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Run & Grow

5 things not to do running a small business

No. 1: Don't rush into partnerships.

I've been a creative entrepreneur since 2005. My first design company was a partnership with my significant other. It was largely a freestyle experiment in running a business, conducted live over the course of five years. As a business, it was marginally ...

by Maria Rapetskaya  | February 04, 2016 06:00:00
Startup Tips

3 major sales mistakes you must avoid

It's time to change these mistakes if you aim to reach sales targets.

The fix: End each call with a question that continues the conversation, such as, “What’s the best time to call you back and get you live?” Or, “What’s the best way to talk to you about X?” Plan to reach out five ...

by Joe Robinson  | January 27, 2016 09:00:00
Startup Tips

The 9 worst mistakes you can ever make at work

Don't commit these mistakes if you aim for a good working relationship with your office mates.

We’ve all heard of (or seen firsthand) people doing some pretty crazy things at work.Truth is, you don’t have to throw a chair through a window or quit in the middle of a presentation to cause irreparable damage to your career.No matter ...

by Travis Bradberry  | June 04, 2015 02:00:00
Startup Tips

5 common entrepreneurial mistakes there is no excuse for repeating

As an entrepreneur, there are common mistakes you should always try to avoid. Here are five of those.

Entrepreneurship properly executed can increase your impact and income. It can create a life of freedom and leave a lasting legacy. However, building a business is difficult, especially in our recovering economy, and with all the competition.Too many entrepreneurs build their businesses ...

by Kimanzi Constable  | February 12, 2015 11:00:00