How Entrepreneurs Can Overcome Fear of Failure

It is an exciting time to be an entrepreneur. So many individuals who have been laid off in the last few years are turning lemons into lemonade, embracing their dreams to work for themselves and actually taking the steps to start their own business. Some of the most successful businesses of the last century began during a recession. New entrepreneurs ...

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Entrepreneur’s Cookbook: How To Make A Leader

The Chief Executive Officer is the captain of the ship or the captain of his or her team.  While it might appear as if entrepreneurs just become leaders when they sign their paperwork and file their LLC, in reality it takes a lot to be a leader of a business and to be the person in charge.  Entrepreneurship is a ...

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Lessons in B2B Marketing to Retailers

Marketing your products to other businesses (B2B) requires a different approach to marketing your products to end-consumers (B2C).  Businesses differ from consumers in more than just the volume of product they will order.  While end-consumers look for a good deal, businesses look for a good relationship.   B2B and B2C originally referred to electronic commerce, they are now used to ...

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Relaxed Entrepreneurs

The nonstop hours and 24/7 mentality can begin to get to entrepreneurs.  Pursing your passion and trying to change the world can begin to become an extremely demanding experience.  Entrepreneurs can begin to slow down and get frustrated, but there is a way out for entrepreneurs.  There is a way that entrepreneurs can wind down so the hustle and bustle ...

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Entrepreneurs Should (Or Shouldn’t) Go To College

There has certainly been a shift towards how people view college education.  With the rising costs of education, there has been debate about the value of college education.  Should you skip college altogether? Look into online colleges?  For entrepreneurs that don’t necessarily need the “book knowledge” some question the importance or relevance of college. Q: Do aspiring entrepreneurs really need ...

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Focused Entrepreneurs

Focus can distinguish a successful entrepreneur from someone that just can’t get it done.  Sometimes the unfocused person jumps from task to task and project to project without a specific plan or purpose.  However, the entrepreneur that is able to focus and put his or her time and energy into a project is usually more successful. So, how do entrepreneurs ...

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In the World of 1 Million Ways to Communicate, How Do You Choose The Right One

Believe it or not, there really was a time when cell phones weren’t ‘smart’, the Internet was a luxury, newspapers didn’t care what those bloggers were up to (they may have preferred to call them citizen journalists at the start) and public relations pros put print and broadcast placements ahead of those stories that landed online. The oft-used vocabulary of ‘Like it’, ‘Share it’, ...

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Shark Tank Is School for Entrepreneurs

The popular show Shark Tank on ABC features entrepreneurs pitching for loan or capital from the sharks. More than just a show, it teaches entrepreneurs so many different lessons including the importance of knowing your financials and to never overvalue your business. Instead of chalk boards and dry erase boards, this time the professors are: Kevin Harrington, Barbara Corcoran, Kevin ...

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Mid-Year Start-up/Small Business Checklist

Now that we’ve reached the mid-way point of 2011, it’s the perfect time to revisit the financial and tax end of your small business or startup! Too often, business owners wait until the end of the year to think about taxes, but if they take a closer look sooner in the year, they can reap the benefits for the current ...

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Finance without Fear: A Guide to Creating and Managing a Profitable Business (Book Review)

Title: Finance without Fear: A Guide to Creating and Managing a Profitable Business Authors: William S. Hettinger, Ph.D. and John Dolan-Heitlinger, MBA Pages: 312 Twitter Summary: Cash is king and Finance Without Fear breaks down the aspects of your businesses finances in simple and easy to understand terms. Summary: In business one of the most important aspects of a successful business is ...

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