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An Entrepreneur’s Tough Lesson

by / ⠀Startup Advice / November 28, 2012

It’s very common, especially during the current economic recession that we are in, to hear talk about how employees are being laid off and how tough it is to make ends meet after you’ve been laid off. What would an entrepreneur feel that can be comparable to this? Probably rebuilding a company.  During times when businesses are doing well, entrepreneurs are able to generate a living for themselves…

Hustlers vs Entrepreneurs: Which One Are You?

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / February 27, 2012

Hustlers vs Entrepreneurs.  The two are pretty much the same thing, right? Wrong!  While I would say that it is pretty safe to assume that most entrepreneurs are natural hustlers, I would also say that most hustlers will never become entrepreneurs.  You see, hustlers are missing a few things that entrepreneurs seem to have discovered. First of all, hustlers lack any real long term vision.  A car salesman…

Entrepreneurs Are Made Not Born

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / December 15, 2011

Looking back on my childhood, I recall specific things that I did that may cause some people to assume that I was born with entrepreneurial DNA.  When I was 5, I convinced my best friend at the time to stand outside of my house, put big signs everywhere that said “Pet Sale, 50 Cents” and sell pets to passersby.  Many people did in fact stop out of curiosity…

Helping Your Customers BEFORE They Become Your Customers

by / ⠀Finding Customers Startup Advice / October 30, 2011

As a business owner in a somewhat commoditized industry, it may be very easy to get lost in the mix when it comes to your customers being able to: 1.) Find you 2.) Actually purchase from you Luckily for you, we are entering the Information Age, a period in history that is different from any other point in time as far as business and commerce are concerned.  In…

To Be A Great Entrepreneur You MUST Focus on Sales

by / ⠀Finding Customers Startup Advice / October 9, 2011

As a young entrepreneur currently running two businesses as well as several blogs, I often find myself wrapped up in and involved with tasks that may or may not directly contribute to my companies’ bottom lines; checking whether payroll is running on time, ensuring that my staff is properly trained and up to date on current laws and regulations, recruiting new employees to help my companies grow, marketing, etc…

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