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Businesses Don’t Fail. People Fail.

Businesses Don’t Fail. People Fail.

| August 11, 2011 | 18 Comments

Admittedly, people do fail and they do make mistakes. But it is a greater failing if those mistakes are not identified or even worse, if those mistakes are repeated. It is much easier to say: ‘My secretary forgot’, or ‘The production foreman overlooked it’, or ‘The supplier is always late’, than to admit that you […]

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Can Failure Become a Means of Success?

Can Failure Become a Means of Success?

| August 1, 2011 | 5 Comments

We’ve all heard the stories about famous failures that ended up being stepping stones – Michael Jordan getting cut from his high school basketball team, or Thomas Edison’s 9,000 light bulbs that didn’t work before one became illuminated – but it’s hard to remember the lessons therein when we’re staring up from the bottom of […]

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Falling Down and Getting Back Up

Falling Down and Getting Back Up

| July 25, 2011 | 3 Comments

So there I was, with my first order of shirts.  It was the start of my new clothing line.  Everything was ready to go; my website was up, inventory control was in place, and all I had to do was sell them.  Naturally, all of my friends and family bought a shirt, and then reality […]

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Entrepreneurs Need to Think First and Take Action Second

Entrepreneurs Need to Think First and Take Action Second

| May 20, 2011 | 2 Comments

Renowned as one of the world’s best self development experts, and ranked 4th Best  business Coach in the World 2010, Rhiannon Rees has worked with stars including the Spice Girls, X-Files, Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice cast members. She is the author of the book, ‘How to Climb Mount Everest in Sandals’ and has been […]

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Top 6 Reasons Beginning Entrepreneurs Fail

Top 6 Reasons Beginning Entrepreneurs Fail

| April 19, 2011 | 15 Comments

6. They focus on fixing their weaknesses. Forget your weaknesses and focus on enhancing and blowing up your strengths so your weaknesses become irrelevant. Put in the hours of “Grind Time” honing your strengths, business expertise and building your brand. Your brand is simply the personality of your product. Allow people on social media and other mediums to […]

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Why Business Failure is Vital to Success

Why Business Failure is Vital to Success

| February 9, 2011 | 13 Comments

The perception of a business failure A business failure is a negative and depressing event, one without any value, something that most entrepreneurs would soon want to forget and wished never happened.  The results of a failed business will include a great deal of stress in many areas of one’s life; personal, professional and financial.  […]

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How Michael Jordan and Thomas Edison Failed Their Way Forward

How Michael Jordan and Thomas Edison Failed Their Way Forward

| August 24, 2010 | 16 Comments

When you hear the word failure what often comes to mind? When I hear failure I think of times when I haven’t won at a sporting event or haven’t finished within a deadline or maybe when I have tried to do something, like tying a jelly snake into a knot in my mouth, and been […]

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How to Fail With 100,000 Users and Millions of Investment

How to Fail With 100,000 Users and Millions of Investment

| August 22, 2010 | 1 Comment

The War Room on Business Insider ran a story on how the startup GoCrossCampus.com received millions of funding and tons of users but still failed. The founders admitted they made some key mistakes or as they said “We f*cked this up ourselves.” It goes to show that there is much more to running a business […]

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Entrepreneur Survival Tips

Entrepreneur Survival Tips

| August 6, 2009 | 21 Comments

As an entrepreneur, if you want to ’survive’ and make it off the ‘island’, then you must succeed. Failure is not an option, yet it is the most common result. In what can be called odd, so many people choose to play this game of ‘entrepreneurship’ even though they are fully aware that odds are […]

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