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Successful Mistakes of Richard Branson and Peter Jones

Successful Mistakes of Richard Branson and Peter Jones

| March 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

Show me someone who hasn’t made a mistake and I’ll show you a person who hasn’t lived. Mistakes are part of life, and although I don’t condone or glorify them, I do wish to demonstrate how valuable they can be. Mistakes are part of growth, and in the business world it’s vital to grow and […]

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Advertising on a Bootstrapper’s Budget? 15 Tips for Making It Work

Advertising on a Bootstrapper’s Budget? 15 Tips for Making It Work

| March 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

How should bootstrappers allocate resources for marketing and advertising? How do you figure out what’s reasonable when your company is still new? 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 […]

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11 Inspiring Videos Every Entrepreneur Should Watch

11 Inspiring Videos Every Entrepreneur Should Watch

| February 19, 2013 | 11 Comments

Steve Jobs: How to live before you die At his Stanford University commencement speech, Steve Jobs, CEO and co-founder of Apple and Pixar, urges us to pursue our dreams and see the opportunities in life’s setbacks — including death itself. Ken Robinson: Changing education paradigms In this talk from RSA Animate, Sir Ken Robinson lays […]

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4 Steps to Freedom, Fun, and Finding Yourself

4 Steps to Freedom, Fun, and Finding Yourself

| January 15, 2013 | 12 Comments

I’m Not Finding Myself Bro. to find oneself  (verb)- accept and make use of one’s personality, abilities, and situation; grow – develop and reach maturity; undergo maturation. I get this all the time.  I’ve been location independent for over 5 months now, and people think I’ve gone mad.  They think I’m like Meetup.com Founder Scott Heiferman […]

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Time Zones, the Metric System, & Temperature: The Importance of Standards

Time Zones, the Metric System, & Temperature: The Importance of Standards

| January 12, 2013 | 2 Comments

“Money is green. Distance is measured in miles. Twenty degrees is cold.” Depending upon where you are in the world this could be true, or it could be completely wrong. In most nations, the size and color or notes differs between denominations. Much of the world measures distances in kilometers. If you’re in the US, […]

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New Years Resolutions For Aspiring Entrepreneurs

New Years Resolutions For Aspiring Entrepreneurs

| January 11, 2013 | 2 Comments

Congratulations! You made it to the year 2013 and now it’s time to reflect and ask yourself, “Did I accomplish everything I set out to accomplish last year?” If the answer is no, don’t worry! We have over 350 more days to hopefully be more productive than the last 12 months. While most of your […]

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How to Identify and Avoid Common Start-up Pitfalls

How to Identify and Avoid Common Start-up Pitfalls

| December 1, 2012 | 9 Comments

Starting a company can be a tumultuous and turbulent process. There are a tremendous number of variables at play and decision making is at times based on conjecture and uncertainty, which can lead to miscalculations and mistakes. From launch to pitch to funding, there are mistakes that startups can identify preemptively and avoid, thus increasing the chances […]

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20 Business Tools for Entrepreneurs

20 Business Tools for Entrepreneurs

| November 26, 2012 | 10 Comments

One of the hardest parts of being in business is actually running (or working on) the business and one of the second hardest lessons is learning how to create systems that make running your business more effective.  I have compiled a list of 20 of my favorite apps, gadgets, and tools that make my life, and […]

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Entrepreneurs: Fail Until You Don’t

Entrepreneurs: Fail Until You Don’t

| November 1, 2012 | 7 Comments

“Oh man, I can’t do that.  I can’t take that risk.” I was trying to help my friend–who always talked about his hatred of his corporate job–to jump ship and start his own thing. Now, if there’s anyone that could succeed at their own thing, this is your guy: an electrical engineer, 3.8 GPA (!), […]

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10 Financial Tips for Startup Entrepreneurs

10 Financial Tips for Startup Entrepreneurs

| October 16, 2012 | 9 Comments

If you are young entrepreneur or startup, I applaud you. Building a company is truly one of the hardest things I’ve ever tried to do. A year and a half ago, I decided to quit my job to pursue my dreams of entrepreneurship and have learned a lot of lessons along the way. In this […]

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