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15 Feature Films to Inspire Entrepreneurs

15 Feature Films to Inspire Entrepreneurs

| November 15, 2013 | 8 Comments

QUESTION: NAME ONE AWESOME FEATURE FILM THAT SHOWCASES ENTREPRENEURSHIP. EVEN IF IT’S NOT COMPLETELY ACCURATE TO THE HARDSHIPS OF THE STARTUP JOURNEY, WHAT ABOUT THAT MOVIE IS A TRUE TAKEAWAY? FORREST GUMP “Although it is historical fiction, Forrest Gump is one of my favorite inspirational movies that has entrepreneurial ties. My takeaway is that everyone has […]

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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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Entrepreneurship Isn’t Supposed to Be Easy

Entrepreneurship Isn’t Supposed to Be Easy

| October 6, 2013 | 10 Comments

It wasn’t Nasty Gal CEO Sophia Amoruso’s fancy degree, tailored business suit, or five years of investment banking background that grew her e-commerce venture into a $128 million company, which has been courted by major potential buyers as of late. In fact, she had none of those things at first. She launched her business as an eBay store out of […]

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10 Ways to Make Your Lunch Hour More Productive

10 Ways to Make Your Lunch Hour More Productive

| October 5, 2013 | 5 Comments

Q. What is one way to make your lunch hour more productive? 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 and […]

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3 Startup Lessons From an NFL Coach

3 Startup Lessons From an NFL Coach

| October 3, 2013 | 1 Comment

With the 2013-14 NFL season kicking into full gear, and as I settle into my Sunday ritual, I’m reminded of why my hero, head coach Pete Carroll of the Seattle Seahawks, is just that — a hero. Since he took the reins in Seattle in 2010, Pete’s taken a below-average team and turned out a […]

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9 Challenges of Partnering With a Bigger Company

9 Challenges of Partnering With a Bigger Company

| July 15, 2013 | 2 Comments

QUESTION: ARE THERE ANY DISADVANTAGES TO PARTNERING WITH A COMPANY MUCH BIGGER THAN YOURS, AND HOW DO YOU MANAGE THEM? 1. WHERE’S THE CONTROL? “The chief disadvantage of partnering with larger companies is loosing control over timeline and positioning. Typically, you are rate-limited in progress by how fast the larger organization can move, and you won’t […]

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7 Opportunities to Save Big on Startup Expenses

7 Opportunities to Save Big on Startup Expenses

| June 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

Older, more established companies have the flexibility of deciding how to allocate their budgets and spend their available funds on the resources that make their businesses more comfortable and easier to run.  But as a young startup, you have no such luxury! Because it’s important to make every dollar count while your business is still growing, […]

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11 Things to Look For In Your Startup Partner

11 Things to Look For In Your Startup Partner

| May 28, 2013 | 3 Comments

QUESTION: WHAT SHOULD YOU LOOK FOR IN A POTENTIAL STARTUP PARTNER? Question by: Ashley THE DATING GAME “When searching for a potential startup founder, you must search based on how you would if you were looking for a long-term relationship. You need to look for someone that can share the long-term vision of the company. Founding […]

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13 Surprising Startup Challenges

13 Surprising Startup Challenges

| May 22, 2013 | 2 Comments

QUESTION: WHAT ARE SOME CHALLENGES YOU DID NOT ANTICIPATE WHEN DECIDING TO START YOUR OWN BUSINESS? Question by: Ashley CASH FLOW IS A COMMON STRUGGLE “We started with clients from day one, so we’ve always been profitable, but one thing we didn’t think about when we started was cash flow. Many profitable businesses experience famine and […]

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Top 15 Biggest Perks of Entrepreneurship

Top 15 Biggest Perks of Entrepreneurship

| May 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

QUESTION: WHAT IS THE BIGGEST PERK OF OWNING YOUR OWN BUSINESS? Question by: Ashley LIFESTYLE OF CHOICE “Some people value creative freedom above all else. Some value work/life balance. Still others have their eye on the big bucks. For me, success is the ability to be picky about the projects I take on while still making […]

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