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The 5 Actions You Must Take to Beat the Fear Blocking Your Success

Never trying because you were afraid is the only failure you can't learn from

You’re brainstorming a crazy idea, thinking of quitting your day job, and building a wildly successful business. You want to build your own company, recruit your own talent, and make the world a better place.But… deep down, something strong is holding you ...

by Jyoti Agrawal  | September 12, 2017 08:00:00
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The 5 Habits Millennials Have That Help Propel Their Business Success

They love to push the envelope, ask questions and work in teams

Millennials are in their prime now. They are the ones at the helm of the big tech companies. And their demographic has become America's largest workforce. In fact, considering the positions they already occupy, they have arguably outperformed the generation before them.Related: Millennials Spend 18 ...

by Toby Nwazor  | March 31, 2017 09:00:00
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Every superhero has something to teach entrepreneurs about business

Superheroes are serious business in more ways than you think.

“Batman v Superman” set a record in late March for the biggest superhero movie international opening ever (negative reviews aside, as parodied in the “Sad Affleck” video that is closing in on 20 million hits as of this writing).Related: Batman v Superman: Who makes more money?Superheroes ...

by Charles Edge  | April 14, 2016 05:00:00
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5 business lessons I learned from surfing

Like surfers wait for the right wave, business leaders wait for the right opportunities.

Most of us will never surf and the ranks of corporate boardrooms are not exactly crowded with surfers, so it probably strikes some as odd that surfing can teach us some powerful lessons. Despite the obvious lifestyle differences between those who wear ...

by Phil LaDuke  | April 13, 2016 03:00:00
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5 things Warren Buffett does after work

If one of the world's richest men can afford to be silly once in a while, we can, too.

There are countless books on how Warren Buffett accumulated his wealth (Amazon has almost 20 pages of results under his name). The number of articles about him on sites like The Motley Fool, The Wall Street Journal, and Business Insider is probably ...

by Alp Mimaroglu  | April 11, 2016 12:00:00
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Here's when it's OK to work for free

How do you know when to give your time for free?

Once you reach a certain level of business success, people will inevitably reach out and ask for favors. Some will ask if they can ‘pick your brain’ over coffee or lunch. Others might ask you to speak at an event. You may ...

by Janet Murray  | April 08, 2016 03:00:00
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7 ways entrepreneurs can invest in themselves

Because entrepreneurs focus so much on work they spend little time on boosting their personal skills and strengths.

Startup entrepreneurs often go at it alone or almost alone, serving every function in their new companies. They are the idea people, the passionate leaders, and the team builders, engineers, marketing experts, logistics officers, bookkeepers, and strategists all in one.  The reality ...

by Amy Rosen  | April 08, 2016 01:00:00
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3 things college taught me about being an entrepreneur

College can provide ample opportunities to learn and grow.

For many reasons, college is a unique opportunity for young adults.  It not only provides a rare ecosystem where students can learn new skills but also allows for experiences they might not have had access to otherwise. Yet, as an entrepreneur, college is sometimes undervalued.  Many people ...

by AJ Agrawal  | April 05, 2016 11:00:00
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The 5 stages of business every entrepreneur goes through

As you grow and learn new life lessons, so will your business.

As an entrepreneur, coach, and mentor, I work with a lot of people in all different stages of their businesses. Over the past few years I have started to document a pattern: entrepreneurs go through phases.Shonda Rhimes, TV producer and writer known ...

by Shannon Kaiser  | March 29, 2016 09:00:00
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Attention anxious aspiring entrepreneurs: Find a business partner

Sometimes, success is better reached with someone beside you.

[streams:39]Brace yourself. This might sting a wee bit: Not everyone should go it alone.That does not mean you should not be an entrepreneur, though. It just means that you might need a partner to hike the startup path with you, says Daniel ...

by Catherine Clifford  | March 28, 2016 01:00:00
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A quick guide to survive 'Year 1' as an entrepreneur

A lot can change in the first year of your business, so don’t focus primarily on big goals.

Five years ago, startup activity was clearly in a slump, and many entrepreneurs were struggling. But these days, things are looking up, according to the 2015 Kauffman Index. There is an upswing in entrepreneurs launching their own companies, and we have just experienced what ...

by Sujan Patel  | March 16, 2016 09:00:00
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11 qualities of nice people who get ahead

If you want to be more successful, take a good hard look at your personality.

One of the greatest predictors of success is personality. If you want to be more successful, take a good hard look at your personality. Those with likable personalities receive better treatment and more freedoms. When people enjoy being around you, you will ...

by Sherrie Campbell  | March 14, 2016 09:00:00

5 ways to know if your business is ready to franchise

Question no. 1: Can you clearly articulate what your brand is?

Joe Entrepreneur always believed in his idea for a frozen yogurt parlor, but in 2011 he actually quit his job, put his family’s savings on the line, and opened Joe’s Fro-Yo. Three years of hard work, late nights, and 7-day workweeks taught ...

by Kyle Zagrodzky  | March 14, 2016 05:00:00