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Big Business Strategies That Small Companies Can Emulate

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / March 26, 2019
Some strategies benefit businesses of all sizes

Big businesses are big for a reason — they’re getting something right, usually when it counts the most. Moreover, they’ve already found their footing after making it through the early days of uncertainty and instability. That successful leadership journey alone counts as an invaluable lesson for smaller business owners. You can learn a lot by studying exactly what big businesses have done right, even if their circumstances might…

Scaling for High Growth Is All about Focus and Checkpoints

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / October 17, 2013

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 start is often not where you end up and pivoting along the way…

9 Ways Co-Working Can Help Your Business Grow

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / October 7, 2013

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 on.” – Thursday Bram | Consultant, Hyper Modern Consulting   Word Gets Out…

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

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / September 9, 2013

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 shouldn’t factor family into the equation. While guiding your company through thick and…

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

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / August 7, 2013

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 deadly “triangle armbar.” I considered my options. A) I pass out from the…

4 Smart Investments Sure to Help Your Business Grow Up

by / ⠀Startup Advice / May 12, 2013

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 make to help your business grow up. 1. CRM Software One of the…

10 Alternatives to the Formal Business Plan

by / ⠀Startup Advice / May 5, 2013

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 mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses via live…

10 Awesome Giveaways for Lead Generation

by / ⠀Startup Advice / May 4, 2013

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 and grow businesses via live video chats, an expert content library and email…

Going From 6 to 8 Figures a Year

by / ⠀Startup Advice / October 9, 2012

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 make 10 times more money consistently than most other marketers? What is the…

Five Things You Can Do to Get to the Next Level

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / September 24, 2012

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 faces a future of possibility by doing these five things: 1) Realize that…

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