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Scaling for High Growth Is All about Focus and Checkpoints

Scaling for High Growth Is All about Focus and Checkpoints

| October 17, 2013 | 3 Comments

It’s one of the questions I’m asked the most, “How do you define a scalable startup?” Most of today’s major tech brands might not be defined as scalable if you witnessed their beginnings. In contrast, there are many companies that looked scalable at one point, but still never reached full potential. So remember, where you […]

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9 Ways Co-Working Can Help Your Business Grow

9 Ways Co-Working Can Help Your Business Grow

| October 7, 2013 | 2 Comments

Question: Share your best anecdote/lesson from co-working and how it helped your business or brand grow. New Clients All Around “I work regularly at coworking spaces. I routinely land new clients through a quick chat, especially since in a coworking space, I can immediately show the person sitting next to me exactly what I’m working […]

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Why You Shouldn’t Hire Family to Work at Your Start-Up

Why You Shouldn’t Hire Family to Work at Your Start-Up

| September 9, 2013 | 6 Comments

I’m going to make a statement that will surely make me the most unpopular person at my next family reunion: whatever you do, don’t hire your family to work at your start-up. Managing a start-up is a rewarding experience, and the workplace might even come to feel like your second home—which is exactly why you […]

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How Growing Your Business Is Like Training In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

How Growing Your Business Is Like Training In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

| August 7, 2013 | 12 Comments

Last week I found myself caught in a bad situation: I was on the verge of passing out as my neck was caught between two legs. At the same time my arm was gruesomely extended with massive pressure grinding into my elbow. For those that recognize this Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu technique, I was caught in a […]

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4 Smart Investments Sure to Help Your Business Grow Up

4 Smart Investments Sure to Help Your Business Grow Up

| May 12, 2013 | 1 Comment

When you’re ready for your small business to grow up, there are many different steps that you could take to get things rolling. It can be difficult to decide where to invest your limited capital so that you get the most bang for your buck. Here are four smart investments that you may want to […]

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10 Alternatives to the Formal Business Plan

10 Alternatives to the Formal Business Plan

| May 5, 2013 | 3 Comments

Book-length business plans are out…but planning isn’t a total bust. What resource(s) do you use to put together simple business plans? The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, the YEC recently launched #StartupLab, a free virtual […]

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10 Awesome Giveaways for Lead Generation

10 Awesome Giveaways for Lead Generation

| May 4, 2013 | 1 Comment

What’s the most successful giveaway offer you’ve ever used to drive lead generation? The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, the YEC recently launched #StartupLab, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start […]

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Going From 6 to 8 Figures a Year

Going From 6 to 8 Figures a Year

| October 9, 2012 | 5 Comments

Most people think there is a big difference between businesses that are doing six figures a year, seven figures a year and eight figures a year. The reality is the differences are small. From the outside, my business to most people looks similar to other internet marketers – so why am I often able to […]

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Five Things You Can Do to Get to the Next Level

Five Things You Can Do to Get to the Next Level

| September 24, 2012 | 4 Comments

Successful businesses have one thing in common: They change, and they change well. But while change is necessary, volatility can make or break a company in today’s tumultuous business world. Progressing to the “next level” is a goal of many, but an outcome for few; old patterns simply don’t apply anymore. Make sure your business […]

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Overcoming Plateaus: Onward and Upward in Business

Overcoming Plateaus: Onward and Upward in Business

| June 27, 2012 | 7 Comments

Many entrepreneurs have reached a respectable level of success by articulating a solid business plan, building an audience and focusing their time and effort on maximizing efficiency and customer relations. However, it can be difficult to expand beyond present levels of revenue or potential audiences. If you’ve “stalled out” in your own entrepreneurial endeavor, then […]

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