sarah LaFleur

5 Smart Steps For Future Entrepreneurs

Ann Miura-Ko, a founding partner of Floodgate

So you have a great idea for a business. What’s your next move?

First, take an honest assessment of your personality. Claire Lee, head of early stage banking at Silicon Valley Bank, has noticed three traits in successful entrepreneurs.

“Number one is adaptability: the ability to pivot, really be open to feedback and advice, knowing which to take and which to ignore,” Lee says. “Number two, and perhaps as important, is resilience and grit—you’ve really got to develop a thick skin. And third is resourcefulness—being able to leverage your network, know where to get help and not be afraid to ask for help, is critical.”

Did you check all three boxes? Great! Here are five more starter steps to help you forge a path forward: Read More

2019 Session | Find Your Tribe: Building a Team of Mentors

Click Play below to listen to this session from the 2019 conference.

Do you have a mentor? As transformative as a career advisor can be, one mentor is not enough. You need multiple mentors with separate areas of expertise to support you throughout your multifaceted career journey. This panel of mentors and proteges will talk about assembling your personal board of advisors. If you are looking for a mentor, already have one, or are open to the benefits of multiple advisors, join this conversation for actionable advice on connecting professionally, maintaining relationships, and getting the most out of your network of mentors. Read More

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