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Kick-A$$ Guide to Mastering Your Goals

Kick-A$$ Guide to Mastering Your Goals

| July 14, 2014 | 1 Comment

Hey, how’s it going? It’s Mike Gowans. Do you got that friend that’s like he always comes around, and he’s always in a weird mood, kind of like cheerful but maybe not, and he’s always talking about oh, my job, blah, blah, blah? Well, the other night, I was actually out to eat with my […]

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The 10 Best People to Ask for Business Advice

The 10 Best People to Ask for Business Advice

| July 12, 2014 | 4 Comments

Q. Who do you turn to first for advice and why? 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 start and grow […]

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How to Turn the Customer from Hell into an All-Star

How to Turn the Customer from Hell into an All-Star

| July 11, 2014 | 1 Comment

“Why the hell isn’t this project done?!” “I’m going to initiate a chargeback on all the money we’ve paid you for the last year, since you can’t get this done.” Our customer was angry. He felt we weren’t doing our jobs. Except for one problem. Our customer was the reason his project wasn’t done. We […]

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3 Ways to Maintain a Successful Entrepreneurial Mindset

3 Ways to Maintain a Successful Entrepreneurial Mindset

| July 8, 2014 | 5 Comments

Starting a business definitely comes with its fair share of difficulties.  The process often feels like a roller coaster.  Some days, weeks, and even months on end will run smoother than you ever could have hoped for.  Then just when all feels safe, bam.  In the blink of an eye you are free falling without […]

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Finding True Workplace Happiness: The 70% Rule

Finding True Workplace Happiness: The 70% Rule

| July 7, 2014 | 17 Comments

A little more than three years ago I graduated from college, ready to kick off my career with a job lined up starting one week later. Taking my first official step into the oft-talked about “real world” I had so many thoughts about what it would be like. I couldn’t wait to put my marketing […]

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The 6 Best Business Travel Destinations This Summer

The 6 Best Business Travel Destinations This Summer

| July 4, 2014 | 4 Comments

Q. This summer, what is the best place to travel for your business and why? 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 […]

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Using The Customer from Hell to Attract All-Star Customers

Using The Customer from Hell to Attract All-Star Customers

| July 2, 2014 | 5 Comments

“Are you fuckers listening?”  “uh…wha…what?” I sputtered. “I know what I want done and I want you fuckers to listen.” Ignoring his insult, I ask a direct question. “This thing you’re asking us to do, you know it’ll hurt your business if it doesn’t work, right?” Our toxic customer had asked us to do something […]

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A Guy Just Lost My Business. Are My Reasons Petty or Justified?

A Guy Just Lost My Business. Are My Reasons Petty or Justified?

| June 27, 2014 | 16 Comments

  A guy just lost my business. Some of you may find my reason petty, but others will completely agree. So here’s the deal once a month I spend $80 with this guy. And I’m talking for the last 9 years. So $960 a year and my lifetime customer value to him is $8,640 for […]

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From Stuffed Animals to Dating: Interview with Serial Entrepreneur Alex Furmansky

From Stuffed Animals to Dating: Interview with Serial Entrepreneur Alex Furmansky

| June 25, 2014 | 7 Comments

BusinessDictionary.com defines a serial entrepreneur as “an entrepreneur who continuously comes up with new ideas and starts new businesses.” Alex Furmansky is a great example of someone who not only comes up with ideas, but turns those ideas into ventures of all shapes and sizes. Young entrepreneur Alex Furmansky was an early teen when he […]

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How To Get an MBA in Entrepreneurship

How To Get an MBA in Entrepreneurship

| June 23, 2014 | 5 Comments

  A few years ago a friend told me he was taking an “Entrepreneurship Class” and I remember raising an eyebrow. How do you take a class to learn how to be a certain type of person? The word entrepreneur is defined as: a person who organizes and operates a business or businesses, taking on […]

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