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My Big Failures Cost Me My Reputation and My Business. Here's What I Learned -- and How I've Bounced Back

Any entrepreneur should avoid these five critical mistakes

Imagine trying to succeed as an entrepreneur after experiencing a big failure. Your entire industry just crashed. Your highly anticipated product launch was a total flop. Your biggest client or affiliate ditched you. Your funding fell through and you can't make payroll. ...

by Dhar Mann  | November 28, 2018 06:00:00
Startup Tips

Financial Adviser: 5 Business Strategies Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Marketing Guru Josiah Go

Go is also a bestselling author of 16 business books on marketing that have sold over 250,000 copies

Josiah Go is the founder of Waters Philippines, a home water purifier business that is the largest water selling company not only in the country but in the whole of AsiaJosiah Go wanted to be a marketing specialist after realizing that the ...

by Henry Ong  | July 24, 2018 09:00:00
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How to Create Your Own Second Chance After a Public Failure

What would it be like if you were only known for the worst thing you've ever done?

As every entrepreneur knows, our chosen paths are fraught with risk. We often hear that all entrepreneurs will fail at some point, that it's important to "fail fast," and that failure can bring growth. But who among us actually wants to fail?And what happens when we do?Here's ...

by Cat Hoke  | March 08, 2018 06:00:00
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5 Business Lessons From Taylor Swift

Get inspired by the pop star, who controls her image while selling millions of records

There are few pop cultural figures quite so polarizing as Taylor Swift. But in an industry that is increasingly fractured, the singer-songwriter regularly breaks records to the tune of millions in every arena she finds herself in.Even though the critical response to ...

by Nina Zipkin  | December 17, 2017 06:00:00
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The 10 Biggest Business Lessons We Learned In 2017

There will be many more learning opportunities next year

2017 was a good year for many businesses, including my own. I earned a few bucks, brought on a few more clients and - most importantly - learned a few things. Here are just a few bits of knowledge gleaned from the ...

by Gene Marks  | December 06, 2017 08:00:00
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23 Things I Wish I Had Known About Business at the Start of My Career

Your path gets clearer once you tune out the corporate jargon and fuzzy motivational nonsense

For some odd reasons, I feel I’ve had a pretty good career to date.I’ve had a successful business.I’ve done the corporate thing.I’ve been an entrepreneur and an intrapreneur.I’ve done the side-hustle-internet-business thing.After all of these pursuits, I began to evaluate what worked ...

by Tim Denning  | August 03, 2017 06:00:00
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5 Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Movie Assassins

Every professional assassin in Hollywood is meticulous about preparation and self care

When you fly 300,000 miles per year, you do one of three things on a plane: work, sleep or watch movies. I don't sleep on planes, so for me, it's all about working and then watching a movie. As I caught up onJohn Wick ...

by Peter Shankman  | July 15, 2017 02:00:00
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3 Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Designers

Successful entrepreneurs have an additional role they play: that of a chief designer

Any successful entrepreneur knows that in order to get a new venture off the ground, it’s important to be a jack-of-all trades. The early-stage businesses I’ve worked with needed their leaders to be equally comfortable playing the role of a business-savvy chief executive, a customer service ...

by Jaime Strollo  | June 30, 2017 08:00:00
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3 Lessons Every Entrepreneur Can Learn From Metallica

Just don't dress like them in business meetings

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past 36 years, you’ve probably heard of Metallica, a heavy metal band that is one of the “Big Four” credited with bringing heavy, thrash metal music to the forefront of the music industry.Despite ever-shifting ...

by Matthew McCreary  | May 18, 2017 02:00:00
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5 Things I Learned About Business From an Asian Monastery

Let go of your "I"

Unlike most startup founders and players in Silicon Valley, I didn’t learn about managing a business from other entrepreneurs, my gut or a self-help book. Born and raised in Israel, I completed my nation's obligatory military service as an officer in the ...

by Smadar Landau  | April 23, 2017 02:00:00
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What You Can Learn About Business From a Mango Vendor in Fiji

The need for connection is universal and essential to creating an effective employee experience

Due to an abundance of natural resources and a successful tourist industry, Fiji has one of the most developed economies in the South Pacific. Yet, despite its above-average economy, as many as 25 percent of Fijians live below the poverty line.Fijian fruit vendors know ...

by Tracy Maylett  | April 11, 2017 02:00:00
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The 7 Business Lessons You Should Learn by 30

Start with an understanding that "the right people are worth everything"

Starting a business -- or even getting involved as a professional -- when you’re young can be intimidating. You might have knowledge about business from school, books or practical advice from sources online, but there’s a big difference between understanding business fundamentals on ...

by Jayson Demers  | December 15, 2016 12:00:00
Business Ideas

How parents can foster an entrepreneurial spirit in their daughters

Here are 4 ways to teach your girl that even failures can help her achieve goals

When we think of raising our daughters to be entrepreneurs, we often think first of developing their money-smarts. And that's important. No entrepreneur will be successful if they can't develop, market, budget and invest in a savvy manner. But being an entrepreneur ...

by Sharon Bush  | September 24, 2016 01:00:00