Inspiration by the billions
It can't be stated enough how vital it is to surround yourself with positive, inspiring people as an entrepreneur. There are so many challenges to being an entrepreneur that it is helpful to be around other like-minded types.
At The Next Billion forum yesterday in New York, panelists from companies such as Microsoft, PayPal, Gyft and Gotenna, spoke about the connected online world we live in today and its rapidly growing future and implications. In addition, the other attendees were just as informative and inspiring to engage with.
As you work on brand, be it personal or otherwise, its important to go out of your way to network and expand your base beyond your focused area of expertise. All types of entrepreneurs are good to communicate with as there will be common threads about your respective journeys. And it's always good to feel connected and a contributor to the next billion, as I did yesterday.