How Blockchain Could Transform The Way You Buy Your Groceries

How Blockchain Could Transform The Way You Buy Your Groceries

How Blockchain Could Transform The Way You Buy Your Groceries From giants like IBM and Walmart to smaller CPG startups, companies are using blockchain to improve the safety and transparency of food. Blockchain tech has primarily been associated with financial services – but increasingly it’s making an impact across industries, and the food supply chain is no...
5 Must-Haves for Entrepreneurs Who Want to Join a Business Accelerator

5 Must-Haves for Entrepreneurs Who Want to Join a Business Accelerator

Accelerator programs are an incredibly efficient way to help your business get off the ground but not every entrepreneur is fit for it. Increasingly popular among startups as a mean to receive funding, high performing programs put less emphasis on finances and more on rethinking every angle of the business to give it the best chances of success in the marketplace, making them fit for seasoned entrepreneurs as well first-time founders. We have plenty of successes at Altima with startups and small business owners who achieve market fit and really accelerate their companies. Here is a breakdown of the key must-haves for entrepreneurs to join an accelerator: 1. You want to be mentored One of the greatest benefit of an accelerator is that you will be matched with top mentors but also be given access to a large network of top executives, experts and entrepreneurs. Sharing their experience and acting as a sounding-board can really improve your critical thinking and decision-making process. You believe mentors can provide you valuable feedback and support your entrepreneurial and leadership development. 2. You want to grow your business Of course, you want to grow your business! But what I mean is that you are ready to get outside of your comfort zone. Business-minded experts and mentors will challenge every angle of your business to give it the best chance to succeed. You will be constantly pushed to think about improving and growing your company, and connecting at a deeper level with customers. The focus will be on solving real customer problems, while reducing non-essential tasks. You are open and willing to take a...
API10X Accelerator for Female-Led Companies

API10X Accelerator for Female-Led Companies

The Seventh Annual State of Women-Owned Businesses report released last week finds that women-owned businesses in the U.S. have doubled over the past 20 years. Despite this substantial progress and the growing consciousness about the value of women entrepreneurs, there is no real transfer of wealth: only 3% of female-led companies have a high economic impact. The “impact gap” remains huge and female entrepreneurs’ voice feeble. Arizona Prosperity Initiative Accelerator – API10X Female Entrepreneurs– powered by Altima Business Solutions, aims to disrupt gender inequality and empower female-led companies to matter. Success is not a measure of your worthiness but your impact. “Despite the encouraging number of women-owned businesses, female entrepreneurs are not recognized as an economic force and the impact gap remains significant” says Carine Dieudé, Partner and Director of Strategy at Altima Business Solutions. “Entrepreneurship is a tool to reduce inequality and make a difference. We can create real opportunities for women and make it so much more enjoyable and so much more successful to be an entrepreneur. We choose to transfer our wealth of expertise, talent, knowledge and network of influence.”   About the API10X Female Entrepreneurs: API10X Female Entrepreneurs is a 12-week accelerator program for growth stage women-led companies. Women entrepreneurs can expect to: Engage in customized sustainable business practices Feel prepared to lead Feel empowered to make a difference Have a great story to tell! BE INTENTIONAL. CREATE VALUE. MAKE AN IMPACT.   About Altima Business Solutions: Since 2003, Altima Business Solutions has been transferring wealth to businesses by providing on-demand executives to convert entrepreneurs’ vision into wealth. Capital Acquisition. Critical Path. Outsourced CFO. Strategic...
Those Who Talk About It and Those Who Be About It

Those Who Talk About It and Those Who Be About It

Those Who Talk About It and Those Who Be About It A simple dichotomy exists in entrepreneurship: those who talk about it and those who be about it. Given the stark contrast in skills and styles between the fashion and trade vocations, I never fathomed that owning a fashion brand would cultivate such a tremendous sense of admiration for repair...
This Is The Current State Of The American Workplace

This Is The Current State Of The American Workplace

This Is The Current State Of The American Workplace The world of work is changing pretty rapidly, but one thing has been pretty consistent over the past few years: Workers are feeling optimistic about their prospects. The U.S. economy keeps adding jobs at a healthy clip and making this unemployment remains at pre-Recession lows, a jobseekers’...