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Startup Tips

6 pieces of compelling advice that many entrepreneurs ignore

Learning what went wrong and how to improve on it is the path to success.

Entrepreneurs tend to get so busy that they may not heed impactful pieces of advice. And this oversight can negatively impact their success (or lack thereof) in their business ventures.Related: Advice From 14 Successful Entrepreneurs for Everyone Beginning the JourneyThe fact that entrepreneurs spend a lot ...

by AJ Agrawal  | July 18, 2016 09:00:00
Startup Tips

5 tips for starting a successful business

Do not make the mistake of overthinking and overanalyzing it all.

When you start your own business, you are certain to hear a lot of different advice. Most of it will come from people who do not know the first thing about running a successful company. Turn to the internet, and you will ...

by Stephanie Abrams Cartin  | July 10, 2016 08:00:00
Startup Tips

The 3 curve balls that strike out most entrepreneurs

Because entrepreneurship doesn’t come with a playbook or clear feedback.

So, you want to launch a startup. You have a product idea and some target customers in mind, and you have been looking for validation from colleagues, investors, and analysts for a while. You also want to pursue the idea in your ...

by Ellen Rubin  | July 10, 2016 03:00:00
Startup Tips

7 tips to transition from employee to entrepreneur

Be prepared for change.

More often than not, entrepreneurs do not start out as entrepreneurs. They are everyday people who have day jobs and others who depend on their income.In this video, Patrick Bet-David gives a few personal tips that helped him transition when going full-time ...

by Entrepreneur US Network  | July 08, 2016 05:00:00
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How to weather the storms of a startup

Fact: Running a startup is not all sunny days and clear skies.

Running a startup is not all sunny days and clear skies. In fact, first-time founders and serial entrepreneurs alike will tell you, there are weeks and months of struggles, minimal hard-won successes, daunting lessons, crushing pressure, and financial instability involved in running ...

by Cynthia Johnson  | July 06, 2016 10:00:00
Startup Tips

5 questions to ask yourself before you start a business

Starting a business is about your passions and excitement outweighing your fears and doubts.

I adhere to the belief that you do not have to have everything figured out before you start your business. It is important to have your mission and your business model, of course. As for the rest, that will evolve over time.Related: 7 Myths ...

by Jess Ekstrom  | July 05, 2016 07:00:00
Startup Tips

6 business skills they didn't teach you in college

Follow up and show up.

Business classes can only teach you so much about how to run a successful company. The fire of real-world successes and failures are where you really test your mettle. Here are some helpful tips you won’t find in any textbook to help ...

by Allison Maslan  | June 29, 2016 03:00:00
Startup Tips

5 signs you are smarter than average

Your overthinking may be a sign of something else.

Intelligence, or IQ, is not what you know, but rather the pace at which you acquire new information. Longitudinal studies have shown that IQ is fixed at an early age, so you are stuck with what you have.While IQ is far from ...

by Travis Bradberry  | June 28, 2016 09:00:00
Startup Tips

5 smart habits of people who make things happen

Keep the promises you make to yourself when nobody’s looking.

Bridging the gap between generating ideas and implementing them is not intuitive for everybody, and one quality that separates successful entrepreneurs from the not-so-successful is their ability and willingness to get “stuff” done. It is not a single habit that separates the ...

by Jeff Boss  | June 27, 2016 05:00:00
Startup Tips

How to discover your ideal profession

Pick a direction as best you can.

 Considering how much of our lives we spend working, the most important business decision you will ever make is choosing your profession. We all want to feel creative, inspired and driven by the contributions we make to society through our jobs, but ...

by Michael Mamas  | June 27, 2016 01:00:00
Run & Grow

You must have this characteristic to be a successful entrepreneur

Are you joyful and enthusiastic in pursuit of some outcome or activity?

Marti McMahon was one of the first entrepreneurs I interviewed nearly 20 years ago.As soon as I met her, I immediately felt her palpable passion and her off-the-charts tenacity. I thought, “Surely she must be an outlier on these two qualities.” Marti ...

by Michael Glauser  | June 26, 2016 03:00:00
Startup Tips

The true meaning of 'entrepreneur'

If you want to be a successful entrepreneur, do not start out wanting to be one.

You do not need me to tell you that leadership and entrepreneurship are all the rage these days. It sort of makes sense since they go hand in hand: Entrepreneurs start businesses and leaders run them, right?That is what I used to ...

by Steve Tobak  | June 24, 2016 10:00:00
Business Ideas

How Audrey Tangonan started her menstrual cup business for P20,000

At 27, the social entrepreneur came up with the first Filipino-branded, sustainable menstrual cup.

If you get coffee from a local café chain every day, chances are, those supposedly recyclable paper cups do not get reused and eventually end up in landfills.In 2014, Time Magazine reported that an estimate of 50 billion paper cups are left ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | June 23, 2016 07:00:00