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Solving My Dumbest Life Problems Was the Key to Figuring Out My Biggest Business Issues

Solving the little problems is enough of a mental reset for your life issues to start handling themselves

The bootlaces had a will of their own.Each time I pulled my shoestrings, the bunny ears morphed into a gnarled, knotted snake that took an extra two minutes of picking and muted cussing to tame. You might call it a first world ...

by Dan Dowling  | November 03, 2018 08:00:00
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Here's the Real Cost of Ignoring Your Problems

Facing problems in your personal life is much like business

I thought I was going to die.It came down to a phone call from my doctor. He told me the procedure I went through showed the tumors they previously found were benign. Waiting for those results was one of the most intense ...

by Jason Saltzman  | April 29, 2018 12:00:00
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Help Is on the Way! (for 5 Common Obstacles Every Entrepreneur Faces)

A little creative thinking can solve big problems

Entrepreneurs are a different breed. While there is no "one-size-fits all" description for them (or any professional category), this group can typically be described as motivated, persistent, outspoken and resilient. These are people willing to do whatever it takes to make their ...

by Thomas Smale  | November 19, 2017 06:00:00
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These 6 Efficiency Tips Will Help You Decide Which Problems to Tackle

Learn to delegate more efficiently and think more clearly about what to do next

The demands of running a business are well-known, and the stressors well-documented: ulcers, anxiety attacks, depression, and that’s just to start. I launched an enterprise chatbot platform three months after having baby. Entrepreneurs, especially newbies who are trying to get a startup off the ground, ...

by Murray Newlands  | July 26, 2017 08:00:00
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How to Address Problems Directly Without Being a Jerk

Five tips to confronting problems, not people

The world of entrepreneurship has no room for passive aggression or beating around the bush. As a business owner, you’ll save time, money and a whole lot of stress by being direct with other people. But, there’s a difference between being direct and being rude, and ...

by Matthew Toren  | May 02, 2017 04:00:00
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7 Ways to Help Your Employees Become Better Problem-Solvers

Because employees are the ones who will carry a business to success

As an entrepreneur, you're the visionary and leader of your company, but your employees are the ones who will carry your business to success. They're carrying out your vision, working with your customers and coming up with ideas of their own when need be.The ...

by Jayson Demers  | March 27, 2017 12:00:00
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How Recognizing a Problem Is the Key to Starting a Successful Business

Two guys realized they were wasting too much time on project management. Their solution led to Slope

Brian Bosche and Dan Bloom were video guys who started TernPro in 2014, a company that sent GoPros to companies that needed content for their websites. They spent countless hours neck-deep in content, trying to make compelling videos out of hours of not-so-great footage. This meant ...

by Andrew Yang  | February 28, 2017 12:00:00
Startup Tips

How asking questions can make you a better leader

Don't hesitate to ask questions because curiosity can lead you to the right direction.

Curiosity gets a bad rap. The simple act of asking questions has a two-way "doom effect" (you are doomed if you do and doomed if you do not). On one side, you risk looking A) stupid B) unaware C) passive or D) ...

by Jeff Boss  | April 13, 2016 09:00:00
Startup Tips

We are all salespeople. Use these 3 techniques to become a better one.

Tip: When you ask good questions, you are doing two things that will help you in the long run.

You may not have the title of a salesperson, but it is imperative that you polish up on your skills and become a better communicator to win in business and in life. Whether you run your own company or currently employed by ...

by Matt Mayberry  | February 16, 2016 01:00:00
Startup Tips

How asking 'why' 5 times can change your life

Solve any problem faster and more effectively by adopting the Kaizen technique.

Did you ever have a problem that you immediately fixed and somehow more problems just keep arising? You start to say things like, "I guess I'm just having a bad day" or, "I can't catch a break," or even worse – you give up. Related: 5 steps to ...

by Michelle MacDonald  | February 02, 2016 10:00:00
Startup Tips

The 9 characteristics of a good decision

Incorporate these characteristics into your decision making process.

The choices you make as an entrepreneur can have powerful impacts. The “chance of a lifetime” can appear out of nowhere only to turn into something painful. Conversely, there are those opportunities that don’t seem worthy of a second glance at the ...

by Jeff Boss  | September 08, 2015 12:00:00
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4 tips for mentally preparing for overwhelming challenges

Consider these tips to prepare yourself mentally should a business problem arise.

The "life and death" scenarios are rare in business, but they do happen. In the face of these unexpected, business-threatening situations, how would you react as the company's leader? Do you stay calm, hold steady and act quickly? Or do you freeze ...

by Peter Gasca  | September 06, 2015 08:00:00
Startup Tips

6 remarkably simple steps to becoming a real problem-solver

Improve your problem solving skills in six easy steps.

I would argue the most significant problem we face today is too many people who find problems. They are called "problem identifiers," or complainers.Unfortunately, I see this all day, in conversations online, among friends in coffee shops and even casually by someone on the phone. These ...

by Peter Gasca  | August 26, 2015 03:00:00