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Startup Tips

I Co-Founded a Startup With My Best Friend: How to Balance Friendship and Business

Follow these three tips if you're thinking about co-founding a company with a friend

From the very beginning, my co-founder Nicolas and I were very hands-on with the business. When we first secured office space, we drove straight to IKEA to purchase brand new furniture. Nicolas and I didn't have a large enough vehicle, so we befriended and ...

by Dan Saks  | March 10, 2018 02:00:00
Run & Grow

Do you know who your friends are in business?

Everyone you do business with will surely have his/her own interests in mind. Thus, you should always aim to benefit from relationships with them.

Some entrepreneurs act as if everyone is out to get them. Don’t.It’s wise to assume that everyone you do business with is self-interested, because, well, that’s true of people in general. Instead of living in fear that someone is going to do ...

by Stephen Key  | May 19, 2015 07:00:00
Startup Tips

10 people who will destroy your business

If you want to build a great business, you have to be very deliberate about whom you let into it. Avoid letting these 10 types of people in.

Emotions and behaviors may circulate through social networks in patterns similar to what’s seen in epidemiological models of the flu virus. Every positive person you let into your life increases your chances of being positive by 11%, estimated a study published in ...

by Isaiah Hankel  | February 12, 2015 12:00:00
Startup Tips

From show to chow

Actor-turned-entrepreneur Marvin Agustin shares the success story behind his lucrative string of restaurants.

“Life and business are all about seizing the moments or opportunities. So that’s what I’m doing,” says Marvin Agustin. This gutsy spirit might account for why the well-known actor has made a name for himself in the restaurant scene as well.From Oyster ...

by Dulce Castillo-Morales  | January 09, 2015 06:00:00
Business Ideas

Forming alliances to grow one's business

Strengthen your competitive advantage--and grow your business!--by getting into quality partnerships

There are several reasons why an entrepreneur would consider forming alliances or getting a business partner. In most cases, entering into an alliance is a move towards expanding the business.The choice of a partner would depend on an entrepreneur's particular needs. For ...

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