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Tidying Up for Entrepreneurs

Feb 18, 2019

How the Marie Kondo’s KonMari method can help entrepreneurs keep certain areas of their life neat and tidy

Marie Kondo’s book and Netflix show “Tidying Up” has taken the world by storm and is inspiring many to better organize their lives. According to Marie Kondo, “Tidying not only changes your home or life, but it also allows you to create a space that suits your ideal self.” This theory can be important for entrepreneurs to think about as they envision a...

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Meet Fownders Champion: Fernando J Valencia

Feb 15, 2019
 

Fownders Champions are partners we've chosen around the country to host Value Exchange events and connect with you.

This month's champion is a millennial entrepreneur focused on event production, modern age marketing, and legacy fulfillment. Fernando J Valencia is the founder of the Guru Brand which houses:

With over 13 years experience as a...

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Creating Community

Feb 11, 2019

Being an entrepreneur can be lonely. When you’re in school, you’re naturally surrounded by peers and professors who are there to encourage and educate you. When you work for a company, you have coworkers and advisors there for you. But when you’re an entrepreneur -- especially in the early stages -- it might feel like it’s just you.

When Fownders was first getting started, we talked to entrepreneurs and asked what they wanted and what they needed. And the answers...

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8 Awesome Last Minute Gifts for Entrepreneurs

Feb 04, 2019

When it comes to buying gifts for Valentine's Day, there are a lot of things that hinder us from finding the perfect gift. Online shopping can help you get exactly what you're looking for, and two-day shipping is your best friend if you are a last minute shopper like me. Whether you are busy with work or battling a budget, these gift ideas can save you time, money, and hassle when shopping for the entrepreneur in your life.

1. Classic Notebook

While it may sound cliche, a good notebook can be...

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Pacing for Your Purpose

Jan 28, 2019

As you look to the year ahead of you, it might seem overwhelming. You might have big goals and big dreams, and you may feel like you have to take a lot of big steps to achieve those things. But it’s actually the smaller, simpler steps that can you help stay motivated and on track over the course of the whole year.

Picture the year before you as a long-distance race. Long-distance runners don’t start out running their fastest or their hardest. They pace themselves. They start out...

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Three Lessons We Can Learn from the Life and Legacy of Dr. King

Jan 21, 2019

Many people have studied Martin Luther King, Jr. and gathered a wealth of knowledge and inspiration from his life and his actions. Students study Dr. King’s ‘I Have A Dream’ speech in English classes to analyze his rhetorical approach. Dr. King is studied in history classes for his impact on freedom and equality.

It’s no secret that anyone who studies Dr. King’s life will learn from it. More than fifty years after his death, he is still teaching us things...

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Events Coming Sooner than You Think

Jan 15, 2019

Calling all Fownders!

Get ready to grow your audience, expand your network, and learn about the cool things your fellow Fownders are working on.

To kick off the year, we’re putting together a series of Value Exchange events.

It’s an opportunity to share the products and services you are delivering with your fellow Fownders, in exchange for the equivalent of whatever they have to offer.

It’s about showcasing your ideas to inspire others, and about meeting like-minded, forward...

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Finding the Leader Within

Jan 14, 2019

Often times, the road to entrepreneurship is lonely. You may feel isolated at times. And those feelings of loneliness and isolation may be what brought you here to the Fownders website. You may be here looking for community and encouragement. Wherever you are on that journey, let me encourage you with this:

Find the leader within and lead yourself well first.

If you can’t lead yourself well, you won’t be able to push your dreams beyond your pillow. If you can’t lead...

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New Year, New You, New Fownders

Jan 08, 2019

Join us as we reflect on the year behind, plan for the year ahead, and grow together. Sign up here and we’ll send your our Fownders New Year’s Transformation Guide to help organize your goals and have the best year yet.

 

With the beginning of each new year, we close another chapter of our lives. For many of us, things will not change drastically. We may drink more water or make efforts to go to the gym more. But on that first Monday morning of the new year, we may go...

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Three Keys to Mastering Anything

Jan 08, 2019

Gerard Adams, creator of Fownders and also known as The Millennial Mentor™, has found that there are three key steps to mastering anything, whether it is a goal for your personal life or your business.

1. Model a Master

When it comes to looking for some direction, don’t be afraid to look to the people who have done this before you. Find a master in the field that you are interested, and treat them like a mentor – even if you don’t actually know them. Study them, read...

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