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Letting Go of ‘Good Enough’

Letting Go of ‘Good Enough’

| February 11, 2014 | 6 Comments

  Almost every business leader has a mental list of big, bold changes he wants to make. Unfortunately, more times than not, nothing seems to change. We get too caught up in everyone’s urgent requests and put off the ambitious decisions. We don’t have a manager to force us to take action, so that big […]

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3 Steps to Building Any New Business Skill in 3 Months

3 Steps to Building Any New Business Skill in 3 Months

| February 6, 2014 | 3 Comments

When I started my first martial arts business, it wasn’t for the “business”, it was for the “martial arts”. Shipping off to get my master’s in psychology at UPENN (concentrating on skill development), I quickly realized that this “business” of mine had better start turning a profit or I’d have no way to pay the […]

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10 Tips for Maximizing Your Customer Survey’s Effectiveness

10 Tips for Maximizing Your Customer Survey’s Effectiveness

| February 5, 2014 | 3 Comments

Q. What’s one tip for maximizing the effectiveness of customer surveys on your website? The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched StartupCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs […]

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So You’re A Small Business Owner – What You Need to Know about Business Law

So You’re A Small Business Owner – What You Need to Know about Business Law

| January 31, 2014 | 2 Comments

Starting a small business is a very exciting endeavor – it involves having a dream and working hard to make that vision into a reality. However, along with the thrilling parts of starting a business, there is also a lot of not-so-thrilling red tape that needs to be dealt with. When you start a business, […]

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What To Learn From Snapchat’s Ugly Co-Founder Fight

What To Learn From Snapchat’s Ugly Co-Founder Fight

| January 27, 2014 | 4 Comments

As a lawyer who specializes in working with tech startups, I help young companies make strategic decisions and prepare for growth. Frequently, however, I help clients untangle legal messes unknowingly created at their business’ inception. Of course, legal matters are complicated and mistakes can be made. But there are easily avoidable mistakes I see made […]

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Top 5 Legal Mistakes Made by Startups

Top 5 Legal Mistakes Made by Startups

| January 23, 2014 | 7 Comments

  Starting a new business is an exciting process.  It’s easy to get carried away with your ideas and overlook some of the boring stuff, like legal agreements.  But, making legal mistakes can set you back significantly down the road and reduce your chances of success.  For that reason, it’s important to avoid making legal […]

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Bootstrapping Design & Development: A Young Entrepreneurs Guide

Bootstrapping Design & Development: A Young Entrepreneurs Guide

| January 23, 2014 | 3 Comments

Have you ever had an idea that you just knew would work, but didn’t have the resources or the technical know-how to bring it to fruition? It’s a frustrating experience most young entrepreneurs face at least one point in their career. I hit that proverbial wall on my first business endeavor, which forced me to […]

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Is Your Startup Lawyered Up? The First Legal Steps for New Businesses

Is Your Startup Lawyered Up? The First Legal Steps for New Businesses

| January 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

  Starting a new business is not for the faint of heart.  Sure, thinking of a clever name and designing a logo is fun and exciting, but many of the other necessary steps are not such a barrel of laughs. Writing a mission statement and choosing cool desks will be a big waste of time […]

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Realities of Leaving a Day Job and Pursuing Entrepreneurship

Realities of Leaving a Day Job and Pursuing Entrepreneurship

| January 13, 2014 | 5 Comments

  If you’re an entrepreneur, no matter what industry you’re interested in, there’s a certain call that’s difficult to ignore. It’s the thrill of a new idea, the possibility of a product or service becoming a household name, the high of success…entrepreneurship truly is in the blood. However, for every wonderful thing that comes with […]

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A Document and 5 Questions That Will Transform How You Grow Your Company

A Document and 5 Questions That Will Transform How You Grow Your Company

| January 9, 2014 | 1 Comment

Hiring new people can be a daunting process for small companies. Just one new hire can affect a startup’s culture and success, yet many don’t realize this process should begin long before you even post a job opening. I’ve spent a long time developing the best way to identify whether a candidate is a good […]

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