Why Businesses Should Use Twitter To Engage Their Audience?


Posted by: Lioness Staff

Technology is playing a very influential role in society and is predicted to stay that way for many generations. Mass communication technology has made it more accessible and effortless to connect with people all over the world. Social media is no longer used to converse with just friends or family. Businesses are using social networks to find other ways to engage their audience, Twitter being one of the dominant mediums. Liane Caruso, an experienced marketing communications specialist of The CRUSH Agency, said that technology is having a great impact on our society.


At Age 40, Natalie Jill Was Overweight and Broke. Then Fitness Made Her Millions.

Posted by Kelsey Humphreys

Natalie Jill is a licensed master sports nutritionist, functional fitness trainer, popular online personality and most recently became a USA Today bestselling author. She has helped millions of people worldwide get in shape with her health programs and in the process created an online business that has generated over seven figures in revenue.

Though fitness had always been a passion of hers, Natalie Jill did not turn that passion into a business after getting her health degree. Instead she entered the corporate world, earning a nice salary, getting married, getting the big house, living what most would call the American dream.

But years later, at 40, her dream came crashing down, and her entrepreneurial journey started where so many find themselves — rock bottom. Recently divorced, in debt, overweight and with a new baby, Jill felt like she couldn’t control any aspect of her life. She could, however, control her health.


7 Mental Shifts That Allowed Me to Become a Millionaire at 22

Posted by Tucker Hudges

As of this writing, I’m 22. In the last 12 months I’ve generated a million dollars in commissions in one of the most competitive industries on the planet, where my average competitor is at least double my age with 10 times the tenure in the business. I have a master’s degree from a prestigious university, which I received when I was 20 after fast-tracking four years of school. I’ve traveled to more than 50 countries, completed 13 triathlons and have an extremely happy, stimulating life.

Things are very good — but the future wasn’t always so bright.

When I finished graduate school, I moved to California’s Orange County to launch a new office for my family’s commercial real-estate business. The first couple of months were brutal, and I quickly came to the conclusion that the success we’d have (if any) would be astronomically more difficult than I could ever have imagined. Despite being an overachiever all my life, I found myself wondering how to truly excel in the real world when it all finally mattered.


10 Business Lessons Learned From the Founders of America’s Biggest Wine Brand

Posted by Daniel Dipiazza

Last month I had the pleasure of interviewing Michael Houlihan and Bonnie Harvey, the founders of Barefoot Wine.

What’s most humbling is that they had absolutely no idea what they were doing at first. From the start, with virtually no money and no wine industry experience, they had to employ innovative ideas to overcome obstacles, create new markets and strategic alliances. Having learned the hard way, Michael and Bonnie fell forward into success.

The lessons they taught me were invaluable. As the CEO of Rich20Something, this is what I learned from their story.


10 Business Leaders Running Million-Dollar Companies Share Their Productivity Hacks

Posted by Lindsay Friedman

It’s easy to have a goal in mind — it’s harder to follow through. But, the motivation to do so is what makes the difference between those who wish they were successful versus for those who actually are successful

To stay focused and on track — making their goals and dreams a reality — CEOs and founders can get creative.

Sharing the love, these 10 entrepreneurs tell us what apps or tools they use to take care of business.



How to Become an Instagram Millionaire

Posted by Lindsay Friedman

Many of us have fantasies of becoming a millionaire by way ofInstagram. Why can’t we be like the Rich Kids of Instagram or Instagram guru Liz Eswein  — who was able to start her own social media management firm following the success of her account?

Of the hundreds of millions of Instagram users, it can’t be that hard to match your income to your lavish-lifestyle instaphotos look, right?

Turns out, figuring out the minefield that is social media and determining how to make your account a gold mine isn’t as easy as it sounds. Luckily, Dorry Levine, a digital-media strategist from ReThink Media and Nick (who tells us he prefers not to diclose his last name), creator of the popular @MillionaireLifestyle Instagram account, provides a few tips to grow your account into a money maker.



3 Tricks to Increase Your Online Business’s Value

Posted by: Mark Daoust

Entrepreneurs are always on the lookout for profitable online businesses, which results in a lot of buyers and very few sellers. This is great news for anyone who owns an established and profitable website. Buyers are aplenty, and they’re hungry for great websites.

But before you start mentally spending what you will get from the sale, it’s worth bearing in mind that buyers today are extremely selective. Ten years ago, they were recklessly throwing money at anything with a .com name and a promise of potential. But after losing their shirt, they wised up, and now they won’t part with their money unless they see a sure thing.

The ironic thing is that many sellers are their own worst enemy. They think selling their website is a spontaneous thing, and everything can be done in five minutes. But in actual fact, the opposite is true. The most profitable website acquisitions are planned far in advance, to maximize value and increase the chances of a sale.


14 Things Every Entrepreneur And Small Business Owner Must Have To Make 6 Figures (or More)

Posted by lionessmagazine.com

According to the Small Business Administration, of the 22 million non-employer businesses only about 11 percent ever make six figures. To earn six figures in a year, you need to earn $8,333.33 a month or $1,923.07 a week. And more importantly, you have to have a clear and concise plan of how you’re going to generate that new revenue each week (and month) in your business.

If your business isn’t hitting that six figure mark, it’s easy to get caught in the trap of thinking you’ve simply got a marketing problem. However, marketing is just one step of a bigger process. Think of it this way: branding is how you get known, marketing is how you get found, sales is how you get paid and operations is you build a business. In fact, operations and systems are extremely important for ensuring you have a systematic approach to building a business that generates revenue.


Forget Your Degree. Start a Business.

Posted by: Andrew Medal from Entrepreneur.com

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The History of Domesticated Animals was a course my really good friend took while attending Columbia University. Her tuition was $40,000 per year. She’s been out of college for almost 10 years, and still paying off the debt. She works at an accounting firm. Needless to say, that aforementioned course surprisingly hasn’t added any value to her current position, or any position she’s ever had in her professional career.

Our education system is broken. There are countless entrepreneurs attempting to refine, disrupt and improve the broken model with online education, skill-based bootcamps and skill-based courses (including one of my projects, Intangibly).


10 Types of Businesses You Can Build After 5 p.m

Posted by: Sujan Patel from Enterprenuer.com

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That daytime job of yours may be terrific. But there’s one thing that is far more rewarding and meaningful than good pay and benefits: being your own boss.

Still, think carefully before choosing to go down the entrepreneurial path; it carries a lot more risk than punching in for your daily 9-to-5, and it requires a lot more sacrifice and hard work. However, once you’re finally reaping the benefits of owning your own business and hustling your way to more money, the sweat and tears you invested will have all been worth it.

Nor do you have to quit your day job in order to get started: five o’clock may mean a happy hour or video games for some, but for a growing number of professionals, it means shutting down the computer at the office and firing up that business at home.